Tag Archives: History

March Madness: Worst Disease in History

This month, my class and I set out on a journey of discovery. We’ll be investigating history’s worst diseases – viruses, plague, pandemics, mere outbreaks… the lot of them. We began as all March competitions begin – with a bracket: … Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: A Restaurant Challenge

After we engaged with the “capitalism vs. communism” concept group, I needed to assess my students’ understandings and abilities to apply those concepts… so with that in mind, I’m writing today about a fun, engaging, and effective assessment and application … Continue reading

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Student Choice Leads to Lifelong Learning

I’ve been teaching for over a decade, and whereas most of these years I made myself as important as possible in the learning process, over the last few years I’ve been working on minimizing the notability of my presence in … Continue reading

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Hohenschönhausen Prison

Remember to visit the 2017 travel page to see every post I’ve made this year (Amsterdam in April, seven countries over the summer). Hohenschönhausen (“high beauty houses”) is a neighborhood east of central Berlin. The name of the district is … Continue reading

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A Brief Political History of Georgia (the Republic of)

Georgia is a land between political cultures. I’m not really sure if it’s a part of Asia or Europe, and I suppose the arbitrariness of such distinctions shows itself in the answer of the hour. If you ask Russia, its … Continue reading

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