Last week we rolled out our first BubbleUp Take5 post and it was so much fun that we thought we'd make it a regular thing. We will sometimes include a random collection of links, periodically we will have a theme of some sort; our overall goal with Take5 is to curate and share resources that we find valuable.
So, do you have a moment or two? Check out this week's BubbleUp Take5 -- we talk innovation, summer camp, primary sources, and more!
If you are a self-proclaimed history nerd like me, you know that artifacts have amazing powers. Even as a child, I would hold a historical object (my great grandmother's depression glass or my grandfather's Bronze Star) and instantly feel connected to the past. It was magical. I think of this as another one of my senses: my "history sense."
Like most teachers, we strive to find the perfect introduction to a new unit. We find ourselves asking the same question every time we launch into a new topic. How can we capture our students interest while also activating their prior knowledge? This week we rediscovered what we already knew -- that sometimes the simple answer the best answer: use an image.