A blog following teacher Aaron Jura as he plans engaging, yet relevant English Language Arts content for High School students in New Orleans, LA.
This weekend the NEH Voices from the Misty Mountains group went on an optional field trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the variety of museums and monuments in the city. I included some pictures from the trip below:
Today we read through and discussed the poetry of Cherokee poet Marilou Awiakta. Several of the poems really spoke to me and I could see their application in the secondary English and/or social studies classroom. You can read more about Marilou Awiakta here.
The Birth of Selu
Mother Nature Sends a Pinkslip
Out of Ashes Peace Will Rise
These pieces help to explore the uniqueness of the Cherokee poet and people. This perspective is important and often left out of our textbooks or provided minimal coverage. The anthology that includes these poems can be purchased here.
Mr. J is a high school teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. J believes in the power of educators to help children and families achieve. Follow his blog for tips and techniques to keep engagement high and student achievement at the forefront.