Blogs tagged "renaissance"

Teaching Science and Shakespeare

A 19th-century actor playing Shakespeare's Hamlet
Do you struggle to incorporate STEM into your humanities subject? For you—or for a STEM colleague—the challenge of getting students up to the task of college and career readiness includes addressing their ability to apply reading, writing, and listening skills across disciplines, as well as recognize the content-based connections to which those skills apply. The Common Core English Language Arts/Literacy Standards recognizes this challenge.Read More »
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Teaching History without a Textbook

Molly Smith is the Upper School History Department Chair at the Friends School of BaltimoreTextbooks have long been the backbone of the history survey course. Students may not enjoy reading them, but most recognize the utility of the text in providing the narrative for the course. Therein lies the problem and the challenge. Textbooks provide a narrative which students often assume to be the narrative.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings