Monthly Archives: January 2013

From a Facebook friend . . .

We just finished [daughter’s] first grade Christmas Tradition poster. Once again more effort went into this project than many of my college assignments, but I really outdid myself this time. I wonder if it sent the wrong message when she … Continue reading

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Another post from Britain

This British teacher doesn’t think too highly of certain projects: As a history teacher, I was attracted to such titles as A Classical Education: The Stuff You Wish You’d Been Taught at School and Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November): … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels in Honors Classes

This isn’t about projects per se, but is in keeping with the broader theme of dumbing down education.  From the Chicago Tribune: In honors English class at Alan B. Shepard High School, sophomores are analyzing Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” … Continue reading

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Hitler Cartoons, for High School Students

This may be the dumbest project idea ever. It comes from a British website (via this blogger): The following activity is a great way of rounding off or revising the Rise of Hitler with IGCSE students. They produce a ‘Mr. … Continue reading

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