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The Poison Cabinet

  There are some things I just don’t have a chance to cover in class. But when I listen to a podcast that references the banning of forbidden books by the Catholic church in the 1600’s as well as modern … Continue reading

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World War II Secondary Sources

Okay, before I get to the secondary stuff I can’t resist one primary source. So, as you all have begun finding sources for a specific segment of World War II I’ve done something similar. In an attempt to give you … Continue reading

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Not Quite Summer Break

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

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment #7

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

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment #5

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

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment #4

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

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Rock and Roll Listening Assignment #3

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

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