I read an interesting article in the New York Times recently. The author Dr. Daniel Bessner, a historian, wrote about history becoming controversial and the rapid decline of the history profession (researchers, professors, and teachers). Dr. Bessner goes so far as to say, “It’s the end of history. And the consequence will be great.”1 What!?
One school year, our studies were based on the calendar. We studied the typical commemorative days, such as Columbus Day or President’s Day. Plus, we ferreted out those interesting “National Day of _____” celebrations. It’s possible to use such commemorative days each day of the month and for each subject. Let’s just look at the
November 11 is the day we honor women and men who have served in our military. And honor is due them. This is a good time to also think about and honor the civilians who served our country during wartime. There are many examples of those supporting the military throughout our history, especially women. Rosie
What better time to teach about the election process than during an election year? There is more to elections in the United States than just casting a ballot. Our Constitution has details about national elections. Plus, each state has certain rules to govern the conduct of elections. That’s not to mention campaigns and political parties.
Since the 2007 movie The Bucket List, it seems everyone has a bucket list for something. A bucket list is defined by Merriam-Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20list) as “a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying.” Many of these lists are life lists, work lists, or self-improving lists. Recently, I
“Mary had a little lamb. “Its fleece was white as snow “Everywhere that Mary went, “The lamb was sure to go.” “Jesus loves me, this I know. “For the Bible tells me so. “Little ones to him belong. “They are weak and he is strong.” What do these
My high school class is having a reunion next year. As we’ve been making plans, I’m sure I’m not the only one who has referred to my yearbook to put names and faces together. As I scan through the pages, I recall fond, and some not-so-fond, memories. That’s why most of us not only
‘Tis the season to … be running from store to store to get that one hot item for our kids for Christmas. Sadly, gift-giving has come to focus on gift-getting. Everywhere we take our children they are asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” I wonder what people would think if a six-year-old said,