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
As many of us start the year, this is a great snapshot of the book of Genesis. I’ll be using it today in my Ancient History course for my junior … Continue Reading Genesis in a Nutshell
My major lessons for this school year for Junior High Ancient History. These are lessons that are hopefully so good that you could sell a ticket for them! The theory … Continue Reading Ancient History Plans – A Storyteller’s Dream
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.
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
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
It is the weekend of the big game, and its finally here! The entire season has been leading up to this point. All of those long hours watching the preseason, … Continue Reading Our Curriculum Needs a Super Bowl
“History is philosophy teaching by examples.” That quote is attributed to the great Athenian general and historian, Thucydides. We all know the old saying, “those who do not know history … Continue Reading Is History Dead in Your Classroom?