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.
Rose from poverty to become a respected journalist who raced Nellie Bly around the world.
Isabel Godin des Odonais
To reunite with her husband, she went on a months-long trek through the jungle -- and was the only survivor.
The first prosthetic limb in human civilization went to this ancient warrior queen. Or did it? The story is more complex than you might think.
Labotsibeni Gwamile LaMdluli
When her husband inadvertently sold the country to colonial forces, this queen spent the rest of her life getting it back.
When a soldier raped her, this woman tossed him in a well and threw rocks at him until he died.