I’ve written much lately about the decisions history teachers have to make when balancing breadth and depth of knowledge. Well, folks, it’s not just about knowledge any more. The new AP European History… Continue reading
As a history teacher, I have always struggled with how to best spark a love of the subject in my students. When I was a new teacher, I wanted to tell them the… Continue reading
In this video, I examine the secular humanist movement of the 15th century. I focus on the ideas and works of Leonardo Bruni, Leon Battista Alberti, and Niccolo Machiavelli.
In this video, I describe the intellectual movement of humanism and profile four major figures of the movement: Petrarch, Lorenzo Valla, Marsilio Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola.
In this video, I introduce you to the major changes that characterized the Renaissance in Europe. I will expand on these ideas in the next few videos.