Category Archives: Cold War

Echoes of the Scopes Trial, 1925-2000 (Adventures in Interdisciplinary Land, 2)

[Note:  In another “interdisciplinary project,” the school’s drama group presented Lawrence and Lee’s “Inherit The Wind.”  We were fortunate to be able to snag as our keynote speaker Dr. Edward J. Larson of the University of Georgia, who had recently published a … Continue reading

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High School, Now–and Then: Reflections on a 50th Reunion

Unless your formal education terminated with twelfth grade, you probably feel warmer and fuzzier about your college or university than your high school.  I’m one of those fortunate enough to have spent time in “higher education,” but, after college and grad school, I … Continue reading

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Past Personal: Teaching the Vietnam War as History

[Note:  This piece originated as a talk to a group of history teachers; it explains the genesis of the series, already posted here, “Growing Up With Vietnam.” (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4] * * * * * When I began … Continue reading

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