The Yale historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner spun his recent tweets into a piece at The Atlantic. Here is a taste: The curriculum, however, is another matter. Trained teachers, curriculum directors, and school principals are responsible for organizing the content and methods by which a subject such as history is taught. Maintaining parent and community trust in schools’ ability to do this well requires that educators are properly credentialed, that teachers get continued … [Read more...] about David Blight: “Trust the teachers!”
Out of the Zoo: The ones who have taught me everything
Annie Thorn is a senior history major from Kalamazoo, Michigan and our intern here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. As part of her internship she writes a weekly column titled “Out of the Zoo.” It focuses on life as a history major at a small liberal arts college. In this column, her last, she reflects on her teachers.—JF Tomorrow, I finish my second-to-last semester of college. I'll be in Michigan for the summer and will return to campus in the Fall to complete my … [Read more...] about Out of the Zoo: The ones who have taught me everything
Fannie Lou Hamer webinar for teachers
Current's Managing Editor Jay Green, will join Chris Burkett and Sarah Beth Kitch on Saturday, April 10, 2021 for a webinar on civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. The webinar readings include: Testimony Before Congress, Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964Voting Rights Speech, Lyndon Johnson, 1965What Have We To Hail?, Fannie Lou Hamer, 1968America Is a Sick Place…, Fannie Lou Hamer, 1970Alabama Literacy Test (Original) Jay tells me that registration is free and teachers can … [Read more...] about Fannie Lou Hamer webinar for teachers
History teachers: sign-up for a Gilder-Lehrman summer seminar!
I am back again this summer with my "Colonial North America" seminar. There are a lot of other great options this year, including: Carol Berkin on the Alexander Hamilton's America Denver Brunsman on Revolutionary America Caroline Winterer on the American Enlightenment Elliott West on the American West Allen Guelzo on the Civil War David Blight on the life of Frederick Douglass Peniel Joseph on the lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King … [Read more...] about History teachers: sign-up for a Gilder-Lehrman summer seminar!