Mr. Abdella's Webpage
Department of History
St. John's High School
Welcome to my Web Page!
Students should click on the link at the left which corresponds to their class in order to access class procedures, syllabi, etc. If you are looking for the Model United Nations, please scroll down for the link to our club website.
Mr. Abdella is the Chief Faculty Moderator of the St. John's Model United Nations. We run our own Regional Conference in October and travel to National Conferences run by Brown University and the University of Chicago. The U.N. meets on Tuesdays in Remillard Hall 2:30-3:45pm.
What is History?
“Consider that the things of the present also existed in times past; and consider that they will be the same again…all the same plays, only with different actors.”
--Emperor Marcus Aurelius
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Who is Mr. Abdella?
A graduate of St. John’s, class of 1992, Mr. Charles Abdella has his Bachelor’s degree in History from Boston College and his Master’s degree in Ancient History from Columbia University.
To contact Mr. Abdella, you can call 508-842-8934 x504 or (preferably) email him at firstname.lastname@example.orgReading: If I were stranded on a desert island, these are the books I would need to have with me. (You want books on a desert island?) You are dealing with a guy who read the Iliad to his infant daughters... My love of reading and writing tends towards the extreme.
Writing: Mr. Abdella is a lover of the written word and an annual contributor to the SJ Icon. Read some of his writing here:
Recent ICON Poetry
Poetic Essay on the Red Sox
published in the Boston Globe in 1999 (before the WS victories)
Another Poetic Essay on the Red Sox
published in the Icon in 2008 (after the WS victories)
(In no order)
1. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
2. The Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)
3. The Bible
4. The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoevsky)
5. The Riverside Shakespeare
6. The Norton Anthology of Poetry
7. Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy (Adams)
8. Teacher Man (McCourt)
9. The Iliad (Homer, Fagles translation)
10. John Adams (McCullough)
11. A Farewell to Arms (Hemingway)
12. Twelve Caesars (Suetonius)
13. Wuthering Heights (Bronte)
14. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Tolkien)
15. The Art of War (Sun Tze)
16. The Prince (Machiavelli)
17. To Kill A Mockingbird (Lee)
18. The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides)
19. Three Cups of Tea (Mortenson)
20. Beowulf (Heaney translation)
21. The Epic of Gilgamesh (Mitchell translation)
22. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hosseini)
23. Now I Can Die in Peace (Simmons)
24. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Rowling)
25. Drive (Bird)