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Invent Your Own Country and Learn About Democracy!

This week, there’s a lot of talk about elections, democracy, and power. Our children are hearing it, as hard as we might work to keep the news off the radio and television, as hard as we try to keep discussions positive, as determined as we are to find our way toward forming a more cohesive nation after a bitter campaign season.

Before, During, and After Questions to Ask During  Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is built on the concept of learning by doing. But it’s not just the doing that’s important. The reflecting part of experiential learning is the key ingredient for an experience full of discovery and learning!

Connecting Kids with Books They'll Love

Everyone is a different kind of reader. What kind of readers are you and your kids?

 

Kids Can Save the World! Here's How

It's November, and while we might not want to start decorating for the holidays, it's a great time to open up discussions in your classroom about serving your community.

 

Explore the Presidential Election through History

One thing you hear a lot about during an election year is the economy. How’s the economy doing? Have we recovered fully from the Great Recession? Do most people have jobs? Do those jobs pay well enough to live on? Is the stock market up or down?

Have Fun with the Election in Your Classroom!

It’s two weeks until Election Day! Are you holding mock elections in your classroom? Are you hosting debates between the two parties? Are you examining the political advertisements? There are lots of ways to get your students engaged with the process!

Creativity in the Classroom

Do your math students feel like they’re being creative when they work at solving complex problems? Do your history students feel like they’re being creative as they delve into the detail about the Marshall Plan? Should they?

Breathe Deeply: Relaxation Techniques for the Classroom

School days are busy days—there's lots to fit into those 7 to 8 hours you have with your students! Don't forget to remind your kids to take time to breathe.

Take a Walk with Ancient Human Footprints

Have you taken a walk today? Between 10,000 and 19,000 years ago, a group of early humans took a walk just like you might take, and left footprints behind to prove it!

 

Election Time: What Can We Learn from Historical Campaign Speeches?

Have you been watching the presidential debates? While some of the topics discussed during this year’s election cycle might not be appropriate for younger viewers, there are plenty of speeches being made and town hall meetings being held where the candidates speak about policy, the presidency, foreign relations, and many other things that are important for all of us to hear.

 

 

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