[Hat-tip to Bjorn Skaptason] Here is an interesting story to start off the week. Apparently, a group in Chicago wants to build an alternative school that includes a Civil War museum on the grounds of Camp Douglas. If approved, the school would be housed in a former funeral home that was once owned by Ernest [...]
This kid is awesome!
I’ve grown tired of the bitter debate over what our students know or don’t know about American history. Yes, we want them to know when the Civil War took place, be able to identify key historical terms, people and places. All too often these discussions function under the assumption that our parents and grandparents somehow [...]
In February 2011 a group of teachers, accompanied by Dr. John Stauffer of Harvard University, flew from Boston to Memphis, TN and from there traveled by bus through the South visiting sites of historic importance to the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, seeking a better understanding of each period and of the relationship [...]
I didn’t realize that yesterday I stumbled on a relatively unknown map. Hope it comes in handy for those of you in the classroom. Brooks Simpson also posted the image on his site along with a very colorful explanation of the recent decline in Boston sports. Thank you, Brooks. One of the commenters on his [...]
A few months ago I received a preview copy of American Experience’s Death and the Civil War, which will air on PBS this week. This weekend I finally had a chance to watch it through, which seems appropriate given that we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle of Antietam. I am not going [...]
As always thanks for purchasing books and other products through my Amazon Associate account. My commissions come in the form of book credits, which allows me to purchase two or three books for free. Frances M. Clarke, War Stories: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Civil War North, (University of Chicago Press, 2011). William J. Cooper, [...]