(20) Katie Gleed: Crushing On History

Katie Gleed teaches her 7th and 8th graders about her crush on Layfette (Marquis de) and how cool Freddie D (Fredrick Douglas) is as they read his narrative. With history, she is able to teach her students about self-esteem, leadership, and how they can own their mistakes. Katie’s passion for education is what motivated her to be a part of the building blocks in Africa Charity. As this episode airs she is currently in Ghana taking supplies to help build a school.   If you love history and education then listen up because you will love the stories Katie has to share about her students.


Links from Episode

Marquis de Lafayette (Katie’s Crush)

Fredrick Douglas


Building Blocks in Africa

The Tao of Pooh