Andrew Buchanan

Teaching for over 10 years in suburban New Jersey, the main focus of Andrew's academic interests in history revolve around the National Socialist era, post-World War II Europe, Israeli politics and relations with the Palestinians, and Scottish nationalism. Hailing from the Northeast of Scotland, his other fanatical indulgent vice is his insanely one-sided devotion for his football team - Aberdeen FC! He is the recipient of a 2013 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant from Facing History and Ourselves.

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The Sephardim in the Balkans

Posted by Andrew Buchanan on February 4, 2014

I have always been fascinated by the Balkan region of Southern Europe. Comprised of countries including Greece, Albania, Turkey, Romania, and more, and with people of countless religions and languages, the area is rarely studied in-depth in most high schools, and yet provides a rich cultural and historical case study. This year, with support from a Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant, I set out to develop a multimedia, project-based learning tool for use in schools that explores the history of the Balkans and how this history helps us to understand European culture and identity today.

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Topics: Antisemitism, Greece, Innovative Classrooms, Holocaust Education

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