“Kilroy was here”
Grip the top of a wall
Pulling up into view
Just the top half of a
Bald, round head
Long, bulbous cartoon
Resting on the walltop
“Kilroy was here”
World War II’s
Unblinking eyes and
Painted on the
Nose of a
Monday, March 16, 2020, 2:20 p.m.
My 7th grade English students looked scared. Like most kids, they normally welcomed the end of the school day, but not today — not on the last day of in-person school until who knows when. Our self-appointed class clown asserted he was psyched about…
Thanks for writing. I've been teaching high school & college history to diverse students for more than 25 years now. My Black students have proven perfectly capable of developing fair, nuanced perspectives based on a full consideration of the evidence, weighing both the achievements & flaws of historical figures.
Today — January 7, 2021 — serial loser Donald Trump finally finished first. His criminal mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic has now killed more Americans than any wartime enemy head of state in US history.
All-time top killers of Americans:
“Where am I?” George Washington sat up in his hospital bed, blinking.
“Good morning, Mr. President,” a young woman stepped forward. “It is an honor to meet you. You are in a time machine. We are scientists from the year 2241.”
“What is this?” Washington reached for the IV needle…
Today in 1957, President Eisenhower sent federal troops to support the integration of Little Rock Central High School.
Ike did his job even though he disagreed with the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education. …
To discourage assassination attempts, the Secret Service normally made sure everyone’s hands were empty before they approached the…
Yesterday, Franklin Graham disingenously decried “the absence of God” at the Democratic National Convention.
This bizarre claim is easily falsifiable: In fact, many speakers paid eloquent tribute to the deep faith of Joe Biden, the party’s presidential nominee.
The virus is spreading; school will shut soon.
We’re teaching remotely, from March to June.
Old teachers scramble to learn online tools;
Younger peers help us avoid ridicule;
Virtual classrooms we build on the fly
And make kids log on before we say, “Bye!”
We send home school lunches, issue…