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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The other day, I was working with students to analyze a series of primary historical documents.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

John D. Imperial

Accomplished elementary and middle school math and science teacher with a clear and consistent record of delivering quality instruction to students in the nation’s third largest school district. 61 more words

Teacher Mission Statement

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 obtained copies of two historical documents from the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid  written in 1755.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