Teachers as Performers? Yup! That’s how we roll here. Listen to what NPR has to say about it: Channeling Springsteen We know how to have fun, but is active learning better than traditional classrooms? Listen and decide for yourself.
I was recently asked for my lesson plans from the Medieval survey class I taught last year. Covering the entirety of the Middle Ages in just 15 lessons is no easy task. Planning this class made me feel a bit
This is a series on Multi-sensory Timelines. If you missed part 1, you may want to go back read the why behind this how-to: How Timelines Enhance Students’ Understanding ~*~ There are many versions of the typical history timeline. At one
History never quite made sense to me when I was a kid. Yes, I memorized “in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” but I didn’t really know what 1492 meant. There were pilgrims involved. I was fairly sure of that.
On our trip to NY last week we stopped by the USS Ticonderoga. Behind it I happened to glimpse the most etherial home I’ve ever seen. They were entirely incongruous. Have you ever heard the story of the USS Ticonderoga?
Bubonic plague, concentration camps, slavery … history is often dark and full of tragedy. Knowing how and when to introduce difficult topics without creating fear can be tricky. Living with sensitive kids has taught me a lot. Here are the