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“We  need  more  teachers  like  Philip  Bigler  and all   our   other   honorees   in   every   classroom   in America  today.  For  it  is  they  who  can  makeour  schools  the  best  in  the  world.  It  is  they who  can  guarantee  that  America  will  have  another   American   Century   in   the   21st   century.” President Bill Clinton, Rose Garden Ceremony, April 24, 1998.

Teaching History in an Uncivilized World is the latest book by National Teacher of the Year Philip Bigler. It is a fascinating chronicle of his 23-year odyssey as a high school history and humanities teacher. Widely recognized for his innovative and exciting methods, Bigler explains how as a novice teacher he discovered the power of using historical simulations to motivate students and to help them become active participants in their own learning. These inspiring lessons proved highly effective in teaching important curricular content as President Bill Clinton would later acknowledge: "Through these historic simulations, his students have learned lessons about democracy and the meaning of citizenship, lessons we want every American to know."


Teaching History


See the full C-Span Coverage of Philip Bigler’s Rose Garden Ceremony ALSO Available from Apple Ridge Publishers