Reproduction of this painting by David Norwood is with permission of the artist.This painting depicts the overthrow of the Spanish fort in Baton Rouge by the citizens of West Florida. The original painting is on display in the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum in St. Francisville.  Tours and more information about West Florida and the history of the area are available at the museum. Visit http://stfrancisville.us/ or call (225) 635-4224 for more information.
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Reproduction of this painting by David Norwood is with permission of the artist.This painting depicts the overthrow of the Spanish fort in Baton Rouge by the citizens of West Florida. The original painting is on display in the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum in St. Francisville. Tours and more information about West Florida and the history of the area are available at the museum. Visit http://stfrancisville.us/ or call (225) 635-4224 for more information.

This Week in Louisiana History

On April 14, 1812, Congress authorized the parishes referred to as the Florida Parishes to be included in the state of Louisiana. This parcel of land is described in the Public Acts of Congress as “all that tract of country comprehended within the following bounds, to wit: Beginning at the junction of the Iberville [now called Bayou Manchac] with the river Mississippi; thence, along the middle of the Iberville, the river Amite, and of the lakes Maurepas and Ponchartrain to the eastern mouth of the Pearl river; thence, up the eastern branch of Pearl river to the thirty-first degree … Continue reading →

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Teaching babies to walk, or –  Have we thrown out Piaget?

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Molly Manson

One of the tenents of Common Core is that every student in the participating states will be learning the same thing at the same time. This will make it easier for students who move from district to district because they will be able to start in their new classes right where they left off.

I have a problem with this basic concept. It assumes that everyone learns at the same rate.

Just as babies don't all learn to walk at the same time, in my experience, students don't all learn the same concepts at the same time.

Take telling time, … Continue reading →

Don't let them 'suck your fun circuits dry'

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Molly Manson

In a letter to teachers, Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Anna Grace was killed at Sandy Hook in 2012, relates the story of her daughter crawling in to bed with her one morning a few weeks before the shooting. Anna Grace noticed that her mother was distracted. Ms. Marquez-Green told Anna Grace, “It's just work.” Anna Grace replied, “Don't let them suck your fun circuits dry, Mom.”

Of course, this is good advice for teachers and parents, office workers and students, clerks and shoppers everywhere and everyday.

When there are so many things that try to suck our fun circuits … Continue reading →

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