Category Digital History

Military Historians Are People Too! Podcast: S2E14 Susannah Ural, University of Southern Mississippi

This is an excellent discussion between the cohosts, Professors Brian Feltman and Bill Allison and their guest, Professor Susannah Ural. The episode description reads, “Our guest today is the absolutely delightful Susannah Ural! Susannah J. Ural is a professor of history and co-director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Dr. Kurt Luther

Here’s Dr. Kurt Luther of Virginia Tech with an excellent presentation on Civil War Photo Sleuthing and websites we can use. The video’s description reads, ” ‘Civil War Photo Sleuthing: Past, Present and Future’ by Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) History Dr. Kurt Luther People have struggled to identify unknown […]

Gettysburg National Military Park Winter Lecture Schedule

Gettysburg National Military Park has posted its 2023 Winter Lecture Series schedule. The Winter Lecture Series is held at 1:30 pm on weekends in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from January 7 through February 26, 2023. Free tickets will be available day of at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. […]

A Lingering Gettysburg Battle: Where Did Lincoln Stand?

This article reports on research to determine where Lincoln actually stood when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. “Four score and 79 years ago this Saturday, Abraham Lincoln stood up in the newly dedicated cemetery for Union soldiers who fell at Gettysburg and delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. The speech, which […]

PBS US History Collection

PBS has done a real service to educators by putting together this site consisting of interactive lessons and videos, as well as other media, covering the gamut of US history. According to their description of their site, “The U.S. History Collection on PBS LearningMedia enables middle and high school teachers and students to use media […]

TEACHING STUDENTS TO READ SECONDARY SOURCES WITH AGE OF REVOLUTIONS

Here is another useful article for teaching history, this one from Professor Erika Vause of St. John’s University in New York City. It’s also good for students of history interested in furthering their own growth and self-learning. “In his seminal 1961 essay ‘The Historian and His Facts,’ E.H. Carr compared writing history to preparing fish. […]

The Frederick Douglass Anthology

Teachers and students of history and the Civil War have a wonderful new resource, the Frederick Douglass Anthology. The website tells us, “The Frederick Douglass Anthology is a project by Dami Kim with support from the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholarship Programme.” We learn, “Dami Kim is an undergraduate student at Georgetown University (COL […]

A 1619 Project Update

It’s been awhile since we checked in on the 1619 Project. Let’s start with this article out of New York City. “At a time when states across the country are restricting how America’s history is taught, teachers at P.S. 125 Ralph Bunche in Harlem spent three weeks guiding their students through ‘The 1619 Project: Born […]

PLEASE TWEET @ YOUR #HISTORY TEACHER

I came across this essay about using social media in the social studies classroom I thought I would share with you. “For most teachers, social media has no place in a classroom. When they do use it, they often retreat to or remain within the safer confines of ‘walled garden’ discussion and message boards where everything […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this digital history project from Gettysburg College, titled, “State of the Confederacy–Mapping Confederate Monuments.” “This is a digital history project dedicated to mapping Confederate monuments in the United States. The site is organized into individual pages, examining single states and their Confederate […]