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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Trunk of Scrolls as Curriculum

Church History Curriculum Trunk of Scrolls is so full of history, it COULD HAVE been true! Omnibus II and Church History Curriculum Church Fathers to the Reformation, Trunk of Scrolls Tie-in When scheduling your year of Church Fathers to the Reformation, perhaps with Veritas Press Omnibus II, you can fit Trunk of Scrolls easily into the plan. […]

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Why Teach Historical Fiction?

Trunk of Scrolls is a story of long ago. That makes it historical fiction. But it is also a novel that teaches, which makes it curriculum. Historical fiction is one of two top methods of teaching students to “do history.” Click for free PDF Historical fiction presents history as a story Historical fiction gives history […]

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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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Tips for Teaching Kids to Write Their Own Stories

As an author myself, I find the task of planning, writing, and editing a story challenging. How much more so for kids when they are told to write a story. “What am I supposed to do, Teacher?” they ask. Then they give you what they wrote. Sometimes the stories work, sometimes they don’t. Teaching kids […]

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