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Exploring History

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My class seems to be stalled in fantasy land so this week we explored the first man that gave the world a visual of what dinosaurs probably looked like, Waterhouse Hawkins. They could not believe that thugs destroyed his model dinosaurs in New York City and left Waterhouse empty handed after he had worked hard for two years.

Nettie’s Trip South was an eyeopener that took us back to the time just before the Civil War. It’s told from the viewpoint of a young girl from the north as she learns about slavery up close and personal. Nothing can match the honesty of a child.

Stories stick and facts fade. Oh my, what treasures await eager educators!


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