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Current events articles for teachers and students

Current events articles for teachers and students

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The Seattle Times: Two Peoples, One Land Sunday, May 12, 2002 Common rootsAn ancient bondIt’s called the Holy Land, its ancient history dear to the world’s three main monotheistic religions — Judaism, Islam and Christianity. While many argue that the theological past has little to do with the nationalistic forces driving the region today, protection of religious areas and icons remains a rallying cry for the faithful. IN THE BEGINNING Abraham, the Bible says, was called by God to leave his home and move to a new land, where he was to become the father of a mighty nation. His journey has become a tale of faith and transformation embraced by Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

10 Good Video Sources for Social Studies Teachers and Students Last week I shared a list of good sources for mathematics videos. That post was one of the most popular posts of the month despite being published during a school vacation week. Seeing the results of that list has prompted me to share lists for other subject areas. Here is my list of good video sources for social studies teachers and students. The first source that came to mind when I started to think about this list is Keith Hughes's Hip Hughes History videos. Because of his quality work Keith was recognized as a YouTube EDU Guru last fall.

Core Curriculum Content Standards New Jersey Student Learning Standards In 1996, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the state's first set of academic standards called the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The standards described what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. Over the last twenty years, New Jersey's academic standards have laid the foundation for local district curricula that is used by teachers in their daily lesson plans. Revised every five years, the standards provide local school districts with clear and specific benchmarks for student achievement in nine content areas. Developed and reviewed by panels of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and representatives from higher education, business, and the community, the standards are influenced by national standards, research-based practice, and student needs.

Social Studies These interactive Web sites provide students and teachers with extended knowledge and skills through the integration of technology based on thematic lessons. Armenian Genocide Between 1914 and 1918 more than 1.2 million Armenians were killed in Turkey in a now little-known genocidal campaign. Uncover the facts behind this tragedy, and consider the current problem of genocide and its impact on the world today. Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King was not only the widow of Dr. Communicate, Collect & Collaborate with Sticky Notes Transcript This is the Learning in Hand podcast. I'm Tony Vincent and this is the show where I share tips, how-tos, and ideas for using today's digital tools for teaching and learning. Episode 26: Communicate, Collect & Collaborate with Sticky Notes, recorded May 2013, happens now! I like digital tools that work on many different kinds of devices.

What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims 10-5-05 (Updated 6-13-14) Google Questions tags: Islam, Muslims, Shiites, Sunnis by HNN Staff Related Links The Islam religion was founded by Mohammed in the seventh century. Global terror attacks spark change in curriculum for DISD geography class DALLAS – You will not find many text books in Chazz Robinson’s world geography class at the Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy at James A. Fannin Elementary in Dallas ISD. These days, the teacher and students are engaging discussions about real-world issues, like terrorism. "Most of what students know about terrorism is what they see on the 5 o'clock news, or what they see on the newspapers or what they read on social media," Robinson said. The teacher said probing questions from the students in his class after recent bombing attacks in Paris transformed a regular geography lesson into a big project on counter-terrorism. "The first question we had was what terrorist group was behind it,” said student Sergio Sandoval.

Technology Articles Brain research confirms what experienced teachers have always known: . Consequently, it necessarily follows that although essential curricula goals may be similar for all students, methodologies employed in a classroom must be varied to suit to the individual needs of all children: ie. learning must be differentiated to be effective. Differentiating instruction means creating multiple paths so that students of different abilities, interest or learning needs experience equally appropriate ways to absorb, use, develop and present concepts as a part of the daily learning process.

The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505

The Connected Classroom - News Kids need the news presented to them in a manner that they can understand with the background that they may not have learned yet. Here are some sites that gives the kids the news that they need to know. CNN Student News CNN has a site devoted to kids news. You can even watch today's edition of Student News online if you miss it on TV.