Friday, April 20, 2012

A Titanic Headline

A group of 4th grade students visited the Local History and Genealogy Room recently and asked to view the Massillon Independent for April 15, 1912 - the day the Titanic sank. The children were shocked and confused to discover the headline "Titanic Crew and Passengers Safe." How could this be? What was going on? This was a great opportunity not only to teach the students how to use microfilm (which they found mysterious and fascinating), but also about how much the pace of information has accelerated over the last 100 years.

Monday, April 9, 2012

National Poetry Month

This month is a great time to explore the magic and power of poetry. New to the art? Check out the PBS Series Poetry Everywhere to discover what you like and what you don't. You may like the poem in the video above. I may hate it. Talking and thinking about why is what this month is all about.