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History

Teachers

Matt Geesey - 7th Grade History

Judith Ganley - 6th Grade History

Brian Kornow - 6th Grade History & 8th Grade History

Connie Luong - 7th Grade History

Paul Moreno - 8th Grade History

Ancient World History -- Medieval History -- U.S. History

The History Department at Wood Middle School offers a comprehensive study of various history subjects.  Some of the key techniques and strategies the instructors use are group reading and discussion; a technique called Think-Pair-Share (an activity where a question is posed to students that they must consider alone and then discuss with a neighbor before settling on a final answer, providing student motivation and promoting higher-level thinking);  visual/artistic interpretation of historical concepts and cause-effect links; text interpretation and summarization; imaginative exploration of perspective on different world events; comparative historical analysis of cultural features of civilization; and a focus on historical thinking skills.  The History Department seeks to develop the students’ critical thinking in a historical context including interpretation of primary sources and consideration of multiple perspectives on events.

 

Online History Textbook

Students can access their history book online here.

 

Below you will find teacher emails to help you login. 

 

6th Grade History:

Ms. Ganley - jganley@alameda.k12.ca.us

Mr. Kornow - bkornow@alameda.k12.ca.us

 

7th Grade History:

Ms. Luong - cluong@alameda.k12.ca.us

Mr. Geesey - mgeesey@alameadunified.org

 

8th Grade History:

Mr. Kornow - bkornow@alameda.k12.ca.us

Mr. Moreno - pmoreno@alameda.k12.ca.us

Contact Judith Ganley  Judith Ganley 6th Grade ELA; History & WEB Leadership
Contact Brian Kornow  Brian Kornow Teacher
Contact Connie Luong  Connie Luong 7th Grade History
Contact Paul Moreno  Paul Moreno 8th Grade History; Drama