"I liked the activities that were used, especially putting the map together and listening to the President's speech after Pearl Harbor. I liked the modeling of how to use these activities with students. Using the K-W-L charting is useful. I think…"
"I will always have a special place in my heart for swing dancing! I was at a wedding and watched my father dance for the first time ever. He was swing dancing. Although he never did dance with me, my grandfather did teach me a few times. Later…"
"I really liked the Charleston and the video that used modern music. I think that is a great way to get the kids to buy into the fact that history can be cool! I specifically remember when I was a teenager and how learning about swing and big band…"
"I like the group dances much better than the partner dances. I'm a shy person, and I empathize with my students who might not enjoy being awkward in front of their peers. Jump Jim Joe is an easy dance that can help students get used to partner…"
"Jefferson and Liberty is such a fun transition out of the minuet. Showing how the social structures are loosening up a bit as well as the fashion styles. Using Chester during revolutionary war lessons can impress my young 5th and 6th graders how…"
"I like the Welcome Dance to use in my elementary classroom as a getting to know each other activity on the first or second day. I think kids today would would enjoy knowing how scandalous their dancing today would have been to people in the…"
"Hi, I'm Karen Toohey, an elementary special ed. teacher. I think music is a powerful learning tool and this class looked like fun! Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" is an all time favorite that helps me get through the bad times."