Remember Pearl Harbor

Remember Pearl Harbor

Many a young student has wondered why the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor about halfway through World War II. I confess that the incident seems “out of place” with the rest of the war going on in Europe. So let me first explain the strange relationship...
Unleashing World History!

Unleashing World History!

If you grew up in a traditional classroom of the 60s, 70s, or 80s, like I did, you probably developed a “meh” attitude toward world history that started around junior high. And if you are honest, you’re terrified of passing on this grim view of history to your...
“5-4-3-2-1 Countdown Method” for WWI

“5-4-3-2-1 Countdown Method” for WWI

Need a short clever tool for remembering facts about World War I? I’ve got one. I call it the “5-4-3-2-1 Countdown Method.” Let me explain. About a year ago, I was preparing a convention workshop titled, “What Tweens and Teens Should Know About WWI.” In writing the...

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