•  Professional Biography
    Falcon Image Michael Silliman
     Social Sciences & Global Studies
     The Silllimans


    Hello and welcome to World History!  My name is Michael Silliman and I have been instructing Social Science for 11 years here in the State of Virginia.  This will be my 7th year at Briar Woods and with the World History courses.  Before teaching World History, I taught Civics and Economics in Culpeper, VA.  I have a Bachelors Degree of the Arts and majored in History and Political Science. The good old University of Pittsburgh is where I attended both undergrad and graduate school.  Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a political campaign manager in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as a retail manager.  In the past I have coached High School Football and Lacrosse in both Virginia and Pennsylvania, and I grew up playing both sports in Maryland.  I have been married to the beautiful Jessica Silliman for the last 15 years and we have three amazing kids – Connor Michael Silliman (13 years old), Liam Patrick Silliman (almost 8 years old) and Victoria Leigh Silliman (5 years old).  


    My 2020-21 Schedule:

     1st Planning  5th AP World History
     2nd Planning  6th AP World History 
     3rd World History & Geo to 1500 CE  7th AP World History 
     4th World History & Geo to 1500 CE  8th Study Hall
    Course Information
    Gradebook & Class Page  School Resources
    Phoenix Gradebook
    Schoology  - all class resources for each block can be found on each Schoology page.  
    Extra Curricular Positions
     - None