Throwing Moses under the Bus

A High School English Teacher Looks at the Ten Commandments

By John Cabascango

Throwing Moses under the Bus

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  • Pages: 100
  • Publication Date: 9/2/2019
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Throwing Moses under the Bus

A High School English Teacher Looks at the Ten Commandments

By John Cabascango

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  • ISBN: 9781532695636
  • Pages: 100
  • Publication Date: 9/2/2019
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About-

Just thinking about terms like morals, law, and commandments seems dull, maybe even mean-spirited. Still, a quick look at social media, the endless news cycle, and magazines in the grocery checkout line show that we love to hear about failure, recovery, and who has crossed the latest moral boundary. At the same time, the argument over whose boundaries matter or whether they matter doesn’t ever end. In fact, all these stories and concerns start somewhere in high school and keep going. Who can tell me what to do? Why do I have to do things this way? I can’t wait to be free from all these rules. In Throwing Moses Under the Bus, teacher/author John Cabascango examines the ancient rules and stories that show us why these stone-tablet rules still matter in a digital age. Using examples from twenty-one years of teaching, novels, movies, and the American high school hallway, you are invited to see why boundaries matter to people who want to live freely.

Endorsements & Reviews-

American public educators, like those in jurisprudence, confront the supposed separation of church and state. There is something risky about an English teacher’s taking on the Ten Commandments as a text, and yet the author provides a free-spirited playfulness and an appealing modesty to this practical discussion of the Ten Commandments. He does nothing to minimize the awe in which they are held, but offers a useful and entertaining companion for serious young adult readers.”

—Richard C. Taylor, Associate Professor, English, East Carolina University



“As a twenty-five-year teacher in both middle and high schools, Throwing Moses Under the Bus is a very interesting approach to view life. Using the Ten Commandments as a filter to write about culture, and teen culture especially, Mr. Cabascango accurately depicts the climate of today's schools, of the hearts and minds of students. His use of literature is fascinating as illustrations of cultural conflicts with Moses and on-point in showing that ‘there is nothing new under the sun,’ as the writer of Ecclesiastes said. This book is a solid resource for those who would seek first to understand our society's direction.”

—Ron Jones, Retired Teacher, Smithfield Selma High School

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John Cabascango

Bio(s)-

John Cabascango teaches English and Spanish in the International Baccalaureate program at Smithfield Selma High School in Smithfield, North Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and biblical studies and a master’s degree in intercultural studies and TESOL from Wheaton College. In addition, he has a graduate certificate in transnational and multicultural literature from East Carolina University. He lives in Clayton, North Carolina, with his wife Sherri and his three sons Esteban, Santiago, and Cristian, and their dog Fifa. After twenty-one years of teaching, this is his first book.

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