Author Archives: Ms. Andi Maples

The Newseum and Current Events

In history class this week, we delved into the purposes of government. We also looked into what people do to create change in their government when they are dissatisfied with the government. As part of our examination of government and … Continue reading

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Living US History and the National Museum of American History

Welcome to Living U.S. History! Michael Drayne and I are U.S. History teachers in Maryland. With this blog, we hope to help make history come alive for our students. We believe that learning about history can and should extend beyond the … Continue reading

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The French and Indian War, Fort Necessity, Fort Pitt, and Fort Ligonier

Our studies have recently covered the French and Indian War. There are many sites of interest related to this conflict in the Maryland and Pennsylvania region that I wish to share with you. First, some background on the war in … Continue reading

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The War of 1812, Fort McHenry, and the Star-Spangled Spectacular Festival

For this week’s blog post, I’ll be jumping ahead to the War of 1812, a topic we study later in the year. Since September 13, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry, there are incredible opportunities … Continue reading

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