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The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You Activity 1. Defining Voice On the board, write a working definition of voice that is appropriate for your students' level of preparation and that reflects what they already know. The simplest definition is that a writer's voice reveals his or her personality. History of the Swastika The swastika is an extremely powerful symbol. The Nazis used it to murder millions of people, but for centuries it had positive meanings. What is the history of the swastika?

Pride And Prejudice This lesson plan may be used to address the academic standards listed below. These standards are drawn from Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education: 2nd Edition and have been provided courtesy of theMid-continent Research for Education and Learningin Aurora, Colorado. Grade level: 6-8, 9-12Subject area: language artsStandard: Demonstrates competence in the general skills and strategies of the reading process.Benchmarks: Benchmark 6-8: Identifies specific devices an author uses to accomplish his or her purpose (e.g., persuasive techniques, style, literary form).Benchmark 6-8: Reflects on what has been learned after reading and formulates ideas, opinions, and personal responses to texts.Benchmark 9-12: Recognizes the effectiveness of writing techniques in accomplishing an author's purpose.Benchmark 9-12: Identifies and analyzes the philosophical assumptions and basic beliefs underlying an author's work.

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil?Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” –Philip Zimbardo Like eminent social psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo (author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil), I’m also obsessed with why we do dumb or irrational things. Stop stop-and-search and I might start helping you Policeman in police car sees me in my car. I see policeman seeing me in my car. Policeman sees me seeing him seeing me in car.

Timeline 1968 Jan 5 In Czechoslovakia, the Communist Party's Central Committee votes out Antonin Novotny as First Secretary and replaces him with Alexander Dubcek. Novotny remains the country's president, but it is the beginning of what will be known as the Prague Spring – a reference to the blossoming of reform. Jan 31 General Giap of North Vietnam launches the Tet Offensive, with minimum and maximum goals of success. EX - Alabama Learning Exchange On day one after the class has finished reading the novel, provide each student with a copy of the translation project handout (see attachments). Then explain the handout and the rubric(see attachment) to the students. Make sure you include the date you expect the students to be prepared to present their presentations. Next, place the students into groups based on the class size and assign group roles (see attachment). After placing the students into groups, explain to the students each person is expected to actively participate.

A psychic spills the beans about the power of clairvoyance « Psychic Everyday This is why I want the world to be able to see more clearly. Simply put, clairvoyance is the ability to see energy clearly. It is a human ability, and is available to anyone who wants to have it for him or herself. There are, however, a few key elements to clairvoyance that are important to keep in mind, call them guidelines if you will.

At 16, Ganesh got a job in Qatar. Two months later he was dead Amid the urgent bustle of Kathmandu airport, you can see one of globalisation's most bitter sights. At the departure gate, hopeful parents bid tearful farewells to their garlanded sons as they join the hundreds of thousands of Nepalese heading overseas for work. At the other end of the terminal, among the stream of passengers emerging through arrivals, the coffins of migrant workers are wheeled out on luggage trolleys to be collected by families. Some relatives are stoic, others wail and writhe on the floor.

maps home page Down to: 6th to 15th Centuries | 16th and 19th Centuries | 1901 to World War Two | 1946 to 21st Century The Ancient World ... index of places The 18th and 19th century literature « Mending My Own Pen Mary Wollstonecraft by John Opie Mary Wollstonecraft, an eighteenth-century writer, philosopher, and feminist, hardly needs introductions. The Regency Writings Repository is now enriched of her political pamphlet A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; Occasioned by His Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) in which she argues against aristocracy and in favour of republicanism. She invokes an emerging middle-class ethos in opposition to the vice-ridden aristocratic code of manners. Continue reading Like this:

The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits If you are trying to stop smoking , swearing, or chewing your nails, you have probably tried the strategy of distracting yourself - taking your mind off whatever it is you are trying not to do - to break the habit.