Katy Johnson is our first guest from New Jersey, her friend calls her "the Lieutenant Dan of History Teachers". Katy and I discuss our mutual passion for the study of history and why we teach. Why is history important? What are the most rewarding and challenging parts about being a history teacher today? What do we love to read? And what's it mean to "hug a cactus?"
History Teachers Talking - Podcast episode with Katy discussing Eleanor Roosevelt
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family by Annette Gordon-Reed
On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict / Victoria Christopher Murray
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard