Tag: History

Bringing History to Life: Battle of 300

With just a little documented sources to use for the battle of Thermopylae, I chose a little bit of a Hollywood version for the students to enjoy. Of course we compared it to actual quotes of Herodotus.

Teach what You Love

Passionate teachers equal passionate lessons which equal passionate students.

The Thundering Herd

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 would use EVERY part of the animal. Next week a guest speaker who is…

Genesis in a Nutshell

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 high students. Happy teaching!

Ancient History Plans – A Storyteller’s Dream

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 behind planning a major lesson each month is that you are always building to…

Bring Your History and Science to 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.

Election Day 2018: Our Calling to the Next Generation

Why is the teaching of history, government, civics, and our constitution so important in our WELS schools?  

Big History: The Christmas Truce of 1914

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 1914. This lesson was so much fun!  The video is of the brief, 6-minute…

The Assassination of William McKinley

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 were prior to the emergency surgery to extract the assassin’s bullets!  

American History Plans

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 World War I through World War II.  It is going to be incredible! A…

Our Curriculum Needs a Super Bowl

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, regular season, and playoffs will finally going pay off with the big game.  All…

Is History Dead in Your Classroom?

“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 are doomed to repeat it.”  While true, the quote from Thucydides gives that saying…

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