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Let's talk a little hidden history, a little pedagogy, and a lot of ways we can improve our teaching and mindset so that our history and social studies classrooms tell a more complete, diverse human story. Join me as I talk history and pedagogy with brilliant teachers from around the country to help make our classrooms more culturally responsive spaces.Let's be friends! Visit me at www.teachinghistoryherway.com or on Twitter @historyherway, Instagram @teachinghistoryherway, or Facebook www.facebook.com/teachinghistoryherway

The Teaching History Her Way Podcast CherylAnne Amendola

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Let's talk a little hidden history, a little pedagogy, and a lot of ways we can improve our teaching and mindset so that our history and social studies classrooms tell a more complete, diverse human story. Join me as I talk history and pedagogy with brilliant teachers from around the country to help make our classrooms more culturally responsive spaces.Let's be friends! Visit me at www.teachinghistoryherway.com or on Twitter @historyherway, Instagram @teachinghistoryherway, or Facebook www.facebook.com/teachinghistoryherway

    Community Collaboration with April Wills

    Community Collaboration with April Wills

    In this episode of The Teaching History Her Way Podcast, host CherylAnne Amendola engages in a thought-provoking conversation with guest April Wills.  April teaches in rural Montana at a K-12 school and the focus of the discussion revolves around the power of community collaboration in guiding inquiry.

    April passionately shares insights into the transformative impact that working with the community can have on both students and community members. She emphasizes how collaboration allows individuals to contribute in meaningful ways, both big and small, fostering a reciprocal relationship between learners and their communities.

    A highlight of the episode is April's description of a compelling project in which her students delved into the study of homesteading. This project not only provided a historical lens but also allowed students to explore local family histories, including their own. The multi-faceted nature of the project enabled students to delve into topics like farming and ranching, creating a rich tapestry of interconnected learning experiences.

    The episode unfolds as April articulates the benefits of community collaboration projects, stressing the importance of leveraging diverse skill sets. Students not only utilize their own strengths but also grow by tapping into the expertise of community members. April generously shares practical tips on how educators can initiate and navigate community collaboration projects, providing a roadmap for those looking to integrate this impactful approach into their teaching methodologies.

    Listeners are left inspired and equipped with valuable insights into the profound benefits that community collaboration can bring to both the educational journey of students and the enrichment of local communities. The conversation serves as a compelling call to action for educators to embrace this approach, fostering a dynamic and mutually beneficial relationship between the classroom and the community.


    Get in touch with April! Instagram: @bikingthruhistoryt; X: @mrsawills

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    • 29 min
    Trailblazing Tales: Rethinking Boston's Freedom Trail with Darcy Daniels

    Trailblazing Tales: Rethinking Boston's Freedom Trail with Darcy Daniels

    In this episode of the Teaching History Her Way podcast we welcome Darcy Daniels. Darcy is not your typical historian—she's a dynamic storyteller who brings history to life through her immersive tours of the iconic Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusetts.
    Join us as Darcy discusses the concept of "deep dives" into American history, challenging the traditional narrative that often centers on just a few prominent figures. She passionately argues that understanding the Revolution goes beyond the stories of five influential men—it's about amplifying diverse voices and perspectives to provide a more comprehensive understanding of our nation's past.
    Darcy delves into the layers of history embedded in colonial Boston, sharing her insights on the complexities of the Old South Meeting House. This historical landmark, a witness to the Boston Tea Party, also played a crucial role in the lives of influential figures like Phyllis Wheatley, a prominent African-American poet. Through Darcy's engaging storytelling, listeners will discover the rich tapestry of stories that intersect at this crossroads of history.
    But that's not all—Darcy sheds light on the often-overlooked stories of women like Rachel Revere and Sarah Revere. These remarkable women, often overshadowed by their male counterparts, also shaped the narrative of the American Revolution.
    In a thought-provoking discussion, Darcy challenges educators to rethink the way history is taught in schools. She advocates for a more inclusive approach, urging teachers to expand their students' knowledge by incorporating diverse perspectives. As someone deeply immersed in the history of the Freedom Trail, Darcy explores the trail as a collaborative space where Revolutionary War and Civil War histories intersect, providing a unique lens through which to view America's evolving narrative.
    This episode is a must-listen for history and social studies teachers, grades PK-12, seeking innovative ways to engage their students and broaden their understanding of American history. Tune in as Darcy and I take you on a captivating journey through time, weaving together the threads of history that often go unnoticed in traditional textbooks. 

    • 36 min
    Elementary Civic Education and Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge with Jeff Scott

    Elementary Civic Education and Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge with Jeff Scott

    We delve into the idea that it's our responsibility to reinforce the foundation of civic knowledge in students. By doing so, we empower them with the skills necessary for civic action and understanding civic life. This lays the groundwork for fostering respectful conversations and bridging differences as they grow into informed and engaged adults.
    Our discussion also highlights the upcoming Freedoms Foundation Valley Forge 2024 seminars and workshops, scheduled to open applications on January 1, 2024. These events cover a range of topics, such as Freedom, Opportunity, and the History of Immigration; E Pluribus Unum: Rome and the Constitution; and the French and Indian War. Notably, all teachers applying to a Freedoms Foundation seminar have the opportunity to be eligible for scholarships.
    Having had the privilege of presenting at an FFVF workshop last summer, I can attest to the incredible experience it offers. I encourage all educators to apply, as Jeff tirelessly works to provide top-quality professional development programs. These programs connect teachers with exceptional scholars and thinkers, making Freedoms Foundation seminars one of the premier professional development opportunities available. Don't miss the chance to be part of this enriching experience!  Check it out at https://www.freedomsfoundation.org/teachers/

    Get in touch with Jeff!  jscott@ffvf.org

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    Support the production of the Teaching History Her Way Podcast by purchasing some really great history tees.  Click here to shop now or go to www.teachinghistoryherway.com and click on "Merch."

    • 26 min
    Empowering Educators: Education for Democracy with Shannon Salter

    Empowering Educators: Education for Democracy with Shannon Salter

    Join us on this episode of our podcast as we sit down with Shannon Salter, an influential figure in the field of education who currently serves on the governing consortium of Educating for American Democracy. In this interview, Shannon shares her insights on the crucial role of education in serving democracy, emphasizing the importance of both preparation and practice.


    Shannon believes that education plays a vital role in nurturing active and engaged citizens who are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in democratic processes. She highlights the need for educators to not only impart academic knowledge but also to instill democratic values and foster civic engagement among students.


    One key aspect that Shannon emphasizes is the impact of teacher voices in community decision-making. She firmly believes that teachers, as frontline educators, have a unique perspective and valuable insights that can contribute to shaping policies and practices that benefit both students and the wider community. Through her work, Shannon strives to empower teachers to become advocates for their profession and champions for the transformative power of education.


    As part of her commitment to teacher leadership, Shannon co-founded and co-chairs the Educating for American Democracy Teacher Leadership Task Force. This task force aims to provide a platform for teachers to collaborate, share ideas, and develop strategies to advocate for the importance of education in democracy. By amplifying teacher voices, Shannon and her team are working towards creating a more inclusive and participatory education system.


    Tune in to this enlightening conversation with Shannon Salter as we delve into the critical role of education in service to democracy. Gain valuable insights and inspiration to become an advocate for what we do as educators, and discover how teacher voices can shape the future of our communities.

    Recommended Books (I receive a small commission that helps me fund the production of this podcast):
    Cultivating Genius
    Schoolhouse Activists

    Let's be friends and continue the conversation!
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    Support the production of the Teaching History Her Way Podcast by purchasing some really great history tees.  Click here to shop now or go to www.teachinghistoryherway.com and click on "Merch."

    • 38 min
    Unearthing History in Stone with Hailee Attorri

    Unearthing History in Stone with Hailee Attorri

    Join us in this enlightening episode as we delve into the fascinating world of history through the lens of gravestones with Hailee Attorri, a dedicated history teacher from North Central Massachusetts. For over a decade, Hailee has been passionately unraveling the secrets of the past as a teacher and curator of a captivating gravestone Instagram account, where she showcases colonial and federal period gravestones through meticulous research and stunning photography.

    In this episode, Hailee takes us on a captivating journey, revealing the hidden educational treasures within cemeteries and graveyards. Discover how these sacred spaces serve as unique windows into history, each gravestone telling a distinctive tale of the past. Hailee expertly guides us through the intricate artistry and symbolism of gravestones, exploring motifs, stones, and carvers, and how these elements evolved alongside changing attitudes towards death in early America.

    Through Hailee's keen insights, learn how gravestones chronicle the shifting beliefs and cultural transformations of bygone eras. As attitudes toward mortality transformed, so did the appearance of these silent storytellers. Hailee's passion for history and her expertise illuminate the rich narratives etched in stone, bringing to life the voices of those long gone.

    Tune in and uncover the invaluable lessons buried within these historical artifacts. Hailee's expertise transforms gravestones from mere markers of the departed to vibrant educational tools, offering us a profound understanding of the past. Prepare to be captivated by the art, history, and poignant stories waiting to be discovered in every inscription.

    You can follow Hailee on IG @hails_stones

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    Support the production of the Teaching History Her Way Podcast by purchasing some really great history tees.  Click here to shop now or go to www.teachinghistoryherway.com and click on "Merch."

    • 32 min
    Empowering Voices: Coretta Scott King's Legacy with Author Alice Faye Duncan

    Empowering Voices: Coretta Scott King's Legacy with Author Alice Faye Duncan

    In this inspiring episode, join us as we dive deep into the remarkable life of Coretta Scott King with acclaimed author and National Board educator, Alice Faye Duncan. Duncan, the creative force behind popular works like "Martin and the Mountain Top" and "Just Like a Mama," takes us on a journey through her latest masterpiece, "Coretta Scott King."
    More than just a wife, Coretta Scott King was a fierce partner in the fight for justice alongside her husband, Martin Luther King Jr. From her early days standing strong against violence in the South to her struggles as a music student facing discrimination in the North, Coretta's story is one of unwavering determination and resilience. Duncan vividly portrays Coretta's evolution from a classical singer to a powerful activist, facing opposition and adversity with courage and grace.
    In this conversation, we explore Coretta Scott King's pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, highlighting her unwavering commitment to justice and equality. Alice Faye Duncan shares the challenges Coretta faced as a woman finding her voice amidst societal expectations, painting a vivid picture of her strength and determination.
    As a motivational speaker and historian, Duncan brings her extensive knowledge of the American Civil Rights Movement to the forefront, shedding light on Coretta's struggles and triumphs. With Duncan's compelling storytelling, we uncover the inspiring legacy Coretta Scott King left behind and how she carried on the fight for justice even after Martin's passing.
    Tune in to this episode to be captivated by Alice Faye Duncan's vivid imagery and musical lyricism, as she shares the empowering story of Coretta Scott King—a woman who stood tall, spoke out, and preserved her husband's legacy for generations to come.
    For more information about Alice Faye Duncan and her latest book, "Coretta Scott King," visit http://www.alicefayeduncan.com.

    Let's be friends and continue the conversation!
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    Support the production of the Teaching History Her Way Podcast by purchasing some really great history tees.  Click here to shop now or go to www.teachinghistoryherway.com and click on "Merch."

    • 35 min

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26 Ratings

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With Gratitude

Thanks for your determination to bring important topics to the forefront of our history classes!

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Love that Cheryl is holding space for so many different voices to share their history and stories! Even if it makes other feel uncomfortable, it is necessary for progress!

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I was lucky enough to meet Cheryl Anne at the national conference and have been able to see what an amazing educator she is! Many of us struggle to teach students well and Cheryl Anne has shown she is able to teach students and teachers very well!! Her podcast is just one way she continues to help educators and students learn hard history and the importance of a civics mindset. With social studies education marginalized at all levels, we need more people like this advocating for the Social Studies and what a powerful advocate and source of support she is! This podcast is like a little Personal Learning Community which is vital especially for this educators who are isolated for whatever reason! Each episode is timely and helpful! Give it a listen!

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