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Teddy's Tantrum

In the autumn of 1906, President Theodore Teddy Roosevelt lost his temper.

It was a ferocious tantrum. The young men of the 25th Infantry regiment, stationed in Texas, were the object of Roosevelt’s terrible anger. What happened in that summer would change hundreds of lives forever, rock the U.S. Senate, and set off a ferocious national debate.

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Journal of Empire Studies

As you may know, many of the best ideas from our smartest scholars go unread. The dissertations which our doctoral candidates work so hard to research and write usually find a tiny audience of fellow scholars and then disappear.

In my classroom, these ideas are gold.

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Tom Durwood free resources and stories


Download novellas from USG in China, and free demos of a variety of my lesson plans.

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Use Tom's Work to Teach

I’ve developed a multitude of lessons through my career as a teacher. Now, I’ve found a way to consolidate them into downloadable plans and loaded the best and most engaging content on Teachers Pay Teachers. Use these lesson plans to challenge your class and bring large concepts into contemporary ideas.

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About Tom

Tom Durwood is a teacher, writer and editor with a deep background in history. As editor and publisher of a small press (Ariel Books), he has edited four series of young-adult histories with over a quarter-million copies in print.

Tom teaches English Composition and Literature at Valley Forge Military College, where he has won the Teacher of the Year Award twice in the last three years.

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