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Explore the 50 states

Explore the 50 states

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New York City New York City is the largest city in the United States and New York. Over 8 million people live in it, and over 22 million people live in and around it. It is in the state of New York, which is in the northeastern United States. This US Map Shows The Craziest Laws By State And You've Definitely Broken A Few Laws be crazy, especially older ones that were never really updated because, why go through all the trouble? It's that kind of laissez-faire attitude towards laws that can get you locked up in France for naming a pig Napoleon, and if you're a woman in London, you might want to think twice before eating a chocolate bar aboard a train. Think those silly ass laws are restricted to Non-US countries? Well you're wrong, turns out that there are plenty of dumb-as-hell laws and someone put the stupidest one for each state on a big ole map. Put together by Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois, this map shows the weirdest laws of each US state.

U.S. Cities & States U.S. States, Cities, History, Maps Year by Year: 1900–2015 Enter a year: Special Features Today in History: Gone With the Wind 17 Fun Games to Play in Spanish Class! 1. ARROZ CON PAN: Game of elimination played in a circle where the students chant “Arroz con pan (3x) y sal” then a number is called out and counted around the circle. 2. CIERTO - FALSO: A person (often the teacher) stands between the stands of the trees and calls out phrases related to the class's latest vocabulary. If the statement is true about the student, they must try to run to the other side without being tagged. Webquest: Independence Day: History and traditions By Karen Kovacs Perhaps the most famous independence day is that of the United States of America on 4 July. However, many other countries celebrate their own independence days. In this webquest, your students will investigate Independence Day in the United States and learn about the independence days of some other countries.

US Presidential Election Background 2016 presidential candidates Basic details of each candidate’s backgroundWhere the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest IssuesWhat happens when … and how The important dates, Feb-Nov, listed and explained2016 Primary Results and Calendar Quickview of the results so far by NYTimes Warm-up “Slow Jam the News” with President Obama (7:05) Jimmy Fallon and President Obama slow jam the news, discussing Obama’s legacy, accomplishments and thoughts on the 2016 election.44 Presidents A rap song made after Obama became presidentCouch Commander (4:45) What will Obama do after his presidency? Vocabulary Democracy and Elections 15 words explained with examples and an exercisePresidential Elections Vocabulary A list of 14 vocab items with exercisesVocabulary in Conversation A gap-fill exercise with new vocabularyUS Election Glossary The most comprehensive word listUS Elections jargon quiz (2:46) BBC News asked people in London and New Yorkers on whether they could explain election vocabulary

Understanding the American National Anthem for English Language Learners On the morning of September 14, 1814, the sun rose to reveal a surprising sight to Francis Scott Key. Just a month after the British had burned the White House during the height of the War of 1812, Key was aboard a British vessel negotiating the release of a friend who was being held prisoner. During Key’s time aboard the vessel, the British commenced an attack on Fort McHenry and the pair was not allowed to leave. So Key and his friend watched from the ship as the British bombarded Fort McHenry. The 22 most ridiculous US laws still in effect today. #10 is just crazy… LOL! – Just something (creative) Some time ago we talked about a photo series that ironically portrayed people breaking 8 bizarre US laws. Since many of you appreciated that post quite a lot, we decided to go deeper about the ridiculous US laws that are still in effect today. We’ve discovered so many unbelievable laws that a book wouldn’t be enough to write them all, so we gathered our 22 favorites in this article just for you. It’s our personal top list, therefore you’ll find our very favorite at the end of the list. If you are aware of some bizarre law still in effect in your country feel free to tell us in the comments. If enjoyed this post, don’t be selfish, share it with your friends via Facebook or Twitter.

Taking a call from Obama – a video EFL/ESL lesson + worksheet – Vicki Hollett There’s so much interest in the US election candidates! This has to be a great time to have a lesson with an American president. So we’ve given our Obama video a makeover and created captions on YouTube and also lesson materials. Here’s a lesson plan (see below) and it comes with a free worksheet that you can download here. Lesson plan 1. The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History I just agreed to teach two classes of United States History next year to English Language Learners. It will be an interesting experiment, since one class will be done almost entirely in the computer lab and the other will be mostly in my classroom. I’ll be doing a number of different assessments with both groups over the year (including self-assessments) to compare results between the two. Given these upcoming classes, I thought it would be helpful for me to develop another “The Best…” list, this time focusing on U.S.