Tag: teachable moment

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton Inspires Kids to Learn History

We Should be Teaching our Kids More History in School My ten-year-old granddaughter and her peers have moved on from Harry Potter to Hamilton. Although she hasn’t seen the play, she loves the music and the story behind it. And this has motivated her to ask questions and read more about American history. Right now,... Read more »

The Pledge of Allegiance as a Civics Lesson

At Thanksgiving, for unknown reasons, some of my grandkids started reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The ones in school, grades kindergarten through fifth, knew it perfectly. Well, they knew the words. Turns out they had little idea why they said it or what allegiance or republic or nation or indivisible (invisible?) or liberty or justice... Read more »