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Michael serves as education outreach specialist at GPB. In his role, he provides support and training to educators on GPB’s digital resources, including the Georgia Studies digital textbook. Michael graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies Education and attended a joint graduate program at the College of Charleston and the Citadel to study developing world history. Michael taught high school economics, government, and Advanced Placement United States history for five years; he continues to teach U.S. history at a local college.

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Education Matters

Let Students Be The Judge! Supreme Court Cases And Civics Education

Civics and government teachers don't want to tell a dirty secret, so I will. Students consistently ask questions about legal hypotheticals -- many of them likely based in reality. "But wait...

November 30, 2016 - 9:00am
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NOVA Education On PBS LearningMedia

Some of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking documentaries recently have come from NOVA, a PBS-affiliated video series that tackles some of the toughest questions and topics in science today....

November 25, 2016 - 9:00am
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Operation: Annotation

A common tradition on Thanksgiving, however strange it may seem, is to settle into the couch as the turkey begins to take its toll and relax to the dramatic telling of The Godfather. The novel-turned...

November 17, 2016 - 12:08pm
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Not Just For Dentists: Oral History In The Classroom

In the 1984 laugh-out-loud comedy Ghostbusters, Dr. Egon Spengler, played by the film’s writer--the late Harold Ramis--is discussing his interests with the new secretary, Janine. She marvels at...

November 16, 2016 - 9:00am
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Simulating A Great Econ Class

Teaching economics is notoriously difficult. The concepts are abstract. The understandings are self-evident but shrouded in jargon. And the real world explanations always come with caveats....

November 4, 2016 - 9:00am