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A Lesson in Silence

Every morning I get breakfast ready, stroll to the nearest television, and turn on the morning news. I try to catch the 7 AM news because it gives a run…

What I Cannot Live Without This School Year

The school year is coming! The school year is coming! In a few short weeks, most of us will back in the swing of waking up early, teaching, caring for…

Happy Anniversary: One Year with 422History

Today we are celebrating the one year anniversary of 422History! It has been a long year, busy, and crazy, but it has been wonderful. Now I am celebrating the one…

Why History Matters: History Career Bulletin Board

Every year students ask the same question. “Why does history matter?” Sometimes they are well-meaning and genuine. Sometimes they are just wasting time. Sometimes they are being down-right difficult. But…

Organizing Your Computer Files

Do you have too many files on your computer? I do. With movies, pictures, and music becoming totally digital these days, there isn’t enough space to go around. When I…

Bulletin Board Idea: Americans Close to Our Hearts

When I started teaching history full-time, I discovered a sad truth. There are very few high school level, content-rich social studies/history bulletin boards. It is horrible. There is very little…

Back to School Teacher Essentials

So it is definitely that time of year. My school has been in session for a few weeks now, and we are all still getting into the swing of things.…

Encouraging Success

Today I started┬áback in my classroom decorating and sorting papers, tests, etc. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (Not really…) As much as I love going back to…