Students cover war in the classroom

Ben Todd, headshot.

High school history books are written chronologically and are about seven years old, with the start of the war getting a mention. But it’s a topic that isn’t a state standard and generally comes up at the end of the year. Ben Todd typically teaches his students about military operations in Iraq during a week […]

9/11 – Teaching the history lesson of our lifetime

Teacher is explaining new material.

Mr. Staples, Social Science teacher at Adolfo Camarillo High School, was asked by his principal to teach a special lesson, something he does with ease, with spirit, with enthusiasm. He was asked to teach about the tragedy of September 11, 2001 in remembrance of the ten year anniversary. His class, students who were 4 or […]

Helping students understand not just what happened on 9/11, but why

Black silhouette is watching on buildings.

Students today were just kids or hadn’t even been born yet when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania a decade ago, killing nearly 3,000 people. So when teachers talk about the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, they’re discussing something most of their students barely remember. […]

Ventura County students remember Sept. 11 attacks

Students are listening to the speech.Students in high school now were so young when the United States was attacked Sept. 11, 2001, that their memories of the event might be dim, but they still realize how it has affected their lives.During ceremonies held Friday at schools across Ventura County, students were reminded of what happened that fateful day. "I was [...]

O’Connell inducted into Oxnard High School Hall of Fame

Jack O'Connell is smiling.

The Oxnard High School band played music by the band Chicago, the choir sang “Danny Boy” and cheerleaders flashed pom-poms Monday at a ceremony establishing the school’s hall of fame with the induction of former state Superintendent of Schools Jack O’Connell. Included in the hall of fame ceremony was the revalidation of Oxnard High as […]