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!
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 they met new friends? Recall the joy of seeing their new classroom, new books, and so much more?
If only that excitement of the first day of school could last the duration of the entire school year.
However, very quick the realization of the work ahead sets in for many students. Daily work, quizzes, tests, projects, and essays soon appear and the joy turns to thoughts of being overwhelmed.
For students, parents, and teachers alike the excitement soon turns to the grind.
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 World War I through World War II. It is going to be incredible!
A couple highlights from the picture.
History Theme: Our theme for this year’s history study will be, Rise
Year at a Glance: Our course of study is all laid out on the Rise Word Chart. The larger the word, the more emphasis that lesson will receive throughout the year.
Our Monthly Lessons to Buy a Ticket For: I like to lead to a major lesson every month. It gives us purpose, and it keeps our minds on track. I dub these lessons, “A lesson you would buy a ticket for!” This concept is from the incredible education book, Teach Like a Pirate.
If you are interested in a closer up shot of the monthly lessons or the year plan, just drop a comment in the comment section!
As always, be passionate and keep growing!
Having a challenging time bringing some life to your literature and writing classes this last month of the school year?
One of my favorite activities to use is a comic strip creator available through PC, Apple, or Android.
We just created our own comics last week in literature class. The students created their own graphic novel written in the style of the popular thriller series, Goosebumps. The students loved it, and it has caused some of them to delve into the series further.
Check out this handy graphic organizer, and start your students on their own comic today!
If Teach Like a Pirate is not on your summer reading, you are missing out!