Historically, people assumed that North is Up and South is Down – why? Map-reading skills, they are habit forming. Advertisements
Why did the early USA have so many Southern Presidents, if they thought slavery was so bad? Why did the Northern and Southern economy look so different? And why were there so many, MANY more Northern railroads during the Civil War? Lovely analysis right here. Whose flag are you fighting under? Northern Stars and Stripes:… Read More Capsule History of North vs South
“I got to the end of 12 pages. I’m done writing, right?” Students sometimes need a little help with organizing their papers. Do the words say what Student meant to say? Are all the ideas about SubTopic A near each other, or are they mixed in with SubTopics B & C? If so, was that… Read More Student, did you read what you wrote?
12 hours each, that is. March 20 = Vernal Equinox Vernal = of, in, or appropriate to spring. Equi = equal Nox = night Equinox = day equals night Vernal Equinox means the cold is leaving, warmth is coming, and hopefully the crops will grow! No more eating veggies from the root cellar! Hurrah! Throw… Read More Day = Night
Today Student was surprise that I was respectful of needing the mouse on the other side of the table, because “I always feel so awful about being a lefty.” Naturally, I commented on all the people in my own family who are left handed – and what fun it is for righties and lefties to… Read More Lefties Rule
Tutors anticipate and dread the first day of school almost as much as students… Here, have some Harry Potter. Don’t sneer! It’s historical! We know that Dumbledore was a World War II hero, right? So Hogwarts was already old by then. So Hogwarts had a lot of well-established traditions. Some school traditions are great.… Read More Welcome Back to School…
Another semester, another round of the same essays. Dear Professor, while A Rose For Emily will never not be delightfully creepy, it is possible that OTHER short stories by Faulkner might ALSO be delightfully creepy. Dear Professor, “The Hills Like White Elephants” is so old. Never do Hemingway again. Not Any. Ever. Dear Professor, a… Read More Same Song, Second Verse