The Uncle Reuben Project is an interdisciplinary, authentic learning project going on in my classroom. It brings genealogy into my classroom and engages my students with real world learning experiences! Resources and primary source documents can be found at the links to the right.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Travel Journal Entry by Uncle Reuben 1947

I transcribed the entry, above, from Great Uncle Reuben's travel journal for my class during The Uncle Reuben Project this year. It took my 2nd graders a little while to realize he was referring to bears. I wondered about the reference of Bruiser so I googled it along with words such as "Chicago," which is where they were living at the time. I believe he called the bear Bruiser because the Chicago Cubs had a mascot that was a bear named Bruiser at that time. Uncle Reuben had a sense of humor!

This is a follow-up post to my series on Uncle Reuben.I have also written about the project on Top Teaching/Shari Edwards

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