History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Benedict Arnold was a traitor! Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Andrew Jackson mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Benedict Arnold was a traitor! Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Andrew Jackson mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead. This is a classic example of photographic art. Notice the hands.   For people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.

The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead. This is a classic example of photographic art. Notice the hands. For people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.

Witch Trials - The Giles Cory Marker on Crystal Lake in Peabody, Massachusetts, in the midst of what was previously Corey’s 150-acre property. -  The only victim of the Salem Witch Trials to have died as a result of torture on September 19, 1692.   Cory, whose wife Martha would hang three days later, was generally cantankerous, over eighty years old, and a wealthy landower. He refused to cooperate with his torturers and is even said to have asked for “more weight”.

Witch Trials - The Giles Cory Marker on Crystal Lake in Peabody, Massachusetts, in the midst of what was previously Corey’s 150-acre property. - The only victim of the Salem Witch Trials to have died as a result of torture on September 19, 1692. Cory, whose wife Martha would hang three days later, was generally cantankerous, over eighty years old, and a wealthy landower. He refused to cooperate with his torturers and is even said to have asked for “more weight”.

Flier promoting westward expansion and a lesson plan to go along with it. #westwardexpansion #homeschool

Flier promoting westward expansion and a lesson plan to go along with it. #westwardexpansion #homeschool

Mary Murphy - This Day in History: Apr 25, 1847: The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Mary Murphy - This Day in History: Apr 25, 1847: The last survivors of the Donner Party are out of the wilderness. http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

John Quincy Adams (1843). The earliest confirmed photograph of an American President.

John Quincy Adams: The First Photograph Of A President

John Quincy Adams (1843). The earliest confirmed photograph of an American President.

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