Weekly Update

Scientific Revolution - WH with Ms. Dellinger & Mr. Mason

Ready to explore?

We have wrapped up the Scientific Revolution this week with a reading and primary source document analysis of Galileo and his debate with the Catholic Church over Heliocentrism. Next, we are moving forward towards the Age of European Exploration, or The Great Global Convergence in which European colonialism and domination start to overtake much of the world. We have a large project that is going to be introduced at the beginning of the unit and will be due just before Thanksgiving, so keep your eyes peeled for this assignment. Directions are available on Infinite Campus and the due dates are already available within the grading system. This week try engaging your student at home about the following:

  • What is the difference between Heliocentrism and geocentrism?
  • Which one did Galileo believe in?
  • What happened to Bruno for believing in Heliocentrism?
  • Was Galileo really a heretic? Why or why not?

You'll also notice this change in format, which I feel is for the better, as a newsletter is much more interesting to see and visit than a mere message through Infinite Campus. If you have any feedback regarding these messages or the format in which they are sent we love to hear from you. In any case, as we move towards the Age of Exploration we look forward to reviewing some old material, such as the Columbian Exchange, and moving towards some new things - such as the global impact and beginning of a truly global economy during this time period.

Contact Information

As always we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Our contact information is available here and always through Mainland's website and we are glad to help. If your student needs additional assistance we can always make additional accommodations either before school or during unit lunch.


John Mason

Teacher of Social Studies


927-4151 x1800

Kaylee Dellinger

Teacher of Social Studies