Welcome to Mr. Wingren's
Social Studies Classroom
The 2012 ~ 2013 School Year!
Welcome to Mr.
Wingren's Social Studies Classroom. Here you will find information for and
about my classes, as well as a way to contact me.
MHS Teachers With Howard Zinn, During his Visit to the High School! (Left to Right: Mr. Manos, Ms. Stein, Dr. Zinn, Mr. Wingren)
With Method-Man in Denver
Cost of the War in Iraq
Quotes From Students - Submit your own for extra credit!
"You can't teach hustle" ~William S. Wingren (My Dad)
"You're not special" ~Mr. Manos (Thanks Volcy & Heather)
"The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers." -Brian Greene author of The Elegant Universe (Thanks Emily)
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies" ~Groucho Marx (thanks sara)
"Be ashamed to die, unless you have won some victory for humanity" -Horace Mann.
"The fisherman know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason to remain ashore" -Vincent Van Gogh
"America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, human rights invented America" - Jimmy Carter.
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong" -Voltaire
"Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn" - Ben Franklin.
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. -John F. Kennedy
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding" - Albert Einstein
If you are walking down the right path, and you are willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. -Barack Obama
"Most people see things the way they are and ask why, I see things that never were and ask why not" -RFK's Eulogy.
"Whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking, I consider chaos a gift" - Septima Poinsette Clark
"The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice" -Mark Twain
"I never wanted to Practice Safe History" -Howard Zinn
"We learn from history that we do not learn from history" -George Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel
"The history of the present King is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states" -Declaration of Independence (1776)
"Good Poets Borrow, Great Poets Steal" -T.S. Elliot
"Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" -Mark Twain
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones" -Albert Einstein
"War is a strange game. The only winning move is not to play"
got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was"
"the tiniest acts of protest in which we engage may become the invisible roots of social change" -Howard Zinn
citizens, we cannot escape history"
children are not safe, because we live in a country where we value
"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps have never been seen" -Robert Bresson
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action" -George Washington
"There is no such thing as inevitable war. If war must come, it will come from the failure of human wisdom" -Andrew Bonar Law
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety" -Benjamin Franklin
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny" -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it" -Malcolm X
Feel Free to Submit your Own!