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Resources for talking about another tragedy

To quote Teaching Tolerance, “we wish it weren’t necessary to share these resources again,” but if you need help talking to your students or other children about the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we hope these help. [Illustration: Michael Morganstern]

Stone Faced

Alice Rosi-Marshall is the tenth grade winner of this year’s Writing about Place contest. She and her English teacher, Maureen Ackerman, will host her classmates at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.

Creative students win trips for classmates

Students in this year’s Writing about Place imagined being sculptures, super heroes, statues, and more. Readers loved the results! Meet this year’s top-scoring authors whose classes will receive trips to the places they wrote about — Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Bear Mountain State Park, and its Trailside Museums and Zoo.

Newburgh school’s “green box” project
earns kudos from National Geographic

Our school has a big focus on community, intentionality, and trust. We do an annual project-based learning activity combining environmental science and English.

Inside, outside at Olana

Pre-k, first, and second graders from the Capital District’s Annur Islamic School participated in “Land as a Canvas: Voices from the Land,” at Olana State Historic Site with help from an Explore Award.

Welcome winter, happy holidays

This photo submitted by Tom Rupolo features Bannerman’s Island and Breakneck Ridge (Dutchess and Putnam counties). Click for more seasonal scenes. Email yours or share them on THV’s Facebook page.

“Climate change is real”
Say new state standards & NYSSBA 

The NYS School Boards Association’s new report recommends that when it comes to climate change school districts and teachers should avoid debate and let the data speak for itself.

Time for a break, but we’ll be back soon

THV is on vacation, but we’ll be back late in October with new posts. In the meantime, here are a few of the things going on and lots to plan for throughout the fall.

Sharing place-based ideas . . .
With colleagues and students

I want to increase the number of teachers who include place-based opportunities for their students. As a teacher, I know that I am much more apt to try something new if an activity or lesson is already created, so that I don’t have to recreate the wheel.

Women’s history in the spotlight

Learn more about the work that the NYS Museum is doing to teach women’s history and engage students too!

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