• Happy International Museum Day

    Happy International Museum Day   International Museum Day, in my opinion, is like the MET Gala but for museums around the world. Every year, museums plan for events and activities to promote the theme of the year...
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  • Is it Over Yet? Finally It's Time for Finals

    Spring semester ended officially today when I submitted my students’ final grades. No doubt the remnants of our experiences teaching during the pandemic will carry over into the fall semester. For the moment, ho...
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  • Race Relations and the LA Riots, 28 Years Later

    28 years ago today marked the beginning of one of the most prolific events in American History: the LA riots. Five days of civil unrest led to numerous assaults, property damage, and race relations deteriorated drasti...
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  • 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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  • Sharing Resources on Health & History

    I think it’s safe to say that none of us are experiencing the spring semester we envisioned when it began in January. I was on Spring Break when COVID-19-related closures, cancellations, and postponements began....
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  • "1917" as Academic Inspiration

    As a historian I struggle with Hollywood-versions of history. Based on a “true story” or “actual events” generally indicates, to me, that some well-meaning writers have taken an historical even...
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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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  • Listen to our podcast from the new co-authors of The American Promise, Sarah Igo and François Furstenberg

    Listen to our podcast from the new co-authors of The American Promise, Sarah Igo and François Furstenberg. In this episode, Sarah and François address questions from the history teaching community on be...
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  • Let's Talk about Textbook Bias

    In January the New York Times evaluated the narratives presented by eight US history textbooks  to explore the choices states make about history education. Focusing on California and Texas, in “Two States. ...
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  • Recommendations for Black History Month

    As Black History Month comes to a close, I think it's important that we remember that learning about Black history shouldn't be confined to the month of February; it is imperative that we continue to learn and underst...
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  • Transferring Humanities Skills from Community to Four-Year College

    We are almost at the midpoint of spring semester and requests for letters of recommendation are starting to pile up. Teaching at a community college necessitates that faculty support students' transfer applications, w...
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  • What Chinese New Year Means To Me

    January 25, 2020 is an important day for Chinese people: it’s the beginning of the Chinese New Year. But, what makes this new year more special than every other new year is that it’s the beginning of a new...
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  • (Extra) Help Wanted

    It’s the first week of spring semester and I’m already feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of duties ahead of me in the coming months. Yesterday in class I heard myself telling students “not to b...
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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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  • Happy 228th Birthday, Bill of Rights

    December 15, 1791--Virginia became the last state needed to ratify the Bill of Rights, giving the bill the necessary 2/3 majority of votes needed to be made into law¹. Since its inception, the Bill of Rights has ...
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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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  • Native American Heritage Month

    Hello everyone!   In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Macmillan hosted a plethora of events to raise awareness about Native American culture and history. Here are some of the events that we had held...
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  • Teachers, Thank Your Teachers

    This past weekend I had the opportunity to look through my high school report cards. It would probably shock my former history teachers that I pursued a career in a subject area where I squeaked out B-minuses semester...
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