About Students of History

Hi! My name is Luke Rosa and I want to thank you for visiting Students of History! I created this site to make it easier to share all the resources I’ve had success with in the classroom.

I started out teaching at a high school in Tampa, Florida and was literally handed a couple textbooks and wished good luck. I struggled. I realized that my students weren’t responding to the “traditional” teaching methods I experienced in high school. So, I tried new things. I experimented with lessons that were more interactive. I listened to my students and created resources that I knew would excite their interests.

Now, almost 15 years later, I’m excited to share these resources with you. All have been used successfully in diverse classrooms and are student-centered, engaging and thorough. I look forward to connecting with and helping to make your history classroom the best it can be!

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Who We Support

When you join Students of History, you can be confident in knowing that you are also supporting great charities that are helping others. Below are a few of the charities that we currently partner with or support. If you have any questions about how we support these organizations or how you can get involved please let us know!

Generation Hope

Generation Hope selects teen mothers and teen fathers who have displayed academic achievement and a desire to go to college to become Scholars in the Generation Hope Scholar Program. Scholars are provided with tuition assistance, one-on-one mentoring, and case management.  This support stays with Scholars until they earn their two or four-year degree. Students of History began a partnership with Generation Hope in 2017 to sponsor a college student.

The Students of History Scholarshiphistory scholarship

Starting in 2017, Students of History sponsors a college scholarship for one high school senior. Applications are due each May and open to any student who plans to pursue an accredited post-secondary education. See the scholarship application page for more information.


Homestretch helps empower homeless families to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. Since 1990 Homestretch has helped over 1,000 families achieve permanent housing and self-sufficiency. After reading about the great work they do, we began supporting Homestretch through donations in December 2016.

Pencils of Promise

Pencils of Promise builds schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world, including education programs in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana. The charity has built 380 schools, served over 35,000 students, and provided over 24.3 million education hours. Students of History makes donations to PoP and is beginning the process of funding the construction and support of a new PoP school in 2017!

Sandy Hook Promise 

Based in Newtown, Connecticut, Sandy Hook Promise is dedicated protecting children from gun violence with programs that work. Their intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children from gun violence. Students of History supports the Sandy Hook Promise through financial donations.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children between the ages of 3 and 17 that are diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 35 minutes. Students of History supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation through an annual “Teachers Give Back” day on Teachers Pay Teachers. On this day each year, all our sales are donated to charity.