National Archives Trading Card Creator The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples. This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot. The save capability gives students a way to work on a draft of their card and come back to it to rework and revise as necessary, and to save their finished product to share with friends and family. Cards can be bundled into a single, small collection (8 card maximum) so that students have a way of sort and grouping similar topics in one file. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top
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Historical Voices “Of course I knew my skin was a different color. But I didn’t think that that made us better or worse.” — Quartz This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for nearly two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her subjects’ lives, providing them with an outlet, a judgment-free ear, and a sense of catharsis. By sharing them, she hopes to facilitate acceptance and understanding of issues that are seldom publicly discussed, at the risk of fear, stigma, and ostracism. Read more here. Vance, early 30s, Northeast US It was the last day of summer camp and Sarah, my boss, handed me the keys to her brand new Sebring convertible. I’d gotten my driver’s license only a few days earlier and couldn’t believe my luck. I couldn’t have been more than a few hundred feet away from camp when I spotted my friend Michael. He asked for my license, and I pulled it out slowly, knowing not to make any sudden moves.
No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: CIA Director Admits Plans of Aerosol Spraying for Geoengineering Last week, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan addressed instability and transnational threats to global security at a meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations. During his long-winded talk of threats to US interests and how the largely CIA-created ISIL threat is impacting the world, Brennan brought up the topic of geoengineering. Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. Brennan went on to echo the calls from some scientists who have called for aerial spraying. An SAI program could limit global temperature increases, reducing some risks associated with higher temperatures and providing the world economy additional time to transition from fossil fuels. The extent at which Brennan talked about stratospheric aerosol injection shows that he and the CIA have likely been considering this for some time.
Teaching with Primary Sources Program- Teaching with Primary Sources About the Program The Teaching with Primary Sources Program works with colleges and other educational organizations to deliver professional development programs that help teachers use the Library of Congress's rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction. Read more about the TPS Program TPS Regional Program The Library of Congress awards grants under the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program to school districts, universities, cultural institutions, library systems and other educational organizations who wish to incorporate TPS materials and methods into their existing education and professional development programs for pre and in-service teachers, librarians, media specialists and other K-12 educators. Read more about the TPS Regional Program The TPS Journal This Issue's Theme: Integrating Historical and Geographic Thinking Primary sources support the study of many disciplines, including both history and geography.
US Presidential Election Intermediate, Themes Background 2016 presidential candidates Basic details of each candidate’s backgroundWhere the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest IssuesWhat happens when … and how The important dates, Feb-Nov, listed and explained2016 Primary Results and Calendar Quickview of the results so far by NYTimes Warm-up What do kids want in a president? Vocabulary Democracy and Elections 15 words explained with examples and an exercisePresidential Elections Vocabulary A list of 14 vocab items with exercisesVocabulary in Conversation A gap-fill exercise with new vocabularyUS Election Glossary The most comprehensive word listUS Elections jargon quiz (2:46) BBC News asked people in London and New Yorkers on whether they could explain election vocabulary Lesson Plans Reading Listening US Presidential Elections Listening task with a gap-fill exerciseDonald Trump on global risk list A reading/listening text in three levels with loads of vocabulary and content questions (7-9) Viewing Quiz Whose side are you on? More Materials
Diamond Is No Longer The Hardest Material On The Planet - Meet Q Carbon It is a well-known fact that diamond is the hardest material on the planet. However, diamond lost its status of the hardest substance when scientists at the North Carolina State University discovered a new, harder-than-diamond form of carbon. The research team found a new phase of carbon, called the Q-carbon. Image Source: Jagdish Narayana & Anagh Bhaumik The new phase of carbon is quite different from graphite and diamond. The research has been published in the Journal of Applied Physics. This recent discovery will be a massive breakthrough in the domain of structures and materials.
World Digital Library Home No other symphonic composition has met with such a broad and complex reception as Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony Number 9 in D minor, opus 125, popularly known as the Choral Symphony. The work marked an important development in 19th century music. In the finale, Beethoven set to music the German poet Friedrich von Schiller’s An die Freude (Ode to joy), the first time the human voice was included in a symphonic work. The symphony was first performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824.
Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds 2 of 7 Engineering Ancient Egypt HD The World Factbook People from nearly every country share information with CIA, and new individuals contact us daily. If you have information you think might interest CIA due to our foreign intelligence collection mission, there are many ways to reach us. If you know of an imminent threat to a location inside the U.S., immediately contact your local law enforcement or FBI Field Office. In addition to the options below, individuals contact CIA in a variety of creative ways. If you feel it is safe, consider providing these details with your submission: Your full name Biographic details, such as a photograph of yourself, and a copy of the biographic page of your passport How you got the information you want to share with CIA How to contact you, including your home address and phone number We cannot guarantee a response to every message. Internet: Send a message here. Mail: Inside the U.S., send mail to the following address: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D.C. 20505