Creative, Appealing, Meaningful Learning

Grant Wiggins has just written¬†about a study released in 1983 – my freshman year of high school. The study’s conclusions fit what I remember about schooling: “School curriculum is sterile. Topics of great human interest on the way to the classroom are apparently transformed and homogenized into something of limited […]

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Three Documents for your First American History Lesson Plan of The Year

Who Chooses War in a Constitutional Democracy? It’s not often that one of the fundamental democratic questions is front and center for us. When President Obama spoke on Saturday about his intention that the United States should take military action against Syria, he seemed to imply that an important debate […]

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Mike Gwaltney