AS AN EDUCATOR FOR THIRTY TWO YEARS I HAVE STRONGLY SUPPORTED BLACK
HISTORY MONTH SINCE ITS INCEPTION. FOR ADDITIONAL REVIEWS ON BLACKS IN FILMS
READ COLE'S FILM REVIEWS. HOWEVER, THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED
TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH,TO FILM BUFFS,AND TO THOSE EARLY BLACK STARS WHO PARTICIPATED IN
CIVIL RIGHTS. I WOULD LIKE TO HONOR ON MY PAGE A FILM STAR WHOSE CAREER TRANSCENDED FIFTY
YEARS ON THE SILVERSCREEN.
The ninth grade course of study has the longest continuity of the
courses offered in the high school. Special emphasis is placed on writing skills.
I was hired for ninth grade English teacher at Northwestern in 1969.
REVIEWS ARE THE RESULT OF THIRTY YEARS OF TEACHING FILM STUDIES, OF VIEWING COUNTLESS
FILMS, AND CONTINUING RESEARCH. THE INCEPTION OF FILM STUDIES AT BLACKHAWK IS CREDITED TO,
AND I OWE MY INTEREST, TO JOE DONIA, AN ENGLISH TEACHER, WHO LEFT BLACKHAWK FOR THE
SILVERSCREEN IN 1974.
On this page the reader will find outstanding student film reviews,
written by enthusiastic young writers, from the silent era to the new millennium. Be
sure to read MR. COLE'S "AWESOME TRIPLE SELECTION":
RAILROAD HOTLINE In
the 1960s I could catch a freight out of New Castle at any time. My first long ride was a
hotshot through the Ohio night, crew changes in Willard,Garret,Ind.,and then into Chicago.
Three of us rode old dirty face. I recall a huge derailment in Akron as we passed through
on a shoe fly track. Immense cranes lifted twisted cars in the mechanical night.
1974,KEDDIE,CALIFORNIA,OVER SPANISH CREEK
CATCHING OUT OVER TRESTLE AND BETWEEN TUNNELS
WITH DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION OF STATE MENTAL HOSPITALS
THOUSANDS OF UNKNOWNS MADE THE RAILS HOME
Running a draw bench in the winter of 1966-67 at Union Draw Steel in
Beaver Falls,I began writing poerty on the 12-8 shift: "who can run number fourteen
draw bench/if you can here is your mic and wrench". I was influenced at Geneva
College by Doctor Bass, his wife Jeri, Doctor Paton, and Miss Cowmeadow.
PENNSYLVANIA WRITING ASSESSMENT On this page are five
student essays manifesting the five characteristics of successful writing.
Several of the compositions exhibit fine usage of transititional words. Scores are
rated from 1-6, six being the best. How would you grade these student compositions?