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Once more unto the breach...

I'm making a collection of ideas and best practices for history teachers. If you had an amazing history teacher, in either middle school or high school, what did they do that captured your interest? If you teach history, what have you seen work? [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Sep 8, 2014 - 24 answers

Road scholar

Let's say you have a kid - 10-15 years old, so maybe grades 5-10 - and you decide to pull them out of school for a year. During that time, you are going to drive around the United States with the goal of learning, in an authentic way, as much as possible about American history, culture, and geography. Where do you go, and what do you read? [more inside]
posted by goodbyewaffles on Aug 9, 2014 - 15 answers

AP World History Summer Reading Suggestions

Help me compile a reading list menu for AP World History. Err.. Please? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Mar 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Step 1: college. Step 2: ??? Step 3: become a high school history teacher.

Right now, you're a college freshman. In ten years, you want to be a high school history teacher, probably somewhere in the northeast U.S. What path are you going to take to get there? [more inside]
posted by amy lecteur on Mar 7, 2012 - 17 answers

I want to engage my students, but I'm not sure how, or even if it's possible.

How do I do a better job of teaching Art History in a way that will engage my students and feel meaningful to me (are the two antithetical)? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Feb 3, 2012 - 26 answers

Reading on Research in the Digital Age

Summer short course filter: Fun readings on the internet, the future, and research in the digital age for high school teachers. Help a librarian plan a syllabus! [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Music About American History?

I'm a US History teacher, and have had great results using songs about American History, but I'm looking for more! Can you give some recommendations? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Nov 15, 2010 - 35 answers

Decline of Pay for Teaching Relative to Other Professions

I read somewhere at one time that the pay for teaching has declined relative to other professions starkly since the early 1900s, but I can't find a site to back this up... too much noise. Anyone have any info on this?
posted by mdpatrick on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

How to pass multiple-choice questions tests?

Resources to help a high-school history student become a better test-taker, especially in multiple-choice exams? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Jul 19, 2010 - 16 answers

How to teach the great dust heap of history?

Help! I've been assigned to teach a class that I honestly have no idea how to make interesting to my students: world history through the late medieval period. So, Ask.Me: I want your memories or thoughts of your favorite approach to this class, or what not to do. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jul 11, 2010 - 39 answers

Should I take a job or get a free masters degree?

I'm graduating this semester with a license to teach secondary history. Help me decide whether to take a one-year teaching job or a fully-funded MA in history. I want to ultimately teach high school, but full tuition + a monthly stipend seems too good to pass up, and I can't do both. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Popular Music for Bored American History Students

Looking for popular modern songs with great historical content like Fort Minor's "Kenji" [more inside]
posted by NHlove on Feb 4, 2009 - 26 answers

Once upon a time in the ancient civilizations, there were...uh...

Ancient Civilizations Crash Course: I have to teach a course beginning in February...and I don't know anything! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2008 - 20 answers

200 Years of State History on $0.00 (in useful materials) a Day!

I need lesson plan ideas for Washington State History. It's a summer school class with three weeks left, three hours per day... and a number of odd and annoying constraints. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jul 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Jobs for a Tech-Savvy Historian/Teacher

What are some good places to work in NYC for a tech-savvy medievalist who also has experience teaching history and politics to middle and high schoolers? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

What are the best recent articles on immigration?

Help me find illuminating, educating, eye-opening articles on immigration for a class I'm teaching at the Kennedy School of Government. [more inside]
posted by josh on Apr 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Teaching US government in high school

I'm looking for cheap/free visual aids (posters, photos, etc.) to support a high school teacher who is teaching US government. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter on Aug 23, 2006 - 3 answers

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