• Maintaining Engagement & Helping Future Historians

    For me, and no doubt many others in the Macmillan Community, staying motivated since the widespread social distancing orders and campus shutdowns began in March has been extremely difficult. I’d love to be able ...
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  • Three Things I Wish I Knew in January 2020

    Although I’ve been working with college students now for more than twenty years, this semester has been unlike any we in academia have experienced in the past.   A few years back, during a particularly diff...
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  • Eric Nelson on Model Voice-Overs for Online Teaching

    In his blog post, "Model Voice-Overs," Eric Nelson draws from his experience teaching online to share his perspective on transitioning the world history survey course from a face-to-face to an online environment....
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  • Teaching History Online - by Suzanne McCormack

    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 stud...
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  • Brian Lukoff on Social Learning with Perusall

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  • Flipping the Classroom for History

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  • Incorporating Technology into Your History Courses with Suzanne McCormack

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  • Making Space for Students' Interests

    I’ve been viewing the documentary “The Murder of Emmett Till” (PBS) with students in my US History II sections for as long as I can remember. The tragic history of this young boy’s murder, more...
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  • The Struggle is Real (#3): Following Directions

    Students are turning in final projects this week for my online courses. With only two weeks until final exams, the end of the semester is bearing down on us all. And though these students have been working with me sin...
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  • Hit Refresh: Sharing Online Resources

    Students in my US History I and II classes have recently started a short research project, which means we are spending class time in the library getting everyone acquainted with identifying and citing research materia...
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  • Pathways to Student Success II: Talking with Students about Textbooks

    My son, a high school 10th-grader, has been using an iPad in school regularly since 5th grade. He’s grown up in a generation of students for whom digital textbooks and computer-based learning are commonplace. An...
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  • Lytle Hernández, called "rebel historian," wins MacArthur Genius Grant

    Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández Wins MacArthur Fellowship : NPR    "History is a narrative of the past. It is based upon the sources that we regard as relevant or that we can find," she says.   ...
  • Student Research: Works Cited Drafts

    Teaching our students to properly cite sources is an essential component of college-level history courses. In a previous blog I mentioned that last summer I started requiring a rough-draft of the Works Cited page in t...
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  • Google Earth's "Black History Month: The Journey of Us"

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    Black History Month: The Journey of Us   In a pretty interesting pedagogical technique, Google Earth commemorates Black History Month with a fascinating tour of Black History historical spots on today's Google E...
  • Making Connections: History & Medicine

    While a good number of my students are General Studies and Liberal Arts majors, an even greater number are planning careers in the fields of health care, business, and engineering. Our community college is particularl...
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  • Keeping the Engagement

    As our country considers the fallout of this week’s midterm elections, I find myself engaged in an internal dialogue about what goes on in my classroom day-to-day.   Prior to November 6th my students appear...
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  • Watch Carefully: Short Videos to Supplement Lectures

    Some of the most thought-provoking primary sources I use in United States II are videos available to us all via the world wide web. I feel fortunate to teach in a time when so many great resources are available for us...
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  • Teaching the American Revolution

    In my August 1st blog I reflected on the challenge of relating pre-twentieth century US history topics to today’s college students. In part I blame my past difficulties in this area on the fact that I’m pe...
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  • 1 year later: the anniversary of Charlottesville

    Exactly one year after the mind-boggling events of Charlottesville, VA, Spike Lee released his new film "The BlacKkKlansman." This past rainy Saturday I went to see it and it was clear why Lee thought this was the rig...
  • Lynn Hunt on "The Invention of Human Rights" on Innovation Hub

    Come listen to a fascinating podcast interview originally posted on Innovation Hub (WGBH and PRI) revolving around the evolution of human rights.  Innovation Hub | Great Minds, Great Conversations | The Inventio...