Diskant Page


 Dr. James Diskant
 History and Government Teacher, Capstone Teacher
 Advisor, Model United Nations Club
 jdiskant@bostonpublicschools.org
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Welcome back to the O'Bryant!

After a pleasant summer of traveling, reading, and writing, Dr. Diskant is happy to be back at the O'Bryant. 

In July he went to South America for a few weeks and explored Machu Picchu, along with other interesting Incan ruins in Peru, and then spent a week on Easter Island learning about the Rapa Nui, who have managed to survive, despite countless odds against them!

He has a doctorate in German labor history from Boston College and is a former editor of the on-line journal: World History Connected, as well as a former member of the World History Association's Executive Council.

He is looking forward to teach AP Research, the sequel to AP Seminar, as part of the Capstone Program, as well as to continue to collaborate with Ms. Clark on the AP course, AP Seminar. More information about both courses can be found on the AP website: https://lp.collegeboard.org/ap-capstone

He is also looking forward to working with students in the Model United Nations Club (formerly called the Debate and History Club) this year. With the current leaders of the Club, Dr. Diskant intends to expand its activities and, that in addition to participating in United Nations Conferences, O'Bryant students will work with students from the other exam schools in an exam school Model United Nations.

Welcome back to the O'Bryant!

After a pleasant summer of traveling, reading, and writing, Dr. Diskant is happy to be back at the O'Bryant.

In late June he went to Savannah, Georgia where he participated in an inspiring conference, the World History Association's Annual Meeting. Then he went to Tampa, Florida to learn about a fascinating new AP course, AP Research, the sequel to the AP Seminar, a part of AP Capstone Program. More information about it can be found on the AP website: https://lp.collegeboard.org/ap-capstone

After returning to Boston briefly, he traveled to Italy and Portugal. Highlights included walking in the ancient Pantheon in Rome, seeing Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, and watching a ballet at la Scala, the beautiful 18th century opera house in Milan, as well as exploring small streets in Lisbon and visiting a small village, Azoia, near Lisbon.

He has a doctorate in German labor history from Boston College and is an editor of the on-line journal: World History Connected, as well as a member of the World History Association's Executive Council and chairs its Teaching Committee.

He is looking forward to continue to to collaborate with Ms. Clark on the AP course, AP Seminar, that is being offered for the second time at the O'Bryant

He is also looking forward to working with students in the Model United Nations Club (formerly called the Debate and History Club) this year. With the current leaders of the Club, Dr. Diskant intends to expand its activities and, that in addition to participating in United Nations Conferences, O'Bryant students will work with students from other schools about a variety of current topics

Welcome back to the O'Bryant!

After a pleasant summer of traveling, reading, and writing, Dr. Diskant is happy to be back at the O'Bryant.

In late June he went to Savannah, Georgia where he participated in an inspiring conference, the World History Association's Annual Meeting. Then he went to Tampa, Florida to learn about a fascinating new AP course, AP Research, the sequel to the AP Seminar, a part of AP Capstone Program. More information about it can be found on the AP website: https://lp.collegeboard.org/ap-capstone

After returning to Boston briefly, he traveled to Italy and Portugal. Highlights included walking in the ancient Pantheon in Rome, seeing Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, and watching a ballet at la Scala, the beautiful 18th century opera house in Milan, as well as exploring small streets in Lisbon and visiting a small village, Azoia, near Lisbon.

He has a doctorate in German labor history from Boston College and is an editor of the on-line journal: World History Connected, as well as a member of the World History Association's Executive Council and chairs its Teaching Committee.

He is looking forward to continue to to collaborate with Ms. Clark on the AP course, AP Seminar, that is being offered for the second time at the O'Bryant

He is also looking forward to working with students in the Model United Nations Club (formerly called the Debate and History Club) this year. With the current leaders of the Club, Dr. Diskant intends to expand its activities and, that in addition to participating in United Nations Conferences, O'Bryant students will work with students from other schools about a variety of current topics