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African Americans in the Civil War (Lesson Plan)

“Ms. Laing we LOVED that lesson! Can you do more like those?” Hearing those words from high school students who have earned their reputation as an apathetic bunch, was like the proverbial music to my ears. I’ve been teaching my

Posted in Discussion

Signification in Education

Last year I discovered Wordle and it is such a fun, educational tool. Today was my first experience with Tagxedo, and like Samantha, I love that I can create word clouds in different shapes. Danny Nicholson, a teacher in the UK has posted

Posted in Discussion, Word Clouds

Why (More) Black People Should Study The Civil War

Growing up in Jamaica, I learned virtually nothing of American history as a student. In high school, my classmates and I were taught the history of the Caribbean within a British context. To say I was not interested in history

Posted in Digital Storytelling, Discussion, Memory
House Divided Project

Course Professor
Matthew Pinsker:
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013

Course Producer
Lance Warren:
Gilder Lehrman Institute
New York, NY 10036