Some fascinating origins that might interest your students and provide you with a great hook for a lesson: the first photo, school mascots, early bikes, Ronald McDonald, and animated cave paintings.
Nothing ignites creative thought like seeing what it’s like “behind the scenes!” Here are six links detailing the process of everything from creating beautiful McDonald’s hamburgers to a writing a clever Pixar story.
As a teacher of gifted students, I know that abstract drill and kill only works for so long. I’ve got to get my students working with math in a more interesting context. Nothing brings a math problem alive like putting it into a real world context. Here are 33 fantastic places to grab data for your students to practice with.