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If you need anything at all (missed work, extra help, ask a question, etc), but can't meet with me during my free periods, then let me know during class and I will be more than happy to schedule some time to meet with you at the earliest convenience. I will do everything I can to help you be as successful in my courses as you can be!
My 2018-2019 first semester schedule is:
Period 1 - IST
Period 2 - Global History 9
Period 3 - Global History 9
Period 4 - Government
Period 5 - Free / Office
Period 6 - Free / Office
Period 7 - Free / Office
Period 8 - Government
Period 9 - Military History
Degrees and Certifications:
BA History (University at Buffalo) MCL/ΦBK
MS Education (St John Fisher College)
Teaching: Global History, Military History, Vietnam, Government
Advising: Mock Trial, Military History Campaign Club
Playing: God of War, Skyrim, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Fallout 4, Destiny 2
Watching: Game of Thrones, Fargo, Better Call Saul, Walking Dead
Re-watching: Office, Parks & Rec
Reading: See booklist below
by Brian Staveley Year Published: 2014 by Neil Gaiman Year Published: 2017
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki―son of a giant―blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
by Mary Beard Year Published: 2016
Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of power for an empire that spanned from Spain to Syria. Yet how did all this emerge from what was once an insignificant village in central Italy? In S.P.Q.R., world-renowned classicist Mary Beard narrates the unprecedented rise of a civilization that even two thousand years later still shapes many of our most fundamental assumptions about power, citizenship, responsibility, political violence, empire, luxury, and beauty.