History Podcasts

December 19, 2018 | Comments Off on History Podcasts

Podcasts have grown in popularity over the years and become vehicles for sharing complex and interesting information.  For commuters looking for an alternative to audio books or the radio, podcasts offer entertainment in small doses comparable to a favorite television program.  The variety available is astounding- almost any subject matter, fiction or non-fiction, a person […]

Controversial Topic Lesson Plan

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Controversial Topic Lesson Plan

**Disclaimer- please excuse the formatting.  This is intended to be a bulleted list but it does not translate correctly onto the site.*** Lesson Plan: Historical Perspective on Immigration Intended for a high school course located in Florida Objective: understand the foundation of our country was based on the idea of immigration and there are pros […]

Evaluating Conspiracy Theories

November 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Evaluating Conspiracy Theories

There is no better way to make people think you are crazy than to start talking about mind control experiments on unwilling subjects.  Thoughts like these are usually shared at high volume and with wild arm gesticulations.  Anyone who has lived in or visited New York City can probably attest to at least one subway […]

Exhibition Controversy

November 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Exhibition Controversy

It is difficult to avoid controversy with exhibitions of any nature because there are so many viewpoints and perspectives to consider.  When trying to engage the public with historical events or people, ideas that seem straightforward to one group can be interpreted in a completely different manner by others.  In order to understand these challenges […]

Historical Fiction Book Proposal

October 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Historical Fiction Book Proposal

Subject: Historical fiction surrounding the creation of Jap Herron, a book transcribed through a Ouija board by two women claiming the author to be the deceased Mark Twain and published in 1917. Important information to understand proposed story: The two main women involved were Lola V. Hays, a medium, and Emily G. Hutchings, a spiritualist […]

Talking Heads Debate

October 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Talking Heads Debate

The American West conjures images of cowboys, American Indians, horses, maybe even isolated gold rush towns.  The time of its earliest habitation by Americans from the East is often overly simplified to portray a conquering of a single and homogenous people and place.  In Ken Burns’ The West, a nine episode documentary series released in […]

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