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My Bucket List with Eric Foner

It was the last day of 8th grade today. Next week is graduation rehearsal and graduation, but today was the last day of classes. I had a big pile of papers to get back to my students and I actually … Continue reading

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A Valentine from Eric Foner

Over the years Valentine’s Day as a teacher has procurred me the occasional Starbucks card or even the box of candy. But clearly this year I have received the very best Valentine’s Day treat ever. The Asian Students Association sponsored … Continue reading

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Historian as rock star

Eric Foner is a remarkable historian who has turned the Dunning interpretation of the period of Reconstruction on its head. His analysis of this period is stunningly intelligent and inclusive, speaking of the remarable far-sightedness, almost modern ring to some … Continue reading

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Thank you, Horatio Bat man

Presently we are in the midst of learning about the period of Reconstruction. We have immersed ourselves in lots of primary resources, challenging and sometimes obscure, at least to 8th graders–texts which reflect sophisticated vocabulary, complicated syntax, lots of double … Continue reading

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