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Cynthia M Kennedy

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Crashed and Sank Theory in 7th Grade
« on: October 05, 2011, 06:32:28 PM »

I teach middle school English as a Second Language.  We have a new set of textbooks this year, and along with the textbooks, we received sets of supplementary fiction and non-fiction paperbacks.  Much to my surprise, one of the books--a "graphic novel" is  Amelia Earhart: Free in the Skies by Robert Burleigh.  It contains brief biographical information, as well as accounts of a few of her famous flights.  The last page of the book summarizes her last flight and states that the belief is that the plane ran out of gas and crashed into the ocean, killing Amelia and her navigator.  It's hard to maintain the attention of a 7th grader, but when we got to the end of the book, I explained that there was more information about what probably happened to Amelia than was provided in the book.  The students were really interested.  They wanted to know how long she probably lived, what she ate, and, of course, how she might have died.  We had an interesting discussion.  (I didn't mention the crabs.)

LTM,

Cindy
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Don Dollinger

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Re: Crashed and Sank Theory in 7th Grade
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 03:02:32 PM »

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We had an interesting discussion.  (I didn't mention the crabs.)

My middle school teachers would have definately made sure too make a point of that just for the nightmare factor.

Very good teaching technique, we had a HS History Teacher that taught with that style.  Looking back on it now,  you realize that what he did was actually taught us how to learn by looking further then just what is presented.

LTM,

Don
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