I’ve seen Jack’s Nine Myths in three different places today. What a clear explanation he gives! I’m going to print it out for a couple of kids.
Then I noticed that Laurie wrote a post about teaching for function, rather than thematically. I have to think about this more, because I get bounced out of the room every time I start teaching by theme. I love the idea of having Power be the organizing principle for a year, and would like to hear more about that. I have no organizing principles, other than the idea that we’re going to read as much as I can get my hands on at the kids’ level, and maybe that we’ll discuss history in phases on a four-year plan.