Skip to main content

Home/ Groups/ History Teachers
Eric Beckman

Who built Great Zimbabwe? And why? - Breeanna Elliott | TED-Ed - 1 views

  •  
    Short video on Great Zimbabwe, its connection Indian Ocean trade, and racist theorizing about its origins
Eric Beckman

Class Apps - NCTA - 2 views

  •  
    Classroom applicable videos on East Asia
Eric Beckman

The Biology of Skin Color | HHMI BioInteractive - 1 views

  •  
    18 minute video on the biology of skin color.
Eric Beckman

MIT Visualizing Cultures - 1 views

  •  
    Image driven scholarship. Teaching units based on images, many of them mediated by historians.
Eric Beckman

Hayakawa Shōkosai I | Bowler Hat | Japan | Meiji period (1868-1912) | The Met - 1 views

  •  
    Intriguing item from Meiji Japan, combines traditional and western influence. Useful object for student inquiry
Cindy Marston

History Ebooks - Explaining History Ebooks: The 20th Century In 100 Short Chapters - 16 views

  •  
    Check out our new Explaining History video channel on YouTube, featuring advice, study skills, theory and further exploration of 20th Century themes. Click here for more Welcome to Explaining History:20th Century history ebooks for Kindle and iBooks, Kobo and more From the very origins of the communism, in the radicalised European working class movements of the late 19th Century, a vast an complex ideological movement that would eventually dominate much of humanity a century later emerged.
  • ...1 more comment...
  •  
    +
  •  
    --++
  •  
    David Hilton +
David Korfhage

Women's history curriculum from the NY Historical Society - 1 views

  •  
    +
Eric Beckman

When Worlds Collide on Vimeo - 3 views

  •  
    Video describing meeting of European and Amerindian cultures
Mr Maher

Was the Declaration of Independence Signed on July 4? How Memory Plays Tricks with Hist... - 1 views

  • What are we to think of history? when in less than 40 years, such diversities appear in the memories of living persons, who were witnesses?”[2]
    • Mr Maher
       
      Primary documents are simply not more trustworthy that secondary sources
  •  
    Teachers can use the information in this article to show students that primary sources can be just as slippery as secondary sources. For those who want to understand what the AMA's Tuning Project means by the "provisional nature of knowledge" - this is it.
Eric Beckman

313 The Edict of Milan| Christian History - 0 views

  •  
    Article describing the Edict of Milan. Includes this important note on sourcing:

    "[The Edict's] terms are known to us only from a rescript issued six months later by Licinius.

    (This rescript was sent from his capital in Nicomedia-now Izmit in Turkey, just east of the Bosporus-to the governor of the nearby province of Bithynia. The Christian writer Lactantius has preserved its original Latin, while the church historian Eusebius gives it in Greek. )

    "
Eric Beckman

Emperors Constantine and Licinius: Edict of Milan on the Freedom to Worship for Christi... - 0 views

  •  
    Edited text of the "Edict of Milan"
Mr Maher

Interview with Sam Wineburg, critic of history education | HistoryNet - 1 views

  • This raises the question: If historians can’t remember these things, why do we require 18- year-olds to know them? These tests stress small bits of information that are impossible to remember in the long term. Historians know something deeper. They know how to evaluate historical documents, how to look at conflicting sources and come to a reasoned judgment—in other words, how to be a citizen in a cacophonous democracy. That is the value-added of studying history and that is what we give short shrift to in our high school history classes.
  • The knowledge-based economy doesn’t require students to be walking encyclopedias who can recall a piece of information. It requires the ability to sort through conflicting information and come to a reasoned conclusion. We need tests that help us do that.
  •  
    Many of the points made here have been made in other places, but they cannot be restated enough. Every history teacher needs to read this, and then read it again after a month of teaching
Eric Beckman

A History Lesson About "School Choice" During Reconstruction - 3 views

  •  
    History Professor curated six excerpts from testimony before Congress about KKK intimidation of teachers and students at black schools during reconstruction.
Mr Maher

The First Decades of the Massachusetts Bay; or Idleness, Wolves, and a Man Who Shall No... - 3 views

  • In November 1630, John Baker was “whipped for shooteing att fowle on the Sabboth day”; and in June 1631, it was ordered that Phillip Ratliffe should be whipped, have his ears cut off, and be banished “for vttering mallitious and scandulous speeches against the goumt. & the church of Salem.
  • The inattention paid in the official record to women or indigenous land compels us to force open gaps and bring alternative narratives to light. Without this work, John Winthrop’s will be the only story told in textbooks about this country’s colonial history.
  • The Puritan freemen may have the loudest voices in the archive, but theirs are not the only narratives being told.
  •  
    When historians look through more evidence they come to understandings that students never get to see becuase their teachers may only rely on the evidence that is part of the liturgy of the US History narrative canon. In this instance, routine court records will tell us much more about puritan Massachusetts than a John Winthrop sermon.
Walter Antoniotti

One-Page US History - 4 views

These one-page historical studies have many links for expanded study may be a useful resource. http://www.textbooksfree.org/Quick%20Notes%20One-Page%20History.htm

modern america sources secondary sources usa

started by Walter Antoniotti on 13 Sep 17 no follow-up yet
Eric Beckman

"Benefits of British Rule" - 3 views

  •  
    1871 speech by an Indian politician in Britain addressing pros and cons of the British Raj as he sees them
1 - 20 of 4062 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page