Canva: A Fun Way to Assess Student Achievement

Projects and presentations ultimately assess student learning. There are many good resources out there for presentations in history. As I mentioned in 10 Elements for Teaching History, resources like Prezi and Youtube are fun and stimulating for students. The free design tool Canva provides another great resource for a classroom, not only for history projects, but […]

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Outliers

We have all been hit by OUTLIERS.  In school, when the teacher grades on a curve, outliers are the death of our grade. Everyone bombs a test, but because one kid gets a 90 it knocks down everyone else’s grade. The phenomenon of OUTLIERS is an important topic to discuss in life. Is it so bad to be […]

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Pi: Meaning or Message?

What is Pi? Is there a pattern? I came across this interesting page where the author tried to turn Pi into an image using binary. Here is the 2D version. And the 3D version: (download here: pi_turn_movie) Is it a Fractal of sorts? It looks amazingly like a 9th itineration fractal… (Elementary School Champions! Third grade […]

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Revisions (Stargate SG-1)

Although this is not an episode from The Twilight Zone, it functions like one. I think this was by far the most significant of the worldview videos we watched and discussed in our Worldview and Apologetics class. This assignment is based on the Stargate SG-1 episode Revisions (season 7 episode 5). [WHERE TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS] How accurate do you […]

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Windows of the Soul

These questions are based on the Moody Science video entitled Windows of the Soul Can you completely trust your five senses?  Why or why not?  (at least one sentence) Make a table like the one below and write down a way that each of your five senses can deceive you. Sense A way the sense […]

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Where is Everybody? (The Twilight Zone)

You’ll watch the Twilight Zone episode “Where Is Everybody?”  (season 1 episode 1) for this assignment. [WHERE TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS] As you’re watching, think about this question: How do we what the world is really like? Remember that knowledge is true, justified belief.  In order to know something, we must believe it, the belief must be true, and there […]

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To Serve Man (The Twilight Zone)

This assignment is based on the Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man (season 3 episode 24).   [WHERE TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS] Can you always trust a person who does good things for you?  Use the story in the video to support your answer.  (at least one sentence) Can you trust a person who is a liar?  Use the […]

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The Obsolete Man (The Twilight Zone)

This assignment is based on The Obsolete Man, (season 2 episode 29) an episode of The Twilight Zone. [WHERE TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS]   What does the Christian librarian think is most important in life?  (at least one sentence) What does the non-Christian leader think is most important in life?  (at least one sentence) How does the […]

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People Are Alike All Over (The Twilight Zone)

In the Twilight Zone episode “People Are Alike All Over,”(season 1 episode 25) the scientist Sam Conrad travels to Mars to encounter a terrifying experience that will transform his worldview forever. [WHERE TO WATCH THESE VIDEOS] As you’re watching, think about this question: How does Sam Conrad’s worldview change as the Twilight Zone episode progresses? Remember that a worldview is […]

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