The landscape of education is changing from the idealistic world of John Milton and Horace Mann, who believed that a liberal arts education would prepare individuals to complete any task well and that every individual should have the same education. We’re moving back to an apprenticeship, career-driven educational system. Like any extreme pendulum swing, this will have both positive and negative consequences.
Ideas for staying relevant while incorporating history and geography into ELA:
1. International pen pals
2. Creative problem solving in the community
3. Tourism websites for Georgia regions
4. Create museum displays for a Georgia Heritage museum. Deliver display plans to stakeholders.
I’m sure I’ll add to this list more as the year goes on. Cheers to making education more like life, mostly interdisciplinary.