Assessing creativity with critical thinking The other day as I showed one of the new Common Core ELA aligned presentation rubrics soon to be published by the Buck Institute for Education (it'll be in the FreeBIEs section) to a few colleagues I noticed a somewhat strong reaction to the word "creativity" being included in one of the sections. To be clear, this rubric is meant to assess a demonstration in project based learning that falls in the category of communication but the word creative shows up in the above standard "presentation aids" section. While the list of potential 21st Century Skills developed by various groups and organizations can be overwhelming many like to focus on the four C's (critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity). While I have argued for inclusion of compassion in a previous blog entry I think it's worth exploring the intersection of critical thinking and creativity and consider merging them for assessment purposes.
Interactive map: Nazi death camps Dachau, the first camp. Auschwitz, where more than 1 million Jews, Roma (Gypsies), Poles, Soviet prisoners of war and others were killed. But as horrific as they were, they were only three camp complexes in a system of more than 850 ghettos, concentration camps, forced-labor camps and extermination camps that the Nazis established during the 12 years Adolf Hitler was in power. By the end of World War II in 1945, the death camp system stretched from France and the Netherlands in the west to Estonia, Lithuania and Poland in the east. There were 20 main concentration camps, many of which had many subcamps, according to Geoffrey Megargee, the editor of the U.S. Many of them combined the most dehumanizing and degrading characteristics of prison and slave labor camps. There were also four main extermination camps -- Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor and Treblinka -- devoted solely to killing everyone who passed through their gates.
The conspiracy theorists are right. Research shows nations really do go to war over oil. By Vincenzo Bove and Petros SekerisJanuary 28 About the authors Vincenzo Bove is an assistant professor in politics at the University of Warwick. Petros Sekeris is a principal lecturer in economics at University of Portsmouth. The “thirst for oil” is often put forward as a near self-evident explanation behind military interventions in Libya, for instance, or Sudan. Oil, or the lack of oil, is also said to be behind the absence of intervention in Syria now and in Rwanda in 1994. This of course clashes with the rhetoric around intervention, or its stated goal. But this is often met with skepticism and media claims that economic incentives played a key role. It’s a question we’ve addressed in our research on the importance of oil production in attracting third party military interventions. Our research builds on a near-exhaustive sample of 69 countries which had a civil war between 1945 and 1999. All about the oil Military intervention is expensive and risky. 21st century intervention
The 6 Grand Illusions That Keep Us Enslaved to the Matrix Sigmund Fraud, Staff WriterWaking Times “In prison, illusions can offer comfort.” – Nelson Mandela For a magician to fool his audience his deceit must go unseen, and to this end he crafts an illusion to avert attention from reality. While the audience is entranced, the deceptive act is committed, and for the fool, reality then becomes inexplicably built upon on a lie. Maintaining the suspension of disbelief in the illusion, however, is often more comforting than acknowledging the magician’s secrets. We live in a world of illusion. Psychopaths disempower people in this way. Bansky, the revered and elusive revolutionary street artist, once commented: “People are taking the piss out of you everyday. Advertising is just the tip of the iceberg. The grandest of the illusions which keep us enslaved to the matrix, the ones that have so many of us still entranced, are outlined below for your consideration. 1. 2. 3. Multiple choice is different than freedom, it is easy servitude. 4. 5. 6. Conclusion
Blitzkrieg Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Opération Barbarossa : les principes de mobilité et d'effet de surprise, qui caractérisaient jusqu'ici les engagements stratégiques de la Wehrmacht sous le terme de Blitzkrieg, semblent encore prévaloir pendant l'été et l'automne 1941. L'armée allemande apparaît encore invaincue ; le cours des choses va se corser pour elle dès l'hiver devant Moscou. Le Blitzkrieg (signifiant en allemand « guerre éclair ») est une stratégie offensive visant à emporter une victoire décisive par l'engagement localisé et limité dans le temps d'un puissant ensemble de forces mécanisées, terrestres et aériennes dans l'optique de frapper en profondeur la capacité militaire, économique ou politique de l'ennemi. Définitions historiques[modifier | modifier le code] Description[modifier | modifier le code] Perspective allemande[modifier | modifier le code] Avant même que la rupture soit complètement obtenue, la phase d'exploitation est engagée.
Study: U.S. regime has killed 20-30 million people since World War Two -- Puppet Masters -- Sott.net Introduction After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced perspective by pointing out that the United States had also been responsible for causing those same feelings in people in other nations, but they produced hardly a ripple. But we must continue our efforts to develop understanding and compassion in the world. The causes of wars are complex. This study reveals that U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars. The American public probably is not aware of these numbers and knows even less about the proxy wars for which the United States is also responsible. But the victims are not just from big nations or one part of the world. And the pain and anger is spread even further. Comments on Gathering These Numbers Afghanistan
The real master of knowledge Juin 1941 : Attaque de l'URSS par l'Allemagne, sous les ordre d'Adolf Hitler Paul Craig Roberts: The real Matrix and how it will change all our lives -- Puppet Masters -- Sott.net As the West stares into the great abyss and the world prepares for even greater economic turmoil, today Dr. Paul Craig Roberts gives readers a terrifying look at the real Matrix and how it will change all of our lives. King World News was given exclusive permission from the Trends Journal to release this amazing piece. It also contains an ominous warning from the former U.S. By Dr. - Americans are the most manipulated people in history. Lies, US Economic Collapse And Nuclear War US economic collapse and nuclear war are the two most likely outcomes of Washington's manipulations of the American people. There are reasons to believe that the government's manipulations have overreached and are crossing the point of believability, even on the part of credulous Americans. Unemployment Number Is Meaningless The explanation of this paradox is that the 5.6 percent unemployment rate (U.3) does not include unemployed people who have not looked for a job in the previous four weeks. Life In The Matrix