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Suzanne McCormack
     In an editorial for the Washington Post published earlier this week former First Lady Laura Bush compared images of children being separated from their parents by the Department of Homeland Security to scenes from the home front during World War II: “These images are eerily reminiscent of the internment camps for U.S. citizens and noncitizens… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
As of June 5 the music video for “This is America” by Childish Gambino (aka, Donald Glover) has been viewed more than 239 million times on YouTube. The New York Times, NPR, Variety, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and Rolling Stone, among others, have dedicated web and/or air space to discussion of the artist’s vision of race relations in… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
I require students to complete library-based research in all of my history courses. In the past I’ve blogged about a successful project that I assign in US History I and II, which involves historical images and requires students to use a book-length narrative history as well as academic journals to explain historical context (See “Picture This”).… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
As we enter Final Exams Week I’m already starting to think about what did/did not work this past semester. My efforts to increase content coverage in the US History since 1877 (US II) survey, for example, had mixed results and I’ll be evaluating the syllabus this summer, again, to find space for additional material. This semester I changed from… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
            Every summer around this time I revise my syllabus for US History I: 1600-1877. I teach three sections of the course during the fall semester and it is, hands down, the syllabus I wrestle with most. I blame the struggle on the fact that two of my least favorite historical topics to teach are at the core of the course content: the… (Show more)
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
Assignment Idea: ask students to watch Jackie Kennedy: First Lady at Play and compare and contrast this depiction of FLOTUS to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.
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Suzanne McCormack
            In previous blogs (May 3rd and May 18th) I shared my thoughts about conducting research with first and second-year students in history classes. This week I’d like to offer suggestions as to what students need to gain from library instruction and what faculty can do to be part of this learning process.             Let’s be honest: the… (Show more)
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Sonya Tiratsuyan
Originally posted in The Journal of American History.   Professor Suzanne McCormack discusses her positive journey through adopting technology into her history courses to engage and educate community college students.
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