Carpe DiemSchool StartsAugust 30th, 2017The big day is here.
As I’m writing this the teachers aren’t quite on summer break. One more day of meetings and such and then we can enjoy a little R & R. Speaking of Renaissance and Reformation, I’ve posted the requirements for the summer … Continue reading
The Rolling Stones ultimately made their mark as the nonconformist outlaws of Rock and Roll. But before they were bad boys, the Stones were missionaries of the Blues. The young Rolling Stones — Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie … Continue reading
Beatles First Appearance on Ed Sullivan Show Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand Hard Day’s Night Trailer 1 Hard Day’s Night Trailer 2 Brian Epstein and the Beatles Watch the video interview linked below and fill out … Continue reading
Cars had been part of the American experience since the early twentieth century. In 1908, Henry Ford debuted his assembly-line produced Model T. The car’s relatively low price and interchangeable parts enabled many middle- and working class Americans to own, … Continue reading
The Rise of the Girl Group. Early rock wasn’t just a bunch of dudes. Read the intro text and listen/watch the songs I’ve linked. There’s no written assignment for this one, but consider this question. Were the girl groups of … Continue reading
The American Dream—the idea that every person who calls him or herself an American has the opportunity to achieve a better life, to find a voice within the structure of the “nation,” to rise—is a concept that deeply permeates our … Continue reading