Sunday, March 1, 2015


     Greetings intrepid adventurer! You have ventured to a blog where as Thomas Jefferson stated so eloquently "it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts, which history exhibiteth, that, possessed thereby of the experience of other ages and countries, they may be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes."

    The topic of history education is the purpose of this blog. My goal in life is to work in history education and to help refine and develop better practices for teaching history in higher education. Much as Jefferson and others have thought over the years since the founding of the United States, education is the key to combating gross ignorance in the world. I hope you join with me via this blog to share your ideas and knowledge in that process.

      To that end, history, education, and any combination of the two topics will be prominently featured in the blog. I look forward to interacting with you here!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jim, I love your background. How historian!