Freedom Quilts, Cotton Gins: Invite Historical Understanding with Hands-On Activities

Contributor: Deana Swanson | Length : 7 | File type : Video

Slavery. The births of Argentina and Brazil. The Industrial Revolution. Are your students' eyes glazed over yet? Studying the past can involve a wearying barrage of names, dates, and far-away force... Read More

Ending Well

Contributor: Hannah Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the last month of school, I find myself and my students coasting in for a finish. To help us all continue to do our best, rather than doing the minimum required, I give them a challenge. Last yea... Read More

Three E’s: A Teacher’s Dilemma

Contributor: Karen Yoder | File type : Blog Post

In the classroom I strive to maximize excellence and efficiency coupled with education. “Today I’m going to tell you about an excellent resource that will enlighten all your writing assignm... Read More

Planning Ahead for Art

Contributor: Becky Sue Kreider | File type : Curricular

When should I start planning ahead for my art classes?  A. Plan ahead before school starts Get enough art ideas together for most of the year. Make an example of each one. Note any pre... Read More

How to Write a Research Paper, Part 1: Assigning a Research Paper

Contributor: James A Goering II | File type : Blog Post

Every other year, the high school juniors and seniors at our school must write a research paper. This paper must be at least 3,000 words, be properly formatted, contain in-text citations, and have... Read More

Writing in the Air: Flexible Teaching with OneNote and a Surface Tablet

Contributor: Amy Zimmerman | Length : 3 | File type : Video

If your classroom has a projector, you can display PowerPoint and pictures. But does your projector get in the way of real, interactive teaching? Amy describes a tool that allows her the flexibility o... Read More

Picture this Planet: Engaging Senses, Enabling Students

Contributor: Wanda Hoover | Length : 3

With paper, rock, and a football galaxy, Wanda demonstrates visual and sensory activities for engaging students. Today's students live in an immersion of media. From glossy picture books to digital me... Read More

Anatomy of a Research Project

Contributor: Jason Beachy | File type : Curricular

These guidelines describe an annual science or history fair for Grades 4-12. Each grade has a general topic (science, history, Bible, etc). Projects include a research report, an oral report (typicall... Read More

Research Fair Grading Form

Contributor: Jason Beachy | File type : Curricular

Use this rubric to grade students' oral reports and exhibits at science or history fairs. Download this document or read it below. ... Read More

Worksheet 6.2 Music Project Guidelines

Contributor: Nolan Martin | File type : Teaching Material

A final music project. Students choose either to perform a piece of music or find and play a piece of music, giving their analysis of the piece. Download this worksheet now or read it below. ... Read More