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So, I work at a place that does some book binding

and now that I know how to use the machine… would anyone be interested in some physical copies of “My Country Tis of Thee?”  I feel like now that i have more direct access I’d be able to produce and send them out a lot quicker than I have in the past.

Accounting for cost of materials/packaging plus the varying amount of postage, I’d put it at a minimum of $15, although any extra would be helpful and greatly appreciated! 

my junior year of high school i took an ap american history class.

my teacher would constantly remind us of how history was doomed to repeat itself because the people who rise to power tend to make the same mistakes as their predecessors, for the sole reason they dont pay attention to history. they dont look at how certain things led to events we, as a human race, look back at as mistakes and who was considered the “villains” in these situations.

with every single update we get from trump and the white house, all i can think of is this class, and how nearly half of the voting population of this country voted in this fascist government because immigrants from other countries are being used as a scapegoat for what a terrorist group– who they disagree with– are doing. an entire population of immigrants who are also being negatively effected by these terrorist groups are also being punished because of fear. and donald and his campaign team capitalized on this fear to rise to power.

and they’re implementing actions that are frighteningly similar to what led to the rise of nazi germany. (not to mention the fact he’s literally MAKING PLANS WITH ACTUAL NEO-NAZIS) when we look back on these next four years in the future, i have no doubt this period will be look back on as something that would have been preventable. and that everyone who sat by silent while donald and his team implemented their plans will be seen as accessories to what’s coming. 

APUSH Study Guides

Hello, everyone! Many of you have requested study guides for AP US History since I opened the offer up - and I have delivered!

Here is the first study guide. It will be part of this page on this blog found under the ‘explore!’ menu. I will update it very frequently! I expect to have most of them done for every era by tomorrow. Maybe even all of them. We just don’t know. 

Eventually I’d like to make infographics of all the eras but that’s hard and I am a mere student living life, blogging, exercising, watching shows………..

a couple years from now, if and when someone asks we what I learned in Math, Science, History or English from high school, I would probably say “I don’t know, but I know I got an A.”
That’s how screwed up school is nowadays, as long as you ace or pass the class and you get high test scores to make your school look good to get more funding, they won’t care about what you learn or how you’ll apply it.

Sense8 small town high school teacher AU
  • Will teaches American History and is the baseball/football/swimteam coach
  • Riley teaches World History and Sex Ed
  • Kala is Science and Math personified
  • Wolfgang teaches German and is the Gym Coach, might sell pot to the teens
  • Lito is the Drama Teacher and is rumored to be having an affair with 
  • Nurse Daniella 
  • and is best friends with the Home Ec teacher, Hernando
  • Capheus teaches drivers ed and the students love him best
  • Nomi teaches Computer Science, and is secretly teaching teens to fight the government in Computer Club. She is married to
  • Amanita, the English Teacher, who assigns Nancy Drew to everyone and assigns a 3 page report on it, but is fine if it’s 2 and a half.
  • Sun is the principal.

One of my favorite memories from high school is something that happened in my American History class. We were having a discussion and somehow got onto the topic of a woman president when one of the boys started to say that we couldn’t possibly have a woman in the white house because of that stupid argument of ‘what’ll happen when she’s on her period she’ll destroy everything because she’s pmsing’ 

And the teacher looked him dead in the eye and was like ‘You should think carefully about what you’re saying because you are literally surrounded by girls right now’ and he stopped talking and just kind of looked around and realized that he was the only boy in this little section of the classroom and all of the girls around him were glaring at him. 

This was also the class where the teacher separated the class with boys on one side and girls on the other when we did our unit on women’s suffrage which  turned out to be a brilliant idea because it ended with the girls wanting to strangle the guys every class period. 

anonymous asked:

I love the wrong strain. I don't have anything specific to say about what i love, but the whole thing is just really nice and it makes me happy to read every time❤❤ Totally unrelated, but how is the dropping of the bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki covered in the American school system? Like, do you consider it to be unanimously the right choice? I'm from Norway, and we aren't really involved in world history, so I was just wondering how countries who are see it.

1. Thank you :)

2. Let this horrify you. World War II was not covered AT ALL in my high school history classes. In American history we made it to the Civil War then jumped ahead to the Vietnam War. Then the year was over. I took one college level history class about that era, but it was specifically on the Weimar Republic in Germany and didn’t cover WWII either.

Maybe other people had a less pathetic romp through US history but I mostly got Columbus (good!), Spanish Explorers (good!) , Pilgrims/Puritans (good!), Slavery-was-bad-but-let’s-memorize-battles-and-not-dwell-on-that, Brave Settlers of the West (good) and, of course,
Founding Fathers (double plus good!).

Hamilton’s reach spreads beyond Broadway. Since the musical opened in 2015, it’s won almost every possible theatre award, including 11 Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize. Its cast recording has gone platinum and hit No. 1 on the rap chart. A large part of Hamilton’s appeal is that it takes the story of America’s Founding Fathers and recasts it in contemporary terms — the score is an amalgam of hip-hop, R&B and pop, and the cast is multiracial. As author and star Lin-Manuel Miranda says, “It’s a story about America then, told by what America looks like now.”

It’s also become a popular teaching tool in America’s classrooms. With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and a curriculum developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 20,000 New York City high school juniors are not only getting to see the hottest show in town for 10 dollars a ticket — a “Hamilton” — they’re also taking a deep dive into American history. Gilder Lehrman has provided a website with primary source documents, and the students spend a month researching and coming up with their own creative responses to the material; they write songs, raps, poems and scenes. Representatives from each participating high school then get to perform onstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre before seeing a matinee performance of Hamilton on the very same stage.

‘Hamilton’: A Story Of Us

Photo: Walter McBride/Courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute 

This is one of the things I’m doing to study for my American History exams so I thought I would share!

In the first column, I put a term/idea from the lesson. In the second, I define it. Basically give the date and the basic facts of what happened. Then, in the last column I explain the significance!

This is super helpful for essays, short answer, or ID paragraphs. Hope this helps!

Friend: who is that on your lock screen?

Me: ….misha collins

Friend: I don’t know who that is.

Me, on the inside: HES THE MOST GRACIOUS HUMAN BEING ON THE FACE OF THIS EARTH. HE IS SO SWEET AND SO KIND AND HES AN AMAZING FATHER WITH HIS SON WEST AND HIS DAUGHTER MAISON. HE CURRENTLY PLAYS A CHARACTER NAMED CASTIEL, ARGUABLY THE MOST ICONIC CHARACTER OF THE LONGEST RUNNING SCI-FI TELEVISION SHOW IN AMERICAN HISTORY. HE WAS ALSO IN CHARMED AND 24. HE MARRIED HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART, WHO HE MET AT AGE FIFTEEN. HE HAS A CHARITY CALLED RANDOM ACTS. HE RUNS AN INTERNATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT CALLED GISHWHES. ALSO HE WAS BORN IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS AND -

Me, on the outside: …he’s an actor……on supernatural..,,

Shared Histories: 3 Alliances Between Africans and Natives

It’s unlikely to show up in any American History course in high school, but this country’s past includes many cases of African and Native alliances in the early days of conquest in what became the Americas.Enslavement, of course, did not mean just African people and in this they also shared a fate. Almost from the arrival of Christopher Columbus