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From the Mind of a Pathologically Curious Teacher

Month: September, 2012

Colored Entrance

This weekend I helped a student study for a test on racial segregation in America during the 1950s. I was reminded of how vital the visual record is to understanding the civil rights movement. Regrettably, I did not have a computer or my usual stack of books. As I we talked about what she had […]


Websites offering lists of “Today in History” abound. I have several books in my library that provide such lists. I understand the impulse to go to these sites and books. They give (to geeks such as myself ) the feeling that history is exciting with a rush of now. After all it happened TODAY (except […]