It’s Women’s History Month, and today we are celebrating famous American female artists. Art is such a fluid and vast collection of mediums and it is challenging to cover all of them. There are so many inspirational artists in all genres (fine arts, acting, music, photography, etc.) across the centuries that the amazing women highlighted […]
Science has long been considered the realm of men. Except that women have very quietly (and not so demurely) been smashing glass ceilings and making ground breaking discoveries for centuries. Today, let’s celebrate Women’s History Month with fabulous ladies of science.
To kick off Women’s History Month, let’s focus on American writers of note, who also happen to be female. There are thousands of female authors and poets in America, both past and present. So this list of American women writers might tend to lean just slightly toward my personal favorites. Just slightly. So if someone […]
It’s Women’s History Month, and primo biography writing season. Which leads me to my next point: writing a biography is HARD!
Today is a day for us to play with words that often are fun to say. Like Lorax, Cindy Loo Hoo, and all of the other ones, too! It’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday today!
Women. We make up just a little bit less than 50% of the total global population. We have been around just as long as men. As a gender, we have scientists, rulers, authors, artists, composers, doctors, teachers, and pretty much every career path ever. For much of our species existence, women have been on the back […]
Kids find it easier to connect with kids. So let’s bring home Black History Month by learning about a little girl who helped end segregation in schools. Today, our famous African-American is Ruby Bridges.
Getting kids to take notes for their research is both tedious and terrible. Which is why you will need all the tricks available to help them take neat, efficient, clear, and valuable notes.
Nazi Germany was known for many things. Accepting people of different races or ethnicities was not one of them. But in 1936, 18 US African-American athletes competed at the Berlin Olympic games. Among these athletes, Jesse Owens emerged as a consummate competitor and champion. This Black History Month, let’s celebrate an outstanding athlete and groundbreaking […]
The internet can be a scary place, especially when you let kids loose for research projects! An innocent search can suddenly turn all sorts of bad with the wrong key word combination or a simple click of the mouse.
Before the 1960s (and actually later in many parts of the country), much of the US was officially segregated. White and black citizens couldn’t live in the same neighborhoods, sit in the same sections of public transit, or even attend school together. This Black History Month, let’s meet the brave men who helped to pave […]
“I’ll just Google it.” It’s something that I hear my students say almost every single day. They seem to think that Google is the end all and be all of online information. Which is exactly what Google probably wants. My kids also seem to think that websites don’t lie, misrepresent, or otherwise distort the facts. […]
Note: When researching with children, it is important to teach them how to verify sources, especially on-line sources. Look for a post later this week about vetting sources! From the first in her family to be born free to creating a personal care product empire, Madam C.J. Walker was an astounding person. And definitely someone […]
With increased requirements in the younger grades, especially when it comes to critical thinking and researching, it is more important than ever that we teach our kiddos early and often to cite their sources.
Today marks the start of Black History Month. We have an awesome opportunity as teachers and parents to highlight the achievements of African Americans this month, and help teach our children that people are people, regardless of skin tone or ethnicity. In this world, we should NEVER miss an opportunity to teach acceptance and tolerance […]