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"Horses were not always house pets."

This sits alone in a margin of an old gradebook. I have no context for it, although another Horror a few pages later does mention a character in… 331 more words

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NCSS Presentation Resources

Let the live blogging from the 94th annual NCSS conference begin. I took the redeye out of LA last night and ran into an old high school friend whom I hadn’t seen in 29 years on the plane. 703 more words

Historical Writing

"Civility is something that isn't something with a concrete definition."

My students were meant to be writing about Hank Reichmann’s essay “Is ‘Incivility’ the New Communism?” on Academe Magazine’s blog, his idea that calls for “civility” on college campuses are intended to stifle unpopular opinions just as accusations of communist affiliations did in the 1950s—they were to agree or disagree, considering his example of a student’s use of the “ice bucket challenge” to protest the violence in Gaza and any other examples they could find or had experienced. 589 more words

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Then

“Then we got his home my shoes were wet, whatever is a good memory.”

-Wibby, 8th grade. Summing up Northeastern Taiwan for us in a second.

Taiwan

"'Framing History:' Making Oklahoma History Presentable," by Lindsey Chancellor

Three weeks ago, I posted a sampling of student responses to the exhibition that recently closed at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, “Framing History.” All of the students in my ART 3663: History of American Art course wrote a paper about the exhibition after an in-class discussion led by our teaching assistant, Teresa Kilmer. 1,369 more words

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"You see this fear in the past, present, and future around the world."

My student was attributing the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93 to a fear of the unknown, and certainly that’s a reasonable hypothesis. Then he goes on to remark that this fear was not limited to the people of Salem, or to the seventeenth century: “you see this fear in the past, present….” Again, he’s right about that: indeed, one might even speculate that many of those folks who made such bizarre choices at the ballot boxes last Tuesday were gripped by a fear of the unknown, the different, the alien. 395 more words

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"Framing History," by Anthony Corraro

Two weeks ago, I posted a sampling of student responses to the exhibition that recently closed at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, “Framing History.” All of the students in my ART 3663: History of American Art course wrote a paper about the exhibition after an in-class discussion led by our teaching assistant, Teresa Kilmer. 1,485 more words

Student Writing