I didn't cry in class today. Almost, but didn't.
“History, Like Love, Is So Apt To Surround Her Heroes With An Atmosphere Of Imaginary Brightness.”
—JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
I created this Battle of Britain lesson using Nearpod. It's a great tool with tremendous potential, but it's definitely going to take some more experimentation for me to get the content/interaction/assessment balance right.
First off, this isn't intended to be a partisan political post. I really am trying to approach this from a history/social science angle. The topic I'm addressing is already being vigorously discussed in social media, at home, in the hallways, and in the classroom. I'm writing with the hope of helping to ground the discussion in American history.
"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged."
Stories help us understand who we are and why we're here.