High school history teacher Chuck Yarborough starts his Tales from the Crypt project with his history class each year at the local cemetery where students will research the life of a deceased community member. The culmination of the a graveside performance at the local cemetery where over 2000 community members show up for theatrical reenactments of those once living performed by the students.
Class Website: Mississippi School for Math & Sciences
Tales from the Crypt Atlantic Monthly Magazine
Tales from the Crypt Youtube Video
Recommended Book: The Water is Wide, Pat Conroy Teacher Man, Frank McCourt
Quote: “The ones who come are the right ones and what they need is what it takes.” Unknown
Final Period Before the Final Bell:
Morning Person or Night Owl: Both
Mac or PC: PC
Favorite Childhood Book: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
First Paying Job: Yard Man at the age of 13
Favorite TV Show: College Football & Law and Order
Last Music Download or song playing in your car: The Older I Get, The Better I Was by Big Joe Shelton
One Famous Person That You Would Invite for Dinner: Eleanor Roosevelt
What would you do during an unexpected snow day? Make a Mississippi sled and go down a hill at the local bypass with my son.
Next Item on Bucket List: Visit San Francisco with my wife