Click here for materials from my recent SXSW EDU presentation!

Recent Episodes

Alexander the Great
Who was Alexander and why was he so great? (Listen to the entire episode here!) Childhood Alexander the Great was
Read more.
This is Sparta! | Classical Greece
We hear about classical Greece all the time. So who were these Greeks? (Listen to the entire episode here!) Short
Read more.
Anatomy of the Persian Empire
The poster child for empire building is Persia. The Classical Era begins at 600 BCE because this is around when
Read more.
How much of world history can I relate to the Hunger Games? All of it.
One year I had a student keep track of every time I referenced the Hunger Games in my world history
Read more.
When you win wars, you get to name stuff
It’s so easy to study history and forget that these things actually happened. Like, George Washington woke up each morning,
Read more.
Welcome to everyone who slept through their high school social studies class
Every time I tell people that I’m a high school social studies teacher, after they give me a pitying look,
Read more.