BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne teachers stepped back in time this summer in order to prepare for teaching their students during the upcoming school year.

According to Bayonne Public Schools officials Nicholas Oresko Community School Social Studies teacher Sinclair Lewis participated in one of Colonial Williamsburg's prestigious Summer Institutes for Teachers. 

This program, its website states, immerses participants in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus.

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Lewis spent a week in Colonial Williamsburg learning about life in Colonial Virginia and developing skills and strategies to bring history to life in the classroom.

Also, Bayonne High School Social Studies teacher Lawrence Sangi spent a week in July attending the Freedoms Foundation’s Summer Institute in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Directed by preeminent historian Dr. Alan Guelzo the five-day program focused on the challenges the United States, and specifically the U.S. Constitution, faced from 1800 to 1865 and specifically during the Civil War.

 

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