Reaction to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

After taking some time for my own reflection on the historic political events that have occurred this past week, I thought I would share some articles and remind you with some sage advice: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/teachers-lounge-teaching-politics-in-the-age-of-trump/ http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/11/501604685/teaching-after-trump You can remind students about the fundamental principles of limited government, separation of powers, and system of checks and balances; […]

NCSS National Convention Coming to Boston in 2014

NCSS National Conference Update   November 21-23, 2014 seems a long way off, but yet for the NCSS National Convention and those dates in Boston, it is right around the corner. The Conferenceā€™s theme is Let Freedom Ring! The Civic Mission of Our Schools and NCSS has already contracted with the Hynes Convention Center and […]

Ethics and the Vietnam War: The Quandary of Ethical Judgement in Historical Analysis

Editor: June Coutu (October 13, 2012) — remove this line before publishing. This was a paper I wrote for my Master’s in History for UMASS Boston. I believe that not only does it shed light on U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, but the paper also discusses the problems of ethical judgement in the analysis […]

Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Website worth checking out

I recently explored the iCivics website that retired SC Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been instrumental in promoting. Her concern about the lack of education taking place in Social Studies and specifically about government and how it works and the role as citizens we must take is a concern we all share. We share it […]