Short Stories for Teachers

A Short History Of The Motorcycle -- Jim Johnson
Todays motorcycles are everywhere and there are lots of different classes or kinds of motorcycles as well. But the motorcycle, like the automobile, is a relative newcomer to the world stage. The ...

The History of Valentine's Day -- Natalie Aranda
Love has many different meanings in every single language but there is a universal traditional day when people express their inner feelings for each other, either love or friendship. Valentine's ...

Hostel Movie Review -- Alice Flegel
Two American backpackers in Amsterdam, Josh (Derek Richardson) and Paxton (Jay Hernandez), along with their Icelandic friend, Oli are lured into a hostel Slovakia where they are told the woman are ...

What started it all - the History of Volleyball -- Rebecca Blain
Surprisingly, one of the most well loved sports in the world is also relatively young. Despite the game's youth, it has gone through a wide variety of changes and evolution as a part of its rich ...

History of kitesurfing -- Jakob Jelling
KiteSurfing is by far the latest craze in extreme sports. The idea of using a kite to enhance speed and gravity for the surfer seems like a new and exhilarating challenge, yet the art of KiteSurfing ...

Dental Hygiene, an Ancient Practice - The History of the Toothbrush -- Rebecca Blain
One of the most asked questions by adults and children is the origin of the toothbrush. There are several schools of thought on when the real toothbrush was created, but you need to look far into the ...

The World's Most Beloved Sport - The History of Soccer -- Rebecca Blain
While it is undisputed that the origins of modern soccer, or football, originated in Britain, there is a great deal of evidence that points to this beloved game as having an older history. Where did ...

The Evolution of Technology - The History of Computers -- Rebecca Blain
While computers are now an important part of the lives of human beings, there was a time where computers did not exist. Knowing the history of computers and how much progression has been made can ...

A look at the intriguing History of Snowboarding -- Keith Kingston
It has taken almost forty years for snowboarding to be recognized as a major sport that is followed and participated in by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Humanity’s love affair with ...

History of the Camera -- Chris Haslego
The camera and photography are an important part of the communication history of the world. The history of the camera is indelibly linked to the understanding and development of optics. Optics is the ...

A Quick History Of The Clock -- Joey Lewitin
The earliest clocks were simply ways of keeping track of time using the elements. The sundial did this, as well as a clock created in ancient Greece often ascribed to Plato, that used water dripping ...

Brief History of Blogs -- Andy Wibbels
Summary: A quick look at where blogs came from, where they are and where they're going. So where did all these blogs come from? How did they get from an underground geek toy to a mainstream tool ...

The History of Yoga -- Della Menechella
The history of yoga is long and steeped in tradition. Contrary to what some people may believe, yoga was not developed as the newest way to slim down so they could fit into a smaller pants size. The ...

The History of Teddy Bears -- David Chandler
Teddy bears have been around since 1902. The teddy bear came to being when President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shot a black bear held captive by his hunting party. Also worth noting is that ...

The History of Coffee -- Chris Vorelli
Who would have thought that a berry that was discovered by a herd of goats would be the single most important ingredient in the world’s most popular drink? Legend has it that back in 850AD, a goat ...

Karate a History -- Michael Smith
Although the basic forms of self defense are probably as old as the human race, the art of karate as it is practiced today can be traced directly to the Okinawan technique called, in Japanese, ...

History of the Guitar -- Graham Howard
It is very difficult to trace a line back to the exact birth of the instrument we know as the guitar today, as there is a lot of myth and uncertainty surrounding its origins. This is mainly due to ...

The History Of Camcorders -- Richard Gazzo
Well, when you think of a camcorder, you probably envision those little hand-held mini dv camcorders that fit into the palm of your hand, right? Like all things, the camcorder had it’s own starting ...

The History Of Cellphones; Telefonos Moviles Just Began With Simple Telephones -- A.Caxton
Here, with the extract of the book THE HISTORY OF THE TELEPHONE by Herbert N. Casson, we show where moviles, cell phones and pdas began. In that somewhat distant year 1875, when the telegraph and the ...

Irish Baby Names - History and Origin -- John Lynch
The meaning of baby names of irish origin lies hundreds of years back in the Irish gaelic language of the ancient Celts who migrated from Central Europe before the foundation of the Roman Empire. The ...

History of Web Design -- M. Williams
History is the replica of the present. Thus, we have to press our flashback imaginary buttons in order to have a sojourn in the times of yore. We have to know the beginning in order to relate it to ...

AMAZING Kung Fu Martial Arts HISTORY -- Peter Sundbye
The term 'Kung Fu' does not relate to any specific form of martial art, but rather translates as 'skill' or 'ability'. Scholars believe that the use of Kung Fu to describe the ...

Lost and Found (A Valentine's Day Story) -- LeAnn R. Ralph
I casually glanced down at my hand, but instead of a wedding ring and an engagement ring, there was only the narrow gold band. "Randy!" I yelped. "My engagement ring is gone." It was Valentine's ...

The Story of the 12 Animal Zodiac in China -- Wong Yee Lee
One day, Tian Di (The God Above) wanted to manage all animals on earth. He took out 12 chairs and told the cat to tell 11 other animals to go to the sky palace. When the cat told the ox about it, the ...

How to Start Your Story with a Bang -- Caterina Christakos
The purpose of creating a story is to create a world that will draw the reader away from their own. In order to do this one must create suspense, drama and mystery. Your reader must absolutely need ...

The History of Popcorn -- James Hunt
Popcorn is loved by young and old today. Popcorn itself dates back many centuries. It is believe by many historians that popcorn first came from Mexico. The oldest ears of corn have been found to ...

A Short History of the Umbrella -- James Hunt
No one wants to be caught outside in the rain without an umbrella. These handy devices come in an array of shapes and sizes, many that will conveniently tuck into a purse or glove compartment in case ...

The History Of King Kong: From The Big Screen To The iPod Screen -- Scott Britner
King Kong is a fictional giant gorilla who stars in books, tv shows, video games and movies that bear his name. Though many know him because of his latest 2005 remake – King Kong’s groundbreaking ...

The Ancient History of Chocolate -- Jane Roseen
A journey through the history of chocolate reveals that this mysterious food has woven its story throughout multiple cultures and continents impacting civilizations culturally, socially, economically ...

The History Of Arcade Games -- Simon Oliver
Gaming today is a recognized element of our cultural scenery, even to people who are over thirty or who can barely recall the time before arcade games were invented. Gone are the days when you would ...

Top TEN greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies -- Gary Whittaker
10. The Princess Bride This movie has all the elements a family adventure film should have, with sword fights, comedic dialogue, interesting characters, and of course, a central love story. This ...

The Truman Show -- Sam Vaknin
"The Truman Show" is a profoundly disturbing movie. On the surface, it deals with the worn out issue of the intermingling of life and the media. Examples for such incestuous relationships abound: ...

They Shoot Horses - Horses In Motion Pictures -- Jack Palone
Notwithstanding Rin Can Tin can and The Thin Man series' Asta, the positron emission tomography film achieved its canine calvary in the Lassie movies. Its feline apotheosis came in That Darn ...

Vertigo - a masterpiece? (film) -- Ryan Fyfe
Vertigo, a 1958 suspense film, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Many people beleive that this film is Hitchcock's masterpiece. The movie tells the story of a detective in San Francisco. The ...

A Walk through Winter Park - A Hint of New England in Florida -- Susanne Pacher
Just a few minutes north of downtown Orlando awaits Winter Park, a charming picturesque suburb steeped in history. After my excursion on the Scenic Boat Tour, my local expert Wanda Salerno took me on ...

A Walk Through St. Augustine - The Oldest Continuously Inhabited City in the United States -- Susanne Pacher
On our way home from Orlando, a little more than an hour into our 20+ hour road trip back to Toronto, we stopped in St. Augustine, "the nation's oldest city", just north of Jacksonville - indeed ...

Hello from Chicago - The Field Museum and Pompeii - Stories from an Eruption -- Susanne Pacher
Yesterday I got up early again and typed up my travel reports on the free computer at the Arlington House. Then my friend Linda and I made our way to one of our favourite Chicago hangouts for ...

Short Story: The Next Level of Humanity -- Jesse S. Somer
“Hey Mac, have you ever been thinking of someone and then-bang! - The telephone rings and it’s them on the phone?” “Pinkus, why are you always asking me stupid inane questions that have ...

Handling Questions and Answers -- The Seven Secrets -- Chris King
Whether or not you will be faced with questions you are expected to answer depends upon the type of presentation you are giving, the time available, and your topic. To handle this possibly daunting ...

Audience Attention -- Grab It by Using the Power of Stories -- Chris King
It was 3 p.m. on a hot, summer afternoon. The non-air conditioned college classroom was jammed with CityYear participants who had started their active day before 6 a.m. I was doing a workshop on ...

An October Afternoon in Lima & The Wild-cats of the Nevados -- Dennis Siluk
11)An October Afternoon in Lima, Peru The sun sets upon my brow A book upon my lap— The city’s cars I hear nearby —as a realm of thoughts… Sink deep into my mind— I am subdued by the cooing ...

Sacrifice at the Hypogeum -- Dennis Siluk
Part I A young man, named LH, came from the small country called Malta, to pursue studies at the University, who had but a little money in his pocket, settled in an apartment near by the University. ...

One Horse and Six Men" (Arizona Blue—Gunfighter) -- Dennis Siluk
Had he not gone into that backyard, or was it a corral? I’m not sure, I wasn’t there; had he not gone into that bar and just stayed at that hotel, until the wedding took place, that forenoon day ...

Already Dead (a Short Story) -- Dennis Siluk
The Room She is down, down in the China Cabinet; her insides, ashes, that’s all that is left of her—wood around her, and her, she´s just ashes, that´s it in a nutshell: “Over there” —I ...

Untrue Father (A short Story) -- O.P.Somani
Kallu was a tenant of Santosh Kumar Nayak. Santosh Kumar was a businessman in a small town of Utter Pradesh. So far the rent is concerned he was charging the rent very much according to the prevalent ...

The Attic Bedroom [An Old Type Winter--l958] Short Story -- Dennis Siluk
Again, Lee, now eleven-years old, and Mike, his brother, two years his senior, ran through the second floor attic bedroom discovering Grandpa Anton was listening, they heard grandpa cursing and ...

Short Story: Take a Trip To The Temple Of The Great Tomato -- Jesse S. Somer
Jimmy Jenkins Jr. is not an adventurer, traveler, or pioneer. Far from it, Jimmy has had the same job, in the same office for 15 years. He’s got about 2 years of holiday time built up because he ...

14 Tips On Writing The Short-Short Story -- Marg McAlister
The short-short story has been likened by some as being closer to writing a poem than a story. And that makes sense—every word has to be packed with power; every line has to move the story along. ...

The Big Carrot [a Short Story: 1957] -- Dennis Siluk
The Big Carrot [St. Paul, Minnesota: 1958] Uncle Ernest, who really was not my uncle, but my mother’s boyfriend for some forty-years, found my secret when I was eleven years old, back in the summer ...

April Fools Day (story) -- Ryan Fyfe
April Fool's Day, is not officially considered a holiday, is most definitely a notable day that is celebrated in many countries on April 1. The thing that is so special about April 1 (April ...

The Rolling Stones -- Chad Koch
1. You Can't Always Get What You Want 2. Only Rock 'n Roll 3. Get Off My Cloud 4. She's A Rainbow 5. Under My Thumb 6. It's All Over Now 7. Don't Stop 8. Happy 9. The Last Time 1. ...

Adult Swim - You Must Be This High To Ride This Ride -- Chad Koch
1. You Must Be This High To Ride This Ride 2. There’s No “P” In Pool 3. Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law 4. Aqua Teen Hunger Force 5. Sealab 2021 6. Brak Show 7. English Channel Swim 8. Bobby G. ...

Maurice Cornelius Escher - MC Escher -- Chad Koch
MC ESCHER "I play a tiresome game" - MC ESCHER 1. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 2. No Apt Pupil 3. The Creature In The Forest 4. Head In The Clouds 5. The Puzzler 6. Impossible Architect 7. ...

John Deere -- Chad Koch
JOHN DEERE GO WEST YOUNG MAN THE BLACKSMITH MASS APPEAL NOTHING RUNS LIKE A DEERE COMMITMENT LEGENDARY LEAPING FORWARD THE CLASSIC "I will never put my name on a product that does not have in it the ...

Metallica - St. Anger -- Chad Koch
1. St. Anger 2. Metallica Reloaded 3. The Early Early Early Days 4. Under The Influence 5. Monsters Of Rock 6. Nabbing Napster 7. Master Of Puppets 8. Ride The Lightning 9. Worn Justice 10. ...

Monty Python - Top 10 Comedy Films -- Chad Koch
1. Fruit In The Looms 2. Python's Give Live Birth 3. The Toad Elevating Moment 4. Mystery Of The Lost Python Sketches 5. Brian's The Life Of The Party 6. Kim Bread Aka John Cleese 7. Around ...

Bruce Lee - Enter The Dragon -- Chad Koch
BRUCE LEE ENTER THE DRAGON LITTLE KNOWN FACT WAY OF THE INTERCEPTING FIST A WARRIOR'S JOURNEY LAST MAN STANDING GAME OF DEATH NUNCHAKU FISTS OF FURY THE CURSE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE SILENT BUT DEADLY ...

Vampires: the Romantic Ideology behind Them -- Xavier Zambrano
The French Revolution constituted for the conscience of the dominant aristocratic class a fall from innocence, and upturning of the natural chain of events that resounded all over Europe; the old ...

The Story “From the Chicken Coop”™ -- Ted Borgeas
Many years ago my grandfather, had a small farm and chickens. One morning he sent me out to the chicken coop to collect fresh eggs. He became concerned when I didn’t return after a shot interval. ...
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