For this book, I drew upon my childhood and coming-of-age influences. The deaths of John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and so many others served as wake-up calls to me. Things change, sometimes for the better and sometimes not. However, we can learn from the important lessons of the past. We can work to improve the world around us while preserving the values of past generations. Throughout my forty years as a social studies teacher, students have told me they loved my history classes because I made the material meaningful by teaching through his-stories and her-stories. In this book, I share a wealth of stories and insights as to how the reader can make sense ofaand make a difference inaa world where things constantly change.One of my favorite contacts was from a young man who had great difficulty with writing and paperandpencil tests in high school. ... Gradually, I encouraged him to develop short essay paragraphs to be completed on his own time with openbook research. ... 48 Game winning streak from 20092012, tied a State record. 16yearanbsp;...
|Author||:||John W. Laubmeier|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2015-06-19|