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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Jennifer Marcus joins history department

Tessa Augsberger September 2, 2020

Jennifer Marcus joined the Upper School History Department to teach the World and Europe II and United States History this year. Prior to working at the Upper School, Marcus taught United States History,...

Sierakowski joins History Department

Natalie Cosgrove August 30, 2020

Ingrid Sierakowski joined both the History and the Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research departments as a History and Latin American Studies teacher this fall . She will be teaching three...

U.S. History and AP U.S. History students work in pairs to research about the candidates of their assigned districts for the midterm elections. Their predictions for the outcome of the race were shared to the rest of the class. Staged photo by Lindsay Wu and Luke Schneider/Chronicle

Teachers address midterms in class

Casey Kim November 15, 2018

During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the history department prepared in-class activities and discussions for students regarding possible outcomes of the race. The late-start block...

Going down in history: history department adds two new classes

Alex Goldstein August 29, 2017

The History Department brought back the Advanced Placement World History class after it was omitted from last year’s curriculum and added an additional AP Human Geography course. History teacher David...

Gonzalez promoted to department head

August 30, 2016

History teacher Greg Gonzalez was promoted to head of the upper school history department after 11 years of teaching. His responsibilities include organizing and planning the curriculum as well as training...

History department hosts visiting committee

Tara Stone February 12, 2014

The History Department hosted a visiting committee of four working scholars and educators from California and New York Feb. 3 and 4. Respective upper school and middle school department heads Katherine...

Extend the deadline

April 27, 2011

By Lara Sokoloff Spring of junior year. The tension, the pressure, the stress…it’s all palpable. From the moment we return from spring college tours, many of us have a new, stronger...

Navigating upper school obstacle course

November 10, 2009

By Alice Phillips Every level (except for one) of every building (but one) on the upper school campus is, somehow, wheelchair accessible. Key word: somehow. Ponder the possibilities. How would you get...

Teachers use forums, blogs

November 6, 2007

By Julie Barzilay and Cody Schott The History and Foreign Language Departments have started using online blogs and forums to help connect and educate their classes, Spanish teahcer Nancy...

Taper cost of semiformal

February 15, 2007

Semiformal 2004, located in Taper Gymnasium, was not a roaring (’20s) success.But the better dances of the last three years didn’t need to have come at the price of, well, a much higher price....

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