We believe that at times like these the study of history is more important than ever. In this comprehensive text Dr. Melinda Rice
, Le Sallay Academy's teacher of history, explains why studying history today is more important than ever and how history can help us make sense of the present.
Our history curriculum takes a global perspective. We teach history not as a series of facts to be learned but as a series of debates that encompass the entire world. When a student leaves our school they will have the skills to evaluate historical claims and conflicting interpretations. They will understand the historical roots of our modern world and they will have learned the habits of mind that are essential to becoming global citizens.
At Le Sallay history is not isolated from other disciplines of study. Our school is unique because our curriculum in literature and history is designed to integrate these two fields. This interdisciplinary focus expands to include math and the sciences in our innovative co-teaching that has included subjects as diverse as Viking technology and the science behind the Spanish Flu of 1918.
Our school has a unique approach to teaching history that can benefit all middle school learners but especially those who have a keen interest in humanities since they will have an opportunity to explore their interest at a much deeper level than a standard school curriculum.