The History Club meets every other Tuesday in room 907 at lunch, except on B days when Mr. OToole has lunch duty in the cafeteria. (B day schedule is 4-1-2-8-5-6)
Connections between current events and the past are made and discussed and students gain insights
into and benefit from review and expansion of of material they are learning in history classes.
Club meetings are driven by student interest, and many of the students are also taking
Advanced Placement United States history, so club can become an extended study, guided
discussion session, where club members who took the course last year share their insights and
best study methods with this year’s AP students.
As regularly scheduled class time does not often permit the viewing of lengthy historical films,
the history club will sometimes show historical themed films to supplement their curriculum and pique
their interest (John Adams, The Sting, Roots, Letters from Iwo Jima are some historical films viewed
and discussed in recent years). The club will also discuss “This Day in History” events, and make
connections between current events and history. In past years, club members have taken field trips
to historical sites, organized a clothing drive for a Native American tribe in South Dakota and explored local history.