The Fifth Lincoln-Douglas Debate

In 1858, the race for the Illinois seat of the United States Senate was between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. They held a series of seven debates throughout the state, but the fifth one is considered by many scholars to be the turning point in Lincoln’s political career. Using a combination of colorful storyboards, along…

John Chapman, Beyond the Legend of Johnny Appleseed

True or false: Johnny Appleseed was a real person. Well, the answer is both. It is true there was a man who was called Johnny Appleseed, but his real name was John Chapman. It is false because the story of Johnny Appleseed has grown into a legend, and in some important ways that legend is…

The Spinning Wheel and the Daughters of Liberty

It was the 1770s, and the Daughters of Liberty were determined to make their political viewpoints clearly understood. With this online course, you’ll discover what they did and how they did it. There’s a lot in here! Full color storyboards with voice-over narration give students the opportunity to read along with the compelling story. Videos…

Finding the Fun in History Class

Nuggets of history teaching gold await you in this on-demand video course for educators (homeschool or classroom). This isn’t a simplified list of how to make history fun. It is a course about exploring and discovering resources and ideas that are already a part of history so that your classes will be fun and engaging…

My Family In History

Enrollment is now open! Limited class size. Class begins October 5, 2021. Course Overview The story of America is more than a timeline in a history book. It is the story of millions of families over hundreds of years and thousands of miles. Join author and history storyteller Gail Masinda as she guides you on…

The Pony Express Virtual Ride

You’ve probably heard of the Pony Express but how much do you know about the 1,900 mile trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California? Take a virtual ride alongside the Pony Express riders. History comes alive with an hour of exclusive video stories of the people, places, and events along the trail. The Pony…