Classpages of Mr. Plencner Taft High School

Who is Mr. Plencner?




Debate Team

"A country without a memory is a country of madmen."

- George Santayana




Above is a photo I took of the 1000 year-old pueblo at Taos, a center of defiance for the Puebloan people since the 17th century. Hardly a place in this country has seen more history. These buildings have been blown apart by American cannons, burned down by armies of Spanish conquistadores, and attacked by the arrows Navajo warriors, yet they still stand proclaiming the story of the people who lived inside.


Current Class pages are accessible with the links below. Please refer to Gradespeed for assignment lists, grades, calendar. The pages at this website include readings, special assignments, resources, and study guides.

A.P. United States History (APUSH)


Chicago History (CHGO)

Honors U.S. History (HUSH)

classpage I'm not teaching this class in 2017-8.

Contemporary American History (CAH)

classpage I'm not teaching this class in 2016-17.

Big Bill Taft's Hodge Podge

general links for all Who is Mr. Plencner? Download my favorite song about Taft

Custer's Last Stand (Old Classes)

Global Iss 05-06 AP Euro 05-06 USH 06-07 WS 06-07 All Classes of 07-08 All Classes of 08-09 All Classes of 09-10 All classes of 11-12 All classes of 12-13


If you have a problem, fix it! I am available for tutoring and to answer questions generally by appointment and most days after or before school. Please do not hesitate to stop by for anything or to e-mail me.


Keep in touch via my website or by e-mail.  Updated 8/31/17