Canva: A Fun Way to Assess Student Achievement

Projects and presentations ultimately assess student learning. There are many good resources out there for presentations in history. As I mentioned in 10 Elements for Teaching History, resources like Prezi and Youtube are fun and stimulating for students. The free design tool Canva provides another great resource for a classroom, not only for history projects, but […]

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Luther, the Blue Portal & the Pea-Green Coat Guy, Episode 1

by s. nicole böcek 2017 and AD 33 Sometimes life takes you where you don’t expect to go. When Amber woke up, she had no idea that a man in a pea-green coat would soon be crawling through her window. But it happened….like this: The strange man shoves a bundle into her hands. Amber’s eyes […]

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Why Teach Historical Fiction?

Trunk of Scrolls is a story of long ago. That makes it historical fiction. But it is also a novel that teaches, which makes it curriculum. Historical fiction is one of two top methods of teaching students to “do history.” Click for free PDF Historical fiction presents history as a story Historical fiction gives history […]

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Is the Bible Corrupted? (What to Make of Transmission Errors)

HAS JESUS BEEN JESUS MISQUOTED? Early church librarian, Pamphilus of Caesarea, in the mid-200s, would make copies of Scripture and “correct the manuscripts of the Bible.” Even back then, there was a godly reverence for correctly copying Scripture. In spite of that, many documents have come to us “corrupted,” or changed in one way or another. In fact, […]

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Grace & Peace to You: Early Christian Views on War & Peace

• “I serve Jesus Christ the eternal King. I will no longer serve your emperors. It is not right for a Christian to serve the armies of this world.” ~ Marcellus the Centurion, 298AD, spoken as he gave up his post in the army of Emperor Diocletian because of his faith. • “We ourselves were well […]

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Close as Your Next Phone Call: The Story of Scripture

STORY OF SCRIPTURE The Word in the World Pentateuch For thousands of years the people of God had no full copy of God’s Word. The Israelites of the Exodus had the word of Moses, and the books he was writing. Otherwise it was hearsay. The judges had a couple more books. The kings had the books […]

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Sarabi Dog of Alexander: Mystery and Fact

What is the connection between Alexander, the Persian Mastiff (Sarabi dog), and the Turkish Kangal? Where did the dog come from? Which breed was Alexander’s dog? This article explores this mystery in depth. The Sarabi dog is featured in the novel TRUNK OF SCROLLS: A FAMILY ADVENTURE. Those who love either the Persian Mastiff or […]

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The Persians at the GATE

The Name Caesar Augustus, of , died in 14 AD, when Jesus was a teenager. Archelaus, besides being the son in law of Herod the Great (of ) was also the Last King of Cappadocia. A Roman vassal, he was active in the political game, so when Caesar Augustus died, he renamed his city after the […]

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Time Travel with CGI

Doing history is more than just memorizing names and dates. You can do history from any platform, even from animation. 10 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR DOING HISTORY This Computer Graphics team has turned old photos from 1931 New York into an amazing time-machine. Enjoy. For more details on the project, CLICK on the time-travel machine below.

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