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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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Non-Linear Google Slides Presentations: Weimar Republic Political Parties

Last spring in my Digital Literacies and Emerging Technology grad class, we were asked to create a non-linear experience using PowerPoint or another similar tool.  In addition to the non-linear format, there had to be a place for discussion. My … Continue reading

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A Procedure for Reading Difficult Documents

As you would not chug a hot cup of tea, you also should not speed through a primary document! You risk a burnt tongue and not fully understanding what you just read. Try reading Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal quickly! … Continue reading

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Teaching Historical Interpretation: Interpreting Student Life Events

“Who even knows if this really happened,” one of my students declared this year. “How do you think? How does one find out about anything?” I responded wanting to discuss how history is formed – the need to find artifacts … Continue reading

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Going Meta: Cataloguing My Past Two Years of Blogging

As my blog turned two this past week, I felt it would be a good time to look back at one of the things I have worked on in my spare time these past few years. Over the past two … Continue reading

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The Perfect Match: Music and Primary Document Pairing

“We’re not gonna take it. No, we ain’t gonna take it. Oh, we’re not gonna take it anymoooore.” While preparing for the upcoming school year, Twisted Sister’s epic protest song began playing as I read the Declaration of Independence. Obviously … Continue reading

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American Vision Dating Game: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the Importance of Sharing

Sometimes you put an idea out “there” and the world amazes you. That is absolutely what happened in this case. As many know, I am involved in a historical improv show called An Improvised People’s History. In order to  learn more … Continue reading

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