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Use this site to find course information, enhance your historical thinking skills, and expand self-discovery.

Students in my courses should have a highlighter, three-ring binder (1.5" preferred), and loose-leaf paper.  You will need to highlight, underline, and grapple with (HUG) certain texts.  You will also need to keep tech, notes, and handouts organized.

Images noticeably American, yet distinctly global:

Washington Crossing the Delaware oil-on-canvas

Theodore Roosevelt and "Rough Riders" on San Juan Hill

Iwo Jima

World Trade Center

 Links to:

North Lakes Academy

Student Council

Top 20 - TLC

Epic quotes about history:

One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over. We must not remember that Daniel Webster got drunk but only remember that he was a splendid constitutional lawyer. We must forget that George Washington was a slave owner . . . and simply remember the things we regard as creditable and inspiring. The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect men and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth
(W.E.B. Dubois).

History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future
(Robert Penn Warren

History is not history unless it is the truth  (Abraham Lincoln).

We can learn from history how past generations thought and acted, how they responded to the demands of their time and how they solved their problems. We can learn by analogy, not by example, for our circumstances will always be different than theirs were. The main thing history can teach us is that human actions have consequences and that certain choices, once made, cannot be undone. They foreclose the possibility of making other choices and thus they determine future events  (Gerda Lerner).

History is the polemics of the victor  (William F. Buckley Jr.). 

History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten  (George Santayana).

Until the lion has a historian of his own, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African Proverb).

The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know  (Harry S Truman).

The case against the notion of historical objectivity is like the case against international law, or international morality; that it does not exist  (Sir Isaiah Berlin).


Revisionism is a healthy historiographical process, and no one, not even revisionists, should be exempt from it  (John Lewis Gaddis).

There will always be a connection between the way in which men contemplate the past and the way in which they contemplate the present (Thomas Buckle).

Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time (Frederick Jackson Turner).

It is history that teaches us to hope (Robert E. Lee).

History has thrust something upon me from which I cannot turn away

(Martin Luther King Jr.).


History is, indeed, an argument without end  (A.M. Schlesinger, Jr.).


Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past

(George Orwell).

Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade. 

(James W. Loewen).

Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. This is no longer merely an academic exercise, but may contain our worlds fate and our destiny (Alex Haley).