Posts By: Nancy Maurer

Cuban Missile Crisis

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Name:  Nancy Maurer Discipline: History Intro:  Here are the two pieces of media which I will be using in my classes for Fall 2014 on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Image: http://www.juhaliede.com/poster3.html   Video: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtYfG6BKFg?rel=0] YouTube video sponsored by the Massachusetts School of Law (3:38) Here is the embed link:  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtYfG6BKFg?rel=0&w=420&h=315]

Strange Names for Strange Places

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This is a 4-minute video featuring Mitchell and Webb – 2 British comedians.  The topic covered in the video is exploration, and how newly discovered lands acquired their names: Virginia, the East Indies, New South Wales,  and Greenland.  It can be used in the classroom as an introduction to exploration and colonization – or as […]

Let’s Make A Deal!

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Introduction:  My name is Nancy Maurer and I teach American history, 1492-1877 (AMH 2010.)  This is a lesson plan for Mercantilism. Mercantilism is an economic system used by European nations in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The British implemented mercantilism in the American colonies using a series of acts called the Navigation Acts.  While mercantilism […]

History of Beer

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Summary:   Students have a hard time making ancient history relevant to their 21st-century lives.  When teaching about the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, two of the worlds oldest civilizations, I like to discuss the history of beer.  It is relevant to the 21st century, and it is informative.  Beer is actually nutritious!  Student learn that humans […]