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Ryan Silvester Brings “History of 1960s” to CHS as a New Elective

Daniel Ging

Between the African-American civil rights movement, the birth of rock and roll, and the introduction of counterculture, the 1960s were the birthplace of much of the America we know today. Given the opportunity to teach a new elective class this year, Ryan Silvester created “History of the 1960s.” with the help of his college professor, Stephen Berrey.

“[The class] is about the American identity during this time and how we can see ourselves in that” Silvester said

But creating an elective class is no easy feat, it requires being “drilled” with questions before the Curriculum Senate about how the course will be worthwhile to AAPS students.

But why the 1960s? Well, for starters, there are many similarities between the 1960s and the last 10 years. For instance, the election of 2016 looks a lot like the election of 1960. The class also gives students a chance to see what a higher-level history class looks like and gives them a taste of what they may experience while in college.

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Jake Williams
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Jake Williams is a junior at Pioneer and Community High School and this is his first year on staff. When not at school Jake spends his time playing video games with his friends, building sets for PTG, coaching flag football at WideWorld Sports Center, and listening to an unhealthy amount of music. Jake is looking forward to talking about and reviewing music in his first year on the staff of The Communicator.
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Daniel Ging, Photography Editor
Daniel (Danny) is a senior at CHS and this is his second year on staff, first as photography editor. His favorite part about journalism is capturing life around Ann Arbor to tell a story. When he's not editing photos, he can be found skateboarding around town or hammocking and slacklining in parks around Ann Arbor. He enjoys photography as both a hobby and a passion with most recently picking up film photography and film development.

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