Kennedy’s Television Address During the Cuban Missile Crisis

 This was President Kennedy’s national TV address.  It was given on Monday October 22, 1962.   Millions of Americans watched this, and were convinced that we were headed for Nuclear War.  It’s pretty chilling once you put yourself in their shoes.

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Results of the Assignment Question!

Last week I asked all three of my U.S. History classes what they liked in an assignment, and what they didn’t.  I deeply appreciate your answers.  I promise you that I read each one.  Here’s what I discovered…

Some of you like PowerPoint presentations.  By that I believe that you like informational presentations that use pictures, with a more informal lecture + question and answers.  They’re a little more difficult to create from the teacher’s side, but can be incredible when done well.  I’ll work at seeing if I can get one going.

Some of you like group projects… You’re in luck!  There’s a group project coming up next week!  We have the computer lab on Feb 28 & 29, and if I can swing it, the library on Mar 3&4.  We’re going to work on creating projects not unlike Mr. Alper’s final from the Civil Rights Movement unit that he did in January.

I’m pretty happy that some of you like my 3 minute lectures.  I’m going to use those as we move forward.  They make me happy, they’re easy to prepare and as long as you’re getting something out of them, I’ll continue to use them.

While it’s unlikely that I’ll be incorporating the eating/sleeping suggestions that some of you were kind enough to share, I know that I’ll continue to work at making this class as interesting as I can.  Thank you all for your cooperation.

Assignments from February 20 and 21

Berlin Wall Film Questions

These are the questions from the film that we watched on February 20 and 21