• Author, Nancy MacLean talking the GOP Long Game on Bill Maher

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  • Turn Up the Music

    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 Atlant...
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  • Struggling with (Academic) Sources

    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 ...
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  • Let's Talk: Increasing Discussion in Hybrid Courses

    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 mi...
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  • Teaching the First Ladies

    Teaching at a community college has provided me with the opportunity to introduce hundreds of students to the history of American women. One subgroup of women I’ve paid almost no attention to in my teaching, how...
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  • Covering the Cold War (Quickly)

    As we sprint towards the end of the semester I find myself trying to cover as much post-World War II history as possible. I’ve written previously about the challenges of coverage and this semester is no differen...
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  • OAH 2018 in Sacramento, CA: will you attend?

    Bedford/St. Martin's will be in attendance at this year's OAH 2018 in Sacramento running fun events, paid focus groups, author hours at the booth, and much more. We want to know if you will be there, too!   Comm...
  • Worth Watching? Documentary Films in the US History Survey

    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 follo...
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  • Overlooked: The NYT rights the wrong of forgotten women's histories

    Ida B. Wells. Sylvia Plath. Diane Arbus. Henrietta Lacks. Madhubula.   What do these women have in common? They were all remarkable women that were overlooked in the NYT obituaries. In honor of Women's History Mo...
  • Using Student-Selected Images to Enliven Class Discussion

    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 wor...
  • The 25th Amendment

    “It’s easier to impeach than invoke the 25th Amendment,” Rosen added, “which is why no president has ever been removed under the disability provision of the 25th Amendment.”   Are yo...
  • Pay Attention: Teacher as Distracted Student

    Recently while an audience member at a professional conference I found myself morphing into one of my students. I was supposed to be paying attention but in a moment of boredom or disinterest I had noticed a colleague...
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  • Field Tripping: Class Time in the Campus Library

                In previous blogs (May 3rd and May 18th) I shared my thoughts about conducting research with first and second-year students in history classes. T...
  • Visitors Welcome: Office Hours in the Age of Email

    Email was barely a thing when I was an undergraduate. If I had a question or concern about class I had to wait my turn outside of the professor’s office. I remember many times sitting on the floor in a hallway c...
  • This Map Shows How America Voted in Every Election Since 1824

    Originally posted on November 8, 2016 on TIME.   The political divisions throughout the U.S. haven’t always been so black and white (or red and blue). TIME’s electoral history maps dating back to 182...
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  • Professor's Guidance Suggested: Easing Anxiety in Student Research

    My students’ expressions were blank when I asked how the research projects were coming along. The class, an upper-level hybrid course, meets face to face only once a week. Our limited time together has led to my...
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  • History is back on top!

    According to Yale Daily News, History is back on top of the Majors list starting with the class of 2019! http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2017/04/06/history-returns-to-the-top-major-for-class-of-2019/    As I v...
  • Webinar: Incorporating Technology into History Courses

    4/14/17 2:00 PM
    Are you feeling pressure to incorporate technology into your classes?   Suzanne McCormack has walked this journey. In the History department at her college, technology was not being widely used so she took t...
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  • Teaching History Online to Today's Community College Students - by Suzanne McCormack

    Originally posted on October 20, 2016 on Process: A Blog for American History. Community College of Rhode Island History professor Suzanne McCormack shares her thoughts and challenges on teaching history in the digi...
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  • Jackie Kennedy First Lady at Play

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