Tag: Multi-Grade

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…

Rigor with the Brain in Mind

Great ideas for great activities in the classroom with the brain in mind!

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…

The Power of the First Field Trip

The power of a well-planned field trip is immeasurable. While difficult to find that thin line between fun, interesting, and worth-while, when that line is found it can reap huge benefits.  I am a firm believer in the power of the first month of…

Don’t Ever Give Me One Grade Level: The Case for the Multi-Grade Classroom

“Education is understanding relationships.” Who of you had a teacher that made all the difference in the world for you?  Most successful people had a teacher in their life that made an impact on them.  Why did that teacher make an impact?  Why were…

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