Thursday, May 24, 2012


President Nixon's resignation letter is not so famous for what it says but rather for what it doesn't say.

Use the document analysis to draw conclusions about what the President was hiding.

What does Nixon's signature tell us a lot about the kind of man he was?  Use Graphology to find out.

Want to analyze your own signature?

How did Watergate change America's view of the Presidency?

Did Nixon ever admit guilt and apologize?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Alice's Restaurant

Arlo Guthrie, like his father before him, had a wonderful gift for spinning a fable that was just close enough to the human experience that it would be familiar. Our anti-hero moves from jail to the Army selection board to a gentle liberation by being cast out because he was the sane person in an insane world.

 What is this song really about?

 How did the music of the 1960's change from the 50's and come to represent the Counter Culture movement?

  What did Arlo Guthrie think about the 1960's?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I Have a Dream

On a hot day in August, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. mesmerized the crowd of over 200,000 who had Marched on Washington demanding civil rights. They were young and old and came from various classes and religious backgrounds. More than a quarter of them were white.

Why did Dr. King choose the Lincoln Memorial to give this address?

What promises has the United States made and broken?

What is the 'Dream' to which Dr. King keeps referring?

Why had it taken over 60 years to end segregation?