–Greg Guy, Teacher in Plant City, Florida
My wife and I stumbled upon Curriki while searching for innovative resources for the classroom. My wife thought it was a great community; I was skeptical. I decided to test the powers of Curriki by preparing for a lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr. It was November so I was certain the education community would be stumped and unprepared. I found numerous resources using only Dr. King’s initials in the search box. I compiled several resources from various plans and created an elaborate study of Dr. King’s speech which included visual stimuli, a tag cloud of his speech, the audio and an extensive history of Dr. King’s life and the Civil Rights Movement. Four years later, I’m using this exact lesson plan with every class I teach. I have taught all grades from 6th through 11th and I have had the most detached students delve into this interactive lesson. Don’t think for a moment that students won’t grasp large concepts. I now use Curriki resources in nearly all of my lessons. Sometimes you have to tweak and combine existing plans but there is no place better for compiling teaching resources. So, I offer a belated “Thank you” to Curriki from a humbled teacher and intrigued students.