Category Archives: News & Notes

Top 50 American History Blogs

Historymasters.org identified the Top 50 American History Blogs (Now I know they do it strickly for promotional purposes, but still it is nice to get recognized): The United States has had a rather eventful history — in spite of its … Continue reading

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Qualities of a High School History Teacher

Here are the results of a study/survey that asked students to rate their United States History instructor. Patience was mentioned 85 times by these same students; kindness, 80 times; clearness, 35; sense of humor, 32; understanding of students, 24; firmness, … Continue reading

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Richard Dreyfuss honored for Education Initiative

Richard Dreyfuss has been praised and criticized for his work in trying to educate young people about American history and the Constitution. He has said: “America is falling far short in preparing its children to become leaders and participants in … Continue reading

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100 Best History Blogs

The Guide To Online Schools, which is an online education directory that specializes in online degrees, online schools, and distance learning, picked Blog4history.com as one of its 100 Best History Blogs. From the publisher: Reading about history on encyclopedia-type sites … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama’s annual back-to-school talk

Presidents have regularly addressed students annually for as long as I can remember. However, I don’t actually remember watching one or being forced to. But nonetheless, as a teacher I was told by my administration that today I had to … Continue reading

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Take a Veteran to School Day from History Channel

The History Channel is offering a variety of teaching tools for educators concerning our war veterans. Also they have lately offered teachers and educators some interesting and since it is, well, frankly free stuff it makes it really cool. The … Continue reading

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How Should History Remember Democrat Senator Robert Byrd?

(I gave this a few days since his death out of respect for the man, but the question deserves asking.) Will he be remember as a Racist? KKK Member? Esteemed Senator that brought home the bacon for his state? Democrat … Continue reading

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2010 National Debt Soars to Highest Level since WWII

From the Report: “The federal debt will represent 62% of the nation’s economy by the end of this year, the highest percentage since just after World War II, according to a long-term budget outlook released today by the non-partisan Congressional … Continue reading

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11 Most Unnecessary Museums in the U.S.

This is some funny stuff. Any of these Museums sound like fun but who pays for this, please tell not tax payer money? I have to agree with the author that these “are just plain pointless.” If you have seen … Continue reading

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Government Regulation of Internet?

The government wants to regulate and in some instances start taxing blogs and other websites. Great! More government cuz you know it does such a good job regulating and taxing and dealing with oil spills and hurricanes…. yea, more government … Continue reading

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