Students, Parents, and Guardians, welcome to our site where we can review resources, activities, and curricular extensions, to challenge and stretch ALL students at Phillips Middle School.

Hello, my name is Mr. Giblin and I am the Gifted Specialist at Phillips. For the last seventeen years I have been a Social Studies teacher in Alamance County and Chapel Hill. I am originally from New York and now I make my home in Carrboro. Please send me an email if you would like to talk about Gifted Services, Education, Parenting, History/Politics, Running, and Cycling.


A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from the only land its people had ever known, and how their journey to Oklahoma led him to become a ghost--one with the ability to help those he left behind.

Looks at the efforts of Nokomis Josephine Mandamin and her supporters to walk to the Great Lakes in the name of water conservation.
"Twelve biographies of Indigenous women who, as modern-day warriors, have infused their communities with strength and leadership. The women overcame unimaginable hardships--racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty--only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism"--Provided by publisher.