Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Home

November 14, 2012

Greensburg High readies for Chautauqua

Greensburg — In the regularly scheduled city school meeting Tuesday, history teacher John Pratt announced the guests for Chautauqua, and his students’ new show “See History Now.”

John Pratt revealed what his students have been working on: A syndicated television show planned to premiere at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 on the GTV and ETC channels.

The show will be called See History Now, a nod to Edward R. Murrow’s “See It Now” which aired during the McCarthy era.

Murrow was the focal point of the George Clooney film, “Good Night and Good Luck” in 2005.

See History Now’s first distinguished guest will be Marvin Kalb, one of the few surviving “Murrow Boys.” Kalb, and the other future guests will be interviewed by students via Skype.

Other notable guests who have been interviewed include Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Ed Mitchell, who is one of 12 men to have walked on the moon; and Pierre Dulaine, ballroom dancer whose life was portrayed by Antonio Banderas in the film “Take the Lead.”

There are more guests with their interviews recorded and more planned to be interviewed.

Upcoming is also Pratt’s popular Chautauqua program, which will sound off Thursday, Nov. 29.

From 8 a.m. from to 3 p.m. that day, the Pirates will be welcoming Holocaust survivors in the Greensburg High School auditorium. From 7 to 9 p.m. that evening, and for a $5 admission fee, the public can visit with a panel of Holocaust survivors and experts, who will also be available for book signings.

This Friday will see author Greg Dawson, who has written a book about the first Nazi war crimes trials in the Ukraine, and a book following a Holocaust survivor’s story.

In accordance with this year’s Holocaust theme, Pratt is touting the words “courage, tolerance, respect, diversity,” in an attempt to teach his students such values.

Pratt said he is very adamant about project-based learning, saying that projects like See History Now and Chautauqua get students excited.

The interviews encourage critical thinking, as well as gets the kids to experience something different.

Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7004

 

1
Text Only
News
Obituaries
Sports
spt-gb073014 Luck pic

John P. Cleary | The Herald Bulletin

Must Read
Features
nws-gb073014-Shelter Spotlight pic 1 (Pics share a cutline)

Lost a pet? Found a pet? Need a pet? Call the Greensburg-Decatur County Animal Shelter at 812-663-9081. Macy and Merle are both available for adoption. To bring one of these furry friends into the family, contact the shelter for more information.

Featured Ads
NCAA Photo Roundup
NCAA Highlights
SmugMug Photo Galleries


Share your photos with us!

Facebook
Twitter Updates
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.