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Current Events and Literacy for Middle Schools TIME Edge is the premier digital news source developed specifically for middle school students. Build student literacy skills with close-reading assignments. Get ideas for tying history and science lessons to current events. 21 Essential Podcasts To Download Today 1 | Sodajerker On Songwriting One thing you learn from podcasts is that, freed from a cramped radio slot and faced with someone who actually knows a bit about their subject, almost everyone has a fascinating story to tell. Scouse songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor set up Sodajerker just as an excuse to talk to their heroes about what it's like to put songs together. But their natural inquisitiveness brings out the best in legends including Andy Partridge of XTC, Mike Stoller and Johnny Marr, making Sodajerker one of the most unusual and rewarding music podcasts. 2 | Stuff You Should Know There is, let's face it, a hell of a lot of stuff that we should know about but don't.

100 Amazing Books to Read in a Lifetime - My Frugal Adventures Hi Cora- Yikes! I am sorry you are so upset. I don’t think I was disrespectful or had guns blazing or attacking you. I hope you aren’t suggesting I am closed minded and ignorant? We will have to agree to disagree on this one. Current Events Classroom About Current Events Classroom The Current Events Classroom is a collection of timely and relevant brief lesson plans that assist K-12 educators in teaching news topics and other issues of the day. Each lesson helps students analyze the topic through an anti-bias, diversity and social justice lens.

Sodajerker Episode 48 – Rickie Lee Jones Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones chats with Simon and Brian about the writing of songs like ‘Chuck E’s in Love’, ‘The Last Chance Texaco’, ‘Coolsville’, ‘Weasel and the White Boys Cool’, ‘Skeletons’ and ‘The Evening of My Best Day’. Rickie talks in detail about her approach to constructing lyrical flow, her recent covers album The Devil You Know, and her plans for a new album of original material, which you can now pledge to support. Read more Episode 47 – Linda Thompson British folk singer Linda Thompson joins Simon and Brian to talk about the writing of her new solo album Won’t Be Long Now. How Americans Die By Matthew C. Klein / Bloomberg View / April 17, 2014How Americans Die The mortality rate fell by about 17 percent from 1968 through 2010, years for which we have detailed data.Almost all of this improvement can be attributed to improved survival prospects for men. It looks like progress stopped in the mid-1990s… Mortality rate per 100,000 people …but that’s only because the population has aged a lot since then. Share of population This has a big effect on the overall mortality rate, because old people die sooner than the young.

Syria: The shaping of a nation, then and now In the early 20th century, Syria was part of a region redrawn by outside forces. Today the 3-year-old uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad is generating the outlines of zones of control that could result in the partitioning of the country. The modern map of the Middle East was created by Europeans less than a century ago. Today, the conflict in Syria is calling into question the viability of those borders, which were frequently drawn with little regard for local communities.

Political Gabfest Dec. 14 2015 10:16 AMThe “You Need a Stronger Position” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfests hosts debate Ronnie Wood’s age and new role as a father.Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz Dec. 7 2015 12:47 PMThe “Billionaire Olympics” Bonus SegmentThe Gabfest hosts discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s recent financial venture, the birth of his daughter, and “advancing human potential.”Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz Nov. 30 2015 2:50 PMThe “Slightly Sad Breakfast” Bonus SegmentThe Political Gabfest hosts consider fresh food ideas to shake up Emily Bazelon’s morning routine.Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz Nov. 23 2015 12:57 PMThe “Successively Bad Smoothies” Bonus SegmentHow did John Dickerson prepare for his role as the moderator of the second Democratic debate?

Postpartisan Post-partisanship is an approach to dispute resolution between political factions that emphasizes compromise and collaboration over political ideology and party discipline.[1] It does not imply neutrality. From 2000-2007, there were virtually no online media references to the term "post-partisan". Media and Web references to the term are growing rapidly as the concept takes hold among policy-makers.The New York Times has attributed an oblique reference to post-partisan idealism in a statement by US President Thomas Jefferson, when he declared in his inaugural address in 1801: "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists."[2] Post-partisanship and the 2008 US Presidential election[edit]

About this Collection - Country Studies Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Most books in the series deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region.

A Radio Show & Podcast About Interesting Things Hi gang, After nearly five years, we’ve decided to take a break from our weekly programmes here at The Pod Delusion. The reason for this change is fairly predictable: The two of us (James and Liz) are simply too busy – and are struggling to fit producing an hour of audio every week into a schedule where we also have other voluntary commitments, let alone a need to earn a living! So rather than let the show suffer as a result, we’ve decided the best thing to do is to take a brief pause. To reflect for a brief moment, it has been an incredible half decade. The show has grown to have many thousands of listeners every week, we’ve seen so many incredible contributions to the show and our guest-list is a who’s-who of interesting figures from politics, science, technology, comedy.

CX1 Cyclocross Bike - Big Savings on Schwinn GT and more The frame feels kind of large for it's size. So if your caught in the middle, opt for the smaller frame on this one. Purchased for use as a rural commuter and short-trip touring. Overall solid construction and feel. Not a race horse, more of a mule. It's slow and sturdy. The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Contact Information Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505

Money Girl Laura D. Adams is a personal finance expert and award-winning author of multiple books, including Money Girl's Smart Moves to Grow Rich. She’s frequently quoted in the media and has been featured in NBC News, CBS News, FOX News, FOX Business, CBS Radio, ABC Radio, NPR, USA Today, US News and World Report, Consumer Reports, Kiplinger's, Huffington Post, and many other radio, print, and online outlets. In addition to hosting the top-rated Money Girl podcast, Laura is a writer, speaker, and spokesperson.

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