Month: July 2014


So, I’ve taught social studies for going on 7 years. But before that, I taught English. As an English-turned-social-studies-teacher, when I first embarked on the ever daunting world history course, I put an inordinate amount of time and thought into vocabulary. We all remember it from high school–the social studies vocabulary lists. Remember? It could

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Ringing in the (Teacher) New Year

It’s almost here. You teachers know what I mean. It’s that bittersweet time of year. Bitter, because we have to pack away our swim suits and all of those half-finished projects we were so gung-ho about at the beginning of summer (yes, I’m talking to you :)). Sweet, because it’s time for a fresh start–a

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