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A slave mother's love in 56 carefully stitched words. For about $300, a 9-year-old girl named Ashley was sold as a slave.

A slave mother's love in 56 carefully stitched words

Her mother, Rose, remained a house slave at a mansion in South Carolina. This was the 1850s, roughly a decade before Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, setting slaves free. Before mother and daughter were separated, Rose gave Ashley a cotton sack. It contained a tattered dress, three handfuls of pecans and a lock of her hair. Rose told Ashley it was filled with love — always. Ashley never saw her mom again, but she kept the sack. Ruth, a single mom in Philadelphia, stitched her family story into the cloth sack in 1921.

She was sold at age 9 in South Carolina. This 75-Year-Old Grandpa Learned To Draw Again For His Grandchildren - BuzzFeed News. I can't draw but don't care. Polk Teacher's Resignation Letter Hits a Nerve. Listen to the interview here: A Polk County public school teacher's letter of resignation has apparently hit a nerve with frustrated teachers and parents nationwide.

Polk Teacher's Resignation Letter Hits a Nerve

Special education teacher Wendy Bradshaw submitted her letter to her Lakeland elementary school on Friday morning, then posted it to her Facebook page. It started to go viral within hours, and as of Tuesday had been shared nearly 40 thousand times. It was also posted on the Washington Post education blog. “I had no idea that this many people identified with the way I felt," Bradshaw said, " and that really disappoints me and makes me sad at the direction that our school system has gone.”

Bradshaw's letter said schools put too much pressure on children now, and teachers aren't able to teach them in ways that are appropriate to their age and developmental stage. How I Got to Spend My Birthday with Miss Universe Japan!  The plan was to spend Saturday 6/27 (my birthday) lecturing at Waseda University (a Japanese Ivy League school).

How I Got to Spend My Birthday with Miss Universe Japan! 

The students were assigned stories I’d written in my books and for the Japan Times about Haafu (half-Japanese) folk in Japan. I was wondering how could I make the subject more compelling when an idea struck me! As much as I think I can identify with the feeling many Haafu have expressed of being “otherized,” wouldn’t it be more compelling if it came from the lips of a person who actually lived their specific experience? The first person that came to mind was my new friend, who just happens to be the most fabulous and most famous haafu in Japan (and now the world, thanks to the NY Times, WSJ, Forbes, USA Today, CNN, BBC, etc…) the reigning Miss Universe Japan: Ariana Miyamoto!

Using Art to Teach Critical Thinking. Posted 07/15/2015 10:43AM | Last Commented 09/09/2015 6:22PM Art is one of the most underutilized resources in today’s ELA classroom.

Using Art to Teach Critical Thinking

The Roman poet Horace claimed, “A picture is a poem without words” meaning art and written word are different mediums of expression. Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route. The Syrian conflict has torn the country apart, leaving thousands dead and driving millions to flee their homes. Many seek refuge in neighbouring countries but others pay traffickers to take them to Europe - risking death, capture and deportation. If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices would you make for you and your family?

Take our journey to understand the real dilemmas the refugees face. The routes, options and outcomes in this Syrian Journey feature were based on real stories uncovered by extensive research as part of a BBC Arabic digital project exploring migration from Syria. Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

That warning has become a global alert.

Trying to follow what is going on in Syria and why? This comic will get you there in 5 minutes.

Since the uprising against Assad in March 2011, over 240,000 people have been killed, 4 million Syrians have fled their country, and over 7 million have been displaced. The headlines are full of the heartbreaking stories of these refugees — including young children — who have died trying to reach safety in other countries. The story of these refugees is deeply tied to the effects of climate change. "We are experiencing a surprising uptick in global insecurity ... partially due to our inability to manage climate stress. " That's how Columbia University professor Marc Levy (who also does studies for the U.S. government) summed it up. B.C. & Lowy: 「把你的錢花光吧!」從7歲到93歲的人生建議 (中文字幕) 一切都由按下快門開始,這張照片得了國家地理攝影獎,接著奇蹟式地連結起3個家庭。。。 你的人生中是否曾經歷過一些完美時刻,你好想再重溫一次卻不可得?

一切都由按下快門開始,這張照片得了國家地理攝影獎,接著奇蹟式地連結起3個家庭。。。

他剪的是頭髮,補的卻是人的心!高級理髮師只願意替流浪漢剪髮,被他剪完的流浪漢竟然都重獲新生了... Born premature at 22 weeks, identical twins are sharing the truth about abortion. Heather Ellis and her husband, Josh, have always wished for children, but after their first son, Cason, was born, they struggled to get pregnant.

Born premature at 22 weeks, identical twins are sharing the truth about abortion

Fertility drugs helped, and they were thrilled to discover they were expecting identical twin boys. However, at 18 weeks, Ellis began experiencing some pressure and had a feeling something was wrong. Doctors performed an ultrasound and told Ellis that everything was fine, but she couldn’t shake the nagging feeling that something was not right. Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes. By Maria Popova “Like most people we love your attractions, but we found some problems with some of them and those problems are stereotypes.”

Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes

In the spring of 2015, a nine-year-old boy named Dexter went to Disneyland with his family and found himself deeply unsettled — not by a scary ride or the unpleasantness of waiting in line, but by some of the most unsettling cultural issues of our time: racial and gender stereotypes. Disney, the world’s most prolific purveyor of pink plastic, has a long history of perpetuating gender stereotypes and feeding our unconscious biases, but what Dexter so astutely observed seemed like a particularly acute symptom of a larger cultural malady. 13個只有媽媽才會懂的超奇怪不合理邏輯。 1.

13個只有媽媽才會懂的超奇怪不合理邏輯。

Culture - Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history. In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25.

Culture - Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre endeavours of his faltering career. By conventional, middle-class standards, he was a failure. A stint working for an art dealership first in The Hague then in London and Paris hadn’t worked out: shy and awkward, he didn’t take to the profession, and in 1876, he was fired. Reading and Writing My Way - Friends Journal. My mother’s voice is rich, velvety, and soft as the skin thinning across her knuckles.

As a child she read every day to me and my two brothers who bookend me by two years each. There is a photograph my father took of me, a bare-chested toddler, hair turned white as corn silk from the Florida sun, and my mother, her rich brown hair piled up; our faces are turned down in tandem to the book on her lap, and my hand is resting on her shoulder. What I remember from those books, read during the day, but in longer duration at night before bed, is vying for a place beside her. I would press my cheek to her shoulder and hear her voice coming up and out of her.

By Larry Parks Daloz. There are millions of citizens who refuse to succumb to what their more cynical neighbors call “reality,” who insist with their lives that there has to be a better way – and who day by day go about bringing it into being. What makes them tick? What enables them to see beneath the surface and work for the common good rather than simply for their own private welfare?

What inspires people to act from their own sense of a larger integrity even when it means going contrary to the status quo? And how can these circles of compassion widen? Wondering about these questions, Sharon Parks, Cheryl and James Keen, and I listened to the stories of 145 educators, entrepreneurs, homemakers, youth workers, artists, attorneys, writers, scientists, religious leaders, and physicians who are working to improve schools, health, business practices, race relations, economic conditions – the quality of public life in general.

攝影札記 Photoblog - 新奇好玩的攝影資訊、攝影技巧教學. Using Advertising in the Business English Classroom. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons I have been following Vicky Loras for over a year now and she is one of the EFL teachers/teacher trainers for whom I have the most respect. I discovered Vicky through my PLN (Personal Learning Network) on Facebook and subscribed to her blog soon after. Her love and enthusiasm for teaching, the English Language and Literature are infectious and you cannot helped but be swept away by them. Tiny Mobile Library Travels Italian Countryside. 潑猴的日記. ‘森爸的街頭攝影誌’ 這個網站有介紹攝影師, 街頭攝影, 等話題,最近有一篇訪問我的文章, 歡迎大家看一下: «SWEATSHOP» ep. 3: - I´ll keep going until I faint. 他把液態金屬倒進沙子中,約5至10分鐘後拿出來…WOW! 我也想要自己製作! Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind.

Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. (The Washington Post) Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. (The Washington Post) Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so.

A Boy Said She Was Too Ugly To Touch. She Believed It For 10 Years. Here's What She Has To Say Now. Click image to Zoom A group of women gathered around a table to reveal the first time they started thinking their bodies weren't "good enough. " One story in particular especially moved the women. In the fourth grade, she had a crush on a boy who had the lead in a play. What It Meant To See My Depression Reflected In A YA Book. 普通高級中學課程英文學科中心網站.

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Love Dialogues About Marriage and Family ("English Vinglish") - Falling in Love with Bollywood. 'English Vinglish' Review: The film leaves you with a big smile on your face. Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou Director: Gauri Shinde. 《紐約時報》2014年度十佳繪本. Lesson Plan for The Crucible. Introducing the Movie Introductory Class Discussion: Teachers may want to introduce the film with the following commentary and question. 教材資源首頁. Culture - The horror of Grimm’s fairy tales. 看哭了無數爸爸的英國繪本——《小豆子》,有一種痛叫追悔莫及! 26 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Taiwan.

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Photographer Oleg Oprisco Creates Eerie Fairy Tale Images with Cheap, Soviet-Era Film Cameras. Blodin the Beast by Michael Morpurgo. Using Movie Trailers To Teach Persuasion.  Mutliple Choice Quiz. 49 Inspiring Quotes for Parents of Bilingual Kids – Bilingual Monkeys. This Is The Most Covert Weight-Loss Ad You’ll Ever See — And It Will Probably Leave You Feeling Empowered. Cinderella Around the World. Michelle-影片資料. Michelle-影片資料.