Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College MA in Anthropology from SUNY Bffalo Secondary Social Studies Certification from SUNY Buffalo TESOL Certification from Niagara University
Ms. Maria Lisa Spaulding
I have been a teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for many years. Before that I was an archaeologist, conducting excavations in Labrador, Canada, New England, New Jersey and western New York. I love to travel. One of my most exciting trips was to Egypt. I have twin daughters, one of whom married an Egyptian. My son-in-law was our tour guide and I visited many archaelogical sites that I had only read about in books. It was an amazing trip!! I like to use my archaeological and anthropological training to make my Global lessons more exciting.
Global 10 Syllabus:
1st Quarter: The Scientific Revolution, The Enlightenment, The French Revolution
2nd Quarter: Nationalism, The Industrial Revolution, Imperialism
3rd Quarter: World War I, The Russian revolution, World War II, The Cold War
4th Quarter: Modern Nationalistic Leaders, Modern problems, Modern Revolutions
During the entire year we will be practicing answering Regents questions, evaluating historical circumstances, and assessing cause and effect for each unit.
Also we will be practicing the enduring issue essay writing process.