Mrs. Harrold's Digital Classroom

Click on your class in the menu to the left (may have to click on the stacked bars to see full list of classes).

Questions? Email Mrs. Harrold: or stop by Room 314

Schedule @ Lawson High School

1st Hour: Plan Period

2nd Hour: World History

3rd Hour: World History

4th Hour: Honors American History (HAH)

5th Hour: Sociology/College Sociology

6th Hour: World History

7th Hour: Honors American History (HAH)

Find your class and unit in the menu to find daily plans and assignments.

After reading the syllabus, be sure to sign-off digitally.

Debate Club

Debate Club 2021 - Starts in November after volleyball season

Debate Club 2020

April 6: Death Penalty or School Uniforms

March 9: Animal Testing should be Banned or Human Cloning should be Banned

February 23: Cancel Culture or Body Cams for Police

Cancel Culture: Source 1 Source 2 Source 3

Police Body Cams: Source 1 Source 2 Source 3 (page 3)

January 13: Patriotism or School Uniforms

Patriotism: Source 1 Source 2

School Uniforms: Source 1 Source 2

December 8: School Hours/Calendar or Electoral College

School Hours/Calendar: Source 1 Source 2 (see table of contents to find specific pages)

Electoral College: Source 1 Source 2

2019-20 Topics: Drug Testing in Schools; Paying NCAA Athletes; All things Education

2018-19 Topics

Wednesday, January 9: Water Bottles or Technology?

Wednesday, February 13: Violent Video Games or Social Media?

Wednesday, March March 13: Should we lower the drinking age to 18?

Wednesday, April 3: Socialized Medicine or Worth of College?

Parents & Kids can get to know how to use Google Classroom HERE.

  • This site will help with day-to-day operations in class.

  • Google Classroom will be used for assignments.

Using Google Tools in the Classroom

1. Cooperative Learning using Slides - In groups of 3, each student gets 1 part (and is graded ONLY on their part) to collectively create a bigger project. For pairs, they don't get more work, they just do their one and then another group allows them to copy and paste their missing part so that they have access to the complete project.)

* Student Examples - Renaissance Literature

* Student Examples - French Rev

2. Class sharing of an answer to get a larger snapshot of the concept.

* Student Examples - Harlem Renaissance

* Student Examples - Renaissance Literature (add on to assignment from above)

3. Articles Analysis - Linking multiple articles to more fully explore a subject.

4. Google My Maps (Share Resources to streamline research - this one goes with 'Analysis' assignment below)

* Intro

* Analysis

* Focus on one country

5. Pictures of White Board for Notes; Picture of White Board - notes that don't go well on Smart Board

6. Student Created Timeline & Questions

a. Timeline - assignment and sign up

b. Submit questions and answers

c. Making a Timeline using Slides

7. Interactive Slides Presentation - Students have questions embedded while also taking notes from a matching teacher Slides presentation. These can also be printed so that the students are writing by hand (which we know encodes better) and have the primary sources at hand).

* Student Example

8. Collective Notes - Students can each take one person/element to create notes, but then they have access to all.

a. Using Docs

b. Using Slides (Structured - small groups are given a topic plus requirements like primary resource + pic + notes)

9. Using 'Tables' in Google Docs to organize info.

a. Tables with Visuals - meant for a small group (Another one where they choose the visuals.)

b. Tables with critical thinking questions - meant for an individual or pair

10. PearDeck (Interactive PowerPoint) works with Slides - all kids must have a computer and login to PearDeck through the Student Login then they will login to your Presentation with the code you give them. They can write responses, choose from multiple choice answers, draw on the slide, et al.

a. Example 1

b. Example 2

11. Visual Analysis - Students can divide and conquer many visuals (in this case political cartoons)

12. Categorizing Many Pieces of Information - With this assignment, the students each drew 2-3 quotes/stances and had to categorize them. So the top was done as a class with each getting individual practice. Then in small groups, I had them add to their contribution to each answer at the bottom.

13. Diving into a Primary Resource

About Mrs. H

Mrs. Harrold has been teaching since 2000 after earning her BS in History and a BS in Social Studies Education. She then went on to earn a Master's degree in Education Administration. She has also coached volleyball throughout her career. Mrs. Harrold LOVES World History and Sociology the most but all of the Social Studies are the best subjects as they teach us why society is the way it is and people are the way they are. Mrs. Harrold's philosophy is to teach kids to think and use lessons from the past to make the world a better place and to prevent any more Hitlers from rising!