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Mr. Stanton holding the Wheeling flag.

History of Wheeling has been taught at Park since 2012. Mr. Stanton, the “Emperor of Wheeling”, has been teaching it since then. “The class covers the Wheeling History from its earliest inhabitants to modern-day Wheeling,” said Stanton. Wheeling has a vibrant history, but Mr. Stanton can cover it all in one semester. The History of Wheeling class curriculum has eight units, starting with the frontier post and going to the present.

There are so many cool facts about Wheeling, but Mr. Stanton’s favorite is about the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. “I would go with the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. It was the longest bridge in the world for two years,” said Stanton.
Mr. Stanton thinks it’s essential for students to take this class because of how local it is. “I think students should take this class because it allows them to learn about history like never before,” said Stanton. History of Wheeling is a hands-on class with many different projects and discussions. “This isn’t your average history class. I make history come alive,” said Stanton.

“Mr Stanton teaches History of Wheeling, so it’s pretty fun; it’s interesting to see what is going on around you,” said senior Jack Poffenbarger. This class has many different projects, like looking at a cold case that took place in Wheeling. “A fun fact about Wheeling is that we used to produce glass and nails,” said Poffenbarger.

“I learned a lot, and I love how passionate Mr. Stanton was about what he was teaching,” said senior Faith Randolph. History of Wheeling is an exciting way to learn about where you live and what is happening around you. “A fun fact about Wheeling is the first courthouse was in West Liberty,” said Randolph. History of Wheeling is the perfect way to help complete all of the required elective credits at Park.

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