I'll start us off. My name is Josh Jeffery, and I'm the editor here at H-High-S. I teach AP US History and Government at the Orme School, where I am also the chair of the Humanities Department. My academic training is in American History and Theology/Religious Studies. My research focuses on the intersection of religion and American politics in it's different manifestations. My historical work over the last few years has focused on religion and war during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and specifically, on Christian resistance to World War I.
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.
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