We begin this week with the question “How would you organize a high school U.S. history survey course?” This was asked by the NHC and NHEC at a recent panel discussion. Then, segue into a panel discussion of piracy at
Today we observe Memorial Day. To learn about its history, how to teach students about it, and more, see the collection of links we’ve rounded up below.
In the news this week, 1,000 historians send a letter to the Texas State Board of Education, historians are among the 2010 Guggenheim Fellows, the Library of Congress archives Twitter (yes, all of it), the New Yorker reports on Stephen
In this week’s What We’re Reading we bring you an assortment of news and reviews. In the news, Cologne is rebuilding its city archives after the devastating collapse earlier this year. Then, read about a new web site that allows
In two recent editions of “What We’re Reading” (June 4 and July 30) we’ve linked to articles from the New York Times about cyclists on historic rides: biking the Underground Railroad and the Iron Curtain Trail.