The U.S. Mexico War mixer was a little bumpy, but it got better when we tried breakout rooms, which was exactly what the students needed. The students made a good set of collective notes that will help them connect the mixer lesson with their upcoming reading assignment. This online lesson gave me ideas for how to prepare for our upcoming lessons.
I’m starting the Election of 1860 Role Play with my 10th graders and will do the Seneca Falls lesson next with 9th, once they finish reading “We Take Nothing by Conquest, Thank God” and respond to some questions.
I feel a lot of sadness, but I am also inspired and motivated by the opportunities to connect my students to such meaningful learning.