39 Civil War Beginnings, Expectations, Hygiene, and Early events

March 19, 2017

Hello and welcome to our “Civil War” Hauger History Podcast overviewing the events leading to secession of Southern States, and a war of more than four years and 600,000 deaths resulting from the conflict.

Some of the key events of this podcast include:

  • Differences in perspectives about the causes of the Civil War.  (examples are the contrast in learning in Houston vs San Francisco public schools that I researched)
  • The fighting and devastation taking place mostly in Southern States.
  • Robert E Lee was desired to be a general in the North, how that could have changed the course of events of the Civil War.
  • President Lincoln thought a volunteer army could end the conflict in 90 days in a relatively simple process to what actually enrolled.
  • Strategies of the Union and Confederate Armies going into the War.
  • Early Confederate victories at Fort Sumter and Bull Run.
  • Technology of war improves, more accurate, more deadly.
  • Twice as many die of disease, poor sanitation
  • Thanks for listening, you can find the Hauger History Podcast on YouTube at the Danny Hauger Channel, at Haugerhistory.podbean.com, on itunes, or on Twitter @HaugerHistory. (www.dannyhauger.com

How to Choose the Right College 5 Tips for Selecting a College

March 10, 2017

Having some advice and tips on how to choose a college may help narrow the selection and application process for you. College rankings are fine, but they apply to students in general, and not to your specific needs. Think and reflect on my 5 tips for choosing the right college. Hosted by Mr Hauger. College selection can be a stressful and trying time for high school students looking to take the next step on their academic and personal journeys. Today I spoke with nearly 200 high school students in Martinez about their goals and wishes for their future. I was surprised how many students asked me what the most important factors were for choosing a college. I was glad to supply them with 5 fundamental reasons to consider before selecting a college to attend or apply to and I am happy to share them in this conversational podcast with Mr. Hauger, a first in a series. Thanks for listening!

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38 Protestant Reformation Spread and Impact part 2 of 3. Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Anglicanism

March 7, 2017

This is episode 2 in our 3-part series on the Protestant Reformation for Middle School students. Students have been exploring the spread of ideas following the Renaissancee, and this second edition chimes in with the advancement of Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Anglicanism. What stayed the same? What changed int he Church? Tune in for a quick overview and study guide foryour test or assessment on the Protestant Reformation, and listen to part one here on YouTube.

Part 2: https://youtu.be/qIoL7OI7H2w


37 The Protestant Reformation, Martin Luthers 95 Theses, and the Great Schism

February 27, 2017

From one Catholic Church, to 33,000 Christian denominations today, the Reformation clearly had a significant impact on the Church's influence, power, and the Great Schism, or split into many segments of Churches around Europe and eventually the world. The impact of this time period is still felt today, and the idea that change could come through social reform was a powerful moment in history. This Martin Luther episode is also on YouTube. Below is a study guide that I hope will help you prepare for your assessment on the Reformation and Martin Luther.  

  1. Where did the word Protestant come from?  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. What were two problems the Catholic Church faced during the MIddle Ages?
  3. Describe what was happening when the Church was selling indulgences. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. Along with indulgences, simony was a huge problem during the MIddle Ages. What was Simony? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. True/False: Martin Luther was a German born Catholic very committed to becoming a monk.
  6. True/False: Germany celebrates Reformation day during each calendar year.
  7. True / False:  Everyone agreed on how symbols should fit into religion.
  8. True / False: Letting anyone read the Bible was seen by a good idea by all Church authority members.
  9. True / False: The Anabaptists began to Baptize people at all ages.
  10. True / False: Puritans loved the complexities of the Catholic Church and art like stained glass.
  11. Where did John Wycliffe say Religions guidance should come from?  ____________________________________________________________________________________
  12. What was John Calvin’s influence on the reformation and what did predestination have to do with it? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  13. What was the risk of printing and distributing challenging ideas against the Church during the 1500’s? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________11. Why did people begin to question some Church practices? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________12. Why did the Great Schism weaken the Church? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Name two things that Martin Luther criticized about the Church in his theses.
  1. ___________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ___________________________________________________________________________________
  1. What does the word Reformation mean in this chapter?


  1. true / false Peasants revolted in part because they thought they had God’s support

16 true / false The Jesuits were supporters of the Reformation

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36 Rising Tensions Over Slavery to Abraham Lincoln in 1860 Hauger History for 8th Grade

February 17, 2017

Tensions are rising fast in the middle 1800's. Disagreements over states rights, slavery, economy, voting rights, and territory in Kansas are bringing debate, chaos, and violence to many lives. Containing the hotly contentious issue of slavery is becoming more difficult than ever. This 8th grade Social Studies podcast reviews these questions and more:

8th Grade Social Studies A Nation Breaking Apart Key Concepts and here is a study guide for you!

  1. What were the economies of the North and South based on between 1830-1850? (2) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. Why did Southern States decide to secede from the Union? What was their justification for doing so? (2) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3. What was the Compromise of 1850? What did it promise the North and South? (2) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. True / False: The Wilmot Proviso was never officially passed.
  5. True / False: The Fugitive Slave Act was enabled to protect free slaves who have escaped.
  6. True / False: The Dred Scott case ruled to preserve and protect Scott’s freedom as a citizen.
  7. What would you have done to preserve the Union? Would it have worked? (1) ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

35 History of Valentines Day in Church and Society

February 10, 2017

The History of Valentine's has many hearts and faces, and some of it may be news to you. There are multiple St. Valentine's  in history! It may depend on when or where you were raised, or you may just celebrate the way most people do, with sweets!


Tune in to this special all grades edition of the Hauger History Podcast for a little history on Valentine's Day and its modern practices, projecting that the average person spends more than $150 this year on Valentine's gifts! Thanks for listening. Please subscribe! The video will be live at:https://youtu.be/FZDZX_hvl40 for this podcast. 


34 Florence the Center of the Renaissance for 7th Grade Social Studies Students

February 4, 2017

Florence, Italy, is today's stop on the Hauger history, discussing 1300-1500 advances and wealth from banking, cotton, and wool that allowed patrons and sponsors to send the most brilliant minds in human history to work following their arts and passions. Join us in a discussion of Michelangelo, Da Vince, De Medici, and more exploring the rebirth of the Renaissance through art and culture centered in Florence! We are studying how the growth of trading cities spread Renaissance ideas and culture throughout Europe.  

Please subscribe, watch our episodes on YouTube, and come back often for more podcasts for middle school students studying history! A version of this podcast with my own photos of my trip to Florence is also a good watch! 



33 Dorothea Lynde Dix Reformer for the Mentally Ill

February 1, 2017

The Hauger History podcast is proud to celebrate pioneers in their field. This 8th grade edition of the Hauger History Podcast honors the work and dedication of Dorothea Lynde Dix to helping mentally ill people in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. There were many reform movements happening in America between 1800-1850, and Dorothea Dix was among the first to turn to look towards the underprivileged, and the mentally ill. Most were being terribly mistreated at the time. Her tireless work, lobbying, research, records, and legislation began to see a change for the better over time, because of her dedication to helping others. From Massachusetts to North Carolina, she advanced the care of the mentally ill greatly during her lifetime and set an example of what it means to serve your country. 


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32 Five Steps Towards Making an Elevator Pitch Speech with Great Content

January 30, 2017

Elevator pitches should be less than one minute, and layout your best and brightest points. Follow these five steps for effective speakers and find yourself impressing more people at work, school, or in everyday life.

STEP 1: Write down everything on your mind that you want to discuss (Brainstorming key notes)
STEP 2: Cut out the filler. Make short and powerful sentences. Eliminate unnecessary words.
STEP 3: Connect the phrases to each other. Your elevator address has to flow naturally and smoothly. Don't rush.
STEP 4: Memorize key points and practice.
STEP 5: Have you really answered the key question of your listener: What's In It For Me? If not, revise!

I couple these tips with an assignment I call radio roundup, where students select a historical person or vocabulary word to research and write a one minute speech. We record them using the free program audacity and the students enjoy practicing and improving their vocal presentation skills. We focus on writing and delivering great content in an engaging way. These five speaking tips will help your content standout in a short speech.

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31 American Identity from 1800-1850 Culture Art and Society Test Review

January 28, 2017

In this edition for 8th grade history of the Hauger History Podcast, we discuss emerging identity of Americans between 1800-1850. We discuss the improtance of 5 big questions regarding art, culture, and society in American history. No matter your level of Social Studies, you are likely to encounter the big picture of American history regarding these five factors. The 5 questions of focus in this episode are:

  1. Define Romanticism in American Art and Literature, what details would you expect to find in such art? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. What is transcendentalism? How does it relate to the United States in the mid-1800’s? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  3. Why do we value the literature and art of the mid-1800’s? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. Horace Mann pioneered public education, calling it “the great equalizer”. Do you think it was? Explain. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. What was the temperance movement? Who started it? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________