Presentations and Activities Presentations look across the American Memory collections to investigate curricular themes. They include historical background, helping to tell the story behind the theme. American Memory TimelineA comprehensive look at America's history, through primary sources... a teacher's wish, come true! TeachersStudents (Gr. 8- 12) The Branding of AmericaWhat are "brand name" products? Teacher Resources The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS.
LIBRARY CURRICULUM SEPTEMBER Roald Dahl Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15)LESSONS:LIBRARIES ARE FUN! LIBRARY POLICIES & PROCEDURES BOOK CARE LIBRARY ARRANGEMENT *Opt: SEPT. 11TH (grades 3-6) *Author Spotlight: Tomie dePaola, Roald Dahl, Jon ScieszkaRead Aloud Book List using monthly themes or books from spotlighted authors:A few paragraphs from any of Jon Scieszka's "Guys Read" stories to spark interest"My Friend Rabbit" by Eric Rohmann"Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen "America is Under Attack" by Don Brown"The Man Who Walked Between The Towers" by Mordicai Gerstein"Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes"The Art Lesson" by Tomie dePaola"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf" by Lois Ehlert "The Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert"A Ball for Daisy" by Chris Rashka OCTOBER National Bullying Prevention Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15)LESSONS:FICTION vs. "One" by Kathryn Otoshi (Oct 1, 2008)
Kansas State Information - Symbols, Capital, Constitution, Flags, Maps, Songs « Previous: Iowa Next: Kentucky » Capital City: Topeka City Guides: Kansas City Guides Location: 39.037N, 95.691W Capital Tour: Capitol Tour 50states School Directory: Find your school! Lesson Plans - Lesson Plan Back to Classroom Materials Teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress. African American History American History American Indian History American Revolution December 5 Henry Reed Henry Reed Henry Reed was the narrow neck in the hourglass of tradition, through which tunes were guided back out into the wider currents of circulation. Alan Jabbour Josh and Henry Reed, circa 1903.
Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice If readers following this blog have not yet guessed it, I am a sucker for cartoons about school reform policies, classroom practice, and larger education issues. Cartoonists have the knack of getting to the basic point, albeit, with exaggeration, even caricature. Sometimes, they hit the bullseye and say what needs to be said even if it makes the reader wince. Getting the viewer to smile, maybe chuckle, and mutter: “how true” is the cartoonist’s reward. Here is another set of cartoons about exchanges between teachers and parents that may elicit groans, laughter, or flinches. Enjoy.
47 Countries - 800 million citizens Welcome to our weekly look at news and views of people involved in issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe ! - Russian delegates no longer able to vote in Parliamentary Assembly PACE says the annexation of Crimea goes against Russia's commitments to the Council of Europe - Edward Snowden exposes reality of global mass surveillance to PACE Snowden says security agencies specifically targeted human rights organisations - 'Referendum' in and illegal annexation of Crimea have no legal effectPACE President Anne Brasseur looks to the future.
How the EU works The EU is a unique economic and political partnership between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent. The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries who trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.