Welcome! To Ms. Agoglia's Middle School History Class!

"And may that Being who is supreme over all,
the Patron of Order, the Foundation of Justice,
and the Protector in all ages of the world of virtuous liberty,
continue His blessings upon this nation."
                                                                   John Adams



"At many times throughout their lives, children will feel the world has turned topsy-turvy. It's not the ever present smile that will help them feel secure. It's knowing that love can hold many feelings, including sadness, and that they can count on the people they love to be with them until the world turns right side up again"

  

 "As different as we are from one another, as unique as each one of us is, we are much more the same than we are different. That may be the most essential message of all, as we help our children grow toward being caring, compassionate, and charitable adults."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fred Rogers


For the 2016-2017 school year my vision is to create informed, involved American citizens who infuse Jesus's message of concern and caring for others in the fabric of their American character. 
     
    Whether the study be that of the Catholic Church or American history, the students will explore the both the frailties of the human spirit, when His Gospel message was absent, and when His strength helped us to create a Church, and an American society of which we can be most proud.  In our studies we celebrate our own family stories, which make the fabric of our American character so incredibly strong.

     My students are the future of America- I want them to become engaged in our daily history. Despite all of its human pitfalls, our democracy is the best in the world. 
Proud citizens of our country are what you and I are forming.
 
    I also hope to raise the awareness of my students of the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. Freedom is never free.
Regardless of political persuasion or attitudes about war, we must give these exemplary Americans the recognition, respect and care they so richly deserve.

    My goals in creating this website are simply twofold: to give the reader a fundamental understanding  of the curriculum that I teach, and to convey what is expected of my students. 
     
    If you need to get in touch with me for any reason, please email me at Ccarolyn.agoglia@sjssct.org
    If an immediate answer to a question is needed, don't hesitate to call Saint James' office- 203-375-5994 and ask that I be paged.
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"All life events are formative. All contribute to what we become, year by year, as we go on growing. As my friend the poet Kenneth Koch once said, 'You aren't just the age you are. You are all the ages you have ever been!' "                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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