• Team-building outings for corporations
  • Annual gala to raise funds
  • Political action in Washington, D.C.
  • Clean water in west Africa

SERVICES: Writing

TEACH​College level​history/government

  • Literature Study Guides
  • Literature Lesson Plans
  • History Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Activities/Games
  • Online Activities

Current projects

  • Humanitarian needs in Syria
  • Feeding children in Ethiopia
  • Literacy training in Houston
  • Parenting workshops in Mexico City

learn​HISTORIAN - Civil rights, Southwest

Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate

"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

~ David McCullough, historian

  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Ghostwriting
  • Technical Writing/Tutorials
  • ​Web articles/SEO

Student Projects

Helping college history students with semester family research projects

How will you ever get 350 words on that topic? 

Having $350 in your pocket is a lot of money, but a 350 word discussion post really isn't as much work as it sounds. I find that students stress often spend more time stressing over word count than it would actually take to write it. 

Sound like you?

Then, you'd better read on!


Suffrage Project

Volunteer writer for national suffragist encyclopedia (publication date 2019)

Help for students: Stress less over discussion posts!

  • Community Histories
  • Family Histories
  • Genealogy Assistance
  • Lectures/Special Talks (live &
    ​webinar)

WRITE​journalism, cnf,  ghostwriting

services: education

Hope in Action

Ronna Ross Pennington

With more than 20 years experience as a journalist, editor, and freelance writer, Ronna decided to shift her career focus to teaching by earning a Master of Liberal Arts degree in History and to begin working on a Master of Fine Arts terminal degree in Creative Non-Fiction.  Why? Both degrees accentuate her journalism experience and prepare her to teach others to tell the stories of our past.


As a college educator, she commits to making history & government interesting and relevant for her students. She earned the Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate and loves finding new ways to engage her campus and online students.

services: history

ronnapennington.com

Fake News from the Past

Recognizing fake news in the Civil War; Includes story, illustrations, lesson plans (middle school level; expected publication 2020)

Tying it together

The importance of news, history, & writing