Reader Ashley B wrote in again to share a lesson plan based on the story of Shajar al-Durr! The skills practiced include: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Listening, and Note Taking. You can download the lesson here: [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=18 linktext=’Shajar Al Durr Lesson Plan’ /]
More before-and-after from the book
Posting a couple more before/after revamps from the book - this time with commentary on what I changed and why!
Shajar al-Durr lesson plan!
Ashley B strikes again, sharing a lesson plan based on the story of Shajar al-Durr! The skills practiced include: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Listening, and Note Taking.
Rejected Princess Theatre: Risky Business
In which the Rejected Princesses learn to play Risk.
Muslim sultan who took the throne, defeated Louis IX in battle, ransomed him back to France for 30% of their GDP --- and did it all in secret.
ESL teaching resource: Ching Shih
Reader Ashley B writes in with a teaching worksheet based on the Ching Shih writeup. It covers editing, comprehension, vocabulary, opinion and summary writing.
"Stagecoach" Mary Fields
Pistol-packing, liquor-swigging, 6'2" black postal carrier/babysitter of the Wild West.
This "most dangerous of all spies" staged daring mountaintop escapes, prison breaks, and railway bombings -- all on her trusty wooden leg, codenamed "Cuthbert."
Headed a squadron of 80,000 pirates, ruled the Chinese seas for two decades, and actually retired happily - but not before extorting a nice pension from the Chinese government.
Annie Jump Cannon
This astronomer threw off all the social conventions of her day to pursue her one true calling: the stars.
Sonya Golden Hand
Russia's greatest female thief was so slippery that even once she was re-captured after escaping from a Siberian prison, nobody was totally sure it was her.