Welcome professors, teachers, students, administrators, and fellow historians!
As a former White House correspondent and head of corporate communications for several large organizations, I've always been a storyteller. Now it is my privilege and honor to tell students the stories of people old and new, famous and not, who are the basis for what we call history (or herstory). Ralph Waldo Emerson got it right when he said, "There is properly no history; only biography." And so it will be our opportunity to see history through the lens of the fascinating people who created it. I hope to feature them on these pages, in my lessons, and in my blog, whose title is inspired by James Michener's memoir, The World is My Home. Please enjoy, and drop me a line if you like!
About this site
Websites are by definition a work in progress. However, since I began adding new content in August 2013, Edutopia has noticed my blog and featured it on one of their main pages.
I welcome you to look around and check out areas of interest. Feel free to post responses or good ideas on my blog page. I feel teachers only get better when they share! Or you can write to me via the links above.
At right you'll find a great YouTube video by teacher Joanna Hayes that I use to introduce World History to my high school students. And, follow the link below to see highlights of world history that we'll be studying in-depth as we start with the earliest humans and proceed to the current era.