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A 9-page version of a remarkable "lost" story featuring one of our most popular presidents. With lesson plan.A regiment of black soldiers is unfairly dismissed by Teddy Roosevelt. Sixty years later, a freelance writer (John D. Weaver) uncovers the
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Social Studies - History, U.S. History
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12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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A comic-book adaptation of an original story. This historical adventure will (I hope) lure students into deeper waters of story structure and history.“A riveting combination of history, action and adventure, thrills and suspense.”-- Claire
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Social Studies - History, Graphic Arts, Literature
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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EBooks, Homework, Literature Circles
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By Tom Durwood
Military studies for the general student, including beyond-the-battlefield subject matters. Lesson plans on and about cultural conflict. A classroom favorite. We fully consider the mechanics of armed combat as well as its underlying cultural and
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Social Studies - History, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Lesson Plans (Individual), Lesson Plans (Bundled), Homework
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my fifth year teaching English Composition and Literature at Valley Forge Military College. My students range widely in skills, from developmental cadets with middle-school skills to high-speed cadets on their way to West Point.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Every morning, I face several classrooms full of yawning cadets who care more about their tactical officers and tactical demands than about me and my demands. I have two major factors in my favor. First, my cadets enjoy the challenge of higher-order thinking. If I can surprise them and dare them to understand a new idea, I am halfway home. Second, if I can directly tie our classroom work to each student’s personal success, they will listen. Carefully. So I am constantly demonstrating that critical thinking of all kinds is their only salvation in a demanding job marketplace.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been named Teacher of the Year twice.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Social Psychology (Harvard) Master in Business Administration (NYU) Masters in Literature (National University)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I edit an online journal, "The Journal of Empire Studies," which brings the scholarship of academic papers to the high school and college classroom. I wrote a newspaper column for the North County Times for seven years. I served as Executive Director of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. I have written an ebook on Teddy Roosevelt and the 25th Infantry, "Teddy's Tantrum," that has been called “the debut of a promising new voice in history,” by journalist Tim Pritchard I have posted a short story collection of coming-of-age stories set in key moments in history, "Ulysses S. Grant in China."

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