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
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
Last year I went to DisneyWorld. I could not believe the long lines for rides. While some of the lines were definitely not worth the wait (Haunted Mansion I’m looking … Continue Reading From Definitive to Confident in the Classroom
Teaching is not rocket science, nor is pretty much anything else in life. I read a book years ago where the authors explained some of the most complicated ideas, inventions, … Continue Reading What My 88-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me about Teaching (and Life)
In my current Literature I and Literature II classes. we are reading the novels, Summer of Riley and The Last Book in the Universe. Both of these novels focus on the sacrifice of … Continue Reading Connecting God’s Word to Novel Reading
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
Great ideas for great activities in the classroom with the brain in mind!
Creating an Easter Sunday Mindset in our Classroom the Entire Year He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! The euphoric, emotional high that is felt by Christians throughout the world … Continue Reading Easter Monday?
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
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!