A Department to Go Down in History

Take a look into how the most collaborative academic department in EBHS functions and works with each other.

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Mr. Mondry, like many other History teacher, chips in and does his part for the high school community. This time, he is on hallway duty.

Mohammed Ali Alkhafaji, Bear Hub Staff

Filled with some of the greatest personalities in the school, the history department teachers rival the figures in their lessons. From the French Revolution, to the Cold War, the EBHS History department offers no shortage of interesting topics to learn about. They come together to collaborate and make the student’s experience with history as enjoyable as possible. Bearhub surveyed the department to see what makes it tick.

The history department at EBHS is a very personable one, with the teachers interacting between each other, cracking jokes, and having discussions. Mr.Gangi, a history elective teacher, commented that “We geek out on history and politics all the time in our private conversations.” And Mr. Granito says that “We are the most collaborative department in this building.”

In every history class offered, the department comes together to give students a variety of engaging activities to fit all kinds of learning styles and let students experiment while learning. Teachers will often share the resources with each other and piece together lessons collaboratively, but at the same time, they each have independent styles and interests.

A lot of the department shares a love for the same topics, with Mr. Hynes, Ms. Hannah, and Mrs. Kenney sharing a love for the 80’s. They say a lot of it is because the politics from that period still heavily affect us today, and they did grow up in the 80’s after all. Ms. Hannah even claims that “80’s music is the best, hands down.” Mr. Granito and Mr. Hynes have a fascination with the French Revolution, the latter stating that “It’s crazy relevant to today’s world.”

All the history teachers agreed that the past plays an important role in the future. Through cause and effect, and running themes, history plays a big part in our lives. As the timeless saying goes, “the one who does not learn from history is bound to repeat it”. Luckily, some of the most dedicated and cooperative history teachers reside at EBHS, so there is no worry to be had.

Mr. Mondry, like many other History teacher, chips in and does his part for the high school community. This time, he is on hallway duty.