4-5th grade oil pastel buffalo celebrating the animal that so many Native American tribes hunted not for sport but survival. We spent a few days discovering the various ways they … Continue Reading The Thundering Herd
And what does it have to do with DisneyWorld, the happiest place on earth? Check out the video on YouTube! What is the Purpose of the First Day of School?
Teaching is not rocket science, nor is pretty much anything else in life. I read a book years ago where the authors explained some of the most complicated ideas, inventions, … Continue Reading What My 88-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me about Teaching (and Life)
In. this video, I analyze the benefits of learning content in-depth vs. surface learning. Enjoy! Feel free to share any thoughts in the comments below.
In my current Literature I and Literature II classes. we are reading the novels, Summer of Riley and The Last Book in the Universe. Both of these novels focus on the sacrifice of … Continue Reading Connecting God’s Word to Novel Reading
Why is the teaching of history, government, civics, and our constitution so important in our WELS schools?
We are one month into our study of World War I in American History. We culminated our first month of study with our lesson on the famous Christmas Truce of … Continue Reading Big History: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Lincoln, Kennedy, and who? William McKinley??? Find out all about this forgotten assassination from our American Class this past week! Also be on the watch for what McKinley’s final words … Continue Reading The Assassination of William McKinley
Remember all of those first day smiles filled with the anticipation of the first day of school that you witnessed in the faces of your students? Remember their excitement as … Continue Reading When Student Enthusiasm Fades, Teacher Enthusiasm Must Soar
I am so excited for the upcoming school year, and the content I will be teaching for American History II. Our complete focus will be on the time period from … Continue Reading American History Plans
Great ideas for great activities in the classroom with the brain in mind!