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“Historical Heroes”

Hello friends, Over at The Junto there is an article on historical heroes.  I found it to be a very interesting perspective on taking up someone in history as your own personal hero. Here is a piece from the article. I don’t

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“Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past”

Hello friends! I’m very excited to announce that starting next week I will be doing a series on a new book Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past.  As someone who is studying the past from a Christian

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“How to Discuss a Book for History”

After finishing reading the first of two big sections of books that I need to have read for my Monday history courses, I certainly gleaned some helpful hints from this article. . . If you are just beginning your study

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History Requires Interpretation

Hello friends, For my Teaching History class I am reading History on Trial, a book that walks through the many culture wars of history.  From the very founding of our nation, history has been a topic that has been fought over

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“Why Study History?”

As I eagerly await the arrival of my preorder of Why Study History, I was checking out an artical by the American Historical Association with the same title.  Here is a segment of that article. . . People live in the present.

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“What Does It Mean to Think Historically?”

Recently I have found myself becoming a more frequent reader of the American Historical Association.  Earlier this summer, I caught my eye on an article that is really like a going back to basics model for thinking historically.  It has the

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“History is useful tool, not answer to every problem”

I can remember that not too long ago, when I used to study history, I used to try to argue points, and only pull up supporting arguments from history, and ignore those that did not help my case.  As I

Posted in Some Simple Rants On History, Teaching History, Thoughts from Other Historians

“What Does Being A History Major In College Teach You?”

Over at Kevin Sung: The MBA Years, I came across an old article that Kevin wrote.  It’s funny, how his intro reminds me of a post I wrote about a month or so ago.  Here is a part of his post. .

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“How to Twitter: History Hashtags”

Over at Uncommonplace Book, Liz Covart posted a great article on the uses of twitter for the historians, or as I have noticed in many of her tweets “twitterstorians”.  Here is just a portion of her article. . . ” Hashtags:

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19 Lessons About Teaching

After seeing a few of the points on The Way of Improvement Leads Home, I went over to Inside Higher Ed  to read their article on teaching lessons for professors.  I’m always curious about what professor’s think of their students in the broader

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