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Reflective Teaching: A 30 day challenge for teachers

I have been neglecting this blog over the past 6 months or so. I had been in the habit of writing every week but since diving headlong into rewrites and revisions for my PhD, I have had little time. 116 more words


VIDEO ANALYSIS #2: Reading Like A Historian Overview


As a new history teacher, I wanted to learn more about other strategies that were being used in history education around the nation. I decided to explore the Teaching Channel (Tch) for ideas of what kinds of activities should be expected in a high school history class. 539 more words


Professor Binns

For those of you who are familiar with the novel series, Harry Potter, you’ll need no explanation about the title of this post, but for others, let’s talk… 495 more words

Some Simple Rants On History

The Centenary of the First World War...for kids?

100 years ago, the First World War began. Events all over the world are marking the date. We are all remembering the millions of people killed. 725 more words


Rethinking Demark Vesey

In the past, I have taught that Denmark Vesey, who was a free black man in the South, organized a failed slave insurrection in South Carolina. 472 more words


The Importance of Teaching History Accurately


            The next book in my Our America series is published! The Pioneer Adventure continues Finn and Ginny’s search for their lost parents. For more information and a pdf of free activities to go along with the book, click on the… 404 more words

Homeschool History

Congress Takes an Interest in Adjuncts' Working Conditions

Sara Jerde at the The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Strengthening Transparency Act” which requires “colleges to publish data on a government-run website that show the ratio of the number of courses taught by part-time instructors to those taught by full-time faculty members.” 219 more words