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Another example of why it's important to teach history properly

In an interesting Foreign Policy article on the role that history textbooks can play in shaping or even causing international disputes, we find this, from our best close ally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 170 more words


Increasing Student Engagement in the History Classroom

By Curriki Guest Blogger Amy Scheuer

Teachers are often faced with the challenge of making teaching and learning history more engaging. Here are some techniques to increase engagement in the history classroom, paired with resource suggestions from a newly curated American History collection on Curriki that is comprised of materials spanning from colonial America to the modern era! 530 more words


Update on Jackson Speed at the High Tide

The trauma of NaNoWriMo has left me speechless. I’ve not written a blog post in two months.

For you fans of Jackson Speed, here’s where things stand: The fourth book is written but I am still editing/rewriting. 487 more words

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Avoiding Debatable Debates in Tutorial

Discussion is all well and good, but nothing inspires class engagement like a debate (arguably this statement in and of itself is debatable)!

It has been a while since my last post, however, a successful round of active learning in both of my tutorials today has prompted me to share guidelines and strategies for classroom debates.   931 more words

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Looking for Patterns in History

Rheingold (2012) presents an insightful text for secondary history teachers to use when demonstrating both how to write as a historian and why history is important. 389 more words



For the benefit of those who might be new to this blog, I am re-posting some of the introductory information.


On the Dark Art of Marking

While marking papers towards the end of last semester, I promised myself I would soon write about the thought processes that go into creating an assignment, establishing a marking rubric, and grading a research paper. 1,742 more words

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