Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Meaning of Christmas?

Now that Turkey Day and Black Friday have passed, it’s now time for the Christmas holidays (as if the decorations that we’ve seen at local stores since before Halloween haven’t already alerted us of the impending celebration).  For some of … Continue reading

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Observations on History Teaching in the 21st Century

The past two weeks, I have had the privilege of observing six social studies student teachers “strut their stuff” and teach lessons to students in the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.  We really have some … Continue reading

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History and the Movies

Today, my freshman seminar will be finishing up “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”—one of the few movies that has an historian as a character (even if he dies in the film), along with one that intentionally distorts history in … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Blog!

Well, now I’m venturing into the 21st century and starting my own blog.  The purpose of this blog will be to serve as a place for my occasional ramblings on the challenges of teaching history.  Some of it will relate … Continue reading

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