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by on March 15, 2011


Waverly-Shell Rock High School AP History students rose early this morning to catch a ride to the Hoover Presidential Library. They left at 7:00 a.m. for the 112 mile drive through Iowa farmland. They were coming for a chance to do primary research, to hold the real deal in their hands — to look at the stuff history books are made from.

Thanks to Rick, Ken, and Sarah for driving the students to the Hoover Presidential Library!


Look above and you’ll see “History in the Making!”

Archivists Matt Schaefer, Craig Wright, and Spencer Howard pulled 61 boxes from the Archives collection. Topics ranged from WWI famine relief to the Stock Crash. Just think, this might be the dawn of a new career.


Tim Walch March 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Presidential Libraries from Hoover to Clinton – and eventually Bush 43 as well – are excellent laboratories for teaching critical thinking skills. These students from Waverly-Shellrock High School will learn from the past so that they can make better decisions tomorrow. That’s why history is important – to help all of us make better decisions!

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