One of the most common complaints about history curriculums is the lack of diversity. When companies only want to summarize “key” points or people, they leave out important parts of the story. In attempts to cram large stretches of history into only a few page, we lose...

January 14, 2019

William Jennings Bryan was born on March 18, 1960, to Mariah Jennings and Silas Bryan in Salem, Illinois.  After graduating from Union Law School in 1883, he left Illinois and moved to Nebraska. Then in 1890, Bryan was elected to Congress as a Democrat, and that began...

Sometimes, even with the most interesting time period, it can be hard to remember what happened or who did what. One way to help students (and anybody really) increase their retention of historical information is to bring history to life. But what exactly does that mea...

Long ago, a strong stone fortress was constructed by a man known as Herod the Great. The fortress was called Masada, which when translated through the Hebrew language, means “strong fortress.” Masada was built on a mesa above the dead sea. It was originally built to se...

Recently, on a visit to a chain retail store, I wandered into the education section. It was brimming with books on math, science, and reading, but something felt off. The more I looked, the more I realized that the books about history were missing!

But why should that m...

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