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Bob Maloy

resourcesforhistoryteachers / Co-Constructing - 3 views

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    Here is a page from my wiki for history teachers with resources for teaching fake and false news.
Eric Beckman

Resources: Songs of the Canoes - 1 views

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    Hawaiian voyaging tradition
Mr Maher

To Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, 24 October 1787 - 1 views

  • The mutability of the laws of the States is found to be a serious evil. The injustice of them has been so frequent and so flagrant as to alarm the most stedfast friends of Republicanism. I am persuaded I do not err in saying that the evils issuing from these sources21 contributed more to that uneasiness which produced the Convention, and prepared the public mind for a general reform, than those which accrued to our national character and interest from the inadequacy of the Confederation to its immediate objects.
  • Those who contend for a simple Democracy, or a pure republic, actuated by the sense of the majority, and operating within narrow limits, assume or suppose a case which is altogether fictitious.
  • Even in its coolest state, it has been much oftener a motive to oppression than a restraint from it.
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    This is James Madison telling Thomas Jefferson, and history teachers in the 21st century what went on in the Constitutional Convention. Notice his statement that it was the fear of popularly elected state legislatures that had more to do with the calling of a Constitutional Convention than the failures of the Articles of Confederation. US History Instructional materials teach the opposite
Eric Beckman

Why women's peace activism in World War I matters now - 1 views

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    Article on the Women's Peace with connections to current movements
Tom McHale

The Most Pernicious Misconception About Democracy - The New New - Medium - 2 views

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    "State Tectonics, which wraps up Older's critically acclaimed Centenal Cycle series, may be science fiction, but its speculations are eerily relevant. Reading it, one can't help but think of current refugee crises, the rise of reactionary nationalism, the inevitability of accelerating data breaches, and the terrifying brinkmanship so evident in Washington. But unlike the bleak scenarios played out in Black Mirror, Older's world is nuanced, not dystopic, assuring us that even in the midst of disaster, it's still possible to make a difference with a combination of luck, hard work, and compassion."
Eric Beckman

Codex Mendoza (1542) - The Public Domain Review - 2 views

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    High quality images from the Codex
David Korfhage

Dēmos: Classical Athenian Democracy - 2 views

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    A site with lots of information about Athenian democracy
Eric Beckman

A global view on Long Late Antiquity, 300-800 AD | Johannes Preiser-Kapeller - Academia... - 2 views

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    Compares Frankish Kingdom with Abbasid Caliphate, Tang China, and the Byzantine Empire. Show's the Franks as the least developed state. Excellent opening anecdote about the failure of a Frankish canal.
Eric Beckman

World History Maps by Thomas Lessman - 1 views

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    Lots of historical maps of Eurasia
venky0235

Benefits of pursuing an online course - 1 views

https://www.globalcareercounsellor.com/blog/advantages-of-pursuing-an-online-course/

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started by venky0235 on 05 Oct 18 no follow-up yet
jhbensco

Power Play | iCivics - 1 views

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    A fun and informative game that teaches students about the basic tenets of Federalism, and what powers are delegated to the states and the federal government
jhbensco

resourcesforhistoryteachers / FrontPage - 0 views

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    This is a massive trove of free resources and information, based on the standards for the Massachusetts History Curriculum. It was created and is maintained by Bob Maloy of UMass Amherst and various students in the school of education.
jhbensco

What is gerrymandering? - Gerrymandering, explained - Vox - 0 views

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    A good article with lots of information and graphics. Great for introducing students to the concept of gerrymandering!
Javier E

A Teacher Made a Hitler Joke in the Classroom. It Tore the School Apart. - The New York... - 4 views

  • The concepts of “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings,” hotly debated on college campuses for years, are now reaching high schools too
  • the question of what high school students should be exposed to, and protected from, feels murkier in 2018. Today’s high school students are more precocious, more politically engaged, more tuned in to their gender identities and nascent sexuality. They are already flooded with uncensored, unedited information, 24 hours a day: What would a safe space even look like for a 16-year-old with an iPhone?
  • At exclusive private schools like Friends, the question is further complicated by the involvement of wealthy parents. As these schools have grown more expensive — Friends costs nearly $50,000 a year — administrators have found themselves trying to balance their own institutional values with the demands of parents who are in a sense high-paying customers. Teachers are increasingly caught between the two.
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  • The job of high school teachers is to impart knowledge and deliver measurable results, which requires finding a way to reach, and ideally even inspire, their students.
  • “How would you keep the attention of 15 teenagers and bond with them?” one Friends teacher texted me, insisting on anonymity because of a school policy that discourages teachers from speaking to the media without permission. “You MUST joke and be yourself and connect with them on their terms. It’s the only way to be good at this.”
  • Any teacher who spends three decades in the classroom, speaking extemporaneously for hours on end to a roomful of teenagers, is going to have awkward moments. Frisch might have had more of them, and they may have been a bit more awkward. But that was how he connected, and it was perhaps a way of connecting that is no longer possible. “Everybody knew this guy was off — weird behavior, quirky,” said one parent who, fearing retribution against her child, insisted on anonymity. “Maybe in the ’70s that would have been O.K., but not when you’re paying $45,000 a year in tuition.”
  • There aren’t enough seats in the historically more desirable uptown institutions — Spence, Dalton, Trinity — to meet demand; and for families who live in neighborhoods like the Village, TriBeCa or Battery Park, Friends is a much more convenient option. Friends now sees itself as a competitor to these schools, and in some respects, it has become indistinguishable from them.
  • Even before Frisch’s termination, there was a feeling among some in the Friends community — parents, teachers and especially alumni — that in its race to keep pace with a changing city, the school was losing touch with the Quaker ethos that had long distinguished it.
  • The school’s Quaker identity calls for it to be faithful to its progressive tradition, but in the new age of identity politics, it is not always easy to know what the right stance on a particular issue should be. Just a few months before the Frisch incident, some 20 parents had raised questions about the scheduled speaking engagement of a visiting scholar, Dave Zirin, a sportswriter for the Nation magazine and a Friends alumnus who had been critical of Israel in his writings. In 2012, there were heated objections to a musical performance in the meetinghouse by Gilad Atzmon, an Israel-born saxophonist and self-described “proud, self-hating Jew” who has written that Palestinians were “brutally ethnically cleansed” and suggested that if Israel starts a nuclear war with Iran, “some may be bold enough to argue that Hitler might have been right after all.” The Harvard Law School professor emeritus and noted gadfly Alan Dershowitz publicly criticized Friends — and Lauder personally — for refusing to cancel the appearance.
  • Lauder did not consider the “Heil Hitler” episode a close call. “Personally, I was appalled,” he told me. “I couldn’t imagine, even as a joke — and I grew up watching ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ — that in a class that had nothing to do with history or World War II or Nazism or teaching German language that an incident like that could happen.” I asked Lauder why he felt he needed to go so far as to fire Frisch. “One of our pledges is to make all of our students feel safe,” he replied. “And that is something that I take very, very seriously.”
  • That no one has accused Frisch of being an anti-Semite was beside the point: His invocation of the Nazi salute in a classroom full of high school students, regardless of his intentions, was enough to end his career. On today’s campus, words and symbols can be seen as a form of violence; to many people, engaging in a public debate about the nuances of their power is to tolerate their use.
  • Frisch, who first learned about the claims after his termination, denied ever having told a student to kill himself and said that he had no memory of the inappropriate touching that had been described.
  • we spoke at length about the “Heil Hitler.” Frisch said he was embarrassed, both by the fact that he had made the gesture in the first place and by his subsequent failure to recognize the seriousness of such a lapse in judgment. But he was also surprised by the school’s reaction to it. “I trusted while I was at Friends that because of my long-term commitment to the school, that as I need to change to meet the changing dynamics of the classroom, the school would help me learn and provide the support I needed to make those changes,” he told me.
  • The dynamics of the classroom are changing. These changes are partly specific to the hothouse environment of the campus in 2018. But they also connect to something much bigger. High schools have become genuinely unsafe: The “Heil Hitler” salute happened on the very same day as the Parkland massacre. And beyond the confines of the campus, a crude, violent bigotry that had long seemed part of the distant past has suddenly resurfaced, with neo-Nazis literally marching in the streets. The question now is what do we want our response to this new world to be
  • During the 12 days that he spent in limbo between his suspension and termination, Frisch, in the spirit of the Quaker commitment to reconciliation, drafted a letter of apology to his students that he was never allowed to send. Among other things, he planned to say that he was worried about the rise of anti-Semitism and that he was still learning lessons from his mistake. “You think about things like Charlottesville,” he told me. “Now, we don’t make jokes like this.”
Eric Beckman

Saudi Aramco World : An Elephant for Charlemagne - 1 views

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    Story of the Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid giving an elephant to Charlemagne through diplomats sent from the Frankish Kingdom to the Abbasid capital in Baghdad
Eric Beckman

University of Al-Karaouine - Fez, Morocco - Atlas Obscura - 0 views

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    Oldest, continuously operating, degree-granting university in the world. Founded by a female scholar in North Africa
Eric Beckman

Taytu Betel: The Woman Who Saved Ethiopia - Museum Hack - 0 views

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    Recent article on Empress Taytu Betel, leader of Ethiopian army that defeated an Italy army, 1896. Taytu Betel's husband was Menelik II, and this article credits her with providing the critical leadership in the conflict with Italy.
Eric Beckman

Modern Latin America - 3 views

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    Many primary and secondary source texts
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