One of my favorite subjects to teach is Social Studies. As a Social Studies teacher, I believe my job is to make history come alive for my students. From the first day of school I teach my students to be Jack and Annie. I realize for many of you reading this, Jack and Annie mean nothing to you As an elementary school teacher, Jack and Annie instantly take students back to a classic series most have read called The Magic Treehouse. In this series, Jack and Annie simply go to the treehouse and point to a picture in a book. They are instantly whisked back through the hands of time.
Social Studies is a subject that I like to bring to life through storytelling and project based learning opportunities My love for history does not stop at the classroom. I take that deep love into my personal life. From the events I choose to attend to the shows I watch on television, I am always looking for ways to enrich my knowledge. That is why I so super excited a about a new series on NBC called “Timeless.” Plus, it does not hurt to know that Lucy, the main character, is a teacher.
“Timeless,” is a story that involves three unlikely heroes: a history professor, a scientist, and a solider. All three work together to prevent a dangerous criminal who has stolen a secret time machine from trying to stop the Hindenburg’s 1937 explosion. Although it seems honorary to stop people from dying from this event, as one would expect, you can alter history without changing the course of events to follow.
Recently we were given the opportunity to interview via phone Abigail Spencer, who also happens to be a mother to an 8-year old. Abigail Spencer is the star of this action packed series, and she loves her new role in this show. One thing that really peeks her interest is the fashion that is involved in this show. As she travels through history she gets to experience the fashion of the time. She also loves that she gets to empower women through this.
One of the things that make me love this show even more is that it is for families. Abigail wanted to be apart of a show that her son could watch and actually learn from. Television and learning are meant to be a shared experience. I love that “Timeless” is that kind of show, where spending time together and learning are blended.
About the Show
From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor who use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. Can this handpicked team uncover the mystery behind it all and end his destruction before it’s too late?
The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.
Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan serve as writers and executive producers. John Davis, John Fox, Marney Hochman and Director Neil Marshall also executive produce. “Timeless” is produced by Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises and MiddKid Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, Claudia Doumit
“Timeless” will air Monday, October 10 at 10pm (EST). You can bet I will be tuned in to catch this new series, and I hope that you will join me. Right now you can check out the preview here on their webpage. I would love to have you take a journey through the past with me. Are you going to tune in? Did you catch the first episode?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network. All opinions presented in the blog post are 100% mine and were no influenced in anyway. I would only recommend shows that I would personally watch with my own family.