“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” ~Patrick Henry, 1736 -1779
Read More at this Link
Patrick Henry Quotes: https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/patrick-henry#:~:text=Is%20life%20so%20dear%2C%20or,%2C%20or%20give%20me%20death!%22
Additional Independence Day Quotes: https://www.womansday.com/life/g3007/fourth-of-july-quotes/?slide=15
Hillsdale College Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/HCClassicalEd/videos/2666101826823597/
“We can give back by continuing to serve. Reach out to serve. Serve your neighbors. Serve your community. Serve your country.” ~Michael Waltz, Former Green Beret Commander, Served in Afghanistan.
There is a human cost to freedom. Congressman Waltz framed his comments within two powerful words, “Be Worthy.”
Twitter accounts to follow:
@ArlingtonNatl — Arlington National Cemetery
@WreathsAcross — Wreaths Across America
“Books have given me a magic portal to connect with people of the past and the present.” ~Lisa Bu, TED Talk, How Books Can Open Your Mind.
Bu, L. (2013). How Books Can Change Your Life. [TED Talk]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_bu_how_books_can_open_your_mind
Younger learners can have their own online book to read as they learn from home!
The Case of the Haystack Kitties (Hank the Cowdog Book 30) is free for the next couple of days as an ebook on Amazon. (It’s normally $4.79 in digital format.)
Story Summary: Hank has his paws full when he discovers a mother cat and six kittens trespassing in a haystack on his very own ranch. (Have we mentioned cowdogs don’t like cats?) Join Hank as he is trapped in a runaway pickup, surrounded by a herd of stray cats, and forced to battle a raging bull. Can Hank stop the cats from taking over his ranch?
Thanks to Lori Gracey of TCEA, for the news of this offer!
Students from Abilene, Wylie, and ATEMS High Schools are using their time productively during school closure. They are working collaboratively to build a robot for service at local Abilene hospital, Hendrick Hospital. The robot will help hospital staff to keep a safe distance by rolling in and out of hospital rooms.
Community and Business partnerships leverage the project. Tiger Manufacturing, a local manufacturing company is providing covers for the robot. “The cover we build allows them to cover [the wiring], and so when they’re sanitizing it going from room to room, that allows them to sanitize it completely, smoothly and less contamination going from one person to the next,” Tiger Manufacturing Service Parts and Sales manager Troy Miller.
According to Wylie High School engineering and science teacher Andy Hope, “We just got them all together and started working, and seeing them work it’s the best feeling you can have as a teacher. Seeing them take the stuff they learn in the classroom and apply into real life.”
UPDATE: March 25: This story featured online at this link
Celebrate More Heroes of the Day
Literate Word Cloud
In response to the growing number of schools that are moving to distance learning because of the current Covid-19 epidemic, PBS LearningMedia has collected a number of useful online tools and resources for educators. Also, we will be hosting a free Webinar on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time to address these issues.
For more information or to register for the webinar, please visit the PBS Learning Media website.
Besides all the other exciting activities of today, there is also another even more historic aspect of today, Sunday, February 2, 2020
Today is the first global palindrome day in 909 years! (and 909 is also a palindrome!)
Read more here… USA Today
Be sure to tell your students tomorrow!
This week’s quote is about books, from within the pages of a book!
“…but I spend my pocket money in the secondhand bookshops. I love the dry, musty smell of the volumes, the tissue-thin feel of the paper. Even the typefaces speak of vanished elegance. Already the books are accumulating in my room, and nothing, I think, makes a place more like home.” ~Deborah Crombie, Dreaming of the Bones
Wondering: can this quote apply to eBooks?