Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2011 Teachnet Staff 0

This video, created by a US History student, showcases many excellent photos of Dr. Martin Luther King and includes voice over of King’s “We shall overcome” speech. Before heading out for the three day weekend, be sure your students know why Monday is observed as a national holiday.

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Bring the Summer Into Your Classroom

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If your students are suffering from the cold-weather blues, turn your classroom into a summer resort for a day or a week. They will get a chance to pretend it’s warm, and also do comparison activities that will put their brains to work.

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Book Review: Teen Bill of Responsibilities: A Rights & Responsibilities Workbook for Guys & Girls, by Stephen Smoke

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0
Teen Bill of Responsibilities

Perhaps responsibility isn’t exactly running rampant these days, if twice in the same day I read a quote from the Spiderman movie, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The second reference comes from the introduction to Stephen Smoke’s new book – Teen Bill of Responsibilities: A Rights & Responsibilities Workbook for Guys & Girls.

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Summer Solstice

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

The summer solstice here in the northern hemisphere marks a time when the earth’s axis tilts towards the sun, as it will between June and September, causing warm weather and “longer” days in the northern hemisphere, and cold weather and “shorter” days in the southern hemisphere.

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St. Patrick of Ireland

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is a time of parades and celebration here in the U.S. In addition to touring the sites below, consider exploring with your class how you might celebrate everyone’s heritage in your class.

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Understanding Another’s Perspective

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

After studying a certain location (city, state or country) students will write diary entries from the perspectives of fictitious people, listing positive aspects of the location studied. This activity would be a way of assessing the students’ knowledge of the area studied.

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Flow Chart Skills for Students

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0
Flow Chart

Organizational skills have got to be high on the list of things our students need improvement in. While flow charts may not seem to be for everyone, they are part of a project management process that is researched and works very well in not only showing the process of a project, but in its best form, also the time needed for completion.

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Why are you required to take this class?

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

History is study of the past so that one can learn about their position in the present. In other words, “How did I get here?” In order to understand how a person has arrived in the place and setting that they are in, it is important to learn about the events and situations that have shaped and influenced our community, society, and human condition.