"I won't be teaching this era next year as I'm teaching 5th grade. However there are great SEL activities like The Stroll that I plan to use with my students. Infusing history with SEL is a great idea. I can see so many opportunities to do just…"
"It was a heavy afternoon with the 911 activity. It won't be the same for our students, but since 911 is current in our lives its very difficult to participate in an activity like that. However I think it is easier to teach then to participate in…"
"Great morning with so many ideas I can use in my class. The High 5 activity we started class with is a wonderful SEL activity to use at the beginning of the day. It's a fun and positive way to begin you class. Another activity I definitely want…"
"The early 1900s are an incredible time. The music and dances coming out of the roaring 20's is wonderful. I've always taught the Progressive era more from a political angle, so it was a lot of fun to look at it in more of a social light. Music…"
"Great morning moving into the westward movement. Started with the Jump Dance, which is a great way to wake up. The reading example provided was high interest. The turkey dance would be incredibly fun with students. I'm still wanting to learn…"
"This was a great class. So many things I can use.
In learning Marching Through Georgia I was surprised by how jubilant the dance was given the history of the Sherman's March. Yet in giving it thought I know the North would have been in a…"
"This was a fun and interesting morning. Colonial America has always fascinated me anyway, so learning new and engaging ways to open up this time period for my students is exciting.
For me the best part of the morning was doing the Jefferson &…"
"This is a response to Mr. Smoot's "Humanities in the 21st Century"
Although I didn't find any particular fault with those that took jubilation in the death of a monster, I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Smoot's stance that the humanities are…"
"Well I guess my first aha was knowledge that there was an era called the Baroque Era. I take it this was steeped in Catholicism, but don't understand why it was termed after a word that means "pearl of irregular shape".
I enjoyed learning the…"
"This morning was very applicable to my lessons next year as I start out with American Indian cultures. I definitely plan to make and share the Pemmican with my students. Giving students an opportunity to experience history through their senses is…"
"Hello, My name is Melodie Bear. I teach 5th and 6th grade at North Star Elementary. We loop with our students. I took this class because music really resinates with people in general, but especially with students. I use music in my history…"