August 1, 2011

Smithsonian - Take a Look Back

I've really been overly ambitious with classroom planning and I think blogging and Pinterest are the culprits! Don't get me wrong...I do love it very much, but I needed a break. I am designing a technology unit for first graders. Within the unit the students will be asked to sequence photos depicting a category in technology in a simple timeline. For example, for communication I have an image of a Pony Express rider, a US Postal Truck from the early 1900's, and a picture of e-mail on a computer. So, as I am looking up archived historical photos, I found these off of the Smithsonian catalog:

They are haunting, simple, and strange. I marvel at how far we have come in the fight for equal and quality education for all in this nation. I am excited about what is yet to come and am ready to help support, grow, and challenge the young people who will be shaping the future along side of us.


Busy Bees said...

Can't wait to see this unit!! Just found your blog and enjoyed your cute ideas.

Teach Love said...

Thank you for following! I will post the unit soon ^_^