Hello, my name is Michael Curland and I am a Junior at Gettysburg College. I am a Political Science major and unfortunately have not taken any previous EDUC classes before this one (EDUC 220). I am from Franklin Lakes New Jersey, and have attended schools in New York since the fifth grade. Because I stopped attending public schools after fourth grade, I have always had a keen interest in what their curriculums provide students with in terms of secondary school and college preparation. So far, the readings and class discussions we have had in class have been quite thought-provoking, so I am very much looking forward to the first-hand experience this Baltimore trip will provide me. I am very excited to meet the students, as myself and my group have spent a lot of time preparing and editing our curriculum. It will be interesting to see how they react to what we have created!