Teaching Tips Using an Impromptu Speech Jar

June 13, 2017

Hey teachers everywhere! Mr. Hauger here with a great idea for classroom interactions with your students. Print and cut a list of your favorite journal or speech prompts and put them into a glass jar, or any container you have in the room. Choose a student at random, or take volunteers and have them draw a topic and speak for one minute. If the class appreciates the speech, they snap, and if the majority of students snap, the speaker has been successful. You can modify this public speech activity in many ways, but its a winner in my classroom, and I thought you might appreciate the idea!


Thanks for listening and subscribing!


55 Rise of the Roman Republic Patrician and Plebeian Progress

June 1, 2017

Hey 6th graders everywhere, let's talk about Rome and the developments that led to the common people, or Plebieans, finding a voice in representative government. It was a 200 year battle between the classes in Rome, and it led to an amzing empire's path being blazed. We also talk about some surprising fast facts and the modern day country boundaries that were part of the Roman Empire. Take a listen! 


54 The History of Memorial Day and Decoration Day in the United States Hauger History Podcast

May 27, 2017

Memorial Day started as Decoration Day in the United States, with National observance beginning three years following the end of the Civil War. In this brief edition of the Hauger History Podcast, join me as we analyze the significance of Memorial Day, and the national moment of silence at 3:00 PM local time on Memorial Day. Thank you for listening and please subsrcibe!

Watch this podcast on YouTube


53 Legacy of Ancient Greece with 6th Grade Test Review Questions

May 20, 2017

53 Legacy of Ancient Greece with 6th Grade Test Review Questions (First 10 here on the podcast) Watch our Hauger History Podcasts on YouTube!

Legacy of Ancient Greece Final Mr. Hauger Name:_____________________

Score” _____ /

  1. The ___________________ War was the beginning of the decline of Ancient Greece.

    1. Peloponnesian b. Anglican c. Spartan d. Trojan
  2. A _____________ is a story that symbolizes morality for life in Ancient Greece.  
  1. Haiku b. Soliloquy c. Myth d. Sonnet
  1. This word translates to “high city” in English ___________________________.
  2. The highest ranking of the Ancient greek gods was _____________________.
  3. The polis that we think of as the birthplace of Democracy was _____________.
  4. Why was access to the sea beneficial to Athens (2 reasons)? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Sparta/Athens was the better polis for women to live in.
  6. Sparta/Athens was the better polis to live in if you were physically weak.
  7. Sparta/Athens was the better polis for warriors to reside in.
  8. What are two aspects of literature or language that we credit to the ancient Greeks? ___________________________________________________________________

6th Grade Audio Report on Plato in 1 Minute

May 6, 2017

Illias presents information on the Greek philosopher Plato during our Greeks Weeks presentations. She was nice enough to share her research and presentation on the student produced podcast in our Hauger History series. This podcast is a quick overview of Plato's early life, thoughts, and impacts in Ancient Greece!


Ep 50 The Battle of Puebla and History of Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2017

The History of Cinco De Mayo is celebrated in this 50th episode of the Hauger History Podcast! This is an exciting day to be of mixed heritage, and I celibrate it with everyone and also enjoy a chance to celebrate diversity and world culture. In 2 minutes I give a very brief history of the Battle of Puebla and the celebration of Cinco De Mayo! Thanks for listening. 


Ep 48 Denis Diderot and the Worlds First Encyclopedia

May 1, 2017

Students wrote and recorded this podcast about Denis Diderot, founder and producer of the world's first encyclopedia. 28 volumes directed by one man and a team of Enlightenment thinkers. Tune in and hear two of our 7th graders break down a man of great historical significance. Watch this podcast on YouTube

Enjoy acoustic instrumental guitars with my [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNmcwKhXj190YpXzB4WjQw9MGeCj4Gc5i] "Relaxing Guitars" or "Acoustic Duets" " [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNmcwKhXj191PzA5vBabnlBl7Z35G-04k] YouTube playlists!

Download all episodes from the Hauger History Podcast at haugerhistory.podbean.com

Teachers, did you know you can discover films and documentaries that are cutting edge, and even have screenings in your classroom with approval? Check out POV today from PBS. 

Support this free podcast and get in touch at www.dannyhauger.com

Twitter: @DannyHauger and @DHXmusic

Subscribe to this channel for more indie music and Social Studies Lessons!


Ep. 49 Violet and Clara Talk Thomas Hobbes and His Enlightenment Philosophy

May 1, 2017

The first episode of our "for students by students" series of Hauger History, brought to you by Podbean.com for donating the bandwidth to our class. In this episode 48, Violet and Clara discuss the significance of Enlightenment thinker Thomas Hobbes. Enjoy their notes and presentation. 

Thank you Samson for donating our class microphones to power our learning. 


47 Differences of Sparta and Athens Culture Economy and Society of Ancient Greece Hauger History

April 30, 2017

Which would you call more influential, the Democracy and architecture of Ancient Athens, or the military might and victories of Ancient Sparta? We talk about the main differences of two of the most powerful polis provinces: Athens and Sparta. This is a 6th Grade Edition of the Hauger History podcast. Use it as a quiz review, note taking guide, or extra information for your Social Studies class. Thanks for listening!

Download all episodes from the Hauger History Podcast at haugerhistory.podbean.com


Support this free podcast and get in touch at www.dannyhauger.com

Twitter: @DannyHauger and @DHXmusic

Subscribe to this channel for more indie music and Social Studies Lessons!


46 How to Win Debate 5 Keys to Excellent Argumentation

April 26, 2017

Mr. Hauger’s Five Keys to Winning Debate


You LOSE if

You WIN if

  1. You don’t listen
  2. You get angry
  3. You get ugly
  4. You get off track
  5. You’re unorganized
  1. You listen AND cite faults
  2. You keep your cool
  3. You stay respectful
  4. You stay focused
  5. You sign-post


Move from left (losing) to right (winning) by following the 5 keys! (Copyright Danny Hauger 2017)

  1. Listening critically (not just waiting to speak) will give you fuel to respond effectively.
  2. Staying composed displays your logical strength better than the volume of your voice.
  3. Respectful people are viewed favorably by judges and the audience. Stay cool!
  4. When you’re focused, you won’t be distracted by shiny distractions. Stay on topic.
  5. Point out and order the opposition’s arguments, then take them down point by point.