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A Lost, Bowlegged Cossack with Rickets

A medium to longterm goal of mine is a re-write of our ancient civilizations, pre-history, and Neolithic Revolution curriculum. Pre-600 CE is not an area of expertise of mine; I know enough about it to know it’s way more fascinating … Continue reading

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Simple, Convenient and Seemingly Coherent Narrative

Michiko Kakutani provides me with another addition to my nightstand in his review of Jason Stanley’s “How Propaganda Works“. Leaving the Belfer National Conference for Educators years ago I completely re-wrote how I taught “propaganda”, but often felt I missed something … Continue reading

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How Can You Teach Genocide When You Haven’t Seen the Movie?

As a break between the APWH exam and the Global History and Geography Regents exam in June I am experimenting with a Choices unit on genocide. I need to find the right balance between the Choices lesson structure and my usual class … Continue reading

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The Week After

My students were WAY too confident coming out of the APWH exam. After reading the 2015 Free Response Questions I know why they were confident. I also know why I’m terrified. This year’s questions were incredibly fair and straightforward, although … Continue reading

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The World In Which I Live

The World History Association’s annual essay contest offers a $500 prize to K-12 students responding to the question “In what way has the study of world history affected my understanding of the world in which I live?”. Deadline is May 1. … Continue reading

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Everyone Has a Plan

Until they get punched in the mouth. (Thanks Mike!) Thank you religion and public unions for giving us this gift of Spring Break. The APWH exam is about six weeks away, and while I would likely prefer daily checks with … Continue reading

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Other Side of the Looking Glass

I regularly caution students about oversimplified “lessons” to be learned from studying history – the historical record contains enough versions of the past to regularly offer conflicting interpretations. On the long list of historical events I’d caution against drawing analogies … Continue reading

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