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What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Low-Income Students Succeed

The new economics of higher education are harsh, but institutions that listen to the needs of their undergraduates can get them to the finish line.

Economics

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>When I worked with student teachers</b> on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise …

ISO: A Better Way to Evaluate Student Participation

<i>Want more teaching tips? Browse the Pedagogy Unbound archives or start a thread in our teaching group.</i><p>If we believe in the active-learning classroom …

4 Resolutions for the New Semester

<i>Want more teaching tips? Browse the Pedagogy Unbound archives or start a thread in our teaching group.</i><p>I’ve never been too big on New Year’s …

How to Humanize Your Online Class - 2

Community of Inquiry (CoI)<p>Community of Inquiry (CoI) is a theoretical framework that educators may leverage to understand how to develop and assess …

Slavery and America’s Founding Fathers: How did they really feel?

John Jay via theimaginativeconservative.org<p>In 2009, Hillary Clinton won the Margaret Sanger Award. Margaret Sanger, socialist and racist, is still …

Black History

10 Astonishing Facts About America's Founding Fathers

Many of us will recognize the majority of names on this list, having learned about their integrity, honor, and imprint on American history. However, …

List-Worthy

Women and Politics in the Era of the American Revolution

Summary and Keywords<p>Historians once assumed that, because women in the era of the American Revolution could not vote and showed very little interest …

Five Great Books on the American Founding Era

As we move into summer, and the Fourth of July approaches, here are some suggestions for great summer reads on the American Founding. There are the …

Books

What the American revolution can teach us about Brexit

Xenophobia played a part in the British vote to leave the EU. It was also present at the birth of the US. But we only survived by being open to the world<p>Last Thursday, as it became clear that the citizens of the United Kingdom were voting to leave the European Union, a lot of Americans began …

United Kingdom

‘Hamilton’ is a smash. Why so few other stories about the American Revolution?

“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sprightly, race-flipped musical about the man who established the American financial system, has audiences scrambling for tickets, mashing up its lyrics with other pop culture and debating race and Broadway. The runaway success of “Hamilton” is striking for all of …

Game of Thrones

Why the American Revolution Was Really an Economic Revolution

Political slogans tend to obscure more than they enlighten. Barack Obama’s 2008 call for “Change We Need,” for example, turned out to mean almsgiving …

Economics

Tracing the Origins of a Revolutionary War Spy Ring on Long Island

When Linda Carlson recently flew from Orlando, Fla., to visit her daughter and five grandchildren in Patchogue on Long Island, she added an unusual item to the family itinerary: touring the sites she had seen on “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” a television series on AMC about local espionage efforts …

James Beard

Decoding Connecticut Militia 1739-1783

In May 1665, the separate colonies of New Haven and Connecticut joined to form the colony that later became the State of Connecticut. Each colony had …

Rhode Island

This daring ruse turned the tide of the American Revolution

But after a fake retreat baited a ruthless British commander into a bloody ambush, the tide slowly began to turn in the Americans' favor and eventually led to the Crown's defeat later that year.<p>In March 1780, the British invaded South Carolina and captured Charleston. When the crown won a lopsided …

World History

The Dark Side of the American Revolution

Alan Taylor, <i>American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804 (</i>New York: W. W. Norton, 2016), 704 pp., $37.50.<p>ALAN TAYLOR’S <i>American Revolutions</i> …

The Founders And Slavery: Reason vs. Unruly Passions

Origin stories matter. Two stories about American origins and American slavery dominate popular culture. One is that the founders, men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were guided by God. They gave birth to a new ideal of human freedom that made Americans a chosen people. …

Black History

Making it Official: The Day the Declaration of Independence was Signed

Today’s post comes from Andrew Grafton in the National Archives History Office. Independence Day in the United States is celebrated on July 4, the …

Declaration Of Independence

We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

The Great Transition in the Late Medieval World

New book by Bruce M. S. Campbell on the Great Transition from 13th to the 16th century promises to be the new bible in environmental historyThe Great …

World History

Interview With Liz Covart Of The Ben Franklin's World Podcast by Seth Resler

Interview With Liz Covart Of The Ben Franklin's World Podcast<p>August 16, 2016<p>Liz Covart loves history -- especially the Revolutionary War and early …

8 Early American Political Scandals

The Hamilton-Reynolds Affair<br>The nation’s first major sex scandal began in 1791, when Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton started an affair …

Corruption

The Stamp Act Riots, 250 Years Ago

Cartoon depicting Stamp Act repeal. (Credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images)Andrew Oliver could have been excused if he didn’t feel very welcome in his …

United Kingdom

What Makes A Successful Online Learner

Nowadays, there are a lot of different opportunities online to continue your education, take classes, or earn a degree.<p>However, you shouldn’t …

Self-improvement

Creating Online Content Mistakes

When making online content for either a completely online or a blended learning course there are some online content mistakes to avoid.<p>Creating …

Online

Google adds new features to Classroom, Forms, and more

As back-to-school approaches, Google has just released a grab-bag of new features aimed at K-12 educators—mostly upgrades to existing Google products …