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Today in History: Pledge of Allegiance is First Used in Public Schools 

Composed by Baptist minister and Christian socialist Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and the United States of America was first used on Columbus Day, October 12, 1892, in public schools as a way to express national solidarity and patriotism. It was designed to be quick and to the point. Congress …

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Teaching Current Events: Resources for Teachers 

News stories offer many possibilities when it comes to bringing new topics to life in the classroom. For one thing, teaching students about current events allows for a multitude of opportunities to help students understand contemporary culture and gather their thoughts on issues as they unfold. Current events can be used as jumping off points …

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Library Resources for A&HH 6041 : Historical Method 

This research guide is an overview of library resources specifically prepared for Professor Cally White's class: A&HH6041, Historical Methods. The guide describes resources available within TC, as well as an extended overview of digitally accessible archives in New York State and beyond. Library catalogs ONLINE CATALOGS EDUCAT is the online library catalog at Teachers College. …

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Gettysburg College Collects Blogs for Special Collections 

Gettysburg College has acquired a couple of exciting new items of Civil War interest: blogs! Yes, I said, "blogs!" The College's Civil War Institute has started a project to collect and curate these discussions of Civil War memory, which you can read more about here. Blogs and social media have often been cited as potential …

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Resources for AHW 5199B Using the Past: Primary Source Documents Inside and Out of the Social Studies Classroom 

This is a virtual reference guide to resources for Timothy Patterson and Alexander Pope's Summer 2012 course AHW 5199B Using the Past: Primary Source Documents Inside and Out of the Social Studies Classroom. Coauthors: Leanora Lange (ll2793@columbia.edu) and Anne Hays (aeh2175@columbia.edu) Table of Contents Library Catalogs TC archives: PocketKnowledge Digital archives outside TC Physical archives Library Services …

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 

Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author: Rebecca Skloot Publisher:  Broadway Call number: RC265.6.L24 S55 2011 From the Publisher: Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of …

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Age of Fracture 

Title: Age of Fracture Author: Daniel T. Rodgers Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (January 1, 2011) Call Number: E169.12 .R587 2011 From the Publisher: In the last quarter of the twentieth century, the ideas that most Americans lived by started to fragment. Mid-century concepts of national consensus, managed markets, gender and racial identities, citizen obligation, …

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The Novel: An Alternative History 

Title: The Novel: An Alternative History (Beginnings to 1600) Author: Steven Moore Publisher: Continuum, 2011 Call Number: PN3451 .M66 2010g From the Publisher: Encyclopedic in scope and heroically audacious, The Novel: An Alternative History is the first attempt in over a century to tell the complete story of our most popular literary form. Contrary to …

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Public History and the Environment 

Title: Public History and the Environment Editors: Melosi, Martin V. and Philip V. Scarpino Publisher: Krieger Publishing Co. Florida. Call No.: GE50 .P83 2004 From the Publisher: Public History and the Environment includes original essays written by public and academic historians with working experience on topics which (1) describe and analyze linkages between public history …

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Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche 

Title: Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche Author: James Miller Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011 Call Number: B104 .M56 2011 From the Publisher: "We all want to know how to live. But before the good life was reduced to ten easy steps or a prescription from the doctor, philosophers offered arresting …

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Women’s education in the United States, 1780-1840 

Title: Women's education in the United States, 1780-1840 Author: Margaret A Nash Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 Check it out! LC1752 .N37 2005 From the publisher: Margaret Nash's groundbreaking Women's Education in the United States, 1780-1840 examines education from the early national period through the formation of the institutions that are widely recognized …

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“Makings of the Sea” 

If we follow the light of Albert Camus and use the sea as a metaphor, we explore how “aesthetics inhabit and define the Mediterranean as a common cultural horizon founded on difference.” Maltese-born author  John Badacchino provides a wonderfully rich and inspiring talk on Makings of the Sea: Journey, Doubt, and Nostalgia (Gorgias Press, 2010), …

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The Art of Not Being Governed 

Title: The art of not being governed : an anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia Author: By James C. Scott Publishing: Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, c2009 Check It Out:  DS523.3 .S36 2009 From the Publisher: For two thousand years the disparate groups that now reside in Zomia (a mountainous region the …

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Overheard: The Audio Tour (2009) 

As a supplement to the Overheard exhibit, the Design/Publishing Team produced an audio tour for new students. The tour gave students a chance to see and hear some of the sites of the secret histories uncovered in the physical exhibition.

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The Death and Life of the Great American School System: A Review 

Check It Out: LA217.2 .R38 2009 c.4


Reposted from Arts & Humanities. Written by jayhammond.

"The Death and Life of the Great American School System” has been one of the most talked about books around Teachers College this summer. Having finally digested what this work has to offer, I can understand why. Diane Ravitch writes with the rigor and clarity of a fine historian, about issues that are all too …

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On Compromise and Rotten Compromises 

Title: On compromise and rotten compromises Author: Avishai Margalit Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010 Check it Out: BJ1431 .M28 2010 From the Publisher: When is political compromise acceptable--and when is it fundamentally rotten, something we should never accept, come what may? What if a rotten compromise is politically necessary? Compromise is a great …

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Moving to Morningside Heights 

Morningside Heights was one of the last neighborhoods in New York to be developed in the late 19th century. Farms still predominated the landscape when the newly-chartered Teachers College purchased the block on West 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Columbia University, Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary, Bank Street College of Education, The Jewish …

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Brains Before Books 

The Gottesman Libraries carry on the long tradition of service to Teachers College begun by the Bryson Library in 1887. The Industrial Education Association, precursor to Teachers College, was located at that time at 9 University Place in what is now the East Village. Miss Grace Hoadley Dodge functioned as the Association's acting president. Noted …

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