In honor of the soldiers who have so bravely sacrificed their lives for our country, we are proud to share a lesson that focuses on a case study for their courage: Vietnam. In a moving opening to this lesson, students view placards as if they were at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC and read [...]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Challenging Students, discussions, Educational Trends and Issues, groupwork, Interactive Student Notebook, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, primary sources, Teaching High School, Teaching Strategies, U.S. History, Writing.
Tags: Free Lesson, Memorial Day, students, Vietnam, Vietnam Memorial
Irish eyes are smiling, and so are we at TCI. For a little holiday fun in advance of March 17th, I have written a lesson to help students learn about Ireland’s most famous name. This skill builder lesson utilizes an emerging tech trend as well, QR codes. Now, have no fear if you’re not familiar [...]
Posted: February 18th, 2013 under Challenging Students, Classroom Technology, Educational Trends and Issues, groupwork, Homework, Multiple Intelligences, students, TeacherGenius, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools, Writing.
Tags: Free Lesson Plans, holiday lessons, qr codes, st. patrick's day, students, teachers
How do most students stay up-to-date on current events? You guessed it…social media. While there are many good things about social media, like any other tool…it has it’s place. If used to search out reliable sources…great. If it is THE source…uh oh.
Posted: January 11th, 2013 under Challenging Students, Classroom Technology, Educational Trends and Issues, Homework, students.
Tags: current events, library, media center, periodicals, research, students
To be clear…I’ve never met 3 kids like Felix, Josh, and Paul. Perhaps though, they just might be so excited to be in a class using TCI materials that they can’t stand the thought of missing out just one day. We can dream. Till then, try us out for free for 30-days HERE!
Having students use and find primary sources is a great exercise. See http://bit.ly/GGA4TB to get some practical tips on using them in class.
Posted: November 2nd, 2012 under Challenging Students, Classroom Management, Classroom Technology, discussions, Educational Trends and Issues, Homework, primary sources, students, Web 2.0 Tips and Tools.
Tags: education, primary sources, students, teachers
Pardon my split personality disorder in this post as you may hear my social studies consultant voice and my parenting voice as well. Not that the responses or comments should differ, however… I was a bit bothered recently as I checked over my daughter’s homework assignments for correctness and questioned her for understanding (the [...]
Election day is rapidly approaching. Nominating conventions are complete. Now it’s up to the voters to decide whether President Obama should be reelected or be replaced by Governor Romney. TCI has created two campaign issue activities you can do with your students. One activity is built around the words/statements of the campaigns. The other [...]
Posted: September 17th, 2012 under Challenging Students, discussions, Educational Trends and Issues, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences, primary sources, Professional Development, Teaching High School, U.S. History, Writing.
Tags: Decision 2012, Election 2012, election lessons, Obama, presidential election, Romney, students
The idea of creating a scavenger hunt that students can use to familiarize themselves with their Student Subscriptions was suggested at a recent back-to-school webinar. We thought it was a super idea. We created an elementary, middle, and high school version that you can use as is or modify to your heart’s content. Elementary Scavenger [...]
A common challenge shared among teachers at all levels: “I want my students to pair up in class, but it eats into my instructional time, and sometimes, my students don’t make good choices for a partner. Is there a better way?” The answer is a resounding yes! Many teachers familiar with TCI materials use the [...]
Posted: August 12th, 2012 under Classroom Management, Educational Theories, groupwork, Learning Styles, Professional Development, students, TCI info, TeacherGenius, Teaching Strategies.
Tags: back to school, icebreakers, partners, students
Get your students and their family to join in as the Democrats and Republicans nominate their candidate for President of the United States! Print this sheet out and make a copy for each student to take home before each acceptance speech. Use it as a civics assignment, homework, or just to get their geek on! [...]
Posted: August 9th, 2012 under Challenging Students, discussions, Educational Trends and Issues, Games, History Alive! The United States Through Industrialism, Homework, Social Studies Alive! America's Past, students, Teaching High School, U.S. History.
Tags: civics, Decision 2012, Democrats, education, Election 2012, Governor Romney, political convention, President Obama, Republicans, students, teachers