Past and Present: The Connection between Literacy and History

True content-area literacy in history requires students learn reading and writing strategies specific to history. Introduction “Do we just use the text as evidence to answer this question or can we use the date of the document also?” A bright 8th-grade student asked me this question in the middle of a lesson on Reconstruction. He and his[…]

A History of the University of Cambridge since the 13th Century

In 1209, scholars taking refuge from hostile townsmen in Oxford migrated to Cambridge and settled there. Early Records When we first come across Cambridge in written records, it was already a considerable town. The bridge across the River Cam or Granta, from which the town took its name, had existed since at least 875. The[…]

Alma Mater Studiorum: A History of the University of Bologna since 1088

The University of Bologna saw the first woman to earn a university degree and teach at a university. Introduction The University of Bologna is a research university in Bologna, Italy. Founded in 1088 by an organised guild of students (hence studiorum), it is the oldest university in continuous operation in the world, and the first university in the sense of a[…]

4 Great Sources Students Can Use For Writing An Academic Paper On Ancient Rome

By Amanda Dudley The Roman Empire spanned several centuries and has had a major influence on the world at large. As such, there is a huge chance that you may find yourself in a situation where you are required to write a paper on Ancient Rome society. But where exactly do you get your sources[…]

7 Best Schools to Study Filmmaking

Anyone can identify a good film when they see it. Movies are an integral part of modern entertainment. They have been sources of inspiration and knowledge over the years. Filmmaking is a rewarding industry, with acclaimed movie stars bagging lucrative deals. They also gain lifetime recognition.  Joining the industry can be straightforward as long as[…]

10 Ways to Pass Your STEM Classes with Ease

Learning STEM fields can help any student secure a successful career. It adapts them to find jobs in the most progressive and high-paying industries. According to analytics, about 75% of jobs today need employees with STEM skills. There is not a single school today that doesn’t offer courses on technical disciplines. However, studying those can[…]

What You Should Know About An English Course Before Taking One Up

English has been portrayed as the language of opportunity. It has more advantages than other languages in terms of profession, industry, technology, research, schooling, etc. If you’re taking an English class in middle school, high school, or graduate school, you might wonder why English matters, particularly if you’re planning to study or look for jobs[…]

Remote Learning during the 1937 Polio Epidemic

In Chicago’s 1937 ‘radio school’ experiment, technology filled the gap during a crisis. Introduction A UNICEF survey found that 94% of countries implemented some form of remote learning when COVID-19 closed schools last spring, including in the United States. This is not the first time education has been disrupted in the U.S. – nor the first time[…]

How to Become a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Legal professions today are considered prestigious thanks to their high demand and good pay. Whether you’re looking to become a personal injury lawyer or a criminal defense lawyer, every legal profession plays an important role in serving the citizens. As a lawyer in this discipline, your responsibility is to defend individuals and organizations that have[…]

The Benefits of Learning History Better for Your Everyday Life

Many people associate history with the most boring class (besides math) in their high school experience. Largely due to the way that history is presented in the schooling system, history can often seem uninteresting and unimportant to many people. However, history can actually be an extremely enriching thing to study, and can actually help you[…]

Here’s How to Make Your Childhood Dream of Becoming a Pilot Come True

We all had a childhood dream. It is, unfortunately, by virtue of it being a childhood dream, unlikely we will ever be able to pursue it. This is because most childhood dreams are absolutely fantastic, or as we grow older, we find ourselves more cynical and less enthusiastic about becoming, shall we say… a wizard?[…]

History of Education in Society during the Second World War

The Second World War was one of the most cataclysmic events humanity has ever experienced, wreaking havoc and destruction across the world. So far reaching across the globe were the effects of the war that it comes as no surprise that many history courses will dedicate a large amount of the curriculum to understanding the[…]

‘With All Deliberate Speed’: Brown v. Board and the End of Racial School Segregation

White citizens in the South organized a “Massive Resistance” campaign against integration. A Segregated Society An 1896 Supreme Court decision, Plessy v. Ferguson, had declared “separate but equal” Jim Crow segregation legal. The Plessy ruling asserted that so long as purportedly “equal” accommodations were supplied for African Americans, the races could, legally, be separated. In[…]

Tips to Help You Pick the Best Apps for Listening to Podcasts

Over the years, people have continued to enjoy getting information, entertainment, and relaxation all from the same source. Over the years, technology has continued to evolve, and now podcasts are available to us. It’s a relatively new technology that provides the information, entertainment, and relaxation we desire, even on the go. Thousands of podcasts are[…]