2nd Semester Tanka Poetry Books

After listening to our guest speakers share the stories of their fathers and learning about WWII, students created their Tanka Poems as a tribute to those in the military or to those who were placed in internment camps in the U.S.  Please enjoy the works of your children.

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Learning about the 442nd & the 100th: Day 2

More stories were shared today by Mr. Floyd Nagoshi and Mr. Glenn Shishido who’s fathers Noboru Nagoshi and Akira Shishido who were a part of the 442nd during WWII.   Students were grateful for these men and the stories that they shared about their fathers and what they did during WWII for America.

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Learning about the 442nd & the 100th: Day 1

Students got to hear Dr. Val Matsunaga share her father’s experience (Toshi Kubota) while he was in the 442nd.  Dr. Matsunaga’s objectives for the students were to hear about Grandpa Toshi’s unique journey from enlisting to discharge, name what traits Grandpa Tosh had post war and to reflect on what their legacy will be.  Besides sharing her father’s story, Dr. Matsunaga also brought her father’s artifacts for the students to see.  Thank you to Mrs. Ramona Ho for sharing her knowledge of the 442nd & the 100th as well as to Mr. Kyle Watanabe of the Nisei Education Center in Wailuku and Dr. Matsunaga for spending time with the students today.

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Val Matsunaga sharing her father's story with students.

Val Matsunaga sharing her father’s story with students.

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Artifacts from Mr. Kubota.

Artifacts from Mr. Kubota.

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Rylie V. looking at Mr. Kubota's shirts

Rylie V. looking at Mr. Kubota’s shirts

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 Welcome to U.S. History

013U.S. History Block 2 Semester 1 Students
SY 2012 – 2013

Welcome to my U.S. History Blog page.  I am looking forward to a fun filled semester with your child.  We have a lot of work ahead of us as we learn about America’s history.  To view information on my class and my policies, please click on HS course syllabus form_13-14 to view my syllabus for this school year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at lepicoli@ksbe.edu.

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