Reading Like A Historian The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues.
Hypertext Essay Hypertext is writing on the web that incorporates the use of hyperlinks. This is its main feature and what makes it different from regular writing. While we read most book text or papertext from top to bottom, left to right, front to back, we don't necessarily read hypertext in the same linear way. The Educated Teacher I have not taught this lesson yet, but I think it could be an appropriate warm-up activity for the Vietnam War, the Abolition Movement, or really any unit about a war, social movement, or several prominent individuals (the presidents, space travel, etc). I want to get students thinking about how/why we remember people and how our actions in the modern world can affect how people are remembered. Pairs of students can choose one of a small group of photographs of two or three famous memorials. (You might also give each pair one in particular, if you are not worried about anyone getting stuck or frustrated by lack of choice.) Students will then answer the following questions: 1) What do I see in this picture?
NGSS Curriculum — Activate Learning Claim A claim is a statement of a student’s understanding about a phenomenon or about the results of an investigation; it answers the original question by expressing what he or she is trying to help an audience understand and believe. In practice, teachers often teach that a claim cannot begin with "yes" or "no," and is typically the first sentence of an explanation.
SearchReSearch: Answer: Fake or real? How do you know? 1. Is this a faked photo? If so, how can you tell? 100 Best TED Talks November 10, 2011 After watching or listening to hundreds of the most popular and highest rated TED talks, we've compiled this list of the 100 Best TED Talks of All Time! For over five years now the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference has been releasing talks from their conference on video featuring leading thinkers not only in technology, entertainment, and design, but also science, psychology, personal growth, and numerous other areas. They now offer over 900 talks on their website and numerous other TED conferences have popped up including TED Global, TED India, TED Women, and 100s of TEDx Events which have produced almost 10,000 TEDx videos on YouTube. For this top 100 list we've selected mostly videos from the main TED conferences but have also added some talks from these special TED events.
Creative Warm-Up: the Industrial Revolution After a few days of studying the Industrial Revolution, I gave students a warm-up activity to get them using primary sources creatively and putting themselves into that time period. In this activity, students were given a sheet containing two primary sources. There were several different sheets, and students could trade with their neighbors if they didn’t like the one they received. They contained photographs, quotes or maps from the period. Opinion: First generation college students face huge hurdles Monday was National College Signing Day. For students who’ll be the first in their family to graduate from college, this milestone is a symbol of personal, social and economic potential. Unfortunately, only 9 percent of low-income students will complete college compared with 77 percent of affluent students. This completion gap has profound implications for the economic divide that grips our region and nation. Downtown College Prep (DCP) was founded in 2000 to tackle college completion for low-income, first-generation students. Many charter schools nationwide share DCP’s commitment but have fallen short of the ambitious goal to level the playing field.
SearchReSearch: Search Challenge (11/11/15): Fake or real? How do you know? Unfortunately... ... people have been faking stories, photos, and claims for as long as humans have been around. Of course now we're aided by technology, which sometimes makes these deceptions a bit more difficult to ferret out. Here's an early famously faked photograph: This is one of the images of the Cottingley Fairies. World War II: After the War - In Focus At the end of World War II, huge swaths of Europe and Asia had been reduced to ruins. Borders were redrawn and homecomings, expulsions, and burials were under way. But the massive efforts to rebuild had just begun. When the war began in the late 1930s, the world's population was approximately 2 billion.
Black bones, gangrene and weeping: the unwelcome return of scurvy When doctors and patients realised that scurvy had reappeared, in separate outbreaks in Zimbabwe and Sydney recently, they were stunned. “I couldn’t believe it,” Penelope Jackson, one of the Sydney victims, recalled, “I thought, ‘Hang on a minute, scurvy hasn’t been around for centuries’.” Shame followed, as it often does with scurvy. How This High School Senior Is Disrupting Education A few weeks ago, I had the chance to speak with 17-year old Femi Adebogun, the co-founder and CEO of Testify Software Solutions. Femi and I talked about his education and the problems he faced in the system-much along the lines of feeling lost or disengaged. Along with a friend who faced similar struggles, they developed MindMap, an edtech tool to helps teachers learn about their students’ learning styles, interests, and career goals in a short period. A young entrepreneur Femi, please tell me about your background.
How Photos Fuel the Spread of Fake News During a campaign stop in South Carolina last winter, Hillary Clinton stumbled as she climbed the steps of an antebellum mansion in Charleston. Aides helped her regain her balance in a vulnerable but nondescript moment captured by Getty photographer Mark Makela. He didn’t think much of it until August, when the alt-right news site Breitbart touted it as evidence of Clinton’s failing health. “It was really bizarre and dispiriting to see,” he says. “We’re always attuned to photographic manipulation, but what was more sinister in this situation was the misappropriation of a photo.”