John W. McCaskill History Alive

John W. McCaskill History Alive

1 employee
11 years in business

About this tutor

John’s mission is to "teach the principles of leadership and teamwork using history as the vehicle through which to do it." He has been working with students in the field of education for over twenty years. He has helped students increase in the classroom academically, as well as helping them to improve in their leadership ability. He has lead diverse students groups from all over the country who travel to Washington, DC. He has guided them around the many places of historical significance bringing “history alive.” As a graduate of American Military University he has completed three Masters’ programs in Military history, American history, and Civil War Studies. He is a passionate public speaker who has lectured at universities, churches, and various other organizations. He has also produces short film clips on various topics in history. John helps the student answer the elusive “so what” question by discovering why a particular event in history is important to us today.  

History has been my passion for me since I was in the third grade. I have completed three Masters’ programs in history and have had numerous opportunities to pursue my passion in a variety of different opportunities. I have worked in the National Park Service for over 10 years. Working various sites, I have had the opportunity to interpret different topics in history. I have led a variety of tour groups in including school groups to historic points of interests here in the District of Columbia and the surrounding areas. I get the opportunity to talk about historical content and how particular events affect us today. I have taught in the classroom for four years, and I have been asked to present lectures for a variety of organizations. I have also had the opportunity to do living history where I dress in period attire, which allows me to “step back” into the past. Through my company “John W McCaskill History Alive” I teach history as well as write, shoot, and produce historic films. What excites me most about teaching history is giving the student the opportunity to look at our past, learn from it, understand why a particular event is important, and facilitating better societal impacting choices for the future. Having a background of coaching football for over 15 years, I understand the importance of coaching up the next generation of leaders. Teaching history allows me to prepare scholars to understand the past so that they may be able to better navigate their future.   

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will get to know the student while building a relationship, and I will identify what their prior knowledge is in that particular subject. I will also identify what the student’s goals are, and I will follow in alignment with student’s course syllabus, while expanding on their curriculum.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have completed three Master’s programs, I have a combination of experience in the field of education including teaching in the classroom, leading student and adult groups from all over the world, lecturing for universities and other organizations, and I have worked and interpreted history for an agency that takes care of national parks and memorials. I have been recognized as an expert in my craft.

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