Tag Archives: History Teaching

Muchas Gracias: Responding to a “Thankfulness Challenge”

[NOTE: Much of this post originated as a series of “status updates” on Facebook.  I have made a few minor revisions and appended some comments.] * * * * *                           Day 1:  A friend nominated me to undertake a ten-day “challenge,” listing … Continue reading

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“That’s Why They Paid Me the Big Bucks” (Be True to Your School, I)

[NOTE: What follows is a revised version of an editorial from the final issue I edited of Atlanta’s Finest Prep School’s (AFPS) History Department newsletter, upon the occasion of my retirement. The title phrase was one I used regularly with … Continue reading

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The Little Course That Did–Introduction to History, a Semester Elective for 9th and 10th Graders (History Lesson Plans, 4)

[Note:  Over two decades ago, I was asked to create a one-semester elective History course open to 9th and 10th graders.  It didn’t seem to matter what area(s) of History it covered, so long as the course was rigorous, at … Continue reading

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Reflecting in History’s Mirror (History Lesson Plans, 3)

[NOTE: In a previous post, I introduced the “Lecture-Discussion” conundrum, the pedagogical approach favored by the prep school history department that had hired me. What did “Lecture-Discussion” mean, as a way to impart information to adolescents? I firmly believed, as … Continue reading

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The Lecture-Discussion Conundrum (History Lesson Plans, 2)

By the time I signed on to teach History at a prep school, I had spent five years learning to be a college professor; in my new job, I was expected to be a teacher. I was informed by my … Continue reading

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