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July 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Fahrenheit 451

I am going to be teaching Fahrenheit 451 this fall to high school sophomores and I want to make sure they really connect with the novel. I never read the novel for a class or saw it taught, so I want to make sure I can tailor it for the age group and make it really meaningful to the students. If anyone has any suggestions for how to go about teaching it or specific activities that have been effective in your own classroom, I'd love any advice! I just feel like this is such an influential… Continue

Added by Sydney Eagleton on July 22, 2009 at 2:31pm — 6 Comments

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Added by Jeff Doles on July 21, 2009 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Adtext: An interdisciplinary curriculum for advertising in society, culture, history

A new and quite valuable ed resource. (Two thumbs up on this one!)
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Added by Frank W. Baker on July 15, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

March of Time Newsreels Now Available

From 1935 to 1967, Time Inc's newsreel series, "The March of Time®" chronicled the events of our lives. The March of Time® separated itself from its competitors using its trademark "pictorial journalism," mixing highly-produced, long-form, documentary-style stories with dramatic re-enactments. These award-winning motion pictures recorded global events and brought them to big screens around the world and then… Continue

Added by Frank W. Baker on July 13, 2009 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

The motor city... get ready for the Live Poets!

While it's nowhere near as intensely populated or heavily trafficked as Making Curriculum Pop, my students and I have created a Ning where we'll continue posting our writing, photography, music and videos both in preparation for our workshop at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit next week (, and to document our trip. Keep it live and follow us (not on twitter, but on our own site!) as we traverse the midwest and… Continue

Added by Lauren Fardig on July 8, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

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