Mr. D’s Contest, Housekeeping, and other chores

ONLY THREE DAYS UNTIL THE END OF OUR CONTEST “WHO IS HISTORY’S GREATEST ASSHOLE!”  GET YOUR SUBMISSION IN BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!

53328933There’s some housekeeping issues that have to be resolved in my planning for this week.  Being that it’s getting close to the date of the state social studies test, my planning has kicked into overdrive, as well as assessments, mentoring, modeling lessons for teachers, working with small groups, etc.  I need to get back to that, but just wanted to remind everyone of  a couple things:

  1. Our inaugural contest has gotten some great word-of-mouth…the submissions, however, have not met expectations.  I have received a good handful of official entries, but I still need more to pick some good “assholes” for our poll, which will start next week.  Remember, we need a good set of “assholes”, so please get your submissions in writing by 12:00 midnight EDT this Friday, October 23.  Many have given a verbal submission, but we must have it in writing.  The details of the contest are available here, and you can either post your submission on the that post or e-mail it directly to me.  LET’S DO IT, EVERYBODY!
  2. I’ll be posting more links to informative sites for teachers, as I’ve noticed that the links are being used extensively.  Any comments or suggestions about our linked resources would be most helpful.
  3. It seems that my Cuban Missile Crisis lesson has gotten some publicity!  Neat-O-Rama, from which I featured their Roman rotating room previously, did a write-up about my lesson, as did the Spanish language blog Penultimos Dias.  Apparently, the Penultimos Dias blog generated some heated discussion over my experiment.  Check them out.

That’s all for tonight.  Tomorrow I’ll be showcasing an awesome new site about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. 

 

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