[A Recap of the month that was in AmericanStudying.]
4: Board Game Studying: Scrabble: A series for Scrabble’s 75th
anniversary kicks off with three of the moments and stages through which a
homemade game becomes an icon.
5: Board Game Studying: Monopoly: The series continues with point,
counterpoint, and counter-counterpoint when it comes to a complex game of capitalism.
6: Board Game Studying: Careers: What my sons and I learned about American
society by playing two earlier iterations of Careers, as the series plays on.
7: Board Game Studying: War Games: Three board games through which a young
AmericanStudier learned a lot about war histories and stories.
8: Board Game Studying: Collaborative Games: The series concludes with the
most common form of collaborative board game, and a unique and beautiful
9-10: Crowd-sourced Board Game Studying: My first crowd-sourced post in a
while, and a really full and fun one!
11: Boston Tea Party Studying: Causes: A series for the Tea Party’s 250th
anniversary kicks off with a few key 1773 moments along the way to that
12: Boston Tea Party Studying: The Adams Boys: The series continues with
how the two famous cousins complemented each other at the Tea Party.
13: Boston Tea Party Studying: Playing Indian: How the Tea Party connects
to a fraught and frustrating American tradition, and one other layer.
14: Boston Tea Party Studying: The Peggy Stewart: What differentiates the
Annapolis Tea Party, and what it adds to the Boston story.
15: Boston Tea Party Studying: The Shoemaker: The series concludes with why
we should all read a great narrative history about one of the Tea Party participants.
16-17: A Tribute to BostonStudiers: I couldn’t share a series on the Boston
Tea Party without paying tribute to some of the many folks from which I’ve
learned a great deal about such histories!
18: Fall Semester Finds: Nguyen’s Novel in Capstone: For this semester’s
reflections series I wanted to highlight new texts & ideas I encountered,
starting with Eric Nguyen’s Things We
Lost to the Water in my Capstone course.
19: Fall Semester Finds: Espada’s Poem in Ethnic American Lit: The series
continues with a bracing and vital poem I rediscovered in my Ethnic American
20: Fall Semester Finds: New Music in Writing I: A couple examples of how
much I always learn from a First-Year Writing assignment, as the series
21: Fall Semester Finds: A New Take on Hughes in Am Lit II: How a Blues
musician student opened up new layers to a very familiar poem in my online
American Lit survey.
22: Fall Semester Finds: Douglas Stuart from an MA Thesis: The series
concludes with a new author to whom I’ve been introduced by a great current
23: Spring Semester Previews: The first of two weekend follow-ups to the
series, on three courses I’m looking forward to in Spring 2024.
23-24: Hamza Suleiman’s Guest Post on Mohja Kahf: And I’m so excited to
share another great Guest Post from one of Robin Field’s King’s College
25: Christmas Stories: “A Visit from St. Nicholas”: For a particularly
sentimental holiday series this year, I wanted to highlight Christmas stories I
shared with my sons over the years, starting with the classic poem celebrating
its 200th anniversary this December.
26: Christmas Stories: The Father Christmas Letters: The series continues
with three distinct ways to contextualize Tolkien’s classic Christmas texts.
27: Christmas Stories: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas: A delightful
new Christmas classic from the legendary Richard Scarry, as the series reads
28: Christmas Stories: Ezra Jack Keats and the Snowy Day: On the birthday
of my favorite early childhood educator, a tribute to one of the most
influential children’s books of all time.
29: Christmas Stories: A Christmas Carol: The series, month, and year
conclude with two vital lessons from one of the most enduring Christmas
series starts Monday,
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