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Others Like Me…?

This course has been a wonderful experience in many ways.  At first I was unsure of how I could keep up with the gurus out there in online course world.  I still prefer the classroom setting with direct human interaction, but

Posted in Discussion, Online Learning

Mind Maps of the Civil War

Earlier today Matt mentioned the use of note taking in picture form (sorry I can’t remember exactly how it was stated).  However, it immediately reminded me of Concept maps and Mind Mapping.  Concept maps tend to be boring and dull to my

Posted in Discussion, Lesson Plans

“Big Words” from Word Clouds

Historical documents are always a challenge for the elementary student.  They love to look at the images and attempt to read the script, but when it comes right down to reading the text more often they will give up too easily feeling

Posted in Discussion, Word Clouds

Elementary Understanding

As an elementary teacher in Virginia, the Civil War is primarily taught from the borders of Virginia with very little expanse outside of the state.  This proves to be very difficult for students to get a full grasp of the

Posted in Discussion, Images
House Divided Project

Course Professor
Matthew Pinsker:
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013

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