Tag Archives: american studies

Zapping Apathy with Chat-Based Test Review

The school year just ended.  One of the year-end rituals with debatable value is final exams.  At our school, most classes are required to end with a 90-minute final exam that comprehensively tests a semester’s worth of curriculum.  This test … Continue reading

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Blogs for Everybody!

For the first time, each of my 107 students has a blog! I know that plenty of other teachers have successfully launched student blogs, so I don’t claim to be doing anything too revolutionary here. Still, enough people ask me … Continue reading

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“The New/Newer/Newest Colossus”

 A new lesson worked beautifully today. Don’t you love when that happens? Our American Studies class is beginning to focus on American immigration. We will consider the great wave of immigrants at the turn of the 20th Century as well … Continue reading

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Today’s CASE Conference: What Does It Mean to Be an American?

A day at a conference is always a nice change of pace and scenery. Today’s Council for American Studies Education Conference at the Chicago History Museum was a terrific learning experience that gave me a much needed late winter battery … Continue reading

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