"The past feels distant even when it’s near, and...the future seems assured — even though it isn’t." John Green

Welcome to my Social Studies Classroom at Nantucket High School, on Nantucket Island Massachusetts, USA. Follow any one of the links below to visit my class home pages.

 Green Class 1:  Honors US History II 
 Red Class: 2 World History II 
 Blue Class 3:  Honors World History II 
 Yellow Class 5:  World History II 
Grey Class 6:  Honors US History II

"Nantucket! Look at it—a mere hillock, an elbow of sand; all beach, without a background. There is more sand there than you would use in 20 years as a substitute for blotting paper. Some gamesome wights will tell you that they have to plant weeds there, they don't grow naturally; that they import Canada thistles; that they have to send beyond seas for a spile to stop a leak in an oil cask; that pieces of wood in Nantucket are carried about like bits of the true cross in Rome; that people there plant toadstools before their houses, to get under the shade in summertime; that one blade of grass makes an oasis, three blades in a day's walk a prairie; that they wear quicksand shoes, something like Laplander snowshoes; that they are so shut up, belted about, every way inclosed, surrounded, and made an utter island of by the ocean, that to their very chairs and tables small clams will sometimes be found adhering, as to the backs of sea turtles. But these extravaganzas only show that Nantucket is no Illinois."
Melville, Moby Dick