Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Love of History: Nature or Nurture? Yes!!

 [NOTE:  In my last post, I looked at the debate over standardized testing as the “end game” of the History curriculum, and I suggested instead that we need to–gasp!–inculcate a “love of History” in our students. I want to look this time at how … Continue reading

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It’s Navel-Gazing Time for Historians (Again)

 Wouldn’t you know it?  No sooner does another school year end than harried historians, most of whom are panting for summer break like a marathoner at mile 26, learned that Sarah Palin, on a historical tour in Boston, delivered a … Continue reading

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