Ancient history can be dry, and, let's face it, middle school is a tough crowd.
But in Brittany Shurley's social studies classroom, there is cheerful banter as students engage in what they're learning at Booker Middle School. There's plenty to catch their interest.
Some days, the sixth-graders use Kindles and laptops to read their digital textbooks. They've watched a National Geographic video on what it was like deep inside Egyptian tombs. Today, they are designing a magazine and scrolling the Internet for pictures on their devices.