background preloader

History and Current Issues for the Classroom

History and Current Issues for the Classroom
Related:  ckregel631US Gov and Politics

Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages, Map, Facts, Photos, Videos Explore Talking Dictionaries The Enduring Voices team is pleased to present these Talking Dictionaries, giving listeners around the world a chance to hear some of the most little-known sounds of human speech. Several communities are now offering the online record of their language to be shared by any interested person around the world. While you probably won't walk away from these Talking Dictionaries knowing how to speak a new language, you will encounter fascinating and beautiful sounds--forms of human speech you've never heard before--and through them, get a further glimpse into the rich diversity of culture and experience that humans have created in every part of the globe. Explore the Talking Dictionaries for yourself. Losing Our World's Languages By 2100, more than half of the more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth—many of them not yet recorded—may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment, and the human brain.

World War II General Resources WWII Web Sites Encyclopedia of the Second World War The Second World War is a Spartacus Educational website and enables one to research individual people and events of the war in detail. The sources are “hypertexted” so that the visitor can research the newspaper, organization, etc., that produced the source. There are several subsections including those on: Background to the War; Nazi Germany, Chronology of the War, Political Leaders, European Diplomacy, Major Offensives, British Military Leaders, USA Military Leaders, German Military Leaders, Japanese Military Leaders, The Armed Forces, The Air War, The Resistance, Scientists & Inventors, War at Sea, Resistance in Nazi Germany, The Holocaust, War Artists, Weapons and New Technology. HyperWar: World War II Hyper War is a “hypertext” history of the second World War and features diplomatic and political documents. World War II Sites This site serves as a gateway to World War II sites appropriate for students and teachers. U.S.

Youth Leadership Initiative ahaglin Account | Log out Teacher Code:NY1599-001 Join the 96,545 teachers who’ve discovered YLI. Go to the Teacher Dashboard YLI, a program of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, develops FREE education resources designed to assist civics teachers, and encourage students to participate in the political process. Lesson Plans Complete curriculum developed by teachers E-Congress Interactive online legislative simulation Mock Elections Vote online for real candidates Democracy Corps Our complete service learning program Tell a Teacher Featured Lesson Plan What Is Government and Do We Need It? Students Visit the YLI Student Portal Make a Contribution A Proud Part of the University of Virginia Center for Politics With Support From: Copyright 2016, The University of Virginia Center for Politics, Youth Leadership Initiative BESbswy

Regions of the World - FREE Lesson Plans & Games for Kids Fighting Against Apartheid: The Activism of Fatima Meer | Choices Program UN photo This lesson is an online supplement to the curriculum unit Freedom in Our Lifetime: South Africa's Struggle. Objectives Students will: Consider what it was like to live in South Africa under apartheid.Hear firsthand from a South African anti-apartheid activist.Examine the ways in which one activist worked to achieve justice and equality in South Africa. Resources Handout—The Activism of Fatima Meer In the Classroom Note: Students will get the most out of this lesson if they have read Parts 1 and 2 and the Epilogue of Freedom in Our Lifetime: South Africa's Struggle, although the lesson can be adapted for students who do not have this background knowledge. 1. Write the word "apartheid" on the board. Review with students the way South African society was structured at the time. 2. Tell students that in today’s lesson they will be watching videos of Professor Fatima Meer, one of South Africa's most distinguished anti-apartheid activists. How have things changed since the early 1990s? 3.

Climate Change and Global Warming Introduction On this page: What is Global Warming and Climate Change? Global warming and climate change refer to an increase in average global temperatures. Natural events and human activities are believed to be contributing to an increase in average global temperatures. A warming planet thus leads to a change in climate which can affect weather in various ways, as discussed further below. What are the main indicators of Climate Change? As explained by the US agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there are 7 indicators that would be expected to increase in a warming world (and they are), and 3 indicators would be expected to decrease (and they are): What is the Greenhouse Effect? The term greenhouse is used in conjunction with the phenomenon known as the greenhouse effect. The Greenhouse effect is natural. Many of these greenhouse gases are actually life-enabling, for without them, heat would escape back into space and the Earth’s average temperature would be a lot colder. D.

Edutopia Elections: Digital Resources for Educators This election has been unlike any in modern history. According to a survey of educators by Teaching Tolerance, the campaign’s contentious tone has spilled over into classrooms. Presidential elections are exciting for students and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate a range of issues in the classroom. But this year, that excitement is more likely to turn into conflict. Setting ground rules and promoting civility in debates can help students avoid conflicts and encourage fruitful debates. Once you've covered these basics, students will be better equipped to explore, discuss, and debate the issues. Election 2016: Lesson Plans, Resources, and Primary Sources Election Central From PBS LearningMedia: This collection features a little bit of everything: election news, history, and ideas for facilitating classroom debates. C-SPAN Road to the White House: If you're looking for video clips of the candidates, this is your source. Additional Election and Political Classroom Resources

CPC - Monitoring & Data: Rest of the World Climate Data The CPC produces maps and time series for precipitation and surface temperatures for Africa, Asia, Europe, South and Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand. Monitoring Weather and Climate - The CPC monitors weather and climate in real time with the aid of satellite animations, conventional raingauge observations and global analyses of the atmospheric state. Animations at diurnal, daily, intraseasonal, seasonal and annual time scales are highlighted. The CPC also collects time series of accumulated actual daily precipitation and accumulated normal precipitation. The Library of Congress

The website “Choices” will be a good primary source because students will be able to view past events and then compare those events with current events happening today. This will allow the students to relate what has happened in the past to what is happening in the present time. Many times students may not feel that what has happened in the past is important, but when students can see the same type of things are still happening today then connections to history become relevant to students. by teresa8sant Jul 31