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Genealogy: Family Trees

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 1

Mapping out a family tree can be a great opportunity for younger children to learn more about “where they come from.” Often, seeing their immediate family drawn out on paper will help them to remember relatives better and understand those relationships of how those relatives are, well, related!

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The Two Sides of Columbus

November 7, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If you have the responsibility of teaching about Columbus, you need to be aware there’s more to the story than three ships and 1492. If your picture of Columbus is still the noble explorer, nothing will take the wind out of your sails like the article from Reuters describing the mock trial by Honduran Indians, charging Columbus with genocide and robbery.

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View the news with a parent

October 28, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Students view local television news programs with their parents to analyze content and discuss current issues. Ask students to write with their parents comments on their discussion to be later shared in class.

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Understanding Time Zones

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

It used to be that knowing the time zones for your country was enough. But now, with the Internet and e-mail, we find ourselves wondering what time it is in Australia and other parts of the world.

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Current Events Christmas

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Have your class do their own “Twelve Days of Christmas” by reading about another part of the world in the newspaper or magazines, and brainstorming Christmas gifts they would like to give to those people.

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Where Were You When…?

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Have students interview their parents about certain historical events, taking notes about where they were and what they remember, to share later with the class.

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Raging Debates

October 26, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

As we near the end of the school year, tempers are hot and everyone is stressed. As students complete final assignments and tests, you may […]