"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
~ Thomas Jefferson

Getting to Know This Site

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Before you go any further, it's important to state that this page on the site is outdated and references tools, content, and materials that I no longer use. If you'd seek specific information, please email me. Also note that the Lesson Plans page contains nice day-to-day material. And if you're not getting my weekly emails, please let me know.

I've never had parents involved in a collaborative wiki designed for class use, and I'm not sure why... There is little reason why the classroom should be closed to the community. The school serves the most significant function of a society: it provides for the civic education of each generation, it provides for the assimilation into our society, it provides social services that meet student needs, it is the foundation of the community in which it serves.

Allow me to open the doors of my classroom to you through the use of an online collaborative technology. Familiarize yourself by browsing through what is here. Become a member; join the wiki. I have much to do before September 7, but this is where your child will employ him/herself in historical inquiry focused on the history of the United States of America. If you have any questions or comments, please email me.

Video Tour

Introduction to "Mr. Bruce's History"

This Day in History

Student Pages

Curriculum, Assigned Readings, Thinking Like a Historian