My students come from a high-poverty rural area of North Carolina. They are so kind-hearted and willing to learn in my 7th Grade, Language Arts classroom. About 70-80% of them have some access to the Internet at home. I have been at this school for eleven years and have seen the jobs and opportunities leave the community.
The students have continued to grow and strive to meet my expectations!
I am very proud of them and am happy to be a part of this community.
I plan to use excerpts from the books while teaching my class. There is so much terrific information about the people who made history, I thought I would use them as a starting point for student research.
There is a quote in the Civil War book that says "[life was] pretty much the most mind-numbingly boring thing this side of a middle school social studies lecture".
While I try to make social studies as interesting as possible, we have very limited resources and no textbooks. There is something about holding a book in your hand that makes it much more exciting!
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