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.
To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face, and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN has designated 20 May as World Bee Day. Below are resources to inform, celebrate, and create a buzz!
Use this toolkit to promote understanding about Islam through study of the culture, traditions, and personal stories of Muslim Americans. Engaging videos, background essays, discussion questions, and teaching tips challenge students to recognize religious intolerance and combat Islamophobia, while increasing empathy and celebrating diversity.
Here's a quick question for you: how many planets are there in our solar system? Did you use the pneumonic you were taught? Great. Given that Pluto is off the table, that leaves eight. Now here's a follow-up: how many planets outside of our solar system, or exoplanets, have been confirmed to exist by researchers? With a little bit of internet investigating, you should find the number to be nearly 4,400! Sorta changes the way you look at things, huh? To better understand space, we put together our favorite resources from the, ahem, PBS universe.
Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo doesn't commemorate Mexican independence. Rather, it celebrates the victory of Mexican forces at the battle of La Puebla. We've put together a list of resources to help students and teachers explore this holiday as well as Mexican-American culture.
Examine the visionary work and the turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced.