Woche Eins: My First Week in Student Teaching in Germany

Honestly, there’s still a part of this whole thing that doesn’t feel real. It still feels like I’m dreaming. It’s been ten long years since I was last in Germany. I used to live in a small town called Käshofen, which is near Ramstein, for six years because my dad was in the Air Force. … More Woche Eins: My First Week in Student Teaching in Germany

Organizing Content in a History Classroom: Thematic vs. Chronological

Though I’m not yet a history teacher, I’m beginning to discover that one of the most difficult tasks of my future profession is organization of content. This realization was confirmed after reading Mark Lukach’s blog post “In Defense of  Thematic World History”, in which he wrote, “Any good historian who truly loves their craft will … More Organizing Content in a History Classroom: Thematic vs. Chronological

Approaching History with Digital Resources

Using digital resources in the classroom is a conversation that continues to grow due to the increase in digital media over the past two decades. It is a conversation I enjoy having, because I recognize the possibilities and benefits of technology in the classroom. Granted, technology can either be helpful or harmful depending on how … More Approaching History with Digital Resources