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Travels Through the ReaL Book
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? The ReaL Book takes us all over the world. We travel in Workshop #1 from an airplane crash to a court trial, from a hospital to witness Capgras syndrome to China to see pandas and “The Cute Factor”, to “Cuteness is Found Around the World” with Snoopy in the USA, Teletubbies in the United Kingdom, to Italy with Topo Gigio, to Japan with Hello Kitty, to South Korea with Pororo, to Antarctica with penguins, to a detective in NYC! Are you exhausted? We have just begun our journey through the ReaL Book

Workshop #2 will take our classes to Yale University, to a Spokane Indian Reservation, to the setting of “Fish Cheeks”, to the Suburbs of California, Wesleyan University, and Seattle Washington!

Workshop #3 adventures will begin in Washington D.C. to observe the Constitution and The Bill of Rights, then on to the Supreme Court, to Brooklyn, NY, Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford on the Avon, Pennsylvania, St. Louis, and finish up in Missouri!

Workshop #4 will throw us into WWII on D-day! We will travel from Germany to other European countries, to Canada, the United States and back to the beaches of Normandy, France. We will visit the Normandy American Cemetery and marvel at all of the flags that represent soldiers that gave their lives and fought for our freedom, and then we will complete our travels at the memorial to Syria. 

Workshop #5 will take our classes on a Mars exploration and beyond! The students ponder if we will take a tour of Mars in our lifetime? Will any of us become an astrophysicist? Will we colonize other planets? Could Ray Bradbury’s, The Martian Chronicles, come true? Will any of us work for NASA? Only time will tell how this workshop inspires us and our students!

Our travels in READ 180 will come to an end in Workshop #6 but the stories will hopefully have a lasting effect on our students to explore, conquer, and read about the great Universe what is available to us at our fingertips! We will learn about Antoine Walker and his financial loss, travel to Boston and then on to Chicago, Lansing, Michigan and to an entrepreneur Jessica Granger, to the University of Illinois, and to the Southside of Chicago with the excerpt from A Raisin in the Sun. Students will learn how to budget money for college and how to get the most out of preparing for the college experience, save a little extra for real explorations of interest, and to experience the thrills of being an entrepreneur!

The ReaL Book will be the first step to start the journey of a lifetime!

The Country Explorations took our classes around the world! Where will your students interests take them?

1. The project that I am going to speak about is...
2. My two favorite panels are _________ and _________ blank because...
3. I rate this country project a _________ after reading about the six parts.
4. I would like to share that...
5. I rate this country project a ________ because...
6. I (was/wasn't) convinced to visit this country because...
7. My favorite part of this project is ____________ because...
8. I love this project because...
9. The creator of this project is...

Bonus Questions:

10. Create your own statement.
11. I (am/am not) going to visit this country because... 
12. In my opinion, the best project in our classroom is ______________ because...
13. The similarities to my project were...
14. The differences to my project were...

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Stage C READ 180 Educator
Houston

Philosophy of Teaching All of my life, I have enjoyed working with children and have always desired to teach. It is my belief that no matter what socio-economic background, everyone deserves to achieve his/her educational goals. It is my ambition to facilitate this process.Growing up in the Houston area, I have always been aware of the Cypress-Fairbanks School District. The district's reputation of excellence is well known, not only in the Houston metroplex, but throughout the state of Texas. As a professional educator, it is important to be associated with a school district whose goals for its students are aligned with my philosophy of teaching.

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