Several weeks ago, I tweeted that I was interested in building a #ushistchat community...
And while others expressed interest, we all seemed to be in the same boat regarding time and our evening schedules. However, thanks to a brilliantly simple suggestion from Evan Clapsaddle, #ushistchat is now a go. Here's how it will work...
Each week, we will address a specific topic or theme. Details will be tweeted and retweeted every Monday using the hashtags #ushistchat #archive. To participate, simply jump into the conversation whenever it is most convenient for you. At the end of the week, I will collect and publish all of our thoughts via Storify. I will maintain an archive of our chats on this post, so please consider bookmarking it for future reference.
Have a suggestion for a future topic or theme? Add it to the comments of this post.
Want to share a resource or tool? Use the hashtags #ushistchat #share, and I'll build a database.
Write a blog post about your US History classroom? Use the hashtags #ushistchat #blog, and I'll collect those too.
Today marks the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln ending slavery in the rebelling states. The act signaled an important shift in the Union's Civil War aims, expanding the goal of the war from preservation of the Union to include the eradication of slavery.
I've just updated the resources in the Emancipation Proclamation post.
All of my posts about the Civil War can be found here.
My name is Angela Zorn. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.