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About emhsgoppel

I am a history teacher at Edmond Memorial High School and use this blog for my students and our classes. I enjoy all things Badger (University of Wisconsin), Dutch (Oranje!), Houston (Astros, Cougars, Dynamos, Oilers, Rockets, & Texans), and Oklahoma (Pokes & Thunder). My hobbies are art, cinema, current events, history, and travel.

Student Mock Vote Results

I reflected recently on my students voting results for the 2016 election. They self reported in their personal blogs who they would vote for after having watched at least two of the presidential debates in the fall of 2016.  My … Continue reading

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Teaching About “History Wars”

Interesting article from Teaching Tolerance about interpretations of history after conflicts arising from the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans.

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Teaching the 2016 Election

Column: A parent’s guide to explaining an R-rated presidential election [PBS NewsHour] How Do You Teach Politics During An Election That Defies Convention? [NPR] Teachers’ Lounge: Teaching politics in the age of Trump [PBS NewsHour]

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Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

I am still pondering this NPR article “Taking Notes by Hand” and the  effects of using technology instead of pen and paper. What are your thoughts?  I think I like the idea of using technology for generative notetaking.  I am not sure the … Continue reading

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Grit

The debate about student grit is now veering toward and over empahsis. Subjectively, it seems logical that kids with grit generally tend to be more successful because they are simply resilient when confronted with challenges.  Here are some articles I … Continue reading

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2016 Seniors

Students taking AP US or Comparative Government & Politics should bookmark the following sites for regular access and ease next school year. 1. Class website: (I will update the calendar over the summer) https://emhsg0ppel.wordpress.com/ %5Bthe O for Oppel is a zero] 2. … Continue reading

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Political Typology Quiz Results

EMHSgoppel’s Students Community Group Results from Pew Research Center Political Typology Quiz Individual results private Aggregate answers displayed

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House of Cards . . . Clinton

Source TruthDig

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Cram for the Exam on C-SPAN

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Good Night and Good Luck, Jonathan!

Why should you care about the recent highly contested presidential election in Nigeria? Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa! Nigeria recently surpassed South Africa with the African continent’s largest economy! Nigeria is a major producer of oil and … Continue reading

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