"I really enjoyed the hip-hop presentation. I had never given much thought to how this kind of dancing was done. I'm sure my students would love a presentation like that. It would be great to teach them how to do some of those moves like a real…"
"This might be fun to teach as poetry--instead of the usual modern poems (or as a supplement to them), provide students with lyrics, listen to the songs, and analyze them instead. There are probably also quite a few video clips from this era that…"
"I enjoyed seeing the way people dressed during this era. It would be fun to show this to students and then have them discuss how "scandalous" it was. I wonder what my students would find "scandalous" today. (Or maybe I'd rather not know???? I'll…"
""Home on the Range" gives us a good feel of what it would have been like, as Chip said, to go from polluted urban cities to the "Wild West," where the air was clear. I think students would be able to understand this imagery, especially if we…"
"I had never heard about the origins of the cakewalk. It was fun to hear about that. I think my students would enjoy practicing it, especially if they got to make fun of me!
I am currently teaching stories from the Civil War era in my American…"
"I'm Matthew. I teach high school language arts in Chefornak. This is my 4th year there.
I'm an English teacher by trade, but I like history--all of it. I came to a rural area because I thought I had something to offer to rural students.
"These dances might be more fun for my students. They have a little bit faster beat, and I think students might relate to that a bit better. The dances are also harder to do, though, so it would require lots of practice.
"The Yakima Welcome Dance might be a good way for my students to take a "brain break" and get up and move. It's a simple, nonthreatening way to get them moving. I might also be able to do something similar with Yup'ik dance. I have several skilled…"