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Psychology in history teaching ...

I read a couple of (the many) fascinating posts on Harry Fletcher-Wood’s teaching blog recently:

Five psychological findings every history teacher should know

One point was on the importance of telling stories, gathered from Willingham’s  316 more words

Teacher Training

Adjunct History Instructor at Solano Community College

Dear readers, this week I was fortunate enough to be hired as an adjunct history instructor at Solano Community College in Fairfield, Northern California. Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County, about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. 300 more words

History Education

Historical Thinking Skills Text

I have been working on this text this summer. It will be done by September, which gives us time to edit, revise, and make changes as needed. 101 more words

Academic Life

AP US History Course Changes

I will admit that motivated students who get a chance to engage in historical discussions in my classes are fortunate. My students discuss slavery in the textbook, as well as the historiographical arguments and debates that shapes textbooks. 73 more words


I Moonlight as a History Teacher

I suppose there’s a fair dose of irony in that headline, since teaching is my full-time job, and I do love it. But it is hard to turn off the writer, and it’s not even possible. 454 more words

Teaching & Education

Nordic Migration to the U.S. – Interactive Map

(Screen Shot: ThorNews/ Expedia)

On 5 July 1825 the first emigrants left Norway and Stavanger in a sloop to start a new and better life in the US. 221 more words


Sean Munger reblogged this on www.seanmunger.com and commented:

This article from the ThorNews blog is really quite interesting. It's the history of Nordic immigration to the United States, in one handy map! I love technology because it allows us to find new dimensions on the teaching and understanding of history, as this map illustrates. Good job ThorNews, as always.

Preparing for teacher training - a pre-reading list

As I write this, I have five months to go until I start my PGDipEd teacher training year … 475 more words

Teacher Training