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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.

18 April 2014

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

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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 […]

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 →

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.

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 …  »

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

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.

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…

18 April 2014

Medieval Realms – Misc. – ActiveHistory

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

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…  »

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…  »

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…

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

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.

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…

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

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…

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

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

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.

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.

18 April 2014

First world war: was Gavrilo Princip a terrorist or a freedom fighter? | Srećko Horvat | Comment is free | theguardian.com

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It was not the ‘shot heard around the world’ that caused the 1914-18 war but imperialism anything else is revisionism As the date approaches when all countries will mark 100 years since the "shot heard around the world", it gives rise to more discussions about the meaning of the first world war. If there is one single historical figure who still provokes controversy, it is without doubt the Bosnian Serb who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. His shot led directly…  »

17 April 2014

Handel’s Messiah brought to life by pupils in 18th century costumes (From Croydon Guardian)

Costume dramas are a popular mainstay on television schedules at Easter and this year one has a very musical slant.

17 April 2014

Hodder Education – Hodder Education – Learn More

Hodder Education focuses on school and college markets, providing a wide range of market-focused innovative print and digital services, tailored to both core UK and key International markets.

17 April 2014

Historians Politely Remind Nation To Check What’s Happened In Past Before Making Any Big Decisions | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

WASHINGTON—With the United States facing a daunting array of problems at home and abroad, leading historians courteously reminded the nation Thursday that when making tough choices, it never hurts to stop a moment, take a look at similar situations from the past, and then think about whether the decisions people made back then were good or bad.

17 April 2014

How Disney Imagined the American Highway of the Future, 50 Years Ago – Jenny Xie – The Atlantic Cities

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Since February, we’ve been looking at the “Future of Transportation", highlighting changes we can expect in the next five to 10 years. Disney, it turns out, had a similar idea more than fifty years ago, though their focus is slightly more off-the-wall. This vintage clip, part of the "Magic Highway, U.S.A." episode of the1950s TV series Disneyland, predicts how transportation — particular anything related to the highway — will evolve in America. Many ideas, like air-conditioned routes in desert  »

17 April 2014

Value opportunities in British Empire trust | Interactive Investor

Managed by John Pennink, the British Empire Securities and General Trust is enjoying a change in fortune and is outperforming its sector.

17 April 2014

BBC News – Ukraine crisis: How strong are Ukraine’s ties to Russia?

As tensions grow between Ukraine’s interim government and separatist and pro-Russian groups in the east, Mark Urban looks at the region’s historic links to the Russian Federation and the strength of pro-Russian public opinion there.

17 April 2014

GCSE History: Causes of World War One – ActiveHistory

GCSE History: Causes of World War One – History games, revision quizzes and worksheets for KS3, GCSE and A-Level school children!

17 April 2014

Feedback Form – ActiveHistory

Feedback Form – History games, revision quizzes and worksheets for KS3, GCSE and A-Level school children!

17 April 2014

Will Putin Fall Victim to One of History’s Classic Blunders?

From Napoleon to Bush, there’s good precedent on why it’s a bad idea for Russia to invade eastern Ukraine.

16 April 2014

Rowan Hofmeister – Google+ – Ancient Rome just got a little older. Excavations inside…

Ancient Rome just got a little older. Excavations inside the Roman Forum have found the remains of a wall dating back to 900 BC – suggesting that the…

16 April 2014

jivespin | Words to use when handling evidence poster

Just made this classroom poster using the Moldiv app. The poster highlights some of the key words students should use when handling evidence. Hope it is useful.

16 April 2014

Jorvik Viking Centre celebrates its 30th birthday (From York Press)

IT broke the mould for museums around the world, with its time cars taking visitors through an authentic re-creation of York’s Viking settlement.

16 April 2014

Lotto bid for Magna Carta celebrations rejected (From York Press)

HOPES of Helmsley cashing in on a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to help celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, have been dashed.

16 April 2014

Roads to Ruins: The castles of medieval Germany by Edward G. Kane — Kickstarter

Edward G. Kane is raising funds for Roads to Ruins: The castles of medieval Germany on Kickstarter! Immerse yourself in the dangerous but romantic (really?!) castle life of the Middle Ages. Photos and historical info of 195 + castles.

16 April 2014

The Story of the "Migrant Mother" | Follow the Stories | Antiques Roadshow | PBS

Many years after Dorothea Lange’s iconic 1936 photograph, a reporter asked Florence Owens Thompson about the life she eked out for her family. \

16 April 2014

Leonardo da Vinci: Creative Genius | EDSITEment

Students discover why Leonardo is considered the ultimate Renaissance man. They will learn about his famous notebooks, focusing upon his machines of motion, then zooming in on the flying machines.

16 April 2014

"Whenever I have too much to drink, I… – History Podcasts & Video | Facebook

"Whenever I have too much to drink, I bang on about Dante …." Sarah Vine makes a choice from the heart – the great Italian writer Dante Alighieri,…

16 April 2014

Jorvik Viking Centre celebrates its 30th birthday (From York Press)

IT broke the mould for museums around the world, with its time cars taking visitors through an authentic re-creation of York’s Viking settlement.

15 April 2014

Handel’s Messiah brought to life by pupils in 18th century costumes (From Croydon Guardian)

Costume dramas are a popular mainstay on television schedules at Easter and this year one has a very musical slant.

15 April 2014

In April 2004, an explosion at a train… – History Podcasts & Video | Facebook

In April 2004, an explosion at a train station in North Korea killed around 170 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Hear from a Western aid worker…

15 April 2014