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Amy Burvall's Life as a TechnoTroubadour

Can you use music and creativity to help students structure what they know? Yes, says Hawaiian teacher Amy Burvall. [...] »

Film Review: The Tenth Inning

Can one subject—say, baseball—tell a larger story of historical change? Historian Daniel Nathan says it can. [...] »

Film Review: Gods and Generals

What view of the Civil War does Gods and Generals present? Historian Steven E. Woodworth critiques the film. [...] »

Film Review: The Aviator

Historical films like The Aviator sacrifice historical context to create character portraits, says historian David Courtwright. [...] »

Michael Yell on Using DVDs/Video Segments in the History Classroom

What student doesn't love a "movie day"? The question is, how much are they learning from it? [...] »

Amy Trenkle on Glogging Class Greats

Posterboard and rubber cement may work for some projects, but students can also avoid the mess—and incorporate audiovisuals—by making glogs (virtual posters) online. [...] »

An Ear for the Past: The National Jukebox

Catchy primary sources? You bet! With the Library of Congress's National Jukebox, get your students humming history. [...] »

Film Review: Ken Burns's Jazz

Documentaries can be critiqued on many levels, says Professor Frank Tirro. Here, he looks at Ken Burns's Jazz from four angles. [...] »

Diana Laufenberg on the Power of Visuals

Modern U.S. history instruction relies on reading and writing. Teacher Diana Laufenberg argues that students need more than text to engage their minds. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on Facebook in the Classroom

8th-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer tackles the challenge of using Facebook with her students. What can Facebook do for teachers, and how can you make using it safe, easy, and fun? [...] »