Ida Wells & Ella Baker: Giants of History

I whole-heatedly believe every child should know who Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Ella Josephine Baker are; however, the nature of their work exposed the horror and violence of their times. It can be difficult finding resources that are relevant, true, and age appropriate, but they are out there. Both women were giants in their own time and remain giants in ours.

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Day of Remembrance: Executive Order 9066

I get the privilege of deciding how old the Underling and Cohorts should be before learning about the Holocaust, Armenian Genocide, or the Selma to Montgomery March. Not all people have this privilege. To me, this privilege translates into an obligation. I am obligated to stand witness. I am obligated to honor the Day of Remembrance the best way I can: by teaching the next generation the truth.

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Top 5 Favorite Language Arts Games

I have a complicated relationship with language arts. I love to read. I love to teach reading. I love to talk about books, I love to tell stories, and I love to listen to children tell stories. I don't mind teaching vocabulary. Here is the catch: I hate to teach...

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Multicultural Book Day 2017

Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day holiday, the MCBD Team are on a mission to change all of that.

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9th Grade Course of Study-Updated

New Year’s means new lists of goals for the upcoming year. Besides personal, family, and work goals, I also review and make new lists for our homeschool. This is the time when the Underling and I review what we finished, what we have left, and what we want to change or adapt.

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