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Children at Play; Insights into WWI

Each year as we get towards the end of teaching World War I, I spend a few days having our students study some of the poetry written by soldiers from the trenches. (Sassoon, Brooke, Harvey, and Nichols are among my favorites.)  Drawing on the lessons of “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Johnny Got […]

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The Coronavirus Diaries; Letters to Students

This blog will be updated each time I reach out to my East Lansing High School students.  We are closed due the coronavirus and we are not allowed to do online instruction.  Instead I gave them three weeks worth of optional assignments that I hope will keep them engaged in our curriculum.  There’s an AP […]

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