5 Minute (give-or-take!) Literacy Boosters to do with Students
Locard's Exchange Principle and Books
See if you can solve Crime Scene #1
See if you can solve Crime Scene #2
Short introduction video on Mr. Pierce
Short introduction video on Mr. Pierce (w/ multiple photos)
Mr. Pierce's granddaughter showing one of his preaching sticks
(on PBS Antique Road Show)
Elijah Pierce: Sermons in Wood (1980)
[Note for teachers and parents: Please be aware this 27-minute film includes outdated/offensive language and recounts of slavery and racism. But I've included it because it gives you an opportunity to hear Mr. Pierce's stories in his own voice and watch him work.]
Book Trailer from the Lunch Bunch Book Club students of Clearwater Elementary School (Thanks, friends! I love it.)
Disrupters, Daredevils, and Artist: Women Who Changed the World
Women In Aviation International
#MGGetsReal is a collective effort of five authors to create a list of books about tough topics that middle grade readers face every day.
Left to right: Jennifer Mack-Watkins (illustrator of You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce), me, Chiquita Mullins Lee (co-author of You Gotta Meet Mr. Pierce)
Jennifer, Chiquita, and me on the steps of the Columbus Museum of Art after we got a private tour of Elijah Pierce's art (even the stuff not on display)!
The "real life Eliza" when she was nine and a white belt.
Me and the "real life Eliza" (my daughter) after we got our 3rd degree black belts.
Me and Judy Blume backstage at her 80th birthday event in New York, February 2018.
Opportunity and photo from the amazing Debbie Ridpath Ohi!
On June 7th, 2020, Dr. Sullivan became the first woman to dive to Challenger Deep (the lowest known point in the ocean).
Click on the link below to read more.
Kathy Sullivan's EVA and the mission landing
CBS news coverage of Kathy Sullivan's first mission launch on Oct. 5, 1984