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Contemporary: Featured Work


October Sky

by Homer Hickam

Some “Text to Text” & “Text to World” connections to explore...

NASA for High School Students


 Check-out NASA's Youtube Channel with this link.

How many satellites are currently orbiting the earth? Click here to see NASA's answer. 


Sputnik Declassified

West Virginia Coal Mining 



Homer Hickam 


Chilean Mine Rescue

NY Times: No Survivors Found After West Virginia Mine Disaster

October Sky (1999- Starring Jake Gyllenhaal)

Click here to learn more.



 Click here to watch the full documentary online and  learn more about the use of prison labor in coal mines .

  Watch PBS: The Making of Slavery by Another Name.


Watch The Making of SLAVERY on PBS. See more from Slavery by Another Name.