Teaching American History: Lincoln on the Nature of the War

The release of Spielberg's epic movie Lincoln brings up an intriguing question.  Was Lincoln as…

Civil War Animated: The Battle of Fredericksburg

  The release of the cinematic masterpiece, Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln, is a boon for history…

Teaching American History: The Electoral College

In the previous two posts, this blog has attempted to provide teachers with lessons from…

C-SPAN: The Electoral College

The last post centered on the Electoral College.  This post expands on that topic, offering…

PBS: The Electoral College

Many students ask the question, "What is the purpose of the Electoral College?"  Questions abound…

Edsitement: Presidential Inaugurations

The Election of 2012 is coming to its official close.  The next step on the…

Election of 1824: Corruption in Presidential Elections?

Edsitement provides a very practical and useful lesson plan for teachers desiring to put current…