Blogs tagged "history"

The National Humanities Center’s Online Seminars and Common Core State Standards

Richard R. Schramm is vice president for Education Programs at the National Humanities Center, where he has held executive positions since 1984. Before going to the Center, he taught American literature at UNC at Chapel Hill and served as a coordinator for the Program in the Humanities there. He has been a consultant to U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History projects throughout the country and has served as a reviewer for several National Endowment for the Humanities projects.Read More »
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Winston Churchill and the Classroom

Churchill, FDR, and Stalin at the Yalta Conference
Eileen Bach taught English at Ithaca High School from 1979–2008. She retired and moved to Shanghai, where she currently teaches English at Concordia International School. Eileen developed AP English Literature and Composition resources relating to Winston Churchill under the auspices of an NEH Summer Institute and The Churchill Centre.Read More »
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What’s up with the Distinction between Literature and Informational Texts?

Eileen Murphy Buckley is the founder of ThinkCERCA, the author of 360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing (NCTE, 2011), and is a former teacher and administrator in Chicago Public Schools.Read More »
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Teaching Women’s History through Great Speeches

Suffragette Mrs. Sophia Loebinger speaking before City Hall, New York
Michael Steudeman worked as a secondary school English teacher in New Orleans through Teach for America, then as a TFA trainer for the Mississippi Delta Area. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Rhetoric and Political Culture in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland.Read More »
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Spotlight bilingüe, La Revolución Mexicana / Bilingual Spotlight, The Mexican Revolution

Hundreds of people have visited EDSITEment’s spotlight on the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution 1910-2010 to learn about the first modern revolution of the twentieth century. It includes resources, featured EDSITEment lessons of relevance, glossary of terms, and sections studying traditional songs (with bilingual lyrics), muralist painting and history.Read More »