Mr. Divis' Classroom


-course information, lessons, and assessments can be found by logging in to the course website on VTVLC

Current Unit:  Capital Punishment

What we did today:  

-discussed various methods of capital punishment


-contact elected officials (due Tues.)
-PSA (due Thurs.)
-study for test on Fri.
-persuasive essay (due Mon.)

Long-term assignments:
-Level 4 - 1st Quarter Research Paper
  • Final copy (Oct. 28)
-Level 4 - C-SPAN StudentCam documentary
  • Research complete (Oct. 21)
  • Interviews scheduled (Nov. 7)
  • Script complete (Dec. 9)
  • Filming complete (Dec. 19)
  • Final product (Jan. 3)

Upcoming assignments:
-Capital Punishment PSA
-Capital Punishment persuasive essay
-Capital Punishment test

Current Unit:
  Module 2: Exploration and Conquest (1450-1550)

What we did today:  

-discussed Spanish exploration


-read p. 342-350 in your textbook
-study for the test on Fri.
-DBQ due Mon.

Long-term assignments:
-1st Semester Research Paper and Presentation
  • Annotated Bibliography (Oct. 7)
  • Final copy of your essay (Jan. 3)
  • Presentations begin (Jan. 4)
Upcoming assignments: 
-Age of Exploration DBQ
-Thomas More's Utopia

Mr. Craig M. Divis

~2010 Vermont Teacher of the Year~

 Social Studies Teacher/Department Coordinator             Phone:  802-463-3944 ext. 263
 Bellows Falls Union High School, Vermont                        E-mail:

*Erin Carlson will be interning with me this school year through Marlboro College Graduate School's Spark Teacher Education Institute.  Please feel free to contact her at


1st semester schedule

1st Block (8:00-9:27am):           

Planning/Learning Lab

2nd Block (9:53-11:20am):

              VTVLC Global Studies

3rd Block (11:23-12:47pm): 

Senior Seminar

4th Block (1:18-2:45pm): 

A.P. European History

Mr. Divis with President Obama in the White House Oval Office (April 29, 2010)

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