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Suzanne McCormack
Recently I attended a conference session where a moderator asked audience members to share suggestions for documentary films that have worked particularly well in humanities classes. The lively conversation that followed got me thinking about what I use and why. A cursory look through my syllabi reveals that I really like showing films. Truth be… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
At the midpoint of February, “Black History Month,” it makes sense to consider how we as history professors can ensure that black history is a central component of American history and not a subject relegated to the year’s shortest month. Here are some of the things that I have done to incorporate black history into my United States history survey… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
Engaging students in meaningful participation during the first class meetings can be very challenging. At this early stage in the semester as I’m trying to remember students’ names, I am simultaneously working to convince a roomful of strangers to raise their hands and be active members of an academic community. These goals do not always act in… (Show more)
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Mollie Chandler
Merry Wiesner-Hanks recently did a brilliant 30-minute interview with WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. It's definitely worth a listen! Find the link below.    500 Years Late, Martin Luther's Impact on the World Today | WUWM 
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Mollie Chandler
Please see the linked article from Stephen Mihm, editor of our Bedford Series book "The Life of P. T. Barnum," in the New York Times! 
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Suzanne McCormack
            As Winter Break draws to a close I find myself revisiting the theme about which I wrote my very first blog for Macmillan Community: how to address a divisive political issue within the context of the undergraduate history classroom. Recently the national debate about immigration was accelerated by controversial comments attributed to… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
The fall semester ended in a flurry of research projects and final exams. Now that the new year has begun I’m reevaluating my fall courses and contemplating changes for the upcoming semester. My teaching load is 5-5 with three course preparations each semester. The only constant in my schedule is that each semester I teach one section of Black… (Show more)
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Kathryn Johnson
LaunchPad’s unique video assignment tool enhances my online teaching by facilitating student interaction with primary source archival video footage material. The video assignment tool is simple to use.  First, I embed a video and then create a social media-like discussion about the video.  Students respond to my prompts.  They may submit general… (Show more)
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Kathryn Johnson
The web provides History instructors and students with a wealth of engaging virtual tours and online exhibits.  I integrate them into my American History and World History survey courses online.  Students generally like the web-based explorations.    Students typically complete a virtual tour about their selected topic and then apply their new… (Show more)
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