Monthly Archives: June 2012

Lesson on Check and Balances of government for kids

Today’s lesson touches ways to teach about the checks and balances of government to elementary aged kids. So here is a draft of the lesson I hope to present on Wednesday for the Utah Patriot Camp 2012. I want to … Continue reading

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Acting Out: The Boston Tea Party For Kids

This next week the Utah Patriot Camp takes place. I have responsibility to teach two classes. Here is one of my drafts for my class about the Boston Tea party. I’ll be teaching elementary aged children and I want the … Continue reading

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Spelling: conquest and conquered

I always have a hard time with these two words and use them occasionally enough in my writing that it’s about time I try to learn them. It’s always a question who is going to win in a battle when … Continue reading

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Gods and mythology in Fantasy (Notes from Conduit)

I did a story telling presentation of Traits of a Hero for a SF/F convention that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in May. While there, I had the opportunity to attend some other panels. Here are the notes … Continue reading

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Things to consider when buying a shoe

-Your feet change as you grow older -A good walking shoe is one that won’t bend easily in the middle -Many times people will do the wet test to see what kind of foot they have before buying a shoe. … Continue reading

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The Things That Bind Us: God, Family, Community, Nation

I hope this lesson will be of use to youth ministries, family devotionals and family home evening study. Today I discuss choices. This lesson could be abbreviated and presented in one lesson or you could expand the theme of God, … Continue reading

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Debate between senate candidates: Orin Hatch and Dan Linjenquist

Debate between senate candidates: Orin Hatch and Dan Linjenquist http://www.danforutah.com/

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Difference between farther and further

Farther is for distance I remember this as matching the word far away (distance) to match with farther. Further is for adding on. I use the visual image of the u of further looking like a funnel where I can … Continue reading

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How to get published (Conduit panel)

I did a story telling presentation of Traits of a Hero for a SF/F convention that took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in May. While there, I had the opportunity to attend some other panels. Here are the notes … Continue reading

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Classes at the patriot camp

In support of efforts to support Utah Patriot Camp 2012, our meeting tonight will discuss the history of the Boston Tea party and Checks and balances. Here are some links to look at. The Tea Party: http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0361-boston-tea-party.php http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/wwww/us/bostonteapartydef.htm http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/bostonteaparty.htm http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/activities/btp.html … Continue reading

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