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Mapped: The world's nuclear power plants NUCLEAR | March 8. 2016. 17:19 Mapped: The world’s nuclear power plants From the latest crisis over plans for Hinkley Point in the UK, to Friday’s fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, nuclear power plants are currently much in the news. To help provide a global overview of the nuclear power sector both today and throughout its history, Carbon Brief has produced this interactive map.

4 Strategies for Teaching Students How to Revise I'm a fan of the writing workshop. That means I also write with my students, and I allow plenty of time for students to conference with me and with each other. I also provide models of what good writing looks like -- and lots of them. Here's what the classroom writing process looks like: Brainstorming (Think About It) Drafting (Getting It Down) Revising (Making It Better) Editing (Making It Right) Publishing (Sharing It!) Intro_Osterhammel.pdf xvi introduction to organize internationally, often far beyond the confines of Europe. The nine- teenth century reflected its own emergent globality. As far as the nineteenth century is concerned, anything but a world-history

How It Works - GrammarFlip GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that provides a unique sequence of engaging videos on grammar, mechanics, and usage. Topics and concepts such as parts of speech, parts of the sentence, punctuation, and usage are introduced in relation to each other. This scaffolds learning and solidifies student understanding as the program progresses. At their own pace, students watch instructional videos from home, having the ability to pause and review sections that remain unclear to them.

facsimiles of manuscripts Insular script, A.D. 450–850 English script, A.D. 850–1200 Celtic Britain and Ireland, A.D. 850–1350Scandinavian Manuscripts The following websites provide digital facsimiles of manuscripts relevant to ASNC Part I, Paper 10 (Palaeography and Codicology). The list is not complete and many new websites are appearing all the time. Strategies to Ensure Introverted Students Feel Valued at School When Susan Cain wrote Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of Time magazine, spent weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks, with more than 13 million views. From that grew The Quiet Revolution, a company Cain co-founded that continues to produce and share content about, and for, introverts. The site offers an online training course for parents and stories submitted by readers about being introverted. There’s even a podcast.

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Block by Block, Brooklyn’s Past and Present On my weekly walk to get groceries, I pass a row of brownstones — some well-kempt and majestic, some fossil-like and crumbling — bookended by a gleaming, square-windowed silver tower. It’s an architectural contrast of a kind that’s commonplace throughout Brooklyn. The borough’s a patchwork of the old and new, but traces of its history aren’t spread evenly. There are 320,000-odd buildings in Brooklyn, and I’ve plotted and shaded each of them according to its year of construction. The result is a snapshot of Brooklyn’s evolution, revealing how development has rippled across certain neighborhoods while leaving some pockets unchanged for decades, even centuries. Take a look

Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read with Graphic Novels September 21-27 is Banned Books Week in the United States, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and to express our own views, and share the views of others. This year, the focus of Banned Books Week is on graphic novels, which despite their popularity, are often subject to censorship. In fact, the Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2013 list includes two graphic novels. Many books taught in Facing History and Ourselves classrooms have been challenged at one time, including The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Maus II by Art Spiegelman, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (register on our website to receive updates on our new guide to the classic novel slated to come out later this fall). Below are recommendations from the Facing History library for five graphic novels that engage readers of all ages – sometimes even those who are reluctant to read traditional texts. The Arrival by Shaun Tan

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