I'm William S. Cossen, and I teach AP US History, AP US Government and Politics, and AP Comparative Government and Politics at The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, a public, specialized STEM high school that draws its student body from across Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Welcome to H-High-S! The primary purpose of H-High-S is to facilitate an ongoing discussion of curriculum, instructional strategies, and educational resources involved in teaching history, social studies, and related subjects in American secondary schools.
Welcome, Craig, and thank you for your kind words!
I am excited about the possibilities as well. H-High-S currently has 1,445 subscribers. My message would be that we welcome new members, and that we hope that they will find the discussions helpful to their teaching. We also hope they will contribute to our discussions, as the value of our network is only limited by what we will make of it. And, in a group like this, with teachers, historians, teacher educators, social scientists, and educational researchers, there is certainly much to be made.
Thank you Josh for assuming this leadership role and reigniting this forum. I plan to be more active here and to spread the word. Being part of the reset is exciting. I like the possibilities!
For a few years I have created a OneNote Notebook of resources for my student teachers.
Three programs in MA have told me that they share it with their pre-practicum teachers.
As with any resource like this it is uneven. Definitely weak on technology. And shows the bias of its creator - so pro-explicit instruction over PBL etc.