Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 3)

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/orContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 3)”

Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 2)

In a previous post I wrote about the new project I instituted in my United States History classes which deals with the Confederate Battle Flag. In short, the goal of the activity is to have students reflect on how they view the flag and to evaluate that view as the school year progresses. You can readContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 2)”

Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 1)

Update: Due to the agitating nature of some comments, further comments that are off topic or argumentative for the sake of arguing will not be approved. As always, if you have an argument to present and evidence to back it up, please post. I am looking for good resources to use in the classroom. ThanksContinue reading “Displaying and Teaching the Confederate Flag in the Classroom (Part 1)”

Confederate Tea Party

Chattanooga, TN is an area rich in Civil War history, as well as numerous other events and eras. It is really no surprise that the largest local paper, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, is usually littered with pictures, articles and notes about the past. The Civil War usually garners the most attention in the fair city,Continue reading “Confederate Tea Party”

Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 4

This week’s gem comes from the new blogger in town.  Jerry Dunford is without a doubt one of the more interesting Confederate defenders I’ve encountered on the web. Take a look at what he said: Have you noticed, that the SAME LIBERALS, the one’s who oppose Christian events, who oppose Christmas, who support abortion, whoContinue reading “Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 4”

Reflections on MLK Day

I am going to keep this reflection short and [sour]. Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many of my students recognize it as a “holiday.” One of many that gets them out of the classroom. For many of the teachers, it is more of the same. MLK Day is a bit of a reprieveContinue reading “Reflections on MLK Day”

Staying Busy

Numerous things kept me swamped over the winter break. The job, the coaching job, the role of the grad student….I miss laziness. Because this is the semester of the thesis, my posts on here are going to be few and far in between. I will probably be limited to small updates but I do planContinue reading “Staying Busy”

Leftists vs Conservatives in Connie’s World

The infamous Southern Heritage defender, Connie Chastain, seeks to chide Andy Hall in her latest post. Rather than achieve her goals, she comes off as bitter, mean spirited and naive. Especially in this line and graphic: Actually, unlike floggers, leftists, authoritarian PC-ers and the like, Southern heritage folks are mostly conservatives, and  conservatives usually believeContinue reading “Leftists vs Conservatives in Connie’s World”

Getting Back In Rhythm

I’ve been away for a few weeks. First there was the 150th Gettysburg reenactment, then a team wrestling camp in Boone, N.C. Glad to be home, and hopefully, routinely updating this blog. Here’s what’s been happening. Connie Chastain delights in playing the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” game. The answers given by some did not agreeContinue reading “Getting Back In Rhythm”