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Exploring the World in Your Class In the past several years, the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) has supported and funded digital games, including Mission US: City of Immigrants, a game about the immigrant experience. You play as Lena Brodsky, a Jewish immigrant in 1907 New York. It’s a great teaching tool: Students quickly realize how difficult it can be to assimilate to a new country. The game includes an Educator Guide with lesson plans and primary sources. I recently spoke with Marc Ruppel, senior program officer at the NEH. The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes That Node.js Developers Make Since the moment Node.js was unveiled to the world, it has seen a fair share of both praise and criticism. The debate still continues, and may not end anytime soon. What we often overlook in these debates is that every programming language and platform is criticized based on certain issues, which are created by how we use the platform.

/hmarker.php?markerId=1-A-3BB Editorial cartoon, Pennsylvania State Constabulary, circa 1905. Mounted officers, Pennsylvania State Police Troop D, circa 1914. "It is possible for a man to be a gentleman as well as a policeman. I expect you to treat elderly persons, women and children at all times with the greatest consideration. When you once start after a man you must get him. In making an arrest you may use no force beyond the minimum necessary. Freedom Homeschooling Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes. Through virtual field trips, they can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets. This allows children to experience places they wouldn’t get to see otherwise. Virtual field trips are also great for when you can’t get out due to illness or can’t afford to travel. Here are several free resources your family can use to take virtual field trips. Free Virtual Field Trips

Current Events Sites for Students CNN Student News, now called CNN 10, is one of the most popular sites for student news and current events, but there are many other sites out there that are worth taking a look at. Here are some of the ones that I have used over the last couple of years.KidsPost- This is associated with the Washington Post. This site focuses on important events, but has plenty of fun and entertaining articles as well. PBS NewsHour Extra- News site for students in grades 7-12.

5 Steps to build a REST API in Node.js with MongoDB REST APIs handle the server side of the web application. That means that the backend is built once and can provide content or data for frontend, mobile, or other server-side apps. A great example is the google calendar API. REST stands for Representational State Transfer and is a way how a web server should respond to requests. This allows to not only read data, but also do different things like updating, deleting or creating data. The People vs. Columbus, et al. » Zinn Education Project This role play begins with the premise that a monstrous crime was committed in the years after 1492, when perhaps as many as three million or more Taínos on the island of Hispaniola lost their lives. (Most scholars estimate the number of people on Hispaniola in 1492 at between one and three million; some estimates are lower and some much higher. By 1550, very few Taínos remained alive.) Who—and/or what—was responsible for this slaughter? This is the question students confront here. The lesson begins as follows:

Diversity Below are resources that Astronomers might find useful to learn more about the topic of Diversity and Equity in STEM. This includes resources geared towards a general audience as well as scientists, and astronomers specifically. Just like astronomy, a great deal of research has been done in this area of social science and social justice, and self-motivated education and literature research are essential to being an educated colleague and ally. This page can be a great resource for you to learn about some of that research, and share research you've found enlightening. The page highlights some scholarly and some popular resources but of course cannot be exhaustive. The Roots & Legacy of 9/11 Many who experienced life in the United States both before and after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, would agree that “9/11 changed everything.” The cultural, political, and social impacts felt as a result of the largest terrorist attack to ever occur on American soil were, indeed, sweeping. Though each person has experienced these changes in different ways, in many respects, the United States hasn’t been the same since the attacks, and it is fair to say we may never be the same again. This website explores the many ways in which the events of 9/11 have impacted the United States. Although the goal of this site is to explore the aftermath of the attacks, rather than the attacks themselves, the 9/11 Memorial Museum has a minute-by-minute interactive timeline that helps to shed more light on the execution of the attacks. In addition, the "In their words . . ." section that opens the topics below does explore several first-hand narrative accounts of the day itself.

Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day Veterans Day is next weekend which means this upcoming week will be a great opportunity to visit with students about the meaning of this federal holiday. These resources have suggestions for how students of all ages can honor veterans as well as some activities that can be done schoolwide.Veterans Day Teacher Guide- This 35 page guide is filled with ideas for ways to honor veterans. There are suggestions for what schools can do as a whole as well as activities that individual students can complete.PBS News Hour- 45-minute lesson plan for middle and high school students. Veterans Day Activities- Numerous activities for students elementary students including printouts, worksheets, and poetry activities.Veterans Day FAQ's- Answers about the most common questions regarding Veterans Day.Veterans Day from the History Channel- Articles, speeches, videos, and pictures about Veterans Day.Operation We are Here- Numerous ideas for students of all ages for how to honor veterans.

How to use Geospatial Indexing in MongoDB with Express and Mongoose For a couple of months I worked on a project that needed check-ins as a feature and location service. So I have decided to use as a database Mongo because of it’s very useful geospatial indexing. Foursquare is using MongoDB to power their location-based data queries, you can read more about his here. The app is available on Github - please take a look for the full codebase. As for this tutorial I will keep the back-end logic simple and write an API in node.js using Express 3.0 to query the Mongo location collection.

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