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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

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
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Getting Started With Document-Based Questions

Analyze. Discuss. Compare and Contrast. Evaluate the degree to which. These are the new demands of social studies education. Students now must go further than selecting or listing answers such as who...

October 14, 2016 - 9:00am
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5 Ways To Get Ahead With Inquiry-based Social Studies

To say that social studies education is in a stake a flux would be a Hindenburg-esque understatement. History education has been reinventing itself for years and one of the latest incarnations is the...

October 4, 2016 - 9:00am