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Curriculum History

Civil War

Equal parts book review, curricular ideas, and lament.

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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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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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Writing About Plague

Students used multiple sources to draw defensible conclusions about the plague

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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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The Evergreen Lesson, Online

Preparing to teach World History can be overwhelming, and this year’s uncertainty—for families, for schools, and for society—intensifies this. Attempting “coverage” of World History is a fool’s game in the best of times, and its impossibility is fully manifest amidst the disruption that is 2020. The evergreen lesson is simple: putting primary sources in front […]

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Curriculum History

Black Lives in an Age of Revolutions

Black Lives Matter, and so history teachers must ensure that students understand the agency and the resilience of African descended people in the past

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It’s complicated

Teaching the Haitian Revolutions reveals complexities that we should not avoid. Students should understanding that history is complicated, all simple answers are incomplete.

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