Have you ever wondered how to incorporate Disney or Pixar into your classroom writing? I found the perfect solution. As I was teaching how to write a compare and contrast paper, I wanted to use something “fun” AND “obvious.” I wanted the subject I chose to show a stark contrast among the characters being examined.
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.
Have you ever stumbled upon that song that you just couldn’t seem to get out of your head? “It’s a small world after all; it’s a small world after all…”
Happy New Year from The Educated Mouse! This first month of January we wish to ring in the celebration of various cultures.