Daily Archives: December 4, 2006

You mean it’s not?

Library site helps teach history

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!