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!
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 … Continue Reading Bringing Literature & Writing to Life
“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?
If Teach Like a Pirate is not on your summer reading, you are missing out!
How many hands-on learning activities have you engaged your students in this week? This is a great visual for all you history teachers out there!
A new year often brings a new focus. Typically, this focus comes in the form of New Year’s resolutions. Often our New Year’s resolutions center around personal promises to ourselves, … Continue Reading Resolve to Grow as a Teacher
Such a good reminder.
10) Tell Them Nothing beats the ol’ fashion look ‘em in the eye and “thank you.” 9) Stickers anyone? Not as a reward, but as a quick and easy thank … Continue Reading 10 Ways to Thank a Student
If you have never had the opportunity to listen to this brief TED talk from the late Rita Pierson, indulge yourself and do so! Her passion for teaching and students … Continue Reading TED TALK: Every Child Deserves a Champion