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Black Civil Rights In America. Birthplace of WWII icon 'Rosie the Riveter' at risk. The Gilder Lehrman Collection. America's Historical Documents. The National Archives preserves and provides access to the records of the Federal Government.

America's Historical Documents

Primary Documents in American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress) Early history. NATO - Topic: Member countries. The founding members On 4 April 1949, the foreign ministers from 12 countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty (also known as the Washington Treaty) at the Departmental Auditorium in Washington, D.C.: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.

NATO - Topic: Member countries

Within the following five months of the signing ceremony, the Treaty was ratified by the parliaments of the interested countries, sealing their membership. The 12 signatories Some of the foreign ministers who signed the Treaty were heavily involved in NATO’s work at a later stage in their careers: Belgium: M. Flexibility of NATO membership On signing the Treaty, countries voluntarily commit themselves to participating in the political consultations and military activities of the Organization. Iceland. Freedom Fighters & Human Rights. Flipped Classroom. Data Science. Educational Models.

History. Emperical examples. 5 Great TED Talks for Teachers. The End of Education As We Know It. By Scott Barry Kaufman Imagine being 6 or 7 years old again, learning about addition and subtraction for the first time.

The End of Education As We Know It

How wonderful would it be, while taking a quiz, to be able to rub a genie’s bottle and choose from a number of on-the-spot metaphors for mathematical concepts, like what a fraction really means? Or picture this: Rather than working through equations in daunting rows on a sheet of paper, your task is to play a game on a tablet computer in which you share a dinner table with aliens.

Food for brain. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Ancient Crimean gold caught in legal limbo. Exhibitions Art law Museums Netherlands Dutch museum faces dilemma whether to return artefacts to Ukraine or Russia By Sophia Kishkovsky.

Ancient Crimean gold caught in legal limbo

Web onlyPublished online: 27 March 2014 Objects on view in the exhibition “The Crimea—Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea” Photos du journal - Archaeology Trowels and Tools. Stone Age Social Networks May Have Resembled Ours. By Kate Shaw, Ars Technica If you ever sit back and wonder what it might have been like to live in the late Pleistocene, you’re not alone.

Stone Age Social Networks May Have Resembled Ours

That’s right about when humans emerged from a severe population bottleneck and began to expand globally. Indiana Withdrawing From Common Core Standards. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Monday became the first state to withdraw from the Common Core math and reading standards that outline what students should be learning, capitalizing on a conservative backlash but leaving some critics wondering whether the state is leaving the program in name only.

Indiana Withdrawing From Common Core Standards

Indiana was among 45 states that adopted Common Core in the last few years, but some conservatives have since criticized the initiative as a top-down takeover of local schools. Why is this Common Core math problem so hard? Supporters respond to quiz that went viral. By Sarah Garland It may be the first time a math problem has gone viral on the Internet.

Why is this Common Core math problem so hard? Supporters respond to quiz that went viral

A frustrated father posted a subtraction problem from his second-grade son’s math quiz on Facebook this week with a note to the teacher calling it ridiculous. Why There’s a Backlash against Common Core. The federal government has spent billions to move Common Core forward, and it has put billions more on the line.

Why There’s a Backlash against Common Core

Unfortunately, parents, teachers, tea-party activists, and governors have every reason to believe Common Core represents major, unprecedented federal intervention into education. In a speech to the National Governor’s Association in 2010, President Obama stated: I want to commend all of you for acting collectively through the National Governors Association to develop common standards that will better position our students for success. Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling. Social Explorer. Team8-2 - home. Early Education Boosts Health, Economic Outcomes. Intensive and high-quality early childhood education can have a positive effect on disadvantaged children's future health, according to a study released Thursday by a group of American and British researchers.

Early Education Boosts Health, Economic Outcomes

Researchers from the University College London, the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina studied more than 30 years' worth of data from children who participated in the Carolina-based Abecedarian Project, which was created to study the potential benefits of early childhood education for poor children. Greatdebate2008.wikispaces. Welcome to the Great Debate of 2008!


The "Great Debate of 2008" is a collaborative project that provides students in grades 8-12 with an opportunity to lead an exploration and discussion of issues and candidates surrounding the 2008 presidential election. It officially begins September 22, 2008, though classes may join after that date.The project is created and moderated by Tom Daccord and spearheaded by the Noble & Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts.If your class is interested in participating please contact Tom Daccord. Argument Wars. Ever tried to win a disagreement? United Nations History Project. Why Incorporate Technology? Why Teach with Technology? Technology, when used appropriately, can help make the history and social studies classroom a site of active learning and critical thinking and further student connections with the past.

Teachers can use technology to enable students to meet people of different cultures, explore ancient and modern worlds, do authentic primary-source research, problem-solve through inquiry-based activities, and much more. Technology can be used to enable students to explore fundamental curriculum issues and answer core questions. Ill. teacher uses fantasy football system to teach geography. History Content.

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. It’s sociology class, starring Miley Cyrus. We can’t stop talking about Miley Cyrus and her crazy shenanigans, so why not study her? At least that’s what Skidmore College in New York has decided — no twerking required.