Gregory Caswell » Mr. Caswell (Social Studies)

Mr. Caswell (Social Studies)

Office Hours: By request (e-mail is best form of communication)
 
Classes: 

MYP World Studies

- Course represents "survey" overview of World History from 1420-present day
- Focus on building skills necessary for High School & Post-Secondary success: Organization, Deep reading, Clear Writing, and Critical Thinking skills
- Full syllabus and up-to-date information on current assignments can be found on Google Classroom (student can provide access via classroom)
 
DP Theory of Knowledge I / Civics
 
- Course is a central aspect of the Diploma Programme, forms an introduction to epistemology and the ways that we create and evaluate knowledge
- Integrated with course in Civics, including explorations of the methods and habits of thought that comprise an active, engaged citizen
- Classwork is comprised of reading, thinking and writing; focus is on very deep analysis of argumentation and unpacking the sources and consequences of knowledge and power embedded in the world around us. 
- Full syllabus and up-to-date information on current assignments can be found on Google Classroom (student can provide access via classroom)
 
Activities:
 
Debate Team
 
- Member of the Maroon Conference of the Chicago Debate League, participating in regular tournaments in Policy Debate
- Meetings are Tuesdays and Thursdays in 115; tournament schedule found on team classroom
 
Honors Chamber Ensemble
 
- Smaller, more focused string ensemble working on extremely challenging pieces for performance at biannual concerts
- Please send inquiries directly to myself or orchestra director Mr. Sean Reidy