Monday, June 13, 2011

What I wasn't taught in school about the Pilgrims

Until I read this blog article which includes exerpts right out of William Bradford's journal, I had no idea the Pilgrims plight depended more on their system of organization than anything else. It's a short article and I am interested to hear what everyone has to say about it.

It really is amazing what is left out of our history, social studies and economics studies based on the political leanings of the teachers that taught me.

I thought Jeff might find this article fascinating especially. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

LA Times: Dual-Language Classrooms Flourishing
Teresa Watanabe
5/8/2011 (accessed 6/1/2011)

This is a solid article on dual language classrooms in Los Angeles. It addresses, briefly, the history of concern with these unique classrooms, the scientific research that counters the opposition, and the (sometimes surprising!) support from affluent families that is helping many of these programs to stay afloat and in fact grow despite budget crunches.