Tag Archives: Teaching History

Question of the Week: 7/15-7/21/19

American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute was last weekend! If you could take a class to tour any battlefield or historical site and teach them about what happened there, where would you take them? Why?

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: “What story does the Civil War tell?”

“What story does the Civil War tell?” Edward Ayers asked during his Saturday night keynote address at the American Battlefield Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute. We probably all think we know the answer, but Ayers spent 40 minutes challenging assumptions, reframing … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: Naming the War

During Friday night’s “think tank” at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute, teachers discussed the question, “How does where you live affect how you teach the Civil War?” One of the threads of discussion that spun from the main thread … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: Bias

On Friday night, teachers at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute sat down for an informal “think tank” to share their experiences in the classroom. One of the questions that guided the discussion: “What biases do you think your students … Continue reading

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The American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute 2019

In another couple of hours, the Marriott’s main ballroom will fill with nearly 200 teachers from across the U.S. They’ve assembled here in Raleigh, North Carolina, to participate in the 2019 National Teacher Institute sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust. … Continue reading

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Civil War Connections & Community Outreach

Graduate school for academic history is quite the silo. Unless you are entering a public history program, which I did not, the focus is truly on developing enough content knowledge to drive a publishing record and a subsequent career as … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Helping Teachers Teach History More Effectively

“What do historians do?” Bruce Lesh asks the room full of social studies teachers. The teachers offer answers: Solve problems. Research. Write. Argue. “In that discussion, we leave out the only thing we do in the classroom,” Lesh points out. … Continue reading

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