The biggest issue at my school is teachers not being able to relate to high school aged students. The culture of young people is so different than when we were in high school. The ability to interact with each other online every minute makes students feel like they always have to represent themselves and show off what they have or are doing at all times. This is very different than the traditional classroom where students are asked to put who they are aside and to focus on the learning the teacher has deemed important. My ImagineIT project was originally about Algebra and relating it to students’ lives, but since I am teaching World Studies instead, I am now relating World Studies back to their lives. The way that DreamKeepers helped me learn to do this is to use students’ culture when planning lessons and engaging students in activities. Since I know that reading from the textbook and answering end of section questions is not engaging like online activity, I plan to make lessons be more about students’ decision making and experiencing the situations of the past themselves. For this upcoming unit about ancient civilizations, I have made differentiated small groups that will tackle the decision the earliest settlers in Mesopotamia had to handle. What piece of land should be chosen to live on? What should be do when we get there? How do we want to interact with other city-states (being the other groups)? Using their culture of online interaction, I hope to give them a chance to see how their decisions in their settlements can result in the colony prospering or failing. Dreamkeepers helped me realize that if I want to engage my students in the learning that I deem important, I need to do by using their culture to maximize learning and engagement.