Friday, May 19, 2006

American Presidents Blog Featured in Journal

I just discovered that the American Presidents Blog was included in the April 2006 issue of Social Education. The article is "Privileges, privacy, and protection of youth bloggers in the social studies classroom (Connect with Technology)" by Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson in volume 70, issue 3.

The article mentions APB, "Blogs have become valuable resources for the social studies classroom. (11) News service blogs, in particular, enrich regularly accessible print, radio, or television news coverage. There are also blog sites that relate to specific social studies content. For example, the American Presidents blog was created by Michael Lorenzen, a librarian at Central Michigan University, and explores interesting facts about American presidents and the presidency. In a March 6, 2006 post, on Lorenzen highlights two entries from other blogs on Abraham Lincoln and George Washington."

There is then a quote from a March APB post. This is no longer just my blog (Jennie W. and elementaryhistoryteacher post here now too) but I was the sole author back in March so the article is accurate in attributing the blog to me. Besides, the quote from the APB in Social Education includes a link to History is Elementary so elementaryhistoryteacher's blog got a mention as well.

Social Education is a publication of the National Council for Social Studies. Their web site describes Social Education as, "Our flagship journal, Social Education contains a balance of theoretical content and practical ideas for classroom use. Our award-winning resources include techniques for using teaching materials in the classroom, information on the latest instructional technology, reviews of educational media, research on significant topics related to social studies, and lesson plans that can be applied to various disciplines."

Thanks to Ilene R. Berson and Michael J. Berson for including the APB in this article. If you found this blog based on the Social Education article, welcome!


Jennie W said...


M said...

Thanks, I am going to interlibrary loan a copy of the article. I accessed the journal electronically via one of the library electronic vendors. I was told that there is a picture of this blog in the print version of the article.