February is Black History Month! This month I am going to do a weekly blog on books that you can read to your students that will help you honor and recognize the achievement of African-Americans. I love using picture books to teach content. Short, sweet and powerful for all ages! Yes, even seniors in high [...]
Posted: February 6th, 2013 under Challenging Students, Educational Trends and Issues, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, Social Studies Alive! America's Past, students, TeacherGenius, Uncategorized, Writing.
Tags: Black History Month, Literature, Picture Books
Quilts to Freedom! When you look at a quilt, what do you see? Cool designs? Something to wrap around you on a cold night? If you had been a slave, you might have seen a map to freedom! According to the book Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, by Deborah Hopkinson, quilts were used to [...]
Posted: February 5th, 2013 under Challenging Students, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Interactive Student Notebook, Learning Styles, Social Studies Alive! America's Past, Uncategorized.
Tags: Black History Month, Literature, Underground Railroad
Scarcity? Opportunity Cost? Goods and Services? Natural and capital resources? Teaching financial literacy to elementary students is a “Where do I begin?” situation. It’s a vocabulary nightmare, but I found a way to make it less painful for me and the students. I use literature to help me discuss these terms – the students love [...]
Welcome to March. I love March. March is the cushion between winter and spring! The days are refreshingly longer! And, it’s Women’s History Month! Time to recognize the contribution of women in history! No more “History” kids, it’s time for HERstory! I suggest using literature to enhance your efforts at bringing “Herstory Alive” this month. [...]
Posted: March 1st, 2011 under American Revolution, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Social Studies Alive! America's Past.
Tags: Literature, Revolutionary War, women's history month