Here we are in our second year of our 4 year history cycle. You know I enjoy a good movie, and all the more if it has educational value. Movie night is never mindless dribble if I can help it. No amount of hot popcorn can compensate for wasting two hours of my life. I…
Critical thinking is actually analysis and synthesis. It is making distinctions and seeing resemblances. Critical thinking is comparing and contrasting. The amount of decisions involved in the procedure is what develops critical thinking.
Teaching American history using movies
Next in our reading series, let’s pick up an old dystopian classic, Animal Farm. This is not a children’s story, despite its moderately short length. Do not bother reading it to students without the background historical context. It is the perfect read directly after a study of communism! In the novel, a group of Farmer Jones’s…
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