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Awareness Of History
Important To Goals
"The reason why we study history is to understand
the past. Those who can't remember the past are
condemned to repeat it. We are trying to do a futile
thing if we do not know where we came from or what
we have been about," stated Mr. Dick Hennessy,
As freshmen, students studied Global studies. lt
taught about culture and knowledge that is shared in
common with people and civilizations before us. ltalso
taught geography. ,
Juniors studied a survey of U.S. history from
beginning to end. lt covered from the birth of the U.S.
and the struggles of the settlers and continued through
to the present day interpretation of the constitution by
ln the senior year the focus was on government and
economics. Students had half a year of economics.
Government taught critical thinking, introduction to
political systems, and the introduction of the
Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches.
In economics students studied taxes, economic
systems, and comparative economic systems.
One of the highlights of the year was the close-up
program where some of the students traveled to
Washington, D.C. lt cost about S850 dollars for each
student. The students either paid from their own funds
or were supported by money raised in fund raisers
created by Mr. David Nelson who accompanied the
students on the trip. The students left for one week
starting on March 3. They toured the Smithsonian
Institute, The House of Representatives, the Senate,
and the Lincoln Memorial. They also got to visit with
A. Ship model made for the Tech Show display. B. Mr. John Bergan,
social studies teacher, explains the day's assignment. C. Wendy
Bosworth tlil confers with Mr. Dick Hennessy, social studies
teacher. D. History created by Mr. Simon Benson is on display in
library during the Tech Show.
Freshmen who gave outstanding performances in Global
Studies were named by Mr. Dick Hennessy, Global Studies
teacher. They were Mark Duplessie, Andrew Fung, Scott
Hartell, Dan Zuckerman, Phanmaha Visathep, Winston Woo,
Tim Martin, Steven Masat, Mike Sexton, Paul Kucera, and
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