• Thinking about The 1619 Project

    In August the New York Times released The 1619 Project, an ambitious publication of the paper’s weekly magazine that seeks to address our nation’s troubled history with slavery at its 400th anniversary. Wr...
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  • Making History Real and Relevant with A History of Western Society Webinar Event

    Today 12:00 PM
    We welcome all professors of the Western civilization or European history survey course to come and converse with our authors: Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Clare Crowston, and Joe Perry. While they will be talking specificall...
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  • No time to talk impeachment?

    Last week’s announcement that there will be an impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Trump has created an opportunity to talk with students about the historical precedents of this action. The nearest...
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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.   ...
  • September 21st, 2019-International Day Of Peace

    When we think about September, we think about fall foliage, apples, and pumpkin spice lattes. But, did you know that September is also the month that contains  the International Day of Peace?   The holiday w...
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  • Taking Note(s)

    We just finished the second week of the fall semester and I’m already feeling anxious about the notes my students are not taking during class.    History classes are notorious for being heavy with note...
    Suzanne McCormack
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  • I Have A Dream, 56 Years Later

    August is for vacations, air conditioned rooms, and sipping cold drinks at the beach, but what some people may not know is that August was a pivotal month for civil rights activists. On August 28th 1963, Martin L...
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  • Celebrating Women's Equality Day! (8.26.19)

    On behalf of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at Macmillan Learning, we invite you to celebrate Women’s Equality Day this Monday, August 26th!   After nationwide women’s rights marches in the 19...
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  • Teaching the Industrial Revolution

    Prep time for fall semester and I’m in that familiar August headspace where I’m questioning how I can make certain “must teach” topics more enjoyable for the students and for me! I’ve wri...
    Suzanne McCormack
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  • Sabbatical's End

    My semester-long sabbatical ended abruptly with the start of summer session at my college so it’s the perfect time to reflect on five months of research. The goal of this project at the outset was to study the c...
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  • Open Syllabus Project Notes Macmillan Learning Titles Are Most Assigned in English Literature, History and Psychology

    Finding the right course materials can be critical to helping students on their learning journey. That’s why we really enjoyed learning that The Open Syllabus Project found, after reviewing more than six million...
  • Traditions Around the Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July is a celebration that harkens images of backyard barbecues, apple pie, fireworks, and maybe even the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. The traditions surrounding the Fourth of July are just as importan...
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  • More Forgotten History: The UpStairs Lounge arson from 1973

    Before the horrific events of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the UpStairs Lounge arson attack was one of the deadliest assaults on the LGBQT community-- except hardly anyone heard about it. In honor of #PrideMonth, rea...
  • 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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  • Revisiting Jane Addams at Hull House

    I was first introduced to Jane Addams during my junior year of college when my professor assigned Twenty Years at Hull House. It was not until several years later when I used the book with students in a course of my ...
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  • The Story of D-Day: Facts and events from the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy

    In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, author, podcaster, and historian Giles Milton is telling the tales of the people who risked their lives on Normandy Beach that fateful day. In this infographi...
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  • Lessons My Students Have Taught Me

    According to my social media feeds, National Teacher Appreciation Day was May 7th. Reading posts thanking teachers and mentors last week led me to think a lot about what my years in the college classroom have meant to...
    Suzanne McCormack
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  • Global Tradition Edition: Mother’s Day

    History of Mother’s Day Whether its flowers, breakfast in bed, or a handwritten card, Americans typically resort to “leisurely” activities to honor mothers and mother figures on Mothers Day.   ...
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  • Time Out for New Content

    Researching care of the mentally ill during my semester-long sabbatical has shown me just how much I have overlooked the importance of teaching the history of medicine in my courses. I blogged earlier this semester ab...
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  • How we can stop Earth Day from becoming doomsday

      With the U.S.’s carbon footprint growing, air quality flunking, and a 12 year warning to stop planet warming Earth Day is not in its heyday.   On April 22, 2019 Earth Day celebrated its 49th annivers...
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