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Chartiers Valley High School students to share stories of WWII vets

Students honor 38 local servicemen who lost their lives in World War II.

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Chartiers Valley High School students to share stories of Vietnam vets

For the third straight year, students at Chartiers Valley High School are honoring veterans from the community who were killed during war. This year, the focus is the Vietnam War.

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Heroes killed in Vietnam honored at Chartiers Valley High School

Teenagers from Chartiers Valley High School who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War are honored by students in a history project.

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Vietnam Memorial Dedication

Chartiers Valley students honored veterans who lost their lives serving in the Vietnam War at the Memorial Dedication on May 27, 2016.

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Bob's AP History Class and the 2016 Vietnam War Dedication Ceremony

With the help of social studies teacher Bob Rodrigues, Chartiers Valley students are writing biographies of CV graduates killed in action during the Vietnam War.

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Veterans Teaching the Lessons of History

Former Vietnam soldiers relate the horrors of war and its aftermath

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Vietnam Vets Give CV Students a Glimpse of War

Six veterans spoke candidly with CV students about the Vietnam War and the difficulties they faced after coming home.

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Char-Valley Students Honoring Korean War Vets

A group of Chartiers Valley High School students are trying to find local Korean War veterans who died in battle so they can be honored in kind.

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Chartiers Valley Students Search for Korean War Veterans for Memorial

A group of Chartiers Valley High School juniors wants to identify veterans of the Korean War who are from the communities in the school district so their names can be etched onto a memorial.

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Bob's AP History Class and the 2014 WWII Dedication Ceremony

Bob and his students honor local veterans who fought and lost their lives in World War II.

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Almanac Article About the RMR History Seminar on the Sullivan Bros. & USS Juneau

In mid-September, Angeline Dietrich was one of about 154 people who attended a seminar that focused on Pittsburgh’s connection to the USS Juneau and the five Sullivan Brothers.  The Sept. 16 presentation at Peter’s Place in Kirwan Heights was part of The Robert M. Rodrigues History Series.

 

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Pittsburgh's connection to the USS Juneau & RMR History Seminar

A summary of the event by author and historian, Joseph Oyler.

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Granddaughter to speak about 'fighting Sullivans' at RMR History Seminar

The five Sullivan brothers, young Catholics who died together in World War II during the Battle of Guadalcanal, inspired the 1944 movie “The Fighting Sullivans” and, to some extent, Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.” After the young men’s deaths, their parents embarked on a speaking tour that inspired workers at hundreds of factories and shipyards, including a stop in Pittsburgh.

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Bob Receives PA Outstanding American History Teaching Award

Bob Rodrigues was recognized by the Pennsylvania State Society Daughter of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) as the 2016 Outstanding American History Teacher.

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Bob and Students Visit with Mayor Bill Peduto

The school’s Shaping of the Modern World class visited the office of Mayor Bill Peduto, a 1982 graduate, on Nov. 14 as part of an invitation extended to Bob Rodrigues, Peduto’s former teacher.

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Fall of Saigon Remembered on 40th Anniversary

 

Observer Reporter reports on the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon which ended America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Bob Rodrigues, an adjunct professor of history at Duquesne, commented that the Fall of Saigon took place after a tortuous few months of a steadily collapsing South Vietnam regime.

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King v. Burwell: Constitutionality and the Will of the People

The Pitt News featured an article discussing the Affordable Care Act. Robert Rodrigues, a history professor at Duquesne University, said that there is a constitutional issue at stake when the federal government provides subsidies to citizens on its exchanges.

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New Teachers Rarely Learn Classroom Management

Bob is quoted in The Washington Post on equipping new teachers with classroom training and support.

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Bob and Fellow Teachers Perform "Summer Nights"

Bob and colleagues pull out all the stops at a recent CVHS talent show. See if you recognize Bob.

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Bob Makes His Acting Debut in CV Alum TV Commercial Pilot

Bob makes his acting debut in CV Alum, Ryan Quinn’s, Entry in the Dorritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” Commercial Challenge in 2012.

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