Tag: WELS Schools

To My Faculty

While we seem so far apart right now, we still are so close.   It feels like a year since I’ve seen Valorie excitedly run and get a book from the library, or seen Kenya get ready for another day of Math (hogging the…

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.

Love Learning

Our goal is educators is to ignite a passion and LOVE for learning in the hearts and minds of the students whom we serve!

Bible Study: Baptism – It’s Personal

A study on the personal gift that is baptism. Click on the link for a free PDF download of the Bible study! Baptism – It’s Personal

Devotion: That First Week of School Feeling

Many of us have returned to the back to school routine these past few weeks while some of us are about to embark on that journey very soon.  The beginning of the school year is often met with smiling students, happy teachers and parents,…

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…

Get Out of the Jungle as You Prepare for the School Year

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.

Connecting God’s Word to Novel Reading

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 the main character. To introduce the climax of both novels, we examined the sacrifice…

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!  

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