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Curriculum History Uncovering History

Wisdom Over Knowledge

One approach that I have definitely embraced is to allow students to explore the meanings of concepts before presenting them with labels, i.e. formal definitions curated or generated by me.

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Curriculum History

Slavery, Images, and Memory

My students at school and I worked through a wide range of human experiences in our study of World History last week. We finished the fourth week study of the Early Modern Atlantic World. Students were familiar with colonialism and coerced labor systems. This week focused on Africa and the Transatlantic Slave System. I have […]

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Assessment History Practice Questions

Practice Questions: American Civil War

United States History textbooks can hostile terrain for BIPOC students. In Advanced Placement US History classes, which frequently lean heavily into the textbook as a means of delivery content, students see racist imagery, “fair and balanced” descriptions of architects of White supremacy, such John C. Calhoun, and a story of America narrated from a settler’s […]

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History

Always Epic

History Fest is always epic, and this year was no exception.

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Historical Thinking History Uncovering History

In the Archives

I’ve been thinking a lot more about archives over the past year. This may appear odd, given my investment in historical study. In my study and practice as high school history educator engaged with academic history, however, discussions around archives separate how academic historians—producers of historical knowledge—and history teachers and students—consumers of historical knowledge view […]

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Curriculum Historical Thinking History Lesson Plans

Titus: Self-Emancipated

Students read an excerpt from the book which is entry point to considering how Landers constructed historical knowledge from advertisements for runaway slaves and to learning about how some enslaved people sought freedom

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Assessment History Practice Questions

Renaissance Practice Questions

Use an excerpt from an academic history to help students see the complexity of the idea of a European Renaissance

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Assessment History Practice Questions

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.