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Monumental Learning As a second grade teacher at… – Education Article

Monumental Learning As a second grade teacher at Southlake Elementary in Oklahoma City, Shannon Cross is charged with teaching events, symbols, landmarks, holidays and historical figures associated with American History. She scoured the web, library books and You Tube for interesting resources, but found little age-appropriate information that would also interest a fidgety seven year old. After completing her fellowship/road trip this summer investigating major landmarks across the northeastern United States, Shannon decided to let her students become the primary sources. She started…

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Happy Veteran’s Day!In honor of our favorite veteran (and FFT… – Education Article

U.S. Army Air Corps pilot & FFT Founder Raymond Plank Dan Lundak at his grandfather’s barracks on Bury St. Edmond’s RAF base Scott Glew in reconstructed trenches near Ypres, Belgium Tracy Boland at the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor Jack Chevigny receiving his Marine Corp commission Happy Veteran’s Day! In honor of our favorite veteran (and FFT founder, Raymond Plank) and all those who served, we proudly share several FFT Fellows’ pursuit of learning that  introduces the next generations…

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A Crusade of a Different Color On this day in in… – Education Article

A Crusade of a Different Color On this day in in 1095, Pope Urban II called all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims and regain the Holy Land, beginning the first of nine crusades. Two Chicago Public School teachers/Fund for Teachers Fellows have set out on a related, conciliatory quest rooted in culture. We share their student impact below… Sounds of clay drums filled the air as visitors strolled among stalls of Islamic art, stopping to have their names…

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