PODCAST: Byline - A teacher makes history come alive

"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it," or so the saying goes. How do you make people interested or care? Tom Clark, a history teacher at Lake Central High School, has a plethora of old wartime artifacts in his classroom, including several pieces from the USS Arizona. The 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred Dec. 7. However, even though Clark's collection of objects is astounding, his bigger impact is the hands-on experience he assigns his students. They're given files of soldiers, many killed or missing in action, and tasked with aggregating as many materials as they can, such as letters, photos and more. The grand project, which Clark has assigned for years, takes students on an immersive journey into lives and different time periods.

Kale is a digital producer with the Times. He is a Region native, hailing from Schererville. He writes feature stories, shoots photos, and co-produces Byline, a Times podcast. He is a graduate of Indiana University.