Shane Moran

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Sure Fire Secrets to Bring American History to Life

I’ve shared many times that history was far from my favorite subject when I was in school, yet I learned to appreciate it as an adult. Once I began …

Investigate U.S. History With Zoom In

As a U.S. History teacher at the middle-school level, I keep an eye out for resources, tools, and ideas for lessons that allow my students to work …

Teaching

Why History Is the Toughest Subject to Teach

Alia spotlighted that major screwup from publisher McGraw Hill (seen above) in her piece last week addressing how high-school textbooks “too often gloss over the American government’s oppression of racial minorities.” She continues:<p>If nothing else, the [McGraw Hill] incident may serve as yet …

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2015 – Part Two

Here’s one more in my series of end-of-year “Best” lists (you can see all 1,500 of the lists here).<p>You might also be interested in these previous …

The Nazis stole art. The Monuments Men took it back.

The Monuments Men<p>The Nazis stole art. These guys took it back.<p>1945<p>During World War II, Nazi Germany carried out the greatest art theft in history.<p>Led …

Teaching with NEH Resources

Thinkfinity: EDSITEMENT

3 Questions to Help You Become a More Effective Teacher

My mom, Karen Sollenberger, played a big role in my both becoming a teacher and being an artist. Lately we've been talking a lot about education, what needs to change, and how. We keep going back to the beginning. Teachers of all kinds, public, private, homeschool, need to remember why they're …

Bibblio- A Powerful Search Engine for Teachers and Students

October , 2015<br>Bibblio is a wonderful search platform that allows you to search for and access a wealth of educational content neatly organized in …

Toxic Teachers

I do a lot of speaking at colleges and universities around the country, and faculty tell me many behind-the-scenes stories. Properly disguised, these accounts make great material for my Nick Hoffman mystery series: tales of petty infighting, squabbling committees, ridiculous vendettas -- all the …

Should We Learn To Write Cursive? An Education Expert Weighs In

"Why do we have to learn how to do something we’ll never use in the real world?"<p>I’ve always thought that if I learned anything from cursive lessons in elementary school, it was the art of persuasion.<p>When my second grade teacher, Mrs. Hasselhoff, let me and my fellow students know that it was time …

How America’s Wars Have Changed The English Language

Speech, much like the world, is in a constant state of flux. The way that wars alter the world, they also modify the way we speak and redefine the …

The Un-American History of Women on Money

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the $10 bill will feature a woman by the year 2020. So at a recent Republican …

Newseum Launches All-New Online Educational Platform

NewseumED provides free programs, primary sources and standards-aligned resources for students and educators in grades three through college and …

Education Technology

History Can Be Fun and Games

While we may look to the history books to see the chronicling of the past, we don’t have to limit how we teach history (or civics or social studies, …

This Beautiful Timeline Lets You Explore Wikipedia's World History

This amazing visualization brings together the world’s history from Wikipedia into an interactive timeline stuffed with information and images. If …

Middle Grades Kids Need Field Trips

Field trips don't have to be elaborate, says middle grades leader Mike Janatovich, but they are important for young adolescents who are still making …

Teens