Dear Teachers, Librarians, and other History Educators,
There is a lot of history to talk about. Democracy. Civics. Impeachment. Presidents. Slavery. And Pandemics.
In the midst of our current crisis, while many schools are using remote or distant learning, I am offering a limited number of free virtual visits -subject to my availability- on my three books listed below.
This is a good time to talk about what we can learn from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic during World War I. It is the subject of my book MORE DEADLY THAN WAR.
We can use Skype or other platforms. To be considered for a classroom visit, please use this Contact Page.
When you write, please specify school location, grade level, and class size. (Multiple classes are welcomed.) The sessions run from 45 minutes to one hour with ample opportunity for your students to ask questions.
You are also invited to request a free virtual visit on the topic of “Democracy and Dictatorships,” the subject of my forthcoming book, STRONGMAN: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy (Holt Books, October 2020) The book provides accounts of five of the most murderous dictators in modern history. They are Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Saddam Hussein.
As we move through this Presidential election year, the issue of civic engagement is more important than ever. I hope to speak with Middle School and High School students and their teachers about what democracy is, what threatens democracy today, and how to protect it.
Finally. I am offering a limited number of free virtual visits about my book, In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives, now available in paperback.
In it, I tell the stories of five people who were enslaved by four American presidents — Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Jackson.
More comments and information about this book can be found here.