The Educated Mouse

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As a college professor of Education, I teach multiple sections and multiple topics each semester. This semester I am teaching Social Science for Early Childhood Education. In essence, I am teaching teachers how to teach Social Studies to elementary students. Our second week of class did not meet because of the observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday. I decided to give an out-of-class assignment that would be fun, represent the citizenship of Social Studies, and would be in keeping with the mission of MLK day.

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Last week, I received my latest video from the Disney Movie ClubThe Good Dinosaur in 3-D. Not only do I love the story line and characters (Spot is my favorite), but this animated masterpiece is so incredible in 3-D! After I finished watching the movie and removed my glasses, I thought about all of the wonderful opportunities guests have to learn about Dinosaurs at Walt Disney World.
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isney’s connection to U.S. presidents first started at the 1964 World’s Fair when Walt Disney introduced Audio-Animatronics through an Abraham Lincoln exhibit. Since that time, every U.S. President  has visited a Disney resort property at some point in their lifetime except for Lyndon B. Johnson. Many of these presidents have held events on Disney property and have even visited the parks.

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