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History

Practice Questions: American Revolutionary Era

NB: these questions might be illegal in some states.

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Curriculum History

Civil War

Equal parts book review, curricular ideas, and lament.

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Curriculum History Lesson Plans Uncovering History

Uncovering Causes of the French Revolution

Oops! I inadvertently posted this lesson plan as blog post. Click here for this slow motion DBQ, and here for other lessons.

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History

Tweeting Point of View

Twitter seems a natural place for analyzing sourcing. I tweet some, and use the site for information on history education, public affairs, and soccer. Tweets in the last category could be useful in the first, because they can show the influence. Tweets from English Premier League teams during matches often reveal points of view, without […]

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Curriculum History

Vast Anti-Imperial Conspiracy

Reading Underground Asia broadened, deepened, and challenged my understanding of revolution and anti-imperialism in the first three decades of the twentieth century.

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Curriculum History

Returning to History

Lately, it seems, we are always returning. Returning to school, returning for a new term or to an old format that feels new. Like many folks, inside and outside of education, the past twenty-two months have disrupted time my sense of time. Transitions dominate my mental state, and judging from teacher Twitter tonight, I am […]

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History

Returning

Reflecting on the disruptions to schooling over the past eighteen months, I keep drifting back to a pair of tweets to make sense of student response and to focus my attention on their education. One is from the early days of the pandemic, the time of emergency online teaching. For me, as a teacher, the […]

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Writing About Plague

Students used multiple sources to draw defensible conclusions about the plague

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Curriculum Historical Thinking History Uncovering History

Using Historical Sources about the Plague

After introducing students to the historical processes around understanding plague pandemics yesterday, I guided my classes through primary sources on the Black Death in Europe and the Middle East today. This is such a work in progress that I added documents as the day went on. Like yesterday I used Slides with Pear Deck for […]

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Understanding the Plague

Today, I debuted a new lesson on the Second Plague Pandemic. While it is definitely a work in progress, I was excited to do more than survive the day. For this lesson my goal was for students to understand more about the medieval Eurasian plague, while also wrapping their minds around how the construction of […]

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