Marks, Jeremy Nathan, Facebook Friend, (Lulu Printing, London, ON: 2018)
Civilization Curriculum, Infinity School, London, Ontario (December 2017)
I wrote the Middle School Civilization curriculum which is being used not only at Infinity School in London, Ontario but has also been adopted by Revel Academy, Ottawa, Ontario. You can browse it here: Middle School Civilization Badges
Essays on Education:
“Self Reliance and Curiosity: A Joint Imperative,” (Oct. 3rd, 2018) http://infinityschool.ca/uncategorized/preparing-our-kids-for-the-work-world-ahead-means-teaching-self-reliance-and-curiosity/
“Teaching Peace,” (May 9, 2018)
This essay examines the exploration of peace in our personal lives and how this translate to individual and group learning.
“A Great Law of Peace,” (May 1, 2018)
This essay is an examination of work I am doing to try and co-create, with my students, a peace treaty for our classroom. I have been studying the “Great Law of Peace” of the Haudenosaunee with them and that work inspired this effort. http://childreach.on.ca/blog/a-great-law-of-peace/
“The pursuit of happiness” (April 19, 2018)
Discusses how happiness in children and adults arises with a “freedom to act” within well-defined boundaries.
“To Ask a Question is to Build a Relationship” (March 28th, 2018)
Examines how asking children questions can build personal and pedagogical relationships between parents and their children and students and teachers. http://childreach.on.ca/blog/to-ask-a-question-is-to-build-a-relationship/
“Role Play: A Way for Children to Stay Curious” (March 19th, 2018)
Examines how giving young children and young adults the opportunity to think about complex topics can be accomplished through role play and earning allowances at home. http://childreach.on.ca/blog/role-play-a-way-for-children-to-stay-curious/
“Young adults and creating the social contract” (December 2017)
The article examines how providing students with the opportunity to write their own social contract can build upon their personal interest in fairness, leading to a curiosity about philosophy, politics, and citizenship.
“Embracing Uncertainty: Project-based learning and vocation” (July 2017)
I authored an article on the relationship between a project-driven curriculum and the development of self-reliance in students. http://infinityschool.ca/education-concepts/embracing-uncertainty-project-based-learning-vocation/
“Democracy in the classroom” (June 2017)
This essay is a discussion of how self-government works in a classroom setting and why it is valuable for teaching motivation, personal and social responsibility, as well as both leadership skills and citizenship. http://infinityschool.ca/education-concepts/democracy-classroom-infinity-school/
“An Amazing Things Happens When You Ask A Child: What’s Your Passion?” (June 2017)
The essay examines the role of passion as a force for inner-direction and how becoming passionate about a topic can help reduce longstanding fears surrounding an academic subject. http://infinityschool.ca/education-concepts/amazing-thing-happens-ask-children-passion/
“Let the Myth of Exceptionalism Die,” London Free Press (June 29th, 2018)
“Coretta Scott King’s Work Worth of Celebration,” London Free Press (April 4th, 2018)
“There is more consensus than you think,” London Free Press (Nov. 11, 2016)
“Copenhagen is PM’s big chance,” London Free Press (Dec. 13, 2009) co-authored with Ryan O’Connor
“James Hall Cone: Do we bleed for others?” The Black Lion Journal (Nov. 21, 2018) https://theblacklionjournal.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/james-hal-cone-do-we-bleed-for-others-jeremy-nathan-marks/
“Let Us Remember Coretta Scott King & Her Children,” The Black Lion Journal (Sept. 19, 2018) https://theblacklionjournal.wordpress.com/2018/09/19/let-us-remember-coretta-scott-king-her-children-jeremy-nathan-marks/
“Let The Myth of Exceptionalism Die,” The Black Lion Journal (Sept. 10, 2018) https://theblacklionjournal.wordpress.com/2018/09/10/let-the-myth-of-exceptionalism-die-jeremy-nathan-marks/
John Bracken, Dictionary of Canadian Historical Biography, Vol. XIX (June 2016)
I wrote (with Robert A. Wardhaugh) the CHB biographical entry on former Manitoba Premier and Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, John Bracken. http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/bracken_john_19E.html
“History in Your Neighborhood,” Nelson Canada Ltd. (2014)
I have a series of 9 short essays which appear in the online version of the Canadian university-level history textbook Origins: Canadian History to Confederation for Nelson Education Ltd.
“Where Historians Disagree” historiographical essays, Origins and Destinies 7th edition, (Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd, 2011, 2012)
I contributed six historiographical essays to the seventh edition of the Canadian history textbooks Origins and Destinies.
Chapter Review Quizzes, Origins and Destinies 7th edition, (Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd, 2011, 2012)
I wrote forty chapter review quizzes for the two-volume Origins and Destinies 7th edition Canadian history textbook for Nelson Education Ltd.