Alice and Beth have a combined 10 years of teaching experience in American History. Both completed the "Teaching American History" Grant through George Mason University, which focused on incorporating primary sources into lessons. Alice worked as "Lead Teacher" for the Grant Program for 4 years.
We are addicted to primary sources! We know history is best learned and most interesting when learned from the source. We continually strive to find ways to incorporate primary sources into lessons in an accessible, meaningful way for every level of student. We plan to add new primary source activities to our store each week. Check back often!
Alice and Beth planned and taught together as part of a professional learning community. Their collaboration consistently earned their students pass rates of 95% and above on the Virginia state exams. Their pass rates were among the highest in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Alice earned her BA in History from the University of Indiana and her MT in History and Social Studies from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Beth earned her BA in History of Art from the University of Michigan and her MAT in Social Studies from the School of Education at American University.
Alice and Beth are both taking time off from the classroom to be at home with their children, but are excited to have found an outlet for all their ideas about teaching history. Please be sure to give feedback when you use a lesson, and feel free to send some content ideas our way--we'd love to create something that works for you!