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Michael Letton, Social Studies Department

Michael Letton
What is your favorite project to assign?
My favorite project to assign is the Cold War Latin America research essay. It’s fantastic to see the students use the research and analysis skills they’ve been perfecting to synthesize their own thesis in response to a prompt.
How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I got my first teaching job in Japan. At that time, I knew I could finally afford to buy ramen noodles.
What is a must-read book that you recommend to all of your students?
Matewan by John Sayles, on the West Virginia Coal Mining Wars of the 1920s.

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A Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.