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field trip! oxford and london, england

Shortly after Christmas I saw a call for abstracts for a conference called Winter Festivals and Traditions, to be held at Oxford University. They were very short abstracts and so — since it’s harder for me NOT to talk about neurodiversity and processional arts than it is for me to talk about it — I wrote one, figuring that if it got accepted, then I’d have a new problem to deal with. 897 more words

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Comparing Places

Here are some videos that compare countries or places.


Exploring Africa: Curricula and More

One of us studied for a graduate degree in African politics and remains interested in both current political developments and the question of how to introduce American students to (some of) the history, politics, and cultures on the continent — which has more than 50 countries and is approaching 1 billion inhabitants. 466 more words

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The New Newsela

Teachers across the nation have been aware of Newsela as a solid resource for leveled texts (texts at different reading levels with the same basic content) about current events for years. 122 more words

Social Studies

Teaching Geography With Skype

This is a post that appeared on my previous, now defunct blog a number of years ago, updated for your reading pleasure!

We were a few weeks away from a unit centered on the 5 Themes of Geography, and my options were looking like either a) pull the info from the textbook, or b) do something the kids would be excited about.  1,050 more words

What I Learned About Myself During My Student Teaching Experience

As my last few days student teaching in a North Carolina Social Studies classroom come to a close, I wanted to take the time to reflect on my experience. 1,051 more words