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Book Review ~ Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century. PublicAffairs o 2001 o 240 pages o $24.00 Reviewed by Doug Bandow Despite the end of the Cold War, the world remains a dangerous place, as vividly demonstrated on September 11.

Book Review ~ Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing, and Catastrophe in the 21st Century

The twentieth century was the bloodiest, most murderous 100 years of human history. Writing before the terrorist attacks of last fall, former Secretary of Defense and World Bank President Robert McNamara and Brown University Professor James Blight present their agenda for making this new century less bloody. Wilson’s Ghost correctly identifies several major challenges, but its solutions fall short.

McNamara and Blight observe that "throughout the post-Cold War period, brutal war and communal killing on an alarming scale have increased, and the danger of nuclear catastrophe remains ever present. " Where Children Sleep.

This website is a good reference to a book about children around the world. When using this book in the classroom student will gain an understanding of different circumstances for different children around the world. When students can compare their life experiences to others then a sense of sameness or likeness can occur. Also, students can realize how good they have it here in the United States compared to other countries. – teresa8sant

Hiroshima remembers atomic bomb. World History Free Interactive Test-Prep Games. History - The Age of Steam: The Cartoon as Source Materia. Natural Law. The term "natural law" is ambiguous.

Natural Law

It refers to a type of moral theory, as well as to a type of legal theory, but the core claims of the two kinds of theory are logically independent. It does not refer to the laws of nature, the laws that science aims to describe. According to natural law moral theory, the moral standards that govern human behavior are, in some sense, objectively derived from the nature of human beings and the nature of the world. While being logically independent of natural law legal theory, the two theories intersect. However, the majority of the article will focus on natural law legal theory. What Is Natural Law? David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. EconEdLink. Consumer Action Scavenger Hunt (other, other) ).

Consumer Action Scavenger Hunt (other, other)

Concepts Taught: Helps students find useful consumer information. CONSUMER ACTION SCAVENGER HUNT (TEACHER'S SHEET) GRADE: 9 – 12 TIME: 2 – 4 CLASS PERIODS SUBJECT: CONSUMER ECONOMICSDESCRIPTION: This is a short-term project that will help students find useful consumer information. Students will use the worksheet provided to search for answers on the Federal Consumer Information Center’s (FCIC) Consumer Action Website or in the Consumer Action Handbook. This fun and dynamic lesson will provide young consumers with information and tools that will be useful the rest of their lives.

Money Lessons: A Guide to Financial-Literacy Resources. Helping your students get a handle on finance doesn't have to take up a big chunk of your school year, especially if you have the right lessons at your fingertips.

Money Lessons: A Guide to Financial-Literacy Resources

Whether you teach fourth-grade social studies, seventh-grade math, or high school economics, chances are you can begin online to plan a money-management class. From downloadable lesson plans that take up one class period to online games that teach key concepts, Edutopia has found the Web resources that can get you started.

Here they are, broken down by grade level. Elementary School On the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Education page, you'll find the Econ Explorers Journal, a workbook designed to help elementary school math students understand money. The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) offers the EconEdLink Web site, which includes dozens of free, downloadable lesson plans for K-12 students. Middle School. On-line Lessons. The on-line instructional resources provided here are designed for use in schools or training programs where people are being encouraged to appreciate the importance of work ethic, further develop their own work habits and attitudes, and improve employability skills.

On-line Lessons

American Antitrust Institute. The Fair Fight Film Initiative is an educational program designed around the award-winning PBS film, “Fair Fight in the Marketplace,” that highlights the history and importance of antitrust policies in strengthening our market-based economy.

American Antitrust Institute

The Fair Fight in the Marketplace Initiative will: provide practical understanding of antitrust and the legal system that can be useful to people in their everyday lives;promote awareness of current issues and controversies in the antitrust arena;improve understanding of government's role in implementation of antitrust laws and trying to assure fair business practices;encourage effective and informed civic decision making about law and public policy related to competition and market fairness;improve basic civic skills including creative and critical thinking, communication, observation and problem-solving To purchase Fair Fight in the Marketplace for your classroom use, please contact AAI President Diana Moss at

Lesson 9: Money and Inflation. Lesson 9: Money and Inflation Download EFL Lesson 9 Guide EFL Lesson 9 Powerpoint Slides Key Terms National Content Standards Addressed Standard 11: Role of Money.

This website allows the teacher the opportunity to introduce the concept of inflation. This is a consequence of certain government regulations put in place; this shows the students that many people affect the cause of the inflation. Sometimes government officials decide to print more money to help with the inflation issues. But in reality this does not solve problems. This lesson plan gives examples of how this can cause problems with the government. Printing money the country does not have only causes the value of that money to diminish. When students understand this concept then students will have more interest in the government and how the government operates. – teresa8sant
Lesson 9: Money and Inflation

2015's Top 10 Legislative Issues to Watch. 2015 is over.

2015's Top 10 Legislative Issues to Watch

Instead of reading about the past, check out 2016's issues to watch. States and localities will spend much of their time this year grappling with troublesome new realities and trying to work out their relationship with Washington. New realities are a given in any governmental year, but the 2015 crop includes some unusually potent ones. Legislators will be dealing with widespread water shortages, dwindling transportation funds, the emergence of new drugs that threaten to blow up Medicaid budgets, and revised pension accounting rules, among other challenges. There will be passionate debates about how to regulate the hospitality and taxi industries, and about how to safely transport the oil and gas pouring out of North Dakota and Canada.

Meanwhile, expect to see ongoing tensions with the federal government. U.S. GOVERNMENT > Introduction to the U.S. System > Principles of Democracy. United States (U.S.) Constitution for Kids — Activities, Quizzes, Puzzles, & More. U.S.

This website “constitution Facts” will be a good resource for students to use to become more familiar with the Constitution. When students understand the principles behind the constitutional then when playing a game will be able to reinforce the information learned during the lesson. Many times students learn better or remember information better when practiced in a game format. This will make the constitution interesting and fun for many students. – teresa8sant

Constitution Activities Welcome to the Fun Zone at where you'll find U.S.

United States (U.S.) Constitution for Kids — Activities, Quizzes, Puzzles, & More

Constitution Activities for all ages - from word finds to crossword puzzles to treasure hunts and more! History and Current Issues for the Classroom. Congress for Kids - Interactive, Fun-filled Experiences About the Federal Government.

Special Education Resources

"Did You Know?/Shift Happens" (Version 6, 2012) History - World Wars: Reform, Coup and Collapse: The End of the Soviet State. THE DUST BOWL. Imperialismtimeline. Elementary Lessons for Primary and Secondary Sources. Primary and Secondary Sources LA GLEs: 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51 Needed prior to first lesson Some examples of primary and secondary sources (photographs, clothing, news articles, photographs of buildings, people, clothes, and activities; and maps, diaries, articles of clothing, advertisements, magazines, etc.

Elementary Lessons for Primary and Secondary Sources

Time: One Week (45 minutes daily)Lessons: 1. Explain the difference between primary and secondary sources Discuss what primary and secondary sources are.