Mrs. Lindy Poling

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You will be missed by so many!

mWCPSS Podcast: Lessons of Vietnam (5/09)

2009 WCPSS Exemplary High School Social Studies Leadership Award Winner, Lindy Poling, is interviewed about her Community-in-the-Classroom Program and the LOV/RIR course at Millbrook HS.       Click Here for Podcast       

WCPSS Podcast: Lessons of Vietnam (12/07)

Students who enter Lindy Poling's Lessons of Vietnam class at Millbrook High School learn many lessons. Poling's students explain the class visitors, correspondence with experts and questions about family they investigate.
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Photo by Grant Halverson, USA Today

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WTVD-ABC Anchorman Larry Stogner, History Teacher Lindy Poling, and "60 MINUTES" Correspondent Byron Pitts--December, 18, 2009

Community in the Classroom

guest speakers

Curriculum Guide

2002 VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Lindy Poling's guide to setting up a Community-in-the-Classroom program to enliven and improve a Social Studies curriculum.

History comes alive in Millbrook High classroom as history-makers speak to students.
Guest speakers
Guest speaker

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Guidelines for TeachersVietnam wall

Teacher Guidelines for Linking Students to the Vietnam Era
A web site  based on Millbrook's Lessons of Vietnam Class designed and taught by Ms. Poling. Posted at the Community in the Classroom Web Site at WCPSS.

Curriculum Guide
2002 VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Lindy Poling's guide to setting up a Community-in-the-Classroom program to enliven and improve a Social Studies curriculum.

Teaching the Lessons of Vietnam [word doc]
A rationale for the LOV class by Lindy G. Poling recently published in The War and The Wall.

Teachers Conference Teach Vietnam Teachers' Network and Teachers Conference [word doc]
In July 2002, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund officially launched its newest program – the Teach Vietnam Teachers’ Network.

New!  Webcast:

Speaker: Ms. Lindy Poling presents
how to incorporate oral histories into the curriculum through community speakers, pen pal links, and a field trip to Washington, DC.
Event: The 5th Teach Vietnam Teachers Network National Conference at American University, July, 2008

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Honors & Awards

Poling with award

Nov 24, 2008 - Millbrook High social studies teacher Lindy Poling was recently presented the Kiwanis International Distinguished Service/District Patriotism Award from the California, Hawaii, Nevada District of the Kiwanis. Read story......

Ms. Poling Again Featured in USA Today -March 14, 2005 Personal approach revisits the past with a point of view.

USA TODAY Honors Millbrook High Teacher - October 14, 2004
USA Today named Millbrook High teacher Lindy Poling one of the 20 teachers from across the nation on their All-USA Teacher First Team. Mrs. Poling has been a history teacher at Millbrook High School since 1984. She has earned honors in Wake County and across the country for her Community-in-the-Classroom approach to studying history and her class, Lessons of Vietnam/Recent International Relations. Full USA Today Article or Read more from WCPSS.

2006 NC History Teacher of the Year - NEW YORK, NY (AUGUST 8, 2006) – Lindy Poling, a social studies teacher and department chair at Millbrook High School in Raleigh has been named North Carolina History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America. Full Story


2002 Teacher of the Year - Lindy G. Poling, US History Teacher at Millbrook High School in Raleigh, NC has been selected as the 2002 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year.  This award is designed to recognize the nation's top elementary, junior high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America's history and traditions. Ms. Poling was sponsored by VFW Post 10225 Garner, NC. Read More...

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Lessons of Vietnam Class

paw print Learn more about Ms. Poling and the Lessons of Vietnam class. They are featured on a video segment of the Wake County Public Schools cable show The School Connection


paw print Student Essay: My Experience Learning the Lessons of Vietnam

paw print The Lessons of Vietnam Course at Millbrook High: A Link's Perspective

paw print "Developing Citizens of the World," an article by Ms. Lindy Poling, published in the Winter 2008-09 edition of Global TeachNet, a National Peace Corps Association publication. (See pp.6-7) .........Link

paw print Teach Your Children: Reflection on our 2005 Field Trip to the Wall [doc] [pdf]

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Lessons of Vietnam Field Trip

For three days each spring semester, Ms. Poling's Lessons of Vietnam class takes a field trip to Washington, D.C.
Read more about this valuable experience in
" How the Vietnam War Still Touches Us."

 Vietnam Wall

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NC Capitol Forum

On March 23, 2001, a team of LOV students participated in the NC Capitol Forum. Learn more about this exciting experience in our presentation.

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Capitol Forum group photo

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