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Jimmy Dick
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Thinking Like A Historian - Context as a Historical Thinking Skill
            Now that I
am caught up for a bit on my doctoral study, I have some time to work on the
next C of historical thinking. For this post we will examine Context or Contextualization . In the Advanced Placement course, this skill is
part of the broad...
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The Mad Historian's Athenauem
I am doing a doubleheader with today's post. I am reviewing a book which I referenced earlier this week in my post on Causation. As you will quickly see, the colorful chart I used in that post is from this book. Mandell, Nikki and Bobbie Malone. Thinking li...
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Thinking Like A Historian-Causation as a Historical Thinking Skill
      Recently I had an opportunity to grade for the College Board on the AP History exams. My assignment was the short essays. I graded over 2000 of the answers written by students who took the AP United States History course at their high school or throug...
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The Mad Historian's Athenaeum
DuVal, Kathleen. The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in
the Heart of the Continent. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,
2006. ix + 320 ppg.             I first
encountered the work of Kathleen DuVal in my undergraduate course on American
In...
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The Mad Historian's Athenaeum, Vol. II, No. 1
Wineburg, Sam. Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Act:
Charting the Future of Teaching the Past. Philadelphia: Temple University
Press, 2001. Xiv + 255 ppg.             For a book
that is 15 years old, this has aged quite well. Sam Wineburg has expande...
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Screening America, Vol. 1, No. 1
The Return of Roots      In 1977 one of the most powerful miniseries ever made was televised in the United States. Up until the airing of the show most Americans were under the impression that slavery in the antebellum era was benign and not very bad. Roots...
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According to Jim, Vol. II, No. 1
                                                         The Origins of Memorial Day      Memorial Day is a national holiday celebrated on the last Monday in the month of May. This holiday exists to honor those who have fallen serving the United States in t...
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The Art of Teaching History, Vol. II, No. 1 - Why Secondary Sources Matter
                                                Why Secondary Sources Matter      Recently there was a discussion in a FaceBook historical society page where someone said that primary
sources were all that mattered and that secondary sources had no value
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History in the Present - 151 Years Ago Today
Appomattox Courthouse  The following is from history.net at http://www.historynet.com/appomattox-court-house-battle Information about The Battle & Surrender At Appomattox Courthouse, one of the last Civil War Battles of the American Civil War Appomattox Cou...
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Tilting at Windmills, Vol. 1, No. 20
I would like to take this time to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Please be responsible this evening and enjoy 2016. I am looking forward to a very interesting year and hope to pick up some of the things I have had to put on the back burner due to time requ...
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