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Lack of history in schools gets some mainstream coverage

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It isn't really news to those of us in the history field that schools today are cutting back on history lessons in favor of the math and reading skills that appear on standardized tests. But I was happy to see this issue get some national mainstream exposure on CNN's

What lessons can we learn from the NPS’s President’s House?

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With the start of 2011 comes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War – the War Between the States, the War of the Rebellion, the War of Northern Aggression, the War for Southern Independence, the Freedom War. All of these names have appeared in history text books. The version

Very few Americans can pass a test on the American Revolution – can you?

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Scary numbers of people know very little about the events surrounding the American Revolution. For those of us in the history world, this probably does not come as a huge shock. But in light of the cuts being made to history and social studies programs across the nation in

Things that go BOO

Well, it’s that time of year, when ghosts and goblins roam the streets. Thanks to hit television shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, ghosts are enjoying extreme popularity these days. As Halloween nears, many historic sites and towns offer ghost tours. I took a ghost walk around Historic

Who wrote your child’s history text?

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I am taking history courses right now to earn a second bachelor’s degree in history, and even in the 100 level classes, they are having us do history research online. We have had to find sites that are acceptable for collegiate research and sites that are not acceptable.

Tell your visitors a story

Hello history fans! I took a break from blogging over the summer, due to several vacations and the fact that I decided to go back to school and pick up a degree in history. It was been wonderfully exciting to read my text books and discuss history with my

What we can learn from history’s leaders

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I really enjoyed Jonathan Gifford’s article on leadership qualities we can learn from history’s great personalities, which appeared in The Guardian. Jump there to read the whole article, or grab a copy of author Jonathan Gifford’s book, History Lessons: What Business and Managers Can Learn from the Movers and

Interactive Website: The HerStory Scrapbook

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Here is an example of an online exhibit based around one specific concept that works very well. The HerStory Scrapboook catalogues articles from The New York Times’ coverage of the women’s suffrage movement of the early twentieth century. The site provides summaries and links to the articles about the

Texas pols debate history curriculum – but should they be making the decisions?

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So I admit that I am not the most qualified person to voice an opinion on this, which is why I’d love to hear your opinions. This New York Times article from last month talks about the Texas Board of Education and their vote to make their history curriculum

Visitor-inspired exhibits via market research

In the March/April issue of Museum Magazine (available to members of AAM), the “In Museum” section features a short blurb on an upcoming exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NY. In order to determine the focus of their Fall 2010 exhibition, the Currier Museum conducted a

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