Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
- Fifteen episodes that each run approximately 8 minutes
- Open-ended discussion questions available for download from the disc
- Individual episodes can be purchased from the website and downloaded immediately
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I recently took on the endeavor of creating some content for USHistorySite.com. I figured since most of the visitors to the site were teachers looking for lesson plans and that I could complement the lesson plans with real content...
So... I started with Biographies of the US Presidents. Though I haven't completed all of them... I tried to knock out some of the most important ones.
Enjoy the bios.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Lesson plans, primary sources, quotes and games from our nation's leaders...
Here's a fun presidents name game for the holiday... http://ushistorysite.com/games/president_hangman.php
Thursday, February 09, 2012
There is man named Livius, who endeavors not to suck. In fact he's great. He gives context to all things history. Mostly medieval and Ancient European history (but isn't that usually the most interesting anyway?), but his thoughts and postings run the gambit.
Enjoy the blog at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/
Friday, December 30, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
- A Re-Enactment Group
- Major Battle
- Key Civilian or Military figure of World War One
- Famous Military Unit
- 3 factsheets (Navy, Army and Air force)
- Artillery and Weapons
- Mess Hut (Recipes from World War one)
- Book’s Review
- DVD’s Review
- Events & News
- Most Articles Have Embedded Video Links
- Internet Linked Advertisers
- Classified Advertisements
With a wealth of clickable links which take you, the reader, to video footage and much more…. at an affordable bargain price.
You can follow Simon McShannon and "Dugout-WW1" on Twitter.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Contribute to the conversation at OurGlobalHistory.Blogspot.com - http://ourglobalhistory.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-teach-longitude-and-latitude.html
Do you have a secret in teaching kids the wonders of maps? Would you like to learn how other teachers do it?
Head on over to OurGlobalHistory
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Another post at OurGlobalHistory.Blogspot.com:Roman History Simplified through Song and Comic
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Byzantine Podcasts: Lars Brownworth's Lost to the West
World history teachers... follow me there....
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War fast approaching, it is probably time you brushed up on your Civil War history. If you're in need of a refresher on the topic or have never ventured into the Civil War era, The Civil War: A Concise History is a great place to start.
Author Louis P. Masur begins with the causes of the conflict and continues year by year covering major political, social events of the time. Not to mention the military events, battles and important characters of the war.
The book focuses on two main themes:
How the war changed from an effort to restore Union towards an all-out war that would change the fundamental existence of the Southern society. And how the war changed to become a battle to abolish slavery.
Masur continues in the aftermath of the war, including post-war policy and reconstruction. It's a good introduction into this very complicated era of American history.
The Civil War: A Concise History is a readable, palatable introductory overview of the different causes, major events and some new stories that have created the Civil War.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
So I've had this blog (USHistoryBlog.com) for some time. I love US History and I love finding resources to help teach US History. The site has been good to me. I've made some online acquaintances, it's given me an outlet for some of my thoughts, and I get lots of free stuff from it. The problem is, that I currently don't teach US History. I used to teach it... Now I teach World History... and I've really learned to love the culture and discovery of World History. And I don't foresee a change in that regard anytime soon. So I'm transitioning to a new outlet with a new blog.
I'll still keep USHistoryBlog.com up and running, and update periodically, but this new blog will allow me to share things I'm actually doing in class and learning on my own.
Thanks for hopping over... I hope you like this as much as you've enjoyed USHistoryBlog.com.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Marquis de Lafayette... a name you know I'm sure. At least a name you've heard of. The name may start the gears in your mind and then suddenly come to a screeching halt when you're forced to stop the machine and wonder... "How do I know that name?" You may have heard of Lafayette College, or maybe there's a town you've heard of called Lafayette or Fayetteville. Perhaps you've driven on Lafayette street. It's a familiar name for sure, but perhaps the story behind the name is a little more vague.
You may have heard of a place called Lafayette, or Fayetteville, or Lafayette Hill or you may know a street with the same name. But who is Lafayette?
an often neglected and controversial figure of American and French history. Through letters and memoirs PBS has put together a documentary that follows the life and legend of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette.
Why would a young, wealth French aristocrat leave the comforts of his French life to fight for the independence of another nation on another continent? The documentary will answer this question, as well as bring to light many other untold tales about Lafayette and his family.
Visit the Facebook Page for Lafayette: The Lost Hero: set up by film maker Oren Jacoby.
Lafayette: The Lost Hero from The Documentary Group on Vimeo.