Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Famous Writers and their Helpful Writing Tips...

Whether you're looking to finally start that vampire novel you've been hashing out in your head or simply want to start your term paper on the changes Napoleon brought to France, chances are you've run into some trouble focusing, being inspired or just getting started, BestEssayTips.com has some easy techniques to help you through.

I personally find that getting the little bit of inspiration out on paper, and editing it later many better, and much more famous writers have different ideas.

Journaling is a good strategy.  This can be as simple as just letting it all out.  Your thoughts, your clever sentences, a visual of character relationships or anything that comes to mind (or paper... or computer.)

For more, go to...


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Which Founding Father Are You?

With 55 men compromising, debating, agreeing and disagreeing and finally creating one document, you can imagine the number of personalities at hand... and many reputations at stake.  Which founding father are you?

Take the Consitution Center's Founders Quiz to find out: http://constitutioncenter.org/foundersquiz/

And if it means anything... I was James Madison.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Martin Luther King Timeline

Martin Luther King Timeline courtesy of OnlineCollegeCourses.com
MLK Infographic


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Sydney and Max Blast Through The Past – An American History DVD series for kids.

The past generation had Schoolhouse Rock, this new generation can now learn from Sydney and Max.  “Sydney and Max Blast Through the Past” is a new DVD series that provides a fascinating study of American history through the eyes of teenagers. It is unlike any series ever produced because it is built around the idea of teens teaching teens; kids are loving it.

This series is designed for children ages 10 – 16 and is guaranteed to encourage critical thinking as viewers follow Sydney and Max’s investigation into America’s past.  The music, dialogue, and episode length were all specifically designed to hold the attention of today’s young people. The primary purpose is to present each short episode in a way that is entertaining and fast paced and will introduce kids to valuable historical information without them realizing that they are actually learning. The unique aspect of the series is that it educates kids by using an entertaining format. The Sydney and Max series does this by acting as a hook that raises the curiosity of kids so that they genuinely want to learn more about a specific historical event or time period.

The DVD consists of:
  • Fifteen episodes that each run approximately 8 minutes 
  • Open-ended discussion questions available for download from the disc

Special Bonus Offer
  •  Individual episodes can be purchased from the website  and downloaded immediately
Teachers have been thrilled by the response from their students and some parents have even purchased sets for their home.  Check out our website at: www.sydneyandmaxeducate.com


Thursday, July 12, 2012

President Biographies

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

Mr. Benjamin Franklin

Source: nndb.com via US on Pinterest


Monday, February 20, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen... The Presidents of The United States

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

The History Blog

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

The Famous Daily Launches

Last weekend, the Famous Daily (http://famousdaily.com/) launched.  The Famous Daily shows us what makes today special through highlighting important events that occurred on this date in history.

The information featured in the famous daily includes:

-Today's Famous Birthdays showing which famous person celebrates a birthday today
-Today's History which shows 5 key events from history that occurred on this date
-A Famous Quote that was said on this day in history
-Today's holiday and the location in the world it is celebrated
-Today's famous event in sports, entertainment, and geography

The Famous Daily is published on the web each morning.  Users can also sign up to get the Famous Daily via email each morning (http://famousdaily.com/subscribe/ushistorysite.html). It is free to receive the Famous Daily through email each morning.

Each day - it is exciting to get an email showing what happened on this date in history.  And Famous Daily is here to make it easy for anyone to be informed either through email or on the web.


Friday, April 22, 2011

World War One - Online Magazine

Through online networking I've recently connected with, Simon McShannon, the creator of the online publication, "Dugout-WW1".

‘Dugout-WW1’  merges all aspects of WW1 in one publication.  Simon's offering the first magazine for Free.

The magazine features and covers all significant episodes from World War One.   Including the key figures, the politics, the battles, weapons the hot topics and much much more.  This instantly downloadable magazine contains approximately 80 Pages per issue, and is packed full of pictures, illustrations, information and lesser-known facts regarding this bloody and tragic conflict.  
Every Issue Features
  • 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
The magazine is available online at www.worldonewar.com and www.dugout-ww1.com. Be sure to checkout the preview to see just how easy it is to read.
The magazine is FREE for the first issue and thereafter a monthly subscription of $4.95.  (£3.30) 
Compared to most historical magazines currently retailed, Dugout-WW1 is not only a great wealth of information but a great addition to the military enthusiast’s collection.  

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

How do you Teach Longitude and Latitude?

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

History Simplified with Music

Another post at OurGlobalHistory.Blogspot.com:Roman History Simplified through Song and Comic


Thursday, January 27, 2011

New post at OurGlobalHistory.blogspot.com

Byzantine Podcasts: Lars Brownworth's Lost to the West

World history teachers... follow me there.... 


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Civil War - A Concise History - Book Review

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.