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Chuck Yarborough – NPR 50 Greatest Teachers

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EPISODE 2: Chuck Yarborough – NPR 50 Great Teacher Series

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High school history teacher Chuck Yarborough starts his Tales from the Crypt project with his history class each year at the local cemetery where students will research the life of a deceased community member. The culmination of the a graveside performance at the local cemetery where over 2000 community members show up for theatrical reenactments of those once living performed by the students.


Show Notes:


Class Website: Mississippi School for Math & Sciences




Tales from the Crypt Atlantic Monthly Magazine


Tales from the Crypt Youtube Video


Internet Resource: TeachingHistory.Org   Library of Congress


Recommended Book: The Water is Wide, Pat Conroy   Teacher Man,  Frank McCourt


Quote: “The ones who come are the right ones and what they need is what it takes.”  Unknown


Final Period Before the Final Bell:


Morning Person or Night Owl: Both


Mac or PC: PC


Favorite Childhood Book: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes


First Paying Job: Yard Man at the age of 13


Favorite TV Show:  College Football & Law and Order


Last Music Download or song playing in your car: The Older I Get, The Better I Was by Big Joe Shelton


One Famous Person That You Would Invite for Dinner: Eleanor Roosevelt


What would you do during an unexpected snow day?  Make a Mississippi sled and go down a hill at the local bypass with my son.


Next Item on Bucket List: Visit San Francisco with my wife