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    Black Elk and The Black Hills of South Dakota

    The Black Hills of South Dakota are a magnificent and beautiful place filled with history.  The historical people from this area tend to be colorful and their lives both rich and difficult.  From weather, to the gold rush, to expeditions, to Native American People, lives were filled with excitement and tragedy.  When I first came
  • A Rose by Any Other Name

    Barbara Vandecreek is the author of the Math Rules! Series published by Pieces of Learning. This post was written in May of 2006 and just made it to the top of the pile again. I thought it deserved a re-post. Please share it! – Tyler Young   by Barbara Vandecreek I fell for it too…
  • Virtual Field Trips

    Everybody loves field trips, a day out of school and a sack lunch.  It doesn’t get any better than that! However, with today’s technology, it is NOT necessary to leave the classroom. Therefore, avoiding postponements or cancellations due to weather and, also, saving time and money. Today, we are going to take a couple of
  • The History of Pieces of Learning

    In February, 1988, Joe Wayman and Kathy Balsamo sat at the Ramada Inn Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio, to discuss the possibility of joining forces to begin a consulting venture that would also include Nancy Johnson. All had been consultants for the Illinois Gifted Program, involved with Good Apple’s Challenge magazine, and authored activity books. Creative