Author Archives: charliekennedy

World Trade Center

20 people survived the collapse of the Twin Towers.   Click here for an article that gives a brief description of how they survived. Wil Jimeno and John McLouglin are the most well known due to their story being told in the Oliver Stone movie, … Continue reading

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The last assignment: Blog Post presentations

You have selected a topic in class.   In the new book, go to the chapter and page number with your topic.  That will give you a general description of your topic. Using that text and at least one other … Continue reading

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the last assignment – Presentation topics

1st period – click here to see your topics 2nd period – click here to see your topics 3rd period – click here to see your topics 4th period – click here to see your topics 6th period – click here to … Continue reading

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Charlie Wilson’s War

A couple of interesting links to help understand the man, the movie & the profound effect this story had on history and our current situation in the Af-Pak region (Afghanistan-Pakistan). First, a December 2007 story from Time magazine is here.   … Continue reading

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USH kickoff May 8-9: The Last Kickoff

Finally!  This is your last kickoff of the semester.  There will be more but they’ll be extra credit assignments.  I would like your feedback on the course.  This feedback will be submitted anonymously. There is no word count requirement, however … Continue reading

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USH kickoff May 6-7: Selma to Montgomery

For today’s kickoff, you’ll write a brief story about what it might have been like to be part of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights marches of 1965.   Imagine you are part of this march.  Write 100+ words about … Continue reading

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MHS Boys Cross Country 2014

To see the most current practice schedule, please go to: http://www.manateecrosscountry.com (click on the GIRLS calendar) .

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USH kickoff April 30-May 5: LBJ’s Great Society

Look in Chapter 20, Section 3 (pg. 685-687).    Give a brief description of these important programs of Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”: 1.  Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1964 – 2.   Civil Rights Act of 1964 – … Continue reading

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US History E.O.C. Practice Test – Spring 2014

Step 1: US History practice EOC 2014 – click here to download a copy of the practice test. After you download, save a copy to your laptop.   (Move your cursor to the bottom right of the screen, you’ll see a small … Continue reading

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USH kickoff April 28-29: JFK conclusions

JFK conclusion.  <copy/paste these questions to a new blog post>  1.  What do you think are the three strongest pieces of evidence that Garrison and his team uncovered? 2.   What two scenes from the movie are the most memorable for … Continue reading

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