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The Role of Uncertainty in Historical Thinking

I read a really interesting article today on Aeon from Stanford University history professor Caroline Winterer about the American Revolution, the creation of the U.S. Constitution, and enlightenment ideals. 634 more words


NBC's new time travel show; Memorable VP debate moments; Infamous San Fran murder; Something really scary in the classroom

NBC has a new show premiering tonight which involves a team of time travelers chasing an evil dude throughout time and setting things right that he messes up. 296 more words

Teaching Bangsa Moro history

Sometime in 1991 or earlier, Mr. Alfonso Felix, Jr. obtained copies of two historical documents from the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid  written in 1755. He promptly translated the two texts entitled “The Siege of Palumpong” and “The Battle of Iligan.” The Society of Jesus printed the original Spanish texts in 1755 in Manila. 1,552 more words

Bangsa Moro

Zinn-ister Intent

The New York Times boldly proclaimed Howard Zinn’s…. A People’s History should be required reading for all college students.  Professors and high school teachers alike have responded by making Zinn’s screed one of the top ten requested academic books.  279 more words


The flattening of the disciplines 

Carl Trueman notes an important trend in the way that contemporary educational institutions flatten the distinctions between disciplines and relegate the content of classes to insignificance: 430 more words

Modern World

That time I turned my room into the Trenches of WWI!

My 9th grade class is interesting. I spend most of my days and time preparing and teaching 7th graders. I want their class to be just as exciting but I recognize that they are older, the content in the class is much more intense and rigorous BUT they still need to enjoy the lesson in order to learn. 490 more words


September 1

Every September, Stowe, Vermont, hosts The British Invasion, when a bunch of folks fly over the Pond and spent some early foliage time motoring around in their nifty little cars. 212 more words