I’m no Van Gogh. I have both 👂. But I love a good communal 🎨. With my collegial krewe, we paint and pass the time.
I'm spilling the tea with @yang2010who gifted me with some warm bubble tea.
Do you celebrate the Lunar New Year? What do you do?
If you want to teach philosophy to young people, start with some of Plato's myths, as recounted in his book The Republic. The most potent myth from Plato is the Allegory of the Cave. It's such a vivid metaphor for illustrating a specific type of search for truth — that your students will get it right away and not only enjoy reading the source material with you, but they'll surprise you with their takes on the narratives and connections to the real world.
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|Fedex delivered a king cake in a box|
from Gambino's Bakery in New Orleans.
Teaching the Anatolian Tale of King Midas to Middle and High School Student: Graeco-Roman Mythology Series
In this post, I discuss the story of Midas, the foolish king of Phrygia who turned everything he touched into gold, grew a pair of ass's ears, and apparently is based on a historical king in what is today part of central Turkey and Asia Minor.
|With an easy-to-use map and anchor chart |
I can introduce students to the historical context of the Midas tale.
First, I introduce my students to the story's historical context. King Midas was a ruler of Phrygia, an ancient kingdom located in what is now parts of central Turkey and Asia Minor. This helps to ground the story in reality and shows that the lessons it teaches are rooted in history and culture. That's an important piece.
|I use writing prompts to get kids' creative juices flowing.|