THose Who cherish the past January 22, 2015 victoria kwaben
To learn the past of other human beings who once walked this earth, or to stand on the land where soldiers once battled for the pride in their nations is a remarkable time to some. It is what the history club of Joliet Catholic Academy is all about. Mark Clarke, the moderator of the club, says, “the prime goal of the history club is to give the students a more in depth study.” He expresses that the members of the club are students who simply love history and enjoy their time expanding their knowledge of historical figures non-academically. Typically, the small club meets early in the morning and one of the fourteen consisting members gives a five minute presentation, focusing around their semester theme.
Formerly, the club chose the theme: ‘The Year 1968.’ Simply for the reason, or as Clarke enthusiastically puts it “it was a wild and crazy year in American history!” Generally the club will gather five times per semester, in which they commence the semester by choosing a topic, and follow up through research. At their final meeting, the club ventures out into the world, and visits a real, historic site. Previously, they explored the Chicago History Museum, where they engaged in a trivia type game answering sixty-eight questions to receive a bonus prize. This semester, the History Club plans to tour Cantigny Museum.