History and Geography

Classroom Posters: Faith of Our Fathers (Trachselwald Castle)

Contributor: Anya Hursh | File type : Curricular

Anya made these posters for a school theme on "Faith of Our Fathers." The castle in the pictures is Trachselwald, where many Anabaptist prisoners were held before their execution. ... Read More

Why Should We Teach Government?

Contributor: Arlyn Nisly | File type : Article

Image by Ann Dixon via Pixabay In a recent email exchange, David Yoder asked, “What would be your response to a student asking about why we as an Anabaptist, largely non-politically involved, sc... Read More

Key Differences Between Evangelicals and Anabaptists

Contributor: Nolan Martin | File type : Article

Evangelicals have more influence on Anabaptists in the United States than any other Christian group. Because they believe the same as the Anabaptists on issues such as the authority of Scripture, we f... Read More

The Russian Mennonite Story: The Bitter End

Contributor: Chester Weaver | File type : Curricular

Thousands upon thousands of Russian Mennonites perished in Russia from 1917 until the 1980s. Summary of the six turbulent times The Civil War of 1917 – 1920 and the famine of 1921 – 1922 ... Read More

Mennonite Holocaust Perpetrators?

Contributor: Chester Weaver | File type : Article

Mennonites as Holocaust perpetrators? Did Mennonites actually help destroy Jews? Yes, unfortunately so. Recent research is uncovering this unsavory truth, too long hidden in darkness. Consider the ... Read More

A Context for Learning: Using Current Events in the Classroom to Spark Student Interest

Contributor: Colin Martin | Length : 6 | File type : Video

What's a tariff? Why should your students care? Several years ago, says Colin, his students would have learned the definition of this term and moved on without understanding its importance. But bec... Read More

Foundations of Anabaptism: Reformation Leaders

Contributor: Chester Weaver | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

How and when did other reformation leaders interact with the Anabaptist movement? This presentation focuses on the Reformation and various religious leaders during that time period.

Foundations of Anabaptism: Reformation Timeline

Contributor: Chester Weaver | Length : 63 | File type : Audio

How does the Anabaptist movement mesh with other reformation events? This presentation focuses on the benefits of using a timeline to keep Anabaptist history in the correct context.

Foundations of Anabaptism: What Can We Learn for Our Day?

Contributor: Chester Weaver | Length : 62 | File type : Audio

Why and how did the Anabaptism movement pioneer separation of church and state, now embraced by most of the free world today? Why did the movement possess so much spiritual power in the early years of... Read More

Finding Their Place in the World: Teaching History with a Redemptive Perspective

Contributor: Austin Shenk | Length : 3 | File type : Video

Why should you love teaching history? Austin explains the delight of guiding students through the darkness and brilliance of the past. He recommends two trade books that fit into American history c... Read More