Welcome to my Needham High website. I look forward to getting to know all of my students in Grades 9, 10 and 12 really well and seeing everyone make progress. The website includes all the agendas, old agendas and some useful links. We will use google classroom for our assignments.

About Me
As you will be able to tell from my speaking to me, I was born and bred in England. I taught for a few years on the other side of the Atlantic before moving to New England in 1996. I have enjoyed teaching history to freshmen, sophomores and seniors at Needham since 2002. In addition, I run National History Day, the Needham-Shanghai Exchange program, co-coach JV Tennis and co-run the Academic Bowl team. I have a wife and four children who keep me busy. I enjoy playing and coaching soccer and this year I am starting out as a referee too!  I enjoy travel, tinkling on the piano, an occasional bike ride and run, and great food.

Isabella, Luisa, Sebastian and Francis in Scotland 2017

For Parents
Class activities and homework assignments are posted on this web site on the daily agenda. The old agenda tab lets you look at all our previous classes and assignments. If you have any concerns about your child, please let me know. Please keep emails short. If there is something that needs discussing, I will call you promptly.

My Schedule

HR: Grade 10 Room 421
Period A - World & America Acc: Room 421
Period B - World History Hons: Room 421
Period C - World & America Acc: Room 421
Period D - Greater Boston Project Prep
Period E - Greater Boston Project: Room 728
Period F - Greater Boston Project: Room 728
Period G - 

Grade 9 students as knights at our field trip to the Worcester Art Museum in 2015

Grade 10 students at the JFK Library for our Cold War field trip in 2017

Need Extra Help?

Fall and spring sports seasons - before school Wednesday and by appointment
January - Every day Mon-Thur (NHD prep for Grade 10)
November - April: After school Wednesday and by appointment

Contact Info

Email: kenneth_brooke@needham.k12.ma.us
Phone: (781) 455-0800 x2421
Room: 421
Subpages (1): Class resources