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Farewell and thank you.

After over 21 years of serving as editor (in one form or another) of H-High-S, the time has come to bid farewell.  I have seen H-High-S transition from the pre-collegiate e-mail-based history & social sciences listserv to the current Web based network with a membership that has held steady at over a thousand subscribers for many years.

New England History Teachers Association conference "1918 - 100 Years Later" on 10/20/2018 in Sturbridge, MA

Please join NEHTA at its 2018 fall conference on October 20 in Sturbridge, MA:

"1918 - 100 Years Later" is the title for the 2018 Annual Conference. The focus will be on World War I, its aftermath, and local impact.

Keynote speaker will be Christopher Capozzola, professor of history at MIT and author of "Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen." His 45 minute presentation / Q&A will center around his book, with a particular focus on New England

Re: Changes to the AP World History Course & Exam (X-Post from H-World)

In reply to Professor Bihler's question about are teachers more or less eager to teach AP, again, in my experience, and at my school, we have no shortage of Social Studies teachers who are lining up to take on AP. We have a veteran AP Civics teacher retiring this year, and more than one teacher wants to take over that program. Not so much in the sciences, interestingly, though. All of our English and History AP courses push extensive work in writing and essay responses, but, going back to my 'drink the Kool-aid' comment, we do as the College Board 'strongly recommends.'