Students in Donna Ross’ sixth grade American history class at Bush Middle School in Ensley used to think that history was reading about dead people and keeping up with a lot of dates.
That history degree they gave me is worthless!
That was before this fall when she started using her laptop to access a local Web site for history teachers. It puts Birmingham and Alabama photographs, diaries and letters at their disposal. Even music from the jazz era is a mouse click away.
The jazz era! 12-year-olds love jazz!