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Thu May 9, 2013, 05:54 PM

11. Good point.

My concept of "packet" was a bunch of crappy busy work -- fill in the blanks from reading the book, define a bunch of works, what happened on this date, etc.

When I was in high school, I went to the inner city school. The American History teacher adjacent to my class was a retired colonel with a booming voice. He had the bottom rung kids -- those on the edge of dropping out. He was the most inspired teacher I have ever seen anywhere at any level. Stories from WWI, stories from Korea, etc etc. I would sometimes sit close to the door so I could listen to his lectures rather than the lecture in my class. I think that's the inspiration the kid in the video was seeking.

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