Author Archives: Michael K. Milton

About Michael K. Milton

I teach students Social Studies at Burlington High School. When I became a teacher, I believed that students would frequently give me apples. This has not happened (not even a Red Delicious ~ a name which is a misnomer). However, my school has given me a MacBook Pro and an iPad in an effort to right this wrong (I assume). I'm very lucky to work in a 1:1 school.

Continental Congressional Law & Order: How I Intend to Use the Declaration of Independence (Next Year)

While some may want a time machine to witness seminal moments in history, I just want to go back a month ago. It was a simpler time back then, a younger Michael Milton went to begin teaching a unit that … Continue reading

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History Investigations: Voices from the Past

As I have begun to mentor an aspiring educator, I’ve been thinking about my various roles as a teacher. At any given moment I am a mentor, a guide, a sources of knowledge, a hero, a villain, a supporting player, a taskmaster, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Exams like a Conspiracy Theorist

My favorite tools to prepare students for midterms is not an app or notecards (although both can absolutely be useful) but rather kitchen twine and Gorilla tape. A few summers ago, I read Making Thinking Visible: How to promote Engagement, … Continue reading

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Hamilton vs. Jefferson: Using Hamilton the Musical in the Classroom | Discovery Education

Below is the start to my post for Discovery Education about using Hamilton the Musical in the classroom! Check it out! _____________________________________________________________________ “And the world’s gonna know your name – What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander … Continue reading

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Shining a Light on the Unknown: Helping Students Understand ISIS and the Syrian Civil War | Discovery Education

My new post for Discovery Education! As a fifth grader during the Gulf War, I distinctly remember Mrs. Spina helping to calm our fears about the war. After giving us a background on the war, Mrs. Spina brought us to … Continue reading

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Historical Digitally Altered Image Project

As many of you have might have seen on my website, I have been digitally altering movie posters and other images to tell a new historical story. The results are often silly but have been a fun outlet for me personally. … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Veterans: Using Inquiry to Discuss Veterans Day | Discovery Education

I’ve recently begun blogging for Discovery Education! My first assignment was to create a lesson for Veterans Day and I am really excited to share this with you! _________________________________________________________________________________ “My name is Michael K. Milton, and I am a US … Continue reading

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