March 2014 Blog Posts

Walking the line with Robert Frost in the annual spring task — "Mending Wall"

SOMETHING there is that doesn't love a wall,That sends the frozen-ground-swell under itAnd spills the upper boulders in the sun;And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.Read More »

How to Improve Student Research and Teach Women's History

Last week’s blog post introduced Chronicling America, a deep repository of historic American newspapers covering the years 1836–1922.Read More »
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"Shakespeare Uncovered"

Shakespeare Series on PBSSince the six-part series, Shakespeare Uncovered, debuted on PBS last winter, the EDUCATION section of the series website continues to develop a number of resources to shine a new light on the "Bard of Avon". You and your students will receive the full treatment in the NEH-funded series, as you revel in the back story of each play and the world of William Shakespeare.Read More »

What ELA Teachers Can Learn From National History Day & Chronicling America

National History Day, held every year in June at the University of Maryland College Park, is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in a serious academic competition in the humanities. Last year 600,000 students took part, along with 25,000 teachers. In the age of the Common Core State Standards, this exemplary program should be on the radar of every teacher, student, and parent.Read More »
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