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Master American History: Wish Big Giveaway Hop

To master anything and it only take up a minute of each day kind of baffles and fascinates me. Master American History in 1 Minute a Day proposes that it does just that. While I’ve never really delved into learning methods, I have talked about personal growth a lot and learning definitely falls into that category!

My understanding is that if we do study something a little each day, it will begin to sink in and I suppose help us master it over time. Which is probably far easier than cramming for a semester, then forgetting everything by the time you get to finals!

Whether you just want to hone your knowledge, get super great at trivia or really need to get this down before you take your dreaded American History course, this definitely can’t hurt to try!

Master American History was put together by Dan Roberts, the voice of the  ‘A Moment in Time’ radio series and is a collaborative effort of the program. The introduction includes some facts that I agree with and sadden me. For our older readers, or perhaps the young ones that are studious, I think this is sort of one of those things we all realize.

It states that ‘the author and associates have learned several things while producing the radio program:

  1. People learn differently these days, instead of long study periods they get their information in 30 second bursts. On average, they no longer spend long periods studying, especially not for fun.
    • That seriously made me think of ‘facebook news’ and how many people believe the posts without ever exploring the links that are included, as well as the validity of said links.
  2. To make an impact, historians now have to go to where the masses are rather than have the masses come to then.
    • Admittedly, I am not as studious as I could be. I’m not sure if I ever was outside of whatever course I was taking. Despite that admission, it saddens me that this is the case so often now. We don’t look things up, we are sheep who believe whatever we see. Depending on political preference, Fox or MSNBC can absolutely convince the masses of things that are twisted or based in opinion but delivered as facts for this reason. It’s sad and we need that to stop! (My soapbox rant is over)
  3. Everyone responds to compelling and effective ways of teaching history.
  4. One of the most effective ways of teaching anything is by conveying it through a story. Recapturing the narrative tradition in an integral part of the work of public history.
    • In support of that statement, one thing I learned in college was in a Political Science course, taught by the late Dr. Brian Rader at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He was teaching the types of government and how they go through cycle. He explained to us how the cycles work and was adamant about the type of government in this country would change in our lifetimes because history clearly showed that one form of government never lasted more than 300 years or so. I was terrified that the end was there when the big orange dummy (go ahead and google that, it makes me laugh) was trying to take hold of the White House and ignore our system of government. Clearly I can’t go and get Dr. Rader’s thoughts, but I would have loved to have been in his class while that insanity was going on. He was a great professor, though a little eccentric, very intelligent!

Book Synopsis:

Master American History in One Minute a DayBecome a US trivia whiz with this crash course through four centuries of change, rebellion, conflict, and triumph in the United States.Where was America’s lost colony? What tipped the balance in the Civil War? Were there second thoughts about dropping the atomic bomb? (Taken from Google Books)

For the Giveaway!

For my piece of the Wish Big Giveaway Hop, I give you the following giveaway with the wish that we, as a society, again put value on family, religion, intelligence, education and honest, hard work above the social media and regular media insanity! One lucky winner will get their very own copy of Master American History in 1 Minute a Day!

Open to US/APO/AFO/CAN

Can’t wait? Get yours here!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

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Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

28 thoughts on “Master American History: Wish Big Giveaway Hop

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  • February 24, 2022 at 11:57 am
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    This book looks very interesting, and I love the concept of learning a little something new every day. I firmly believe that every American should know the history of this country, and how we got where we are today. It’s the best way to solve problems we have today without repeating the mistakes of the past, and knowing where we want to go.

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    • February 28, 2022 at 3:10 pm
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      Absolutely! How sad it is that we so quickly forget the things that were so hard to learn in the first place! And these days, there’s no excuse. We carry the world of information everywhere we go, yet don’t care to learn. Sad.

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  • February 24, 2022 at 2:20 am
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    i love learning about history i think this book looks interesting. i hope to get to read it sometime. i wonder what the grandkids will think of it. i bet they will love it!!

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  • February 23, 2022 at 12:27 am
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    Sounds like a fantastic read.

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  • February 22, 2022 at 1:05 pm
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    My girls could live at BAM permanently haha. My son would enjoy this book and I really need to brush up on some history. Plus i love trivia games so this could come in handy!

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  • February 21, 2022 at 5:37 pm
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    This looks like a really great book. I’d love to learn more about American history.

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    • February 22, 2022 at 9:25 am
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      Absolutely! I have been re-discovering my love for history through my tribal history. I’d never really delved into it before and am excited to learn new things all the time! Makes me miss college life!

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  • February 20, 2022 at 8:44 pm
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    What a wonderful book – I love the idea of learning something new and important each day. My whole family would enjoy Master American History in 1 Minute a Day!

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    • February 22, 2022 at 9:24 am
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      I absolutely admire that you said ‘my whole family’ would enjoy it. In my mind, I pictured family discussions over the lesson of the day.

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  • February 20, 2022 at 8:48 am
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    I have shopped at this bookstore in the past. I enjoy their selection of books.

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    • February 20, 2022 at 5:42 pm
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      I agree! They do have a great selection! I love that you can even find autographed copies from time to time!

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  • February 19, 2022 at 2:44 am
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    Sounds like a fantastic book.

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  • February 18, 2022 at 11:30 pm
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    They have a lot of books, for sure! It’s nice that they sell toys & games, too.

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  • February 18, 2022 at 9:35 pm
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    My nephew would love this book. He is so interested in history and fun facts!

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    • February 20, 2022 at 5:43 pm
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      Then this book is definitely for him! There is a 1 minute history lesson for every day of the year!

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  • February 18, 2022 at 7:09 pm
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    This book fascinates me as I would have used it in my classroom when wanting enrichment for the teens. In my private life I spend time flying as a private pilot, crocheting, knitting, weaving and, of course, being an avid reader.

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    • February 20, 2022 at 5:46 pm
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      It would be great for the classroom! I could see some educational games being centered around the book!

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  • February 17, 2022 at 10:53 am
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    I love that it is so easy to use, it says it is 500 years of history that you can learn in a minute a day. This would be great for homeschooling and history buffs. I will also have to try to find the radio show it says it is based on!

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    • February 20, 2022 at 5:46 pm
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      Definitely agree! It’s based at a university in Virginia I do believe.

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  • February 16, 2022 at 6:31 pm
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    My son would love all the Pokemon products they have!

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    • February 20, 2022 at 5:47 pm
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      Books A Million has a little bit of everything for sure!

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  • February 16, 2022 at 4:40 pm
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    I’m very much into History would love to check this out

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  • February 16, 2022 at 3:08 pm
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    BAM Books a Million looks like a great place to buy books if you are trying to stay away from Amazon. They had all the authors I usually by from at a good price.

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    • February 20, 2022 at 5:47 pm
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      For sure! I’ve pretty much decided I’m done with Amazon. Sick of their mess!

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  • February 16, 2022 at 3:02 pm
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    My husband is a history lover. In the course of conversations, he might mention a historic event. Although, that often ends with me just looking at him with a blank stare. I know some things about history that I learned in school but never read about it for fun. Dan Robert’s Master American History in 1 Minute a Day sounds perfect for me. I have a minute a day!

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    • February 20, 2022 at 8:08 pm
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      I’m in the same boat with my husband! Hoping the book will give me at least enough insight to carry on a convo with him from time to time haha.

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