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Free D.C. anniversary events of Lincoln’s death offer best chance to participate

Most ticketed events commemorating the April 14, 1865, assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre  and his lingering death at the Petersen House on April 15, 1865, are sold out. However, several free and meaningfulShow More Summary

Places to Go, People to Read

Greater Boston’s Patriots Day season has already started. For information about reenactments and commemorations in Middlesex County, check out the Battle Road site.And don’t forget about next week’s Colonial Comics events, which gotShow More Summary

A Diet Plan for the Civil War Bicentennial

While I enjoyed having my intellectual curiosity stimulated by speakers such as Ed Ayers, David Blight and John Hennessy, the reenactors at last week’s commemoration…

Ed Ayers Cuts to the Chase at Appomattox

Today I had a chance to watch the National Park Service’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. It was…

Lincoln’s final horseback ride to summer cottage to be reenacted

President Abraham Lincoln rode out to the summer White House, a small house located at what is now known as the Armed Forces Retirement Home, on an almost-daily basis when he needed time away from the pressures of his job or when he and his family sought a respite from the Capitol’s notoriously hot summers. Show More Summary

D.C. church to host Lincoln events

The church in Washington that President Abraham Lincoln attended while in the White House, the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, will host two events in commemoration of his death.Today, April 12, at 2:30 p.m., the University of Miami Collegium Musicum choir will present a free choral music tribute based on the music Lincoln knew and loved. Show More Summary

“Poor Mrs Brown, who was Betsy Otis”

James Otis’s 1783 will didn’t exactly brim with love for his oldest child, Elizabeth, who toward the end of the siege of Boston had married a British army officer, Leonard Brown. As I quoted yesterday, Otis wrote that he’d heard hisShow More Summary

How do you Teach Longitude and Latitude?

Contribute to the conversation at - you have a secret in teaching kids the wonders of maps? Would you like to learn how other teachers do it? Head on over to OurGlobalHistory This content is copyrighted. Show More Summary

Why Every President Sucked...

I recently received an email from Eric Olsen, a marketing writer and consultant. He seems like a brilliant chap. One of those guys that's good at everything... he appears to be very successful in life and in career. The reason he contacted me... Show More Summary

“Elizabeth went from hence with the said Leonard Brown”

Elizabeth Otis was born in Boston on 28 Mar 1757, the oldest child of James Otis, Jr., and his wife, the former Ruth Cunningham. Betsy was a small child when her father broke with Massachusetts’s “court party” and the royal patronage system in favor of championing Boston’s Whig merchants through electoral politics. Show More Summary

History Simplified with Music

Another post at History Simplified through Song and Comic This content is copyrighted. Copyright (c) 2010 - Original post at Part of the Network.

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Byzantine Podcasts: Lars Brownworth's Lost to the West history teachers... follow me there.... This content is copyrighted. Copyright (c) 2010 - Original post at Part of the Network.

The Civil War - A Concise History - Book Review

With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War fast approaching, it is probably time you brushed up on your Civil War history. If you're in need of a refresher on the topic or have never ventured into the Civil War era, The Civil War: A Concise History is a great place to start.Author Louis P. Show More Summary

A New Blog... with a broader view...

So I've had this blog ( for some time. I love US History and I love finding resources to help teach US History. The site has been good to me. I've made some online acquaintances, it's given me an outlet for some of my thoughts, and I get lots of free stuff from it. Show More Summary

For Love of LIberty - The Story of America's Black Patriots

Introduced by Colin Powell, hosted on-camera by Halle Berry and narrated by Avery Brooks, For Love of Liberty uses letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text and military records to document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African-American service men and women. Show More Summary

10 Greenest Presidents

It was only a matter of time before a list like this surfaced. Many administrations did excellent work in promoting environmental and sustainable causes. These are the 10 best. Teddy Roosevelt - Comes as no surprise... He's the original Environmentalist Jimmy Carter - he was always more of a humanitarian than an executive anyway... Show More Summary

History Carnival #90 -

Hello, and welcome to the 90th History Carnival!From the horse's mouth... " The History Carnival is a monthly showcase of blog writing about history, usually held on the 1st day of the month. It's hosted at a different blog each month...Show More Summary

How to afford your teaching certification

I get a lot requests about education advancement for teachers and the best route to become a teacher... You'd be surprised how many people out there are in other careers - and through history want to become teachers.... I was there once...Show More Summary

History Carnival #90 - US History for the Classroom

For the month of August, I've been given the privilege to host a History Carnival... For those that are unfamiliar with The History Carnival - here's an overview. History Carnival is a monthly showcase of blog writing about history, usually held on the 1st day of the month. Show More Summary

National History Day

National History Day projects are being judged in the final rounds this week... For any teacher who's ever taken on this endeavor, you understand the work and excitement that goes along with the NHD. Below is text received from National...Show More Summary

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