How much money teachers earn around the world How much do educators get paid for their work? We asked 17 public school teachers in communities around the world — from Kildare to Kathmandu, Johannesburg to Oslo — to tell us what they earned in one month (and how they spent it). Here’s what they said: Queensland, Australia Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A. - Richard Florida New animations show centuries of expansion in three global cities. Two centuries ago, Paris, a city with a population of half a million, barely extended beyond its medieval footprint. São Paulo was still largely a small trading outpost for gold and exploration expeditions. And Los Angeles was just a pueblo of a few dozen buildings. Over the next 200 years, and accelerating rapidly during the second half of the twentieth century, this would all change.
The Truth About Columbus Day: Why Are We Celebrating? Supporters of the Resolution changing "Columbus Day" in Seattle to "Indigenous Peoples' Day," September 2, 2014. (Photo: Jacicita)Christopher Columbus was the ISIS of his day. He justified rape, murder and pillage with religion and funded his efforts with whatever he could steal. Today, while millions across America are celebrating Columbus Day, the city of Seattle is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. That’s because last week, the Seattle city council unanimously passed a resolution to honor the contributions and cultures of Native Americans on the second Monday of October. While Seattle’s decision may seem unusual, it’s actually part of growing trend.
Flight to Freedom: Introduction Slavery, according to historian and sociologist Orlando Patterson, was social death. This was especially so of the slavery practiced in the United States from its very founding as a colonial empire in 1609, to 1865, when ended the bloody struggle which abolished the institution and united the nation. During the three and one-half centuries of slavery's existence, millions of African-descended people were torn from their homes, separated from family and community, and brutally put to the lash for profit. These Africans resisted.
25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to present, create and code Northern Virginia Housing Development, Wallpaper, Download, Photos Written by John G. Mitchell The American Dream has long promised life, liberty, and the pursuit of a spacious, single-family home in the suburbs (with a pool, even). But as new generations of home seekers look for breathing room in the burbs and the lands beyond, the dream has been displaced by all too familiar worlds—places plagued by traffic jams, high taxes, and pollution: the irony of urban sprawl. Tom Spellmire lives with his mother on an 87-acre (35-hectare) farm in Turtle Creek Township, Warren County, Ohio. One county away, to the south, lies Cincinnati.
3 maps that explain America The United States of America is a young country, but it's also big and complicated and fascinating. It can be tough to distill all that down to a few maps, but here are three that capture the story of America about as well as anything. If you enjoyed this, please read our much more comprehensive 70 Maps that Explain America, which goes through everything from early colonization to slavery and its legacies to the history of American global power. 1) Watch America become the country it is today Esemono This map shows the non-Native American political borders of North America from 1750 (by which point most of the continent had been claimed by European colonial powers) through today.
Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. 11 Infographics About Infographics Drew Skau published on February 18, 2013 in Design People who create infographics do their work partly because they believe infographics are a great way to communicate information. IROWS: Wilkinson's Maps Wilkinson's Maps These maps appear in the following publications: Wilkinson, David 1992a "Decline phases in civilizations, regions and oikumenes." A paper presented at the annual meetings of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA. Many Black Cowboys Developed Their Skills in Africa, not America: Little Known Facts About Black Cowboys The cowboy remains one of the most popular figures in American culture. Whether chasing bad guys or herding cattle or sitting around the campfire, the cowboy has been immortalized in countless movies, books and television shows. However, he is seldom seen as African American.
English Lesson Plans on American Presidents “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” ~ John F. Kennedy 43 Ready-Made Lesson Plans Stopping School Bullying: Are We Taking the Completely Wrong Approach? Nikhil Goyal: Bullying is one of the major issues that have always been discussed in the education reform conversation and the debate. And a lot of people think when they talk about bullying is that we can just solve it by kind of teaching kids to be kinder to one another or implementing these kind if anti-bullying programs where these ruthless punishments if somebody’s seen bullying somebody. But when you talk about these issues of bullying a lot of people fail to understand the role of the institution in perpetuating issues such as bullying. And Peter Gray for example, a psychologist at Boston College has written about bullying and looked at prisons and schools and the effects of bullying on those institutions. And what they find is that schools have a number of different qualities and one of them is the anti-democratic governing structure.