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Teaching Boston Massacre

Hey all, I have recently been asked to write a lesson plan on the Boston Massacre (for a potential job opportunity).  Specifically, it is supposed to be designed for an honors 8th grade social studies class.  As I sat and

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The Need For Narrative History

I like to read.  I read all sorts of things.  I love reading Christian fiction books, theology type books, history books (duh), and of course my favorite types of books, SciFi.  When I read history books, my favorite are ones

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Bringing It Back

Hey Friends, A lot has happened since I’ve last written on this site.  I finished an amazing student teaching experience, I wrapped up an incredible time at Messiah College studying history, and I am now a college grad waiting for

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Early England

Hello friends, So as previously mentioned I am taking an independent study where I am researching the creation of an English Constitution.  I have already written quite a few pages on this subject, and I wanted to share some of

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Study History At Messiah College

Hello friends, It has been a looooong time since I have been able to post on here.  I am so thankful to finally have some time to sit down and write.  I have had an incredibly busy start to the

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The Giver And History

Hi friends, This month has been absolutely crazy!  From taking a college roadtrip to Nebraska for a buddy’s wedding, to visiting friends and family in Maryland, I have been travelling like crazy.  During my travels, and in my down time

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Happy 4th of July

Hello everyone! I hope you have a great time celebrating independence day with fireworks, bbq, and good ole apple pie!  In my house, it is my little brother’s birthday, so we are going to get some delicious birthday cake to

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Welcome Buddy!

Hello friends, I am very happy to announce that we have a new contributor to Reckless Historians.  Buddy is a graduated history major from Messiah, and we have had multiple classes together.  He is a great writer and deep thinker.

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“The Assassin’s Perspective: Teaching History with Video Games”

I really love playing “historical video games.”  In High School, I did not take AP World, but I played Age of Empires, and sure enough I passed my world test (granted I also had AP US and AP Euro to

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“The Problem with Big Books; Or, Alan Taylor’s Biggest Sin”

Hey friends,   I found this great post over at The Junto about reading the big books.  Though I know I feel very accomplished after reading a huge history book, when I have four or five other classes to read for it

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