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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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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 Apr 22-23: JFK part 2

Transfer the notes from your handout to today’s kickoff.  Copy/paste these questions and bold your answers: 7.  Garrison and his team meet at a New Orleans restaurant to discuss what they’ve learned.  What new details have they learned about Lee Harvey Oswald? … Continue reading

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USH kickoff Apr 17-21: JFK part 1

For this kickoff, please transfer your notes on your JFK handout to this blog post.   As always, please bold your answers. <copy and paste these questions to a new post> 1. The film opens with President Eisenhower’s farewell address to the … Continue reading

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JFK – USH kickoff Apr 15-16

Q1 – Ask two adults in your life (family member, relative, teacher, etc.) what they think of the Kennedy assassination.   Share those two opinions in this blog post. 150+ words and a relevant photo. ———————— Spartacus Educ has a comprehensive and balanced … Continue reading

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USH kickoff April 7-8: Malcolm X part 2

This part of the movie covers Malcolm’s career as a minister with the Nation of Islam and the rift with Elijah Muhammad that cost him his life.  After we finish the movie, copy/paste these questions to a new blog post. … Continue reading

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USH kickoff April 3-4: Malcolm X part 1

This part of the movie covers Malcolm’s early life and his conversion to Islam in prison.   After we finish this section of the movie, copy/paste these questions to a new blog post. Please bold your answers.  (These are the same questions … Continue reading

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USH kickoff March 12-13: “42” Jackie Robinson – part 2

After we finish the film, copy/paste these questions to a new blog post. Please bold your answers. 1.  After facing racism from fans and teammates, list three examples of white teammates supporting Jackie Robinson. 2.   List three examples of racism that … Continue reading

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USH kickoff March 10-11: “42” Jackie Robinson

This kickoff was done on-paper, in class.  You do NOT have to make a new blog post.   3rd period is exempt from this kickoff. “42” is the story of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball. Jackie … Continue reading

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About Oskar Schindler

(from the Bonus Features on the DVD) For years the world took little note of Oskar Schindler.  Although film documentaries were made of his life, Schindlers’ story was mainly kept alive in the memories of the Schindlerjuden, who took turns supporting … Continue reading

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