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October 2014

Five Tips to Teaching Difficult Parts of History

As November approaches, I am getting ready to teach my Native American unit to my second graders. This of course is always a favorite unit, but each year I teach the difficult part of Native American history as well.  I thought it would be a good time to blog about ways to teach difficult subjects with integrity. The truth is, certain social studies topics make us squeamish as elementary teachers. We want to teach African American history, but we don’t want to make…

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  • Two Stars and a Wish

    Today I am going to share two ideas that have worked well for me this school year. The first is an organizational idea I got off of Pinterest. It involved organizing…