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RAL teacher, librarian turn students into sleuths with WWI soldier’s story

Who was Joshua Henry Bates? That was the question students in JD Ott’s history class at R.A. Long High School faced recently during their study of World War I.

historyteacher 18 April 2014

The Decline of the Qing Dynasty Comic –      www.alleycathistory.com

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historyteacher 18 April 2014

The Future, 50 Years Ago | Leaping Robot Blog | Patrick McCray

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Last week, the Pew Research Center released a report that surveyed Americans’ attitudes about technology and their thoughts about what technological advances would happen in the next half-century. I’ll be writing something about the report itself later – suffice it to say for now that Americans’ views of the technological future are remarkably static. But Pew’s report was quite timely because, 50 years ago, the New York World’s Fair opened. The juxtaposition, while surely accidental, prompted me  »

histscimedtech 18 April 2014

jivespin | Early years of the Cold War poster

Created this poster outlining the key events of the Cold War as a display and revision resource for my Year 11 students. Intended to be used as a visual stimulus, I hope you find it useful.

historyteacher 18 April 2014

US History Classes Get In-depth Lesson in Trench Warfare

Recently, EHS teacher Jason Tharp’s US History classes were literally in the trenches during a lesson on trench warfare.  The students had the opportunity to not only dig their own trenches, but they were also able to apply what they learned in class during a mock battle. According to Tharp, “The purpose of the activity […]

historyteacher 18 April 2014

The Debate on the Origins of World War One | History in an HourHistory in an Hour

Beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Dr Annika Mombauer explores the opposing debates about the origins of World War One. Is it possible for historians to arrive at a consensus? The hundred-year debate How could the death of … Continue reading →

historyteacher 18 April 2014

jivespin | Cuban Missile Crisis teaser poster

This poster of the key protagonists of the Cuban Missile Crisis is designed as an introductory image to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Good to promote curiosity and to introduce the topic.

historyteacher 18 April 2014

The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand – review | Books | The Guardian

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Film’s golden era was tarnished by appeasement Nazi Germany loved movies, and their leader was, as in so much else, fanatical about them. In his private cinema at the Reich Chancellery Hitler watched a movie every night, then gave his invited guests the benefit of his opinion on it. He loved Laurel and Hardy, for instance, noting how their comedy Block-Heads contained "a lot of very nice ideas and clever jokes". Yet he regarded movies as something more than entertainment; he saw in their power …  »

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Justin Bieber ‘Brainwashed’ Selena Gomez, Probably With Swag

Justin Bieber, a version 2.0 pop/R&B Rasputin, has brainwashed Selena Gomez into a witless, non-challenging state in which she helplessly submits to his

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Updated 2014 MUHS Civil War Institute Brochure & Registration Form | HistoricaLese

Exciting News! All Interested Middle School Boys can Click HERE for Registration Info. on Marquette High’s Website.  Read specific Information on Workshops below… MUHS Civil War Institute Brochure & Registration Form. Marquette University High School Civil War Summer Institute *1864 – 2014 Sesquicentennial*  When: Monday, July 7-Thursday, July 10, 2014. Who: Any 5th – 9th grade Boy interested in…

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Medieval Realms – Misc. – ActiveHistory

Medieval Realms – Misc. – History games, revision quizzes and worksheets for KS3, GCSE and A-Level school children!

historyteacher 18 April 2014

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History | Imperial & Global Forum

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Marc-William Palen Here are some good reads for your imperial and global weekend: From cartographic colonialism and the socialist origins of capitalism, to new archival photos of Victorian Egypt and reviving Cold War era containment. Please post other recommended reading in the Comments! How Bad Mapmaking Supported European Imperialism in Africa and Why Google Maps Still Gets Africa Wrong Think Africa Press Guardian Online About halfway through Jonathan Swift’s boisterously witty epic poem On…  »

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Death’s Doll: The World’s Most Beautiful Mummy « The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice

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They call her ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the world’s most beautiful mummy. Rosalia Lombardo died from pneumonia in 1920 at the tender age of 2. Her body was embalmed by Alfredo Salafia (below), put into a glass coffin, and placed inside the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Italy. If it were not for the oxidizing amulet of the Virgin Mary resting atop her blanket, you would swear she had died a few days ago. Very little is known about Rosalia’s life, and, until recently, even less was known about Salafia’s  »

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

ExecutedToday.com » 1859: Tantia Tope, Indian independence hero

This is the sesquecentennial of Tantia Topi’s hanging for what is sometimes called India’s First War of Independence. Tantia Topi — there are many variations of the name — commanded Indian troops…

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Science

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Earlier today, scientists announced they’d discovered an insect with a new kind of female sex organ. It looks a bit like a penis, and is called a gynosome. But almost every news outlet covered the story by describing the insects as "females with penises." This isn’t just painfully wrong — it’s bad for science. Read more…

histscimedtech 18 April 2014

The Day Albert Einstein Died: A Photographer’s Story | LIFE.com

Pictures from a spring day in 1955, when photographer Ralph Morse raced around New Jersey in search of the late, great Albert Einstein.

histscimedtech 18 April 2014

Hungary’s cold war with polio | Mosaic

Trapped by the Cold War and scarred after a failed revolution, Hungary fought one of its greatest battles against polio. Penny Bailey reports.

histscimedtech 18 April 2014

History A’la Carte 4-17-14 – Random Bits of Fascination

Welcome to History a’la Carte’ where I get to share a video and my favorite history links of the week with you.   This week Medieval birth,medieval diapers and newborn care, and a shilling to rewrite Canadian history,  a few of your options in this weeks’ serving of History a’la carte’.   *~*~*~*~*~*Regency*~*~*~*~*~* Queen Charlotte’s … Continue reading » The post History A’la Carte 4-17-14 appeared first on Random Bits of Fascination.

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

Commemorating Eric Hobsbawm- 10th May 2014, Huddersfield | Northern Radical History Network

The Society for the Study of Labour History will host a day conference on Saturday 10 May 2014 at the University Of Huddersfield to commemorate the life and work of Eric Hobsbawn, renown historian and former President of the Society. Confirmed speakers include Professor John Belchem, Professor Logie Barrow, Professor Rohan McWilliam, Professor David Howell, Professor John Shepherd, Professor Richard Evans, Dr Katrina Navickas, Ian Gwinn and John Halstead. This is a FREE event. To reserve  To re…  »

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Our first episode in India! Although… – History Podcasts & Video | Facebook

Our first episode in India! Although really most of it takes place in Pakistan. Not that either exist at this point. And it’s another episode based on no…

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Science, Democracy, and the Ironies of Pseudoscience | s-usih.org

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a review by Tim Lacy The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe by Michael D. Gordin 304 pages. University of Chicago Press, 2012 To enter the thought world of Immanuel Velikovsky, the Velikovskians, and Velikovskianism […]

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

One of the World’s First Statements About the Scientific Method

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Sometimes it’s a good idea to remember the wisdom of the ancients, especially when they are criticizing the wisdom of the ancients. Read more…

histscimedtech 18 April 2014

Social History Society Conference | George Campbell Gosling

As I write this, I’m sat with a little bottle of pink lemonade on the platform at York Station, heading home from the Social History Society’s annual conference. This year’s conference, held at the University of Northumbria in central Newcastle, was my first – but hopefully not my last. It is a sign of just how big and busy a conference it is that I’d only said the briefest of hellos to some of the twitterstorians I had hoped to spend some time meeting or catching up with. If you’re one of thos…  »

histscimedtech 18 April 2014

Donetsk Pro-Russians Order Jews to ‘Register or be Deported’ for Supporting Kiev Rule

Anti-Semitic leaflet handed over near synagogue in eastern Ukrainian town occupied by pro-Russian insurgents.

historyteacher 18 April 2014

China knife massacre culprits wanted to wage jihad abroad, official says | World news | theguardian.com

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Communist party chief of Yunnan province says group staged Kunming attack after it was prevented from leaving country The group behind Saturday’s gruesome knife attack at a Chinese train station turned to violence after failing to leave the country "to participate in jihad", a senior Communist party official was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Continue reading…

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Justin Bieber Has Magic Powers, ‘Brainwashed’ Selena Gomez The Idiot

Justin Bieber, a version 2.0 pop/R&B Rasputin, has brainwashed Selena Gomez into a witless, non-challenging state in which she helplessly submits to his

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Discusses ‘The Vietnam Wars’ for Rolling Stone | Culture News | Rolling Stone

Translated from the Spanish by Gregory RabassaThe most expensive medicine in Vietnam last August were pills for seasickness. The drugstores where it

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Postdoctoral Researchers – National University of Ireland, Galway – jobs.ac.uk

Project:  The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700 (RECIRC) The National University of Ireland, Galway is…

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

The Domesday Book of 1086 was a vast… – History Podcasts & Video | Facebook

The Domesday Book of 1086 was a vast survey of much of the land and property of England and Wales. Twenty years after the Battle of Hastings, William the…

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Yes, Virginia, there was an American Enlightenment « The Junto

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Michael D. Hattem responds to a panel on the state of the field of "the transatlantic Enlightenment in America" at the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting.

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

Gaol Fever | Crime in the Community

A guest post by Adrian Teal, who will be well known to some readers as a caricaturist with leanings towards the 18th century… When you’re spending three years hunting down scandalous true stories for a spoof Georgian tabloid called The … Continue reading →

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

The Digital Archive of Cambodia Holocaust Survivors – Phnom Penh Surrender

In the loving memories of the Cambodian people who died under the Khmer Rouge Regime from 1975 to 1979, we, Khmers and concerned friends of Cambodia, have formed an ad hoc group to establish the Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors.

historyteacher 18 April 2014

iTunes – Podcasts – Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Podcast by CHOMI

Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes for free from Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Podcast by CHOMI on the iTunes Store.

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

New Learning Times : Article Sea of Liberty

The museum at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello residence produced this interactive site, which combines primary source materials with teacher tools and e

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership, according to an Israel-based organization that monitors

historyteacher 18 April 2014

Just published: Was ist Homosexualität? Forschungsgeschichte, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und Perspektiven – Department of History

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Jennifer Evans has just published an edited volume on the history of homosexuality in Germany together with three German-speaking experts in the field. The handbook, Was ist Homosexualität? Forschungsgeschichte, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und Perspektiven, in English What is Homosexuality? Research, Social Development, and Societal Perspectives (Männerschwarm 2014), is designed for a crossover audience. It provides an introduction to debates about the way same-sex sexuality has been percei…  »

twitterstorians 18 April 2014

Blog: World War history must not be viewed as another box to tick | QA Education | Educational Magazine | Head Teacher Magazine

In the year of the First World War centenary, the notion of educational obligation rears its head. Teachers, as well as children, must recognise the brevity of such an event.

historyteacher 18 April 2014