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 Posted: Sat Oct 31st, 2009 10:27 pm
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Kids will live history if they are engaged and there is meaning attached to their study that somehow connects them to the topic they are studying. After teaching for 30 years I have seen and experienced some of the most breath taking moments when students give insights and ask meaningful questions during the course of a lesson. One such moment occured recently in my 6th grade classroom when a young man asked whether the North would have been as eager to use slaves if they had proper soil and climate to grow the crops that the South had. On many different levels this is just an astonishing question, asked by a student with many barriers in his life but a zeal for learning. I hope that the rest of you educators out there continue having moments like this in your classrooms. By the way, how would you have responded to this young man's question?

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