The teaching of colonial American history is indeed a challenge. It is not typically the historical period that attracts most students to the study of history, that distinction oft times being reserved for the Civil War. After, over a decade of using varied innovative methods of teaching, we find that most students began to view the colonial/ Revolutionary War period of American history with much enthusiasm.
This academic barrier or challenge that history teachers must overcome in order to successfully engage students in the significant issues, events and themes relevant to these periods of our glorious past, have proven to be highly affected by “American Historic Services” methods and curriculum. Using online resources are only a fraction of the strategy we employed, but we never overlook the tremendous potential of the World Wide Web. Guidance to specific internet resources have the potential to provide a conceptual hook that combines instructive features that most students find quite fascinating and engaging, such as computer technology, multimedia components, and student independence.
It is perhaps this final element, of student independence, that will prove to be most beneficial in the development of student historical thinking skills. Many teachers are unwilling to relinquish their role as the main informant. The Internet, however, is perhaps much more democratic, granting access to more historical resources than could ever have been imagined even five years ago, all a mere mouse click away. Therefore, we concentrate even more intently on providing students with opportunities for developing historical thinking skills and habits of the mind, such as the ability to "read widely and critically in order to recognize the difference between fact and conjecture, between evidence and assertion, and thereby to frame useful questions.
Within the ethnic makeup of America today many people, old and young, do not understand about our founding principles and program is instrumental in bringing those values and ideas to them. “Our” major goal is to nurture greater appreciation for the principles of democracy and the concept of “Liberty and Freedom” and how they were achieved during our fight for independence 226 years ago. I feel these concepts will prove extremely significant in maintaining our nation’s strength, identity and cohesiveness
We do our best to negotiate the cost of our services, to be comfortably accepted within the budget set forth for this portion of a student’s history education. Individual designed curriculums, tailored to your particular needs, will be evaluated and the fees will be commensurate to performance, time involved and the task at hand.