Must-Visit USS Kidd Destroyer in Baton Rouge

I'm a former homeschool mom and if there is one thing I know, it's how to sniff out cheap, educational experiences! The kids are grown but we still think that way. On our most recent trip to Louisiana, my husband researched an inexpensive venue that was well-received by everyone. Well, I say "venue" but it was really a boat--a WWII naval destroyer!   Must-Visit USS Kidd Destroyer in Baton Rouge

Free St Patricks Day Lesson Plans and Printable Worksheets

As an Irish Catholic, whose church is under Patrick's patronage, I find the St Patrick's Day kitsch tedious. As so often happens with religious holidays, it's been turned into something completely unrelated. But the children's activities are at least cute. Here are printable worksheets with a St Patrick's Day theme.   Free St Patricks Day Lesson Plans and Printables

World Religion Teacher Skips Pagan, Mythology For Jedi

I'm a scrappy union girl, so solidarity with teachers is important to me. But lazy teaching still irks me. Being certified and unable to find work myself, teachers bungling a job I could do blindfolded colossally peeves me.

Case in point: our daughter's world religion teacher. He taught the major five--Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam. Cursorily and too fast if you ask me--class has only been in session for two months, pock-marked by snow days. Now he has time left, so he polled them on what to end with:

--Greek and Roman mythology

--Norse mythology

--or (are you ready for this? ) Jedi

Save Star Wars for play time; teach classics and real subjects, please.

World Religion Teacher Ignores Pagan, Mythology For Jedi

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