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MTVKailyn Lowry, here with her son Isaac, has been on MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and its spinoff “Teen Mom” series. Go to related article » Do TV shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” glamorize being a teenage mother or present a cautionary tale? Do you think they are more likely to promote or discourage teenage pregnancy? Read more… Jason Henry for The New York TimesA CHANGED LANDSCAPE Fishermen in Lake Enriquillo among a sea of dead trees where farmers formerly reaped bountiful harvests.

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Mentor Texts - Examples of Good Teen Essay Writing Below you will find student mentor text essays that corresponds to some of our past writing prompts used in StageofLife.com's national student writing contests. These high school and college mentor texts are a resource to... Provide a good essay example, in particular of how a student stylistically approached one of our essay writing prompts Give your students insights into real life essays submitted by teen writers and bloggers participating in the StageofLife.com global writing project to create the world's largest collection of multi-generational stories. See what interesting teens are saying about life! Please check back regularly, the new teen or college essay contests and writing prompts will be posted on StageofLife.com as great examples of teen writing and mentor texts.

Engelsk Football Hooliganism Hooliganism is unruly and destructive behaviour most often associated with football. It is an increasing problem in many countries. In this text we take a brief look at the problem. Animation Library ABC3 - News - ABC3 Kids Wellbeing 5,000 kids are surveyed about their every day lives. Syria Ceasefire The US and Russia have negotiated a ceasefire. New Spaceship Virgin Galactic has unveiled it's new spaceship, the VSS Unity. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that “more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.” Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum). In making this announcement, the Met joined other world-class museums in putting put large troves of digital art online. Witness the 87,000 images from the Getty in L.A., the 125,000 Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum, the 35,000 artistic images from the National Gallery, and the 57,000 works of art on Google Art Project. The Met’s online initiative is dubbed “Open Access for Scholarly Content,” and, while surfing the Met’s digital collections, you’ll know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the “OASC” acronym.

50 Of The Most Majestic Libraries In The World Though they are losing ground to the e-book and the audio book, libraries were once central hubs of human intellectual progress. There’s something about them that still attracts people, however – whether it’s their magnificent architecture or the unmistakable smell of books and dust, scholars and dreamers alike still enjoy perusing their hoards of literary treasures. Because of their critical importance, libraries were often built to be beautiful and built to last. Combined with the sometimes priceless treasures that they hold, their simultaneously enormous and intimate spaces possess a charm that no other type of building can command. If you know of any other amazing libraries that should be celebrated on this list, then please add them. You can vote for your favorite houses of knowledge as well!

The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures I’ve compiled several “The Best…” lists that sites where you can learn about the geography, data, languages, and holidays of different countries around the world. Those resources are important, but I think it’s like learning the words, but not the music, of a song. So I thought I’d develop a separate list just focused on helping students learn about the cultures of different countries, and would love to hear additional suggestions. You might also be interested in The Best Travel Photographs Of The Year. Behind the News Weekdays: 02/06/2017 watch BTN Investigates Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained?Add Question Welcome Book Gallery Over 12,000 kids have sent in their message to refugees.View Kind Classrooms We challenged schools across the country to show a little kindness to their local community.View the gallery

Nik's QuickShout: iPhone for Speaking Homework Getting students to do speaking homework has always been quite a challenge, but for those students with smartphones we can now get them using free apps to practice and develop their speaking abilities. This speaking tasks requires the download of a free app called the VTR2 Video Recording Teleprompter from The app acts as a teleprompter which scrolls a text across the screen of your devices and records you speaking as you read the text. The app can be used on iPhone or an iPad with a camera. It's very simple to use. Authentic Materials for Teaching Languages: RESOURCES Authentic Materials for Teaching Languages Authentic materials - also known as realia - can be described as anything created for native speakers of a language. The cookies in the photo on the left are a good example of realia - they were made in Germany for German consumption, and they are a great source of authentic reading material (before they get eaten, that is!) for learners of German. Click here for a PowerPoint presentation about the incorporation of authentic cultural materials into the world language classroom.

Episode 01: The Alibi There are a few pieces of evidence we haven’t been able to track down these last 15 months. Hotmail The first is Adnan’s Hotmail account. Adnan says that he went to the Woodlawn Public Library after school on Jan. 13 to check his email. That’s when Asia says they had a conversation about his breakup with Hae. School Report - Lesson 4: Broadcasting news This lesson explains how to group stories into bulletins and the art of presentation. It also introduces the art of headline writing. Video: Broadcasting News - Huw Edwards BBC newsreader Huw Edwards explains what's involved in broadcasting the news. Whether it's standing in front of the camera, talking into the mic or publishing a written story on the web, broadcasting is when you tell everyone your story.

10,000 Film Clips Now Available for Free in New Public Domain Database For filmmakers, designers, photographers, and just about any kind of creatives, the public domain is an important resource, full of copyright-free materials that can be used and remixed to create new art. The legal intricacies of copyright and public domain, however, can be daunting, and finding specific pieces of footage, for example, from organizations like the US National Archive can be a tedious and user-unfriendly experience. Royalty-free video marketplace Pond5 launched the Public Domain Project in order to solve this problem, opening up to the public a massive, thoroughly-organized treasure trove of about 80,000 copyright-free video clips, photos, sound recordings, and 3D models.

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