Krebs' Class Blogs

Constructing, creating, communicating, collaborating, and thinking critically in grade 5.

August 23, 2011
by Denise Krebs

What is History?

First day of school and I wanted to ask this question of my 8th grade geniuses: “What is History?”

They wrote some deep thoughts, considering it was 80+ degrees in our room and 9:00 a.m. on the first day after a long summer of freedom.

Here are the significant things they had to say:

Then we watched this awesome video by Miss Hamad in New South Wales.

This year in history class, we will work on answering the questions in the video:

  1. What happened?
  2. How can I honor those before me?
  3. How does yesterday affect me?
  4. What dreams do I have?
  5. How can I make sense of today?
  6. What mistakes can I avoid?
  7. How can I change my world?
  8. Who am I?

We are already off to a great start. You can see how much I will enjoy learning and growing with these student geniuses!

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