History in the News I’m busy planning for next year, including finding media to go with some of our studies. Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today’s Middle East was interesting to come across both to fit into our 20th century studies next year but also with current events. I like it when I can directly relate to today.
Science in the News My 8 year old loves it when science & history weave together. So he was mighty pleased when I pulled out this article, The Bitter Feud that Gave Us the Brontosaurus, to coincide with the current time period in our history studies. He was equally indignant that these two men steered science wrong “all because of their egos! Who cares if you’re wrong? You don’t mess up all of paleontology because of it!”
Resources for your classroom Curriculum-shopping season is upon us! If you’re trying to stretch that dollar a bit by purchasing used, AddALL Books is a fantastic resource! Enter the title and AddALL searches used book sites, including Amazon & AbeBooks, to find the best prices for you! No need to go from site to site comparing prices!
Math Have you used Khan Academy? Have you looked at it but weren’t sure where to start? Mt. Hope Chronicles wrote a wonderful write-up on Khan.
On Teaching “Yet poetry enables teachers to teach their students how to write, read, and understand any text. Poetry can give students a healthy outlet for surging emotions. Reading original poetry aloud in class can foster trust and empathy in the classroom community, while also emphasizing speaking and listening skills that are often neglected in high school literature classes.” Read more on why teaching poetry is so important.
In the Kitchen Spring is firmly here & dinner cooking has moved outside. Looking for a new idea? Pizza on the grill is one of my favorites.
What are you reading this weekend?