Here’s an interesting website for WWII.
It’s all the political cartoons Dr. Suess drew when he was the chief editorial cartoonist for PM, a New York newspaper. He held this position from 1941-1943 and drew over 400 cartoons, some of which were never published but are on the website.
I think this could be turned into an interesting lesson, and if anything it is another source for discussions on propoganda.
Sarada and I in our hanboks.
Seoul Olympic Stadium
North Korean guards watching us at the DMZ
Congratulations to LaShawn Merritt for winning the gold in the men’s 400m! Merritt graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 2004. He’ll also take part in the 1600m relay, and I hope he wins another gold!
Photo: Wally Skalij, LA Times
After my trip to Korea, and hearing about Sarah’s trip to Ecuador, I took a few minutes to browse the internet in search of trips for next summer. (I would love to go somewhere again!) I came across the Fulbright Hays Seminars Abroad website. This is basically a grant from the US Department of Education to take part in a 4-6 week (depending on the program) overseas seminar. The applications for next summer’s programs are due September 12.
It is a pretty lengthy application, 4 essays total. But the trip is mostly paid for, though you are responsible for a $400 charge to help offset the cost of the grant.
Next summer there are several trips from which to choose: Mexico, India, Poland, Turkey, and New Zealand and Mongolia. (That is a 6 week trip.)
If you’re interested, check out http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/sapfacts.html for more information.
And yes, I’m applying for Poland.
I have added the link to the 4th grade refrigerator cards to the blog (under the VA Studies page) as well as to the portaportal. On the portaportal, there is a link to the cards under “Student Links” as well as “Teacher Links.”
Sarah and I will have a summer in-service tomorrow afternoon, August 12th, from 1-3pm. The location has moved from the IRC Conference room to the John Tyler library. See you then!
At Yonsei University, with Seoul in the background.
Jogyesa Buddhist Temple
These are just a few…I’ll add more later!