Articles about history, for students, and about teaching history, for teachers ...

Please visit us at Pints of History!

Thursday, 10 September 2020 by

For future posts about history and education, please visit David Tollen’s blog: Pints of History  www.PintsofHistory.com. The PoH blog has a long history, dating back to 2011, (and a big future, too) so you’ll find lots to grab you there!    

John Mulloy is a high school teacher and college history professor, and he recently reviewed The Jericho River. We’re very grateful to Professor Mulloy for his time and care. His review is below. The Jericho River, by David W. Tollen, Winifred Press, 978-0985451721, $ 12.95, 2015, 338 pages As a High School History Teacher and

We’ve posted our first lesson plan for middle school classes — related to The Jericho River! You can see it at our Resources for Teachers page. Just scroll down to “DESIGN A LUMIN LESSON PLAN … Middle School Version” (next to the blue-gold picture of Jason and Zidu). The plan was written by Lisa Meyers,

I wanted to offer something fun for teachers and students — and for anyone who loves history as much as I do. That’s why I created The Jericho River History Quiz. It’s an interactive educational experience. Test your knowledge, learn revealing truths, and enjoy the colorful graphics, giving you a window into the past. If

Students will love this journey through Western Civilization — from ancient history to modern times. My educational edition of The Jericho River has been published, and it’s ready for you to use as a supplemental teaching resource. In this new edition, you’ll find teaching tools to ignite a love of history in high school and middle

A little while ago, I wrote an op-ed for History News Network — on how to make history interesting. It’s particularly valuable for anyone teaching history. To read the article, please click here or on William the Conqueror below …  

The Magic of History – See the Video

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 by

A little while ago, I spoke at a TEDx conference — to an audience of smart, motivated high school students. My topic was the magic of history. I told the students many of my favorite short stories from past times. I wanted to reveal history’s endless well of fun, excitement, and humor, and to explain

How an Unusual Novel and an Ohio Teacher Are Repackaging History Education A high school teacher in Ohio has done some smart, creative instruction with my novel, The Jericho River. This post describes her lesson-building and offers ideas on teaching with the book — along with links to sample lesson plans — in high school and

TOP
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram