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Alpha History: Because the past matters

Alpha History: Because the past matters
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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students. Similarly, parents complain that when students are required to complete homework assignments online, it’s a challenge for students to remain on task. The ubiquity of digital technology in all realms of life isn’t going away, but if students don’t learn how to concentrate and shut out distractions, research shows they’ll have a much harder time succeeding in almost every area. “The real message is because attention is under siege more than it has ever been in human history, we have more distractions than ever before, we have to be more focused on cultivating the skills of attention,” said Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence and other books about social and emotional learning on KQED’s Forum program. Katrina Schwartz

Life Of Marie Antoinette | Fablicious Marie Antoinette – A scandalous party queen – and also an extrovert social butterfly, a mother and a queen of fashion who loved enjoying life to the fullest I wanted to write about Marie Antoinette now that it’s Halloween very soon. You can get inspiration from this a rticle to arranging The Halloween Masquerade Ball of The Decade… (Just copy her style, taste, passions and attitude…) She was known of her extravagant and very luxurious lifestyle, extrovert personality (she loved hanging out with her friends and having parties, while her husband, the king, did not so much), and, her love for fashion, enjoyments, indulgences, luxuries, parties and fun. Marie Antoinette, who was born in November 2, 1755, was an Archduchess of Austria from 1755 to 1770 (this is the title she was born into), a Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and the last Queen of France and of Navarre from 1774 to 1792. The royal couple lived in the magnificent palace of Versailles, outside Paris. In The Beginning So, in 178

9. Final Draft - History Skills Once you have received feedback on your draft from your teacher, you only need to improve your essay for final submission. Fix up any errors, add any extra information and take the time to improve your writing style. Great writing shows sophistication, so make sure you use academic language when you write your essays. An essay needs to be a continuous series of well-written, correctly spelled English sentences, formed into coherent paragraphs and carry a succinct argument. Here are some final points to consider: Avoid conversational or colloquial language Avoid personal pronouns: do not use "I" and "my" when you write Use language that is appropriate for scholarly work: it should be clear, succinct, and objective. Some simple essay tips: Never use headings or sub-headings in an essay. Format of essays A neat, well set out essay is easy to read and mark. - Use size 12 Times New Roman font - Use 1.5 line spacing - Use ‘square’ justification on your paragraphs

Four Corners 50 Years - Home Welcome to a celebration of 50 years of ABC Television’s premier News and Current Affairs program, Four Corners. This website is a celebration of our history, which is not only TV programs, it is the successful collaboration of people: executive producers, reporters, researchers, editors, producers, crews and administrators, all of whom have played a significant role in the program’s history, identity and success, from 1961 to the present day. Four Corners’ reports have explored cultural and social change, political upheaval, conflicts, disasters and terrorism, with an eye on national and international events. This website will showcase the key stories, people and events we have covered over the past 50 years, and will stand as a living archive to five decades of vigorous reporting on ABC TV. You can explore our vast archive of programs by decade or by theme. The website also presents extended interviews with reporters, executive reporters, researchers and cameramen.

6 Great Personalities of the French Revolution Some of the great personalities of the French Revolution are as follows: 1. Mirabeau: It is desirable to refer to the important personalities of the French Revolution before the rise of Napoleon, and the first in the list is the name of Mirabeau. The son of a cruel father, he died at the age of 42 after many ups and downs in his life. He had “a brain and heart of fire”. Image Source: However, he was a practical, clear-headed and far-sighted statesman. It is stated that when he died in 1791, the funeral procession was three leagues long and the representatives of the king and the prominent members of Jacobin club followed his procession. Mirabeau had travelled a lot in his youth and thereby acquired a lot of experience. Although Mirabeau belonged to the nobility, he was elected to the Third Estate when elections for the Estates-General were held in 1789. His scheme failed because both parties refused to play their respective roles. Prof. 2. 3.

Reading Like A Historian The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. How do I use these lessons in my classroom? The 91 lessons in the U.S. curriculum, 41 lessons of the world curriculum, and the 5 lessons in the introduction to historical thinking unit can be taught in succession. 1) Establish relevant background knowledge and pose the central historical question. *Note: United Streaming requires a subscription to Discovery Education. Of course!

How to teach history | AC History Units There is no single 'best' way to teach history. Research suggests that good history teachers know the content, use a variety of approaches, explicitly teach the skills of historical inquiry and analysis, tailor learning opportunities to suit their students' stage of development, and encourage deep understanding. Activities There is room for a range of teaching and learning activities in the history classroom: a story well-told by the teacher, a museum display (actual or digital), model-making, the construction of timelines, comprehension and source analysis activities, oral history interviews, site studies, simulated excavations, problem-solving exercises, role plays and debates. Approaches Approaches to pedagogy can be teacher-centred or student generated, inquiry based or teacher directed, completed individually, in pairs, groups, or as a whole class, and involve digital resources to varying degrees. Resources Putting it all together To teach for historical understanding, teachers need to

Essay Exams - History Skills This is a full analytical essay, which is written under exam conditions. In this kind of task, you will be required to give a response to a question or statement, using sources provided by your teacher. You will be required to demonstrate a whole gamut of skills. You will need to: quote from a wide range of sources analyse and evaluate the sources you've used correctly reference all sources quoted in your essay Whilst this seems like a lot to complete in an exam, planning will help accomplish most of this. Introduction Hypothesis Your three main points that your body paragraphs will focus on Paragraph 1 Topic Sentence Sources chosen Analysis and evaluation of sources Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Conclusion Restate hypothesis Restate three main points that your body paragraphs focused on The question or statement will not be provided before the test (therefore, the question is ‘unseen’). Managing the use of your time in an exam is crucial to doing well. For example: