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American Museum of Natural History. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Connecting the Dots: Why a History Degree is Useful in the Business World. Credit: Bob Weidner Most faculty members have heard cynical parents making arguments like, “My kid should go for a straight business degree.

Connecting the Dots: Why a History Degree is Useful in the Business World

I am not paying for this fun stuff, like history. He needs a job to pay off all these loans! Besides, unlike majors such as engineering, computer science, and business, most college degrees are useless, for jobless blowhards. Right?” In response, I offer the following story. While studying in Germany, an American legal history graduate student took freelance jobs on the support staffs of various businesses to pay the bills.

And so the discussion went, for about 10 more minutes, after which time the American interjected: “Excuse me, sir, but why are you asking me all of these history questions?” “Why did I ask you about history?” I was that history student, one of the many with history degrees who have been gainfully employed outside of the field. What about the ones who graduate with “only” a baccalaureate, you ask? Notes 1. 2. 3. 4. Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month. Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore and learn more about a variety of issues.

Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month

But it's important that teachers "reinforce that 'black history' is American history," writes Pat Russo in Dos and Don'ts of Teaching Black History Month. Russo's article is a great place to start when determining how to best incorporate black history into your lesson plans. Really, it's a topic that should be incorporated throughout the year, Russo writes, but in February, teachers can dig deeper, provide students with more context, and connect the past to the present. A digital reimagining of Gettysburg - Anne Knowles. Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.

A digital reimagining of Gettysburg - Anne Knowles

By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. American History: "Growth of a Nation". 7 Elections that Changed U.S. History. "Presidential" tie 1800 - President vs.

7 Elections that Changed U.S. History

Vice President? The College Majors Of U.S. Presidents (And Other Trivia) How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years 4.67K Views 0 Likes We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. We've already taken a look back - way back - at online education as we rarely think of it (in the 1960's and 70's), but it is also interesting to see just how much online education has evolved in just the more recent past. Visualizing Emancipation. A Biography of America. The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor. With Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day coming up tomorrow, December 7th, I thought I’d put together a quick “The Best…” list of useful resources.

The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor

I know it’s a bit late, but at least you can use it for planning next year. Here are my picks, not in order of preference, of The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor (and that are accessible to English Language Learners): EL Civics has A Pearl Harbor Day Lesson, including online resources and reproducible hand-outs. Holt, Rinehart & Winston have a Pearl Harbor Interactive.

Scholastic has another interactive on the Pearl Harbor attack. Colonial Life in Early America. Abraham Lincoln Assassination and Memorial Links. The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators. Every American schoolchild learns the tragic story of the assassination, just as the long nightmare of the Civil War drew to a close, of President Abraham Lincoln.

The Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators

They know of the shot fired by John Wilkes Booth into the brain of the great President as he watched Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. They know of Booth's dramatic leap from the presidential box to the stage, his cry as he ran of "Sic Semper Tyrannus! ," his escape on horseback, and of his own death by bullet twelve days later in a burning Virginia barn.

The Learning Network - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com. The American Revolution - (Home) History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. Annenberg Media - A Biography of America. The Black Inventor Online Museum - a Look at Black Inventors and their Contributions to Society.

The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789. The Library of Congress Map Collections | Military Battles and Campaigns Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress The American Revolutionary War Maps collection has been migrated to an improved presentation.

The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789

Please visit the new presentation. Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index. Investigating US History. The War That Made America - French & Indian War Timeline. French troops from Canada march south; seize and fortify the Ohio Valley.

The War That Made America - French & Indian War Timeline

Britain protests the invasion and claims Ohio for itself. Ensign de Jumonville and a third of his escort is killed by a British patrol led by George Washington.