Fun Classroom Ideas to Celebrate Family History Month

Throughout October, teachers around the U.S. have been  commemorating family history moth. It’s a great way for students to get in touch with their own identities, and to learn about their classmates as well.

Today, (and TeachHUB magazine) contributor Janelle Cox visits some fresh ideas for teachers and students to celebrate this important month of ancestral recognition. Her new ideas to recognize to family history month include:

         Prepare a family dish
         Research the family tree
         Create a family newspaper
         And more!

Remember, by learning more about their history, your students will better be able to understand their role in the current world.

7 Quick Halloween Creative Writing Prompts

Continuing in our Halloween theme this time of year, today we also offer up seven creative writing prompts as a nod to this macabre time of year.

Here’s a smattering of the prompts we scarily recommend:

   Write a story about a kid who goes trick-or-treating. Start from the minute he or she puts on his or her costume and finish when he or she gets home and put on normal clothes again. Tell me everything that happens.
    What was the best Halloween you ever had? Why?
   Write a poem about your favorite part of Halloween, telling why it is special to you.