This is my humble attempt to add to the discussion out there on politics, public administration, economics, geography, history and the humanities. A history teacher by trade (Master of Arts in Teaching, Wayne State University, ’99, secondary education, teaching major in history & minor in social studies), I intend to write about what interests me (and you, I hope), both personally and professionally.
I include the humanities here because they are so woven into history and the social studies. Take the “The Iliad,” for example. You could teach Homer’s classic as history, as literature, as a foundational work of Hellenic (and Western) civilization, and as an analysis of power (Simone Weil’s The Iliad or the Poem of Force “) and how combat trauma can lead to PTSD (as Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character ” by Dr. Jonathan Shay of the VA – Boston has done).
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that this is an effort worthy of your loyal readership.