Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them. TES collection World War II Comment:5 average rating | Comments (9)Last Updated:9 March, 2014Section:Resources Primary History - World War II Using rich resources that encourage children’s empathy skills can make all the difference in teaching about WWII.
Young People Swap Clothes With Grandparents And Parents For Fascinating, Charming Photos Young people pose with their elders, either a parent or a grandparent. Then the two family members exchange outfits and have their photo taken again. The result is as sweet as intriguing… Pictures by: Qozop.
Top 10 Logical Fallacies in Politics The human brain is wired all wrong. Those not versed in logic are blissfully unaware of how much our brain messes up the most basic of arguments, leading to the mess of random thoughts, non-sequiturs, cognitive dissonance, white lies, misinformation, and syntax errors that we call consciousness. Luckily, there is one place where all of these logical misteps can be exemplified: politics. What follows is a crash course in some of the most prevelant fallacies we all make, as they appear in modern American politics. Webrangers This is the National Park Service's site for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you. If you are new to our National Parks, we hope this site helps you experience how wonderful they can be. We've recently updated this site to make it even more fun. You can now customize you Ranger Station, earn more rewards, and play new activities! And we're busy making new activities for you all the time!
Income inequality, as seen from space Last week, I wrote about how urban trees—or the lack thereof—can reveal income inequality. After writing that article, I was curious, could I actually see income inequality from space? It turned out to be easier than I expected. Below are satellite images from Google Earth that show two neighborhoods from a selection of cities around the world. In case it isn’t obvious, the first image is the less well-off neighborhood, the second the wealthier one. Chart: One Year of Prison Costs More Than One Year at Princeton - Brian Resnick - National Monique W. Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, offers tactics to work against damaging stigmas. The “good girl” and “bad girl” dichotomy, as chronicled by Monique W. Morris in Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, is a condition that has plagued black girls and women for time immemorial. Society’s deeply entrenched expectations of black girls—influenced by racism and patriarchy—has led to a ritual whereby these young women are often mischaracterized, and mislabeled because of how they look, dress, speak, and act.
Tour Interactive visualization Comments about this visualization Form for posting a new comment Zombie-Based Learning You read that correctly: Zombie-Based Learning. When I started learning about it, my inner geek squealed with joy. I've always loved zombies. Why Are We So Afraid of Creativity? Creativity: now there’s a word I thought I wouldn’t see under attack. Don’t we live in a society that thrives on the idea of innovation and creative thought? The age of the entrepreneur, of the man of ideas, of Steve Jobs and the think different motto? Well, yes and no. That is, indisputably yes on the surface. AAEC - Association of American Editorial Cartoonists What is the reality about immigration? Teachers: Download the lesson and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format) Common Core State Standard RL.CSS.2/4 Grades 6-12: Students determine the meaning of political cartoons through the analysis of their literal, symbolic and figurative meanings of the elements the artist used and their effect. Students are asked to describe the overall effect of the cartoon, and how the artist’s choices combine to create that effect. Finally, students determine the purpose of the cartoon and how it relates to current issues through discussion questions.
The great global food gap: Families around the world photographed with weekly shopping as they reveal cost ranges from £3.20 to £320 Snapshots of families' weekly shop from countries around the world shows the food gulf between nations By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 18:32 BST, 5 May 2013 | Updated: 11:18 BST, 9 May 2013