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One aspect of teaching that continues to strike me is how captivating students can find the lesser-known elements of historical events. For example, my students are intrigued to learn that approximately 400 women disguised themselves as men so they could fight in the Civil War for the Union and the Confederacy.
Seeing kids get stuck in the doldrums continues to be a motivating factor for my involvement and love of education. I truly want to help students get their ship moving.
One of the biggest (and let’s face it, most annoying!) problems I face when teaching history is that students lack an understanding of what a scholarly source is.
The 116th Congress is historically significant. More women than ever have joined Congress. In fact, women make up nearly one-quarter of the new Congress. Our latest infographic presents a visual history of women in Congress.
There’s a deeper meaning in that document! Remind students to use HIPPO—Historical Context, Intended Audience, Purpose, Point of View, Outside Information—to analyze primary and secondary sources.
Like many teachers, I’m confident that I have been called a variety names by my darling students. One of my favorites has been Mrs. Persig.
June 26, 2019Stephen A. McCoy The Socratic method is all about asking questions of the world around us. At its core, it is simply asking questions of things
The problem is that too many educators use textbooks in the classroom as the end all be all for what students need to know. Textbooks are merely meant to be supplemental to whatever else you are using in the classroom.