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Because Literary Reading Brings Wisdom to the Information AgeTravel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. ~ Mark Twain Important: If you use any of the following Lit Trips, you’ll definitely want to download the most recent updates! Some older versions may soon not work properly. September 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! Fifteen Poets | Author Homes | Sugar Changed the World | Travels with Marco Polo |Buddenbrooks | Blood Meridian | Narrative and Captivity of Mary Rowlandson Ansel Adams Made Me A Better Teacher August 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants | Magic Eyes: I Spy New Zealand History Blood on the River | Chasing Lincoln’s Killer | Bonyo Bonyo | Jack London State Historic Park Paddle-to-the-Sea | Seaman | Hard Gold July 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! Things that Must Not Be Forgotten | The Aeneid June 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted! My Brother Sam is Dead | Remote Man May 2015: More Lit Trip Updates Posted!

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10 Ways to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem Anyone who has kids knows that they are both a magical blessing and a constant source of stress. Raising children requires a lot of work—just feeding, cleaning and dressing them takes up a good chunk of a parent’s time, and that’s before we even begin to teach them about the world. It is important to pass on good values to our little ones, but even more importantly, we want them to feel confident in their abilities and to have a realistic, yet positive self-image. If you want to help your child build self-esteem, try out some of these strategies. The trip to Mount Everest, Himalayas From editor Every time Dima goes on a photo trip to shoot mountains, our entire team impatiently awaits for the news from the front lines. That's right, from the front lines, because Dima traditionally finds all sorts of adventures in the mountains. It may be a suddenly malfunctioning camera, or unexpected weather changes.

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Presidential Libraries Podcast Presidential Archives Uncovered Listen to the voices of the Presidents! In these historical clips from the Libraries' collections, you'll hear Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton talk about serious policy issues with their advisors, address the nation, or have conversations with friends and family members. Google Launches a Community Service Search Engine We expected that President Obama might use the enormous social media influence he accumulated during his campaign to encourage community service. And earlier this year, Serve.gov was launched as part of this direction. Today, however, Google has gotten in on the project, launching All For Good, a website that aggregates volunteer opportunities from around the US from a number of charities and other websites.

Social Studies Theme Units Document Based Activities World Problems and Issues Social Studies Mixed Review Practice First grade social studies questions Second grade social studies questions Third grade social studies questions Fourth grade social studies questions Fifth grade social studies questions Sixth grade social studies questions Social Studies Theme Units Life Skills ETE Teacher Pages Problem-Based Learning [Goals and Objectives ].... [ Learning Background & Objectives ] Goals & Objectives Problem-Based Learning Defined: Finkle and Torp (1995) state that "problem-based learning is a curriculum development and instructional system that simultaneously develops both problem solving strategies and disciplinary knowledge bases and skills by placing students in the active role of problem solvers confronted with an ill-structured problem that mirrors real-world problems" (p. 1). Specific tasks in a problem-based learning environment include: determining whether a problem exists; creating an exact statement of the problem; identifying information needed to understand the problem; identifying resources to be used to gather information; generating possible solutions; analyzing the solutions; and presenting the solution, orally and/or in writing. Short Cut to Problem-Based Learning: This is a simplified model. Note that it is an iterative model.

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Monthly Payment Plan (one-year commitment)Yearly Payment Plan Single User Multi User (up to 3) Please select one or more resources above. Limited access, school hours only (7 am - 5:30 pm local time) Do you have a promotional code? (optional) Turning the Pages (accessible version) - Leonardo Notebook: Introduction Audio 'This is to be a collection without order, drawn from many papers, which I have copied here, hoping to arrange them later each in its place, according to the subjects of which they treat.' Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Leonardo is describing how, in the house of Piero di Braccio Martelli in Florence, in the year 1508, he began the collection of short treatises, notes and drawings, which now makes up the Leonardo Notebook in the British Library.

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