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Steve Chisnell (um, on the right) is a teacher at Royal Oak (MI) High School.

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    Bambi in Boyland 1: Commerce Drive-In Theater, 1968

    Bambi in Boyland 1: Commerce Drive-In Theater, 1968

    This a 3-part series as a model for student work. Bambi in Boyland: How Disney’s Fawn Reflects American Morals Part One: Commerce Drive-In Theater, 1968 A boy is introduced to movies and Disney’s Bambi, and the initiation teaches fear. I admit my memory is cloudy . I...

    On the Devolution of the Fox

    On the Devolution of the Fox

    I know how it is. We post pics of our niece's crayon art to Pinterest, frame a purchased poster of Edward Munch's The Scream, and lament the loss of theimpending liquidation of the DIA. All the while, we casually and carelessly call each of these "art." If put to the...

    American Road Trip 2: Missouri and Kansas

    American Road Trip 2: Missouri and Kansas

    Corn corn corn corn. I knew the long haul across Kansas would be a challenge. So I started the morning off by being the first one to charge into the over-advertised Meramec Caverns. Truly, they are extensive, and I admit I've never seen such an impressive array of...

    American Road Trip 2: Indiana and Illinois

    American Road Trip 2: Indiana and Illinois

    Nothing necessarily insightful about these next few posts, but more an account of some of the highlights of my second American Road Trip. This time I will be taking two specific roads while traveling to Vegas and back: Route 50, called the "Loneliest Road in America,"...

    StudyWikis: Hard-Earned Lessons

    StudyWikis: Hard-Earned Lessons

    One of several posts on my old blog, From the Trenches, about the craft of teaching.   Okay, I admit: I rushed into the Wiki business perhaps a little late for the rush of –pedia followers and a little early for my technical skills. Nevertheless, techno-literacy...

    33 Prices Tags of Innocence

    33 Prices Tags of Innocence

    What has ignorance produced? A small sampling: Ignorance fishes bread from the toaster with a fork. Ignorance believes World Wrestling Entertainment is real. Ignorance says, "All we need to do is. . . . " Ignorance wears no condom. Ignorance chooses terrorism to kill...

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