Virtual Room 204 👨🏼‍🏫

Explore Clintondale High School's Room 204 by taking this virtual tour, complete with close-up images of the contents of the classroom. Full explanations of each item, mostly provided by Wikipedia, can be seen by following the links below.

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Foundational Documents of the United States
The Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
The Constitution of the United States
Ratified in 1788, the Constitution serves as the supreme law of the United States of America. It delineates the national frame of government.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | WHG | Law
The United States Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights, ratified in 1791, comprises the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | WHG | Law
The Articles of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union was an agreement among the 13 original states of the United States of America that served as its first frame of government.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

Flags of the United States
50-star Flag of the United States
The current national flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white, with a blue union bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars alternate with rows of five stars.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
48-star Flag of the United States
The national flag of the United States from 1912 through 1959, this flag was carried by American troops in World War I and World War II.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | WHG | Film
35-star Flag of the United States
The national flag of the United States from 1863 to 1865, maintaining the stars for the rebelling Southern states in the flag's union.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | Film
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner, with 15 stars and 15 stripes, was the garrison flag that flew over Fort McHenry during the naval portion of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
The Betsy Ross Flag
The Betsy Ross flag is a reconstructed early design for the flag of the United States, which is conformant to the Flag Act of 1777 and has 13 stars arranged in a circle.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
The Grand Union Flag
Grand Union Flag, also called "The Continental Colors", shows the British Union Flag of 1606 in the canton, while its field consisted of seven red and six white alternated stripes representing the 13 colonies.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
The Gadsden Flag
The Gadsden flag is a historical flag with a yellow field depicting a timber rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike above the words, "Dont Tread on Me".
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
The Bennington Flag
The Bennington flag, with its distinguishing feature of a large '76' in the canton, is a version of the American flag associated with the Battle of Bennington, from which it derives its name.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
United States Capitol Flag
The 5-foot by 8-foot cotton flag was flown over the United States Capitol by the Architect of the Capitol on June 14, 2021, as requested through the office of Senator Debbie Stabenow.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Contemporary Presidential Campaign Signage

1988 Presidential Election - November 8, 1988
Republican Ticket:
Vice President George H.W. Bush & Senator Dan Quayle
Democratic Ticket:
Governor Michael Dukakis & Senator Lloyd Bentsen
Electoral Votes:
Bush/Quayle: 426 
Dukakis/Bentsen: 111
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

1992 Presidential Election - November 3, 1992
Republican Ticket:
President George H.W. Bush & Vice President Dan Quayle
Democratic Ticket:
Governor Bill Clinton & Senator Al Gore
Electoral Votes:
Bush/Quayle: 168
Clinton/Gore: 370 
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

1996 Presidential Election - November 5, 1996
Democratic Ticket:
President Bill Clinton & Vice President Al Gore
Republican Ticket:
Senator Bob Dole & Secretary Jack Kemp
Electoral Votes:
Clinton/Gore: 379 
Dole/Kemp: 159
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

2000 Presidential Election - November 7, 2000
Democratic Ticket:
Vice President Al Gore & Senator Joe Lieberman
Republican Ticket:
Governor George W. Bush & Secretary Dick Cheney
Electoral Votes:
Gore/Lieberman: 266
Bush/Cheney: 271 
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

2004 Presidential Election - November 2, 2004
Republican Ticket:
President George W. Bush & Vice President Dick Cheney
Democratic Ticket:
Senator John Kerry & Senator John Edwards
Electoral Votes:
Bush/Cheney: 286 
Kerry/Edwards: 251
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

2008 Presidential Election - November 4, 2008
Republican Ticket:
Senator John McCain & Governor Sarah Palin
Democratic Ticket:
Senator Barack Obama & Senator Joe Biden
Electoral Votes:
McCain/Palin: 173
Obama/Biden: 365 
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

2012 Presidential Election - November 6, 2012
Democratic Ticket:
President Barack Obama & Vice Preident Joe Biden
Republican Ticket:
Governor Mitt Romney & Congressman Paul Ryan
Electoral Votes:
Obama/Biden: 332 
Romney/Ryan: 206
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

2016 Presidential Election - November 8, 2016
Democratic Ticket:
Secretary Hillary Clinton & Senator Tim Kaine
Republican Ticket:
Donald Trump & Governnor Mike Pence
Electoral Votes:
Clinton/Kaine: 227
Trump/Pence: 304 
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

2020 Presidential Election - November 3, 2020
Republican Ticket:
President Donald Trump & Vice President Mike Pence
Democratic Ticket:
Vice President Joe Biden & Senator Kamala Harris
Electoral Votes:
Trump/Pence: 232
Biden/Harris: 306 
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flags of the Armed Services of the United States
Flag of the President of the United States
Signifying his role as commander in chief of the Armed Forces, the flag of the president of the United States consists of the presidential coat of arms on a dark blue background.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the Vice President of the United States
The flag of the vice president of the United States consists of the U.S. vice presidential coat of arms on a white background, with four dark blue stars in the corners.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the United States Army
The flag of the United States Army displays a blue replica of the War Office Seal set on a white field above both a scroll bearing the inscription, "United States Army," and "1775," the year in which the Continental Army was created.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the United States Marine Corps
The flag of the United States Marine Corps (also known as the standard or battle color) is the flag used to represent the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as its subsidiary units and formations.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the United States Navy
The flag of the United States Navy consists of the seal of the U.S. Department of the Navy in the center, above a yellow scroll inscribed "United States Navy" in dark blue letters, against a dark blue background.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the United States Air Force
The flag of the United States Air Force consists of the U.S. Air Force's crest and shield, which itself comprises 13 white stars and the Department of the Air Force's coat of arms on a field of blue.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the United States Coast Guard
The flag of the United States Coast Guard is white with a dark blue Great Seal of the United States; the shield on the eagle's breast has a blue chief over vertical red and white stripes.
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Flag of the United States Space Force
The flag of the United States Space Force is a black field supporting elements of the Space Force seal, including the delta wing, globe, elliptical orbit, Polaris star, and star clusters.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
National League of Families POW/MIA Flag
Often referred to as the POW/MIA flag, it was adopted in 1972 and consists of the official emblem of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia in white on a black background.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Portraits and Iconography
George Washington by Stuart
Gilbert Stuart's most popular portraits of Washington are the so-called Athenaeum type. The striking portraits made Gilbert a major player in the development of Washington as a cultural icon, as the works sold far and wide.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Washington Crossing the Delaware by Leutze
Emanuel Leutze's 1851 painting commemorates General Washington's crossing of the Delaware River with the Continental Army on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the Revolutionary War.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
George Washington by Houdon
The bust of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon, used as a model for Houdon's life-size statue of Washington housed in the Virginia State Capitol, is considered one of the most accurate depictions of the subject.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Alexander Hamilton by Trumbull
John Trumbull's 1806 portrait of Alexander Hamilton, author of both Federalist No. 70 and Federalist No. 78 and the first Secretary of the Treasury, has been used as the inspiration for the portrait engraved on the obverse of the $10 bill since 1928.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | AP Micro  | Econ
James Madison by Stuart
Gilbert Stuart's 1821 portrait of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States and author of Federalist No. 10 and No. 51, was hailed as "The Father of the Constitution" for his efforts to ensure ratification of the document.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
John Marshall by Inman
Henry Inman's 1832 portrait of Chief Justice John Marshall captures his determination to establish the Supreme Court's independent role within the federal goverment upon which he authored the 1803 decision of Marbury v. Madison.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Thomas Jefferson by Peale
Rembrandt Peale's 1800 portrait of the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | AP Micro | Econ
Declaration of Independence by Trumbull
John Trumbull's 1818 depiction of the presentation of Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence to the Second Continental Congress.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Abraham Lincoln by Healy
In George P.A. Healy's 1869 painting — inspired by another of Healy's paintings, The Peacemakers — a contemplative Lincoln is observed alone, leaning forward in a chair, with his elbow on his knee and his head resting on his hand.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | Film
Abraham Lincoln by French
Abraham Lincoln is a colossal seated figure of the 16th president of the United States sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1920. It is in the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | Film
Lee Surrenders to Grant by Ferris
Jean Ferris's depiction of the negotiations between Generals Grant and Lee on the terms of surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, to end the Civil War.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | Film
Calvin Coolidge Portrait
Calvin Coolidge served as the 30th president of the United States, gaining a reputation as a small-government conservative and a proponent of a laissez-faire economic policy during the 1920s.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | AP Micro | Econ
Ronald Reagan Portrait
Ronald Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States, introducing a supply-side fiscal policy to the federal government and a virulent anti-communist foreign policy at the end of the Cold War.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | AP Micro | Econ | Film
Senator Bob Dole Autographed Portrait
Bob Dole was a United States senator from Kansas, as well as the Republican nominee for president of the United States in 1996; Senator Dole was the first presidential candidate Mr. Carpenter voted for.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Speaker Newt Gingrich Autographed Portrait
In 1994, Newt Gingrich led the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives to the majority for the first time since 1953, through the platform known as "The Contract With America".
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Seal of the President of the United States
The seal of the president of the United States is used to mark correspondence from the president of the United States to Congress, and is also used as a symbol of the presidency itself.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Joe Biden Portrait
The 46th and current president of the United States, President Biden was inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Kamala Harris Portrait
The 49th and current vice president of the United States, Vice President Harris was inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Great Seal of the United States (Obverse)
The Great Seal is a principal national symbol of the United States. The obverse of the seal depicts the national coat of arms of the United States.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Gretchen Whitmer Portrait
The 49th and current governor of the State of Michigan, Governor Whitmer was inaugurated on January 1, 2019.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Garlin Gilchrist Portrait
The 64th and current lieutenant governor of the State of Michigan, Lieutenant Governor Gilchrist was inaugurated on January 1, 2019.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Breslin Court (2000 - 2010)
The Jack Breslin Student Events Center, home to the Michigan State Spartans men's's basketball team, housed the court that was the same floor on which the Spartans won the 2000 NCAA Men's Tournament in Indianapolis.
Courses: N/A
Coach Izzo 600 Career Wins
Tom Izzo, the longest-tenured coach in the Big Ten Conference, has been the head coach at Michigan State University since 1995. On March 6, 2022, Izzo surpassed Indiana's Bob Knight for the most wins by a men's basketball coach at a Big Ten school with 663.
Courses: N/A
The Izzone Panorama
The Izzone is the Michigan State University men's basketball team student section. With close to 5,000 members, the Izzone helps give the Breslin Center an exciting and intimidating atmosphere, and a considerable home-court advantage.
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"Have You Kicked A Wolverine Today?"
"It's been called an inferiority complex. It's been called jealousy. Mike Hart infamously labeled us 'Little Brother.' Michigan State University does not like the University of Michigan. But why?"
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"Beyond This Place There Be Dragons"
Derivations of "Here be dragons" mean dangerous or unexplored territories, where potential dangers were thought to exist. As Dragons, it is a challenge to Clintondale students and alumni to take what they've learned here and go as far as their talents lead them.
Courses: WHG | Film
Funko Pop! Figurines
George Washington
The presidency of George Washington began on April 30, 1789, when Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1797. Washington took office after the 1788–89 presidential election, in which he was elected unanimously. Washington was re-elected unanimously in the 1792 presidential election, and chose to retire after two terms.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Abraham Lincoln
The presidency of Abraham Lincoln began on March 4, 1861, when Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States, and ended upon his assassination and death on April 15, 1865, 42 days into his second term. Lincoln successfully presided over the Union victory in the American Civil War, which dominated his presidency and resulted in the end of slavery.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | WHG | Film
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan's tenure as the 40th president of the United States began with his first inauguration on January 20, 1981, and ended on January 20, 1989. Reagan took office following a landslide victory over Democratic incumbent President Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential election. Four years later, in the 1984 election, he defeated Democrat former vice president Walter Mondale to win re-election in a larger landslide.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ | AP Micro | Econ | Film
Benjamin Franklin
Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, serving as a drafter and signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam is a common national personification of the federal government of the United States or the country in general.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ

Dwight K. Schrute
Dwight Kurt Schrute III is a fictional character on The Office. He was a salesman and the assistant to the regional manager at Dunder Mifflin, a paper distribution company, before his promotion to assistant regional manager and later to regional manager.
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Supergirl
Supergirl is the name of several fictional superheroines appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The original, current, and most well known Supergirl is Kara Zor-El, the cousin of superhero Superman.
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Rick Grimes
Rick Grimes is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the post-apocalyptic comic book series The Walking Dead and the first nine seasons of the television series of the same name.
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Sparty
Sparty is the mascot of Michigan State University. Sparty is usually depicted as a muscular male Spartan warrior-athlete dressed in stylized Greek costume.
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Manipulatives and Teaching References
The White House
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States. The term White House is often used as a metonym for the president and his advisers.
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United States Capitol
The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
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"I'm Just a Bill" Figurine
"I'm Just a Bill" is a 1976 Schoolhouse Rock! segment. It is about how a bill becomes a law, how it must go through Congress and how it can be vetoed by the president.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the State of Michigan
Michigan is the 10th-largest state by population, the 11th-largest by area, and the largest by area east of the Mississippi River.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of the City of Detroit
Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is also the largest U.S. city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of government of Wayne County.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of Canada
Canada is a country in North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
Flag of Mexico
Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico.
Courses: AP GoPo | Civ
One Share of Krispy Kreme Stock
Krispy Kreme, Inc. is an American multinational doughnut company and coffeehouse chain.
Courses: Econ
Desk Items
Dragon Figurine
Dragons are reptile-like legendary creatures that appears in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. Dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire.
Courses: N/A
The Ark of the Covenant
The Ark of the Covenant is believed to be the most sacred relic of the Israelites. According to the Book of Exodus, the Ark contained the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments.
Courses: WHG
Sparty Celebriduck
In 1926, Michigan State's first southern baseball training tour provided the setting for the birth of the "Spartans" nickname. It all came about when a Lansing sportswriter imposed the silent treatment on a contest-winning nickname and substituted his own choice, the name that has lasted through the years.
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Call Bell
A call bell is a bell used to give an alarm or notice.
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Awards and Accolades
Bachelor Degree, Michigan State University, 1999
Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science - Public Policy Studies (History minor)
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Master Degree, Michigan State University, 2005
Curriculum and Teaching
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Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2003-2004
The nomination process for Who's Who Among American High School Students Sports Edition and The National Dean's List are given the opportunity to nominate one teacher who has been most influential during their academic career. Because of the high caliber of students involved in this selection process, the teachers featured in Who's Who Among American's Teachers are clearly among our nation's best and most respected teachers.
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Clintondale Homecoming Grand Marshall (2004, 2011)
Multiple grand marshals may often be designated for an iteration of the parade, and may or may not be in actual attendance due to circumstances (including death). A community grand marshal or other designations may be selected alongside a grand marshal to lead the front or other parts of the parade.
Courses: N/A
2006 Time Person of the Year
In 2006, the World Wide Web became a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter.
Courses: N/A
YouTube Play Button
YouTube Creator Awards, commonly known as YouTube Play Buttons, are a series of awards from YouTube that aim to recognize its most popular channels.
Courses: Civ | Econ
2009 Clintondale High School Teacher of the Year
Awarded at the end of the 2008-2009 school year, following Mr. Carpenter's eighth year at Clintondale.
Courses: N/A
Memories and Destinations
Flag of Michigan State University
Michigan State University is a public land-grant research university in East Lansing, Michigan, founded in 1855. Today, Michigan State is one of the largest universities in the United States in terms of enrollment.
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