Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Howard Zinn LinkedIn Profile Activity!

We had a snow day yesterday so I thought I'd take advantage of a few extra hours of free time and create a cool activity for my U.S. History kids (this year as extra credit and next year as an introductory activity).

If you follow my blog, it's probably pretty obvious I love Howard Zinn. Not to brag, but I have seen him speak three times and have met him personally, twice. I also have three autographs (one is addressed to my son who was an infant at the time).

Howard Zinn and a favorite professor from my college days (Dr. Parker) are the reasons I teach history. They are the reasons I am PASSIONATE about teaching history.

I wish I had more time to share and discuss the work of Howard Zinn with my students. Often, the only students who dive in deep with regard to studying the works of Howard Zinn are students seeking out extra credit opportunities. (Note: I use Howard Zinn's A Young People's History of the United States as one of my texts in my United States History class.)

This morning I shared my Howard Zinn LinkedIn activity with my History students via Google Docs. I hope someone bites! I'm offering it as extra credit this semester.

Download this activity here! (Link to my TpT store where you can find this activity for only $1.00!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Martin Luther King Day (Group Project)

I have a few creative, ambitious young ladies in my Civil Rights History class who are always asking if there is something "extra" they can do. A couple months ago I created a few collaborative murals for students to work on (as extra credit, during "down-time," on sub days etc.). My favorite is the MLK collaborative mural. I'm going to print copies for my students today! I will post the finished product when they finish!