Way back in my first year of teaching, my students were working on writing an alphabet book about European exploration and one of the students was tasked to write a page for the letter O. 420 more words
Jody’s book History Class Revisited: Tools and Projects to Engage Middle School Students in Social Studies can be preordered through Routledge Publishing here. Coming out in May, 2016, this book discusses the unique possibilities and challenges of working with middle school students to make social studies/history relevant.
Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine, illustrated by Claudia Davila
Published by Kids Can Press
Summary: Michel Chikwanine had a pretty idyllic childhood with his parents and three sisters in the Democratic Republic of Congo until he was kidnapped one day at the age of five. 259 more words
For the past several weeks, my students have been engaged in a variety of guided inquiry projects on topics related to European exploration. They learned about pre-Columbian civilisations, they learned about specific explorers, and they delved into questions about why the Europeans were exploring the world in the first place. 595 more words