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Life of Lycurgus by Plutarch


1. What qualities, according to Plutarch, do good leaders possess?

2. What is the purpose of government?


Life of Lycurgus by Plutarch… 9,443 more words


Code of the Citizen Soldier

Code of the Citizen Soldier

Tyrtaeus – Spartan poet, c. 640 BC

Translated by R. Lattimore

I would not say anything for a man nor take account of him… 498 more words


The news, past and present

I read the news to find out what is happening in the world right now, but so often it sends me tunneling into the past. This morning, an article in the New York Times about the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide included a small… 132 more words


Teaching HOW to Think, Not WHAT to Think

Was Sir John A. Macdonald an Effective Leader? was the question on the minds of about 180 Intermediate students this year, as Kingston celebrated the BiCentennial of our first Prime Minister’s birth. 1,275 more words

Intermediate Grades

Analyzing Primary Sources: Observe, Reflect, Question

Last week I introduced my fourth grade class to their new inquiry unit: “Heritage of Our Home: Pacific Northwest First Nations and Salmon.” I am eager to learn along with the class the history of our region here in Seattle and, after a crisis with our classroom salmon tank’s chiller last week, get the salmon we have been raising since January out of our classroom and into Kelsey Creek. 397 more words

Fourth Grade

What does a geographer see?

Last Saturday, we collaborated with the Colorado Geographic Alliance to deliver the Exploring Primary Sources through Geographic Thinking workshop. One of our participants asked presenter Matt Landon (Jeffco middle school teacher) a question that led to this written response: 418 more words

Primary Sources

Woman in Gold equals average movie, powerful story (and other Holocaust resources)

You know what I’m talking about. It’s one or the other. You go to the theater expecting a great movie with a great story and you get the Phantom Menace. 478 more words