Helping high school educators plan smarter and teach better.
History Owls was born in 2021 with the charge to create invigorating and cutting-edge high school history lessons that any educator would be proud to teach.
Our team is made up of educators, entrepreneurs, and storytellers who share a love for teaching and an understanding that teachers are overworked, undervalued, and completely essential. We want to keep talented teachers in the business of teaching by helping them spend less time planning and more time doing what they love.
Designed by U.S. University professors across leading institutions, our courses feature professionally curated primary and secondary sources, graphics, maps, and images. Our approach emphasizes multimedia and video mini-lectures, teaching tips, and suggested but customizable lessons and assessments.
Our courses complement existing high school curricula, backed by the latest Mind, Brain, Health, and Education Science.
We help high school teachers plan smarter and teach better with a team of university history professors and high school educators on their side.
We believe that happier teachers make more engaged students and a better world for all of us to learn in.
Teachers spend 12 hours per week searching for sources and crafting lessons.
(Gorman, Senior Education World Contributor, 2017)
Fifteen percent of U.S. high school students are considered proficient in U.S. History, according to a 2020 study of 45,000 students.
Students' retention boosts 60 percent when classroom curriculum integrates E-Learning.
As our brains are unique, each student will better assimilate the information through a different channel. Using a variety of methods while teaching (reading, videos, debates, discussion, projects, slides, etc.) will benefit a larger number of students.
This is why a "one size fits all" method of teaching is ineffective.
Not only are our brains different, but our genetic predisposition, our "abilities" differ. There is no predefined frame for success as a learner.
Our genetic codes, the circumstances of our birth, and our social experiences make us who we are, each with our own set of strengths and weaknesses.
Neuroplasticity means that anybody can learn or develop a skill at any stage throughout their life if context (support, environment, motivation, proir knowledge and enough practice) and ability are present.
Our mind learns and makes sense of experiences by finding old patterns to relate to before creating new ones.