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Observations in Teaching

I recently visited an upper level undergraduate poetry class taught by a professor of English.  This particular poetry class took place in a conference room within the English Department’s administrative office suite – it was mid-day.  993 more words

Teaching History

The Key to Historical Thinking is....

Thinking about teaching History, much less the act of doing so, has not been something that has crossed my mind to any extent.  My main pursuits have centered on becoming an independent researcher.   582 more words

Teaching History

Teaching History by Sailing the Jericho River

How an Unusual Novel and an Ohio Teacher Are Repackaging History Education

I’m the author of a fantasy novel that teaches history, and a high school teacher in Ohio has done some smart, creative instruction with it. 985 more words

Author's Corner

Hidden Figures Made Me Want to Spit Nails!

Yesterday I saw the movie “Hidden Figures’ which was an excellent portrayal of 3 black women who changed the outcome of NASA’s space program through their intelligence, their work and their amazing abilities. 710 more words

Straight Talk From Pam

366 Days: Compelling Stories From World History by Scott Allsop

So, my old University mucker Scott  – Mr Allsop to you and I – has written a book. Scott has dedicated his career as an award-winning history teacher to engaging the young ‘uns in history, to spread the nerdy joy of history (so much nerdy joy!) and equip the next generation with the historian’s ability to interpret evidence and formulate a coherent argument – an important life skill. 498 more words

Book Review

Life Interrupted: History and the Possibility of Life Lessons

The other day, I was working with students to analyze a series of primary historical documents. It’s something we do often in history classes, but as we were discussing Jewish responses to the Holocaust at the end of the war, a different conversation started up inside my head. 757 more words

Christianity/Faith And History

Children and "The Star Spangled Banner"

Bringing our National Anthem to Life

Few books have the power to move young students and make a difference; this one does. Whenever I sing our National Anthem with children, I pull out my well-loved and very worn book, … 635 more words