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The Jefferson Hemmings Issue and Us

If you are wondering why Mr. Barger has chosen to post about Jefferson and Hemmings to this site, here’s the background. In a recent column in SLJ, http://ww I w.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6536649.html I talked about how we have changed our views of some historical figures, but not others. For example, I mentioned that we no longe retail the George Washington [...]

The Jefferson Hemmings Issue and Us

If you are wondering why Mr. Barger has chosen to post about Jefferson and Hemmings to this site, here’s the background. In a recent column in SLJ, http://ww I w.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6536649.html I talked about how we have changed our views of some historical figures, but not others. For example, I mentioned that we no longe retail the George Washington [...]

Howlers

I enjoy reading the Times Literary Supplement, the TLS, and mention it here from time to time. The treat I look forward to in each issue is the letters page, where there is usually some delicious dispute. The most recent one, which went on for week after week, was over a review of a book [...]

Howlers

I enjoy reading the Times Literary Supplement, the TLS, and mention it here from time to time. The treat I look forward to in each issue is the letters page, where there is usually some delicious dispute. The most recent one, which went on for week after week, was over a review of a book [...]

Do Not Turn Off Your Computer

They are doing something or other to this site, and it will not accept posts or comments from tonight until basically Sunday. So hold that thought and post when it is up and running again. 

Do Not Turn Off Your Computer

They are doing something or other to this site, and it will not accept posts or comments from tonight until basically Sunday. So hold that thought and post when it is up and running again. 

History Matters

Becky who posts from the Farm School sends us this link, http://chronicle.com/review/brainstorm/katz/ which she has had trouble including in her comment. I thought it made a nice bookend with the site for elementary students I posted this morning. By the way, in the future, if you have a link that you would like to share and the [...]

History Matters

Becky who posts from the Farm School sends us this link, http://chronicle.com/review/brainstorm/katz/ which she has had trouble including in her comment. I thought it made a nice bookend with the site for elementary students I posted this morning. By the way, in the future, if you have a link that you would like to share and the [...]

A Site to See: Becoming Historians

How can we help students in elementary school go from passively reading about history to becoming historians themselves? Here’s a place to start: www.becominghistorians.org A bit of background, last year Rachel Mattson and Terri Ruyter invited Marina and me to meet with them and some 20-or-so elementary school teachers and to present our Work In Progress [...]

A Site to See: Becoming Historians

How can we help students in elementary school go from passively reading about history to becoming historians themselves? Here’s a place to start: www.becominghistorians.org A bit of background, last year Rachel Mattson and Terri Ruyter invited Marina and me to meet with them and some 20-or-so elementary school teachers and to present our Work In Progress [...]