Saw this article and had to share. It offers some practical ideas for students and parents stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Students, parents, teachers, school principals, and school personnel are you feeling the overwhelming stress of Covid-19? Have you been laid off from your job? Are you trying to work from home and deal with your children? Are you trying to teach your children something that you are not even sure about? Here are some practical ideas to help relieve your stress.
Wow, we are all under so much stress right now. Are you feeling it? Why then are districts putting even more stress on our parents, students, teachers, and other district personnel? Here are some ideas of what I think could happen to help reduce our parent's and student's anxiety over learning at home.
Today California lawmakers voted unanimously to apologize formally for the incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during WWII. Read more in the article below. You can learn more about Japanese internment in my online course SOC-984 Japanese Internment Camps: Pearl Harbor - Post Release. Complete this course on your time from 3 weeks to one year.
Some of our student's worlds are so small. I work with students who may never leave their own small town. We expect students to use background knowledge in all subject areas. This is difficult for those who have little experiences outside of the realms of their own towns.
Learn about California's great history and take what you learn back to your students. Through my online courses you will explore museums and historical sites. You will be able to build field trips to the places you learn about in these 100% online courses.
I enjoyed this short article about The Benefits of Field Trips from Explorable Places. Learn more about the importance of field trips through the article and then sign up for one of my great California History Courses from Fresno Pacific University.
Teacher resources on the Library of Congress website are vast. There are classroom materials and lesson plans that meet our teaching standards. The Library of Congress offers professional development to help teachers use primary sources effectively. What a wonderful place to take students so they can find primary sources for their research. This resource can be used in K - 12. Younger students can be exposed to the great amount of photographs and pictures to support their social studies learning. Older students can utilize the articles and curated resources to help with their research. Learn more about using this great site in my course SOC 938 Japanese Internment Camps. Or check out one of my other great California history courses covering the Gold Rush, California Missions, and much more.
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In SOC 906 California Missions 1769 - Secularization students are learning to incorporate Google's Tour Builder into their social studies units. With tour builder students can map out the twenty one missions in the order they were built. For each point of interest they can add their own titles, text, and pictures. This could be a terrific way to check for understanding. Maybe students can share a map and pin the mission they are learning about. So many ways to use this application. Have you used Tour Builder or another mapping application with your students? How did you use it?
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One of my students in SOC 906 California Missions: 1769 - Secularization shared this article with me. Students creating their own adobe bricks would be a fun class project. Students can test the strength of their bricks against their peers. What was their recipe? Who had the strongest or weakest bricks? Why? Math: Measure the bricks. Did the size have anything to do with the strength? This would be a great STEAM activity!
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Are you a teacher in California? Are you short on time, but need CEUs to move over on the pay scale? Do you need resources to teach about the California Gold Rush? I wanted to share this terrific resource with you. The Gold Discovery History of Coloma is a fantastic place for students and teachers to learn more about the beginnings of the California Gold Rush.
Do you need more information about the California Gold Rush to become better equipped to teach Gold Rush lessons? Consider taking my Fresno Pacific University course California's Gold Rush. Through my courses you will learn more about capital intensive mining, hard rock mining in the Northern Mother Lode, and other information related to History/Social Science standards.You will learn to integrate technological applications into your social studies lessons.
In these online distance learning courses you can take the 100% from home. You never have to go to a classroom, as the course is completed on your time. You can take from 3 weeks to 1 year to complete the course. Earn 3 continuing education units and become better equipped to teach about the California Gold Rush. Learn more on my website.