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Be An American Citizen

Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where the people are themselves free. Our Govern-ment is the servan[t] of the people…The President is merely the most im-portant among a large number of public servants.

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Notes from the Classroom: First Day

First days of class mostly blend together. You know what to expect: some introductory remarks, the syllabus,  perhaps a corny ice-breaker depending on the class size. 659 more words


History, Art, and Archives of the House of Representatives (and the Senate)

I’m a member of a semi-active Facebook group that was started several years ago following the final session of the Century of Progress TAH project. The group was an attempt by project participants to stay somewhat connected and supported after three years of working together. 800 more words


Thoughts for Sunday

In honor of Martin Luther King Day tomorrow:

I have heard numerous southern religious leaders admonish their worshipers to comply with a desegregation decision because it is the law, but I have longed to hear white ministers declare: “Follow this decree because integration is morally right and because the Negro is your brother.” In the midst of blatant injustices inflicted upon the Negro, I have watched white churchmen stand on the sideline and mouth pious irrelevancies and sanctimonious trivialities.

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Tip of the Week: MLK 2017 Resources

Martin Luther King Day is next week and you’ve probably already finalized your lessons. Hopefully you’ve got multiple days built in to widen the discussion to US history, government, and current events. 599 more words


The Reign of Terror-Primary Sources

The period following Louis’s execution became known as ‘The
Terror’ in France. In the years 1793 — 1794, thousands of
people suspected of anti-revolutionary activities or of helping… 210 more words

Political Revolutions

Historical Fiction Research 101

As a confirmed giant nerd, I really, really love researching everything about my setting. One of my favorite parts of the writing process is digging through books (or even better, archives and museums!) and finding out what my characters would eat and wear, what books and news sources they would read, what they might think of important issues of their day, and so on. 735 more words