Reading Through History is proud to present "The 1990s & The 2000s". 141 pages about three very important decades in American history, including everything from the 1992 presidential election all the way up through the election of Donald Trump! The 1990s &...read more
Reading Through History is pleased to present "Colonial America". 136 pages of student activities related to the colonial era of American history, from Jamestown and Plymouth, all the way up to Bacon's Rebellion and the Deerfield Massacre. Colonial America: “Colonial...read more
Reading Through History is pleased to present "The Age of Exploration". 100 pages of student activities related to the major figures and events of the Age of Exploration, from Erik the Red and Marco Polo, all the way up to John Cabot and Henry Hudson. The Age of...read more
This video series covers the causes of the Great Depression, including making purchases on installment, "buying on margin", and the stock market crash. Topics also include biographies about Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt, Hoovervilles, the Bonus Army,...read more
This video series covers Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs, including the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Topics also include a look at the Federal Music Project (FMP), the Federal...read more
This video series covers the Dust Bowl, including the causes and effects. Videos provide an introduction to the causes of the Dust Bowl such as over farming and drought. Topics also include dust storms, dust pneumonia, dust storm preparations, pests, and more! The...read more
Writer, Author, Instructor
If there was a Mount Rushmore for Reading Through History, Jake would have to be George Washington… the founding father, if you will. Jake Henderson was born and raised in Enid, OK, where he lived until attending college. He graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK where he earned a BA in History Education. He also has a Master’s Degree in History Education from SWOSU, which he earned in 2004. He has taught US History, World History, AP Government, US Government, Geography, Oklahoma History, and Psychology at the High School level for more than ten years, and he currently lives and teaches in Woodward, OK. Jake does much of the research for the Reading Through History team, as well as writing historical fiction.
Writer, Author, Instructor
If Jake is the George Washington on Reading Through History’s Mount Rushmore, then Robert must be Thomas Jefferson. Just as Jefferson helped mold and shape the nation we live in, Robert has helped mold and shape the vision of Reading Through History. Robert was raised in Butler, OK. He graduated from SWOSU where he earned a BA in History Education. He has taught U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government, Geography, Oklahoma History, World Studies, Art, and Music Appreciation at the middle and high school levels since 1999. He currently teaches at Blanche Thomas High School in Sentinel, Oklahoma. Robert does research for Reading Through History, fact-checking & editing. He writes historical fiction, proofreads, edits some more, and manages the Reading Through History Blog, as well as our Facebook content. You might call him a jack-of-all-trades.