After the Charleston Church shooting last year Confederate Flags and iconography suffered tremendous backlash. Most notable of which was the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag (CBF) from the grounds of the South Carolina State House. Naturally, with every backlash comes the counter-backlash. One year later in the midst of a Presidential election, the flag and those that wield it have found a new ally…Donald Trump. Continue reading “Donald Trump’s Confederate Flag”
Comical presentism. Continue reading “The Declaration of Independence”
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I have been pretty busy over the past couple of months which has reduced the frequency I can post on here. Fortunately, things are quieting down or at least becoming more routine. That being said, here are some updates. Continue reading “From the Holler!”
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Bulletin boards can be a unique and useful tool in education if used properly. Due to a lack of funds and resources, field trips to historical sites and structures can represent a challenge. Bulletin Boards help fill that void through visual stimulation. Objects on the board can grab the attention of students, make them think and/or question, and engage them in the current curriculum. When I can, and when resources allow me to, I change the class bulletin board to draw my students’ attention to new material. This past week my U.S. History classes began their unit on the Civil Rights Movement. When I changed the bulletin board for this unit (featured image on the header), I incorporated a new item; something my students helped create.
Continue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 3)”