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Carl Degler, historian and teacher

I read my journals. I participate in the online discussion forums with other teachers and historians. I attend the conferences. Yet, I just learned today that one of the giants in the field, Carl Degler, passed away. 78 more words


What is Cinco de Mayo? A History Lesson and a Salsa Recipe

I just typed “Cinco de Mayo” into google, hit “search” and clicked on “images”. This was the first thing that I saw:

It’s a promo banner from a website for the… 1,485 more words


Using Locally Available Resources in Teaching History

One of the faculty marked assignments  that were given in our graduate studies class last semester involved the conduct of  a brief survey of locally available resources for teaching history. 472 more words


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

Jackson Speed