Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Peloponnesian War



I made this to get my students psyched up for our study of Thucydides. Because I'm a dorky teacher.

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Ryan said…
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Ryan said…
I was in your Omnibus IV class last year, Mr. Davis--why didn't you think of it then? I feel left out. :D
-Ryan Pregitzer
Andrea C. said…
This is awesome! Also, what music is it?

--Andrea Coleman, Omnibus IV student 3 years back =)
Erica said…
I really feel compelled to go read about the Peloponnesian War now.
Rick said…
@Erica: then my job here is done.
Rick said…
@ Andrea: The song is Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell. (It was used in the trailer for The Two Towers).

Also, I remember that either you or Cheryl were planning on going to LU. Did that ever pan out for you?