Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. Political Typology Quiz Are you a Core Conservative? A Solid Liberal? Or somewhere in between? Take our quiz to find out which one of our Political Typology groups is your best match compared with a nationally representative survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults by Pew Research Center.You may find some of these questions are difficult to answer. For example, you may partly agree with both statements, or feel that neither quite describes your view. Bring your lessons to life with Expeditions The Google for Education team is committed to supporting teaching and learning from anywhere, at any time, on any device. For the past 5 years, we've been proud to enable immersive VR and AR learning experiences for millions of students around the world with Google Expeditions and Tour Creator. As schools around the world reimagine education from the ground up for a hybrid world, we've also been thinking deeply about how to adjust our tools to meet the moment and simultaneously build for the future.
The War in Vietnam: 50 Years Later – Amit Shah The following introduction was developed by Amit Shah, Managing Director of Green Comma, as a prologue to the chronological middle and high school text by Tom Barber. Tom is a veteran in education publishing and has been the publisher and editorial director for social studies at the nation’s leading US textbook publishing companies. The material is being offered, free, as a teaching and discussion resource in middle, high school, and freshman college classrooms. WE REQUEST THAT CREDIT IS CITED FOR ANY REUSE.
Participatory Citizen or Slacker—Which One Will You Be? Anticipatory Set:Ask students to think of popular songs often heard on the radio. List these song titles together. Ask students to select one song they are familiar with and have them sing it silently to themselves. When they have finished, ask them to write down the main message of the song in two or three lines on a piece of paper large enough that others can read it from their seat when it is posted on the wall (e.g., “White America” by Eminem – Being racist, sexist and homophobic is okay if it sells records. Kids like what I say because that's what our “white” country is all about.) When students have finished, ask them to post these on the wall at eye-level height. Cyberchase Shape Quest Mobile Downloads Buzz and Delete are back in Botopolis for another fun-filled adventure. Play with them and their animal friends through three math-based games focused on geometry, spatial reasoning and problem solving. Download the game board here: Full Color Game Board Black & White Game Board Help your animal friends return to their homes in this augmented-reality game, which uses a tablet’s camera to combine the real world with digital content.
Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day Veterans Day is next weekend which means this upcoming week will be a great opportunity to visit with students about the meaning of this federal holiday. These resources have suggestions for how students of all ages can honor veterans as well as some activities that can be done schoolwide.Veterans Day Teacher Guide- This 35 page guide is filled with ideas for ways to honor veterans. There are suggestions for what schools can do as a whole as well as activities that individual students can complete.PBS News Hour- 45-minute lesson plan for middle and high school students. Veterans Day Activities- Numerous activities for students elementary students including printouts, worksheets, and poetry activities.Veterans Day FAQ's- Answers about the most common questions regarding Veterans Day.Veterans Day from the History Channel- Articles, speeches, videos, and pictures about Veterans Day.Operation We are Here- Numerous ideas for students of all ages for how to honor veterans.
Election Update: Women Are Defeating Donald Trump Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up here. A series of national polls released on Tuesday showed Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by margins ranging from 5 to 11 percentage points — except for the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times tracking poll, which defiantly continues to show Trump up by 2 points. There isn’t yet enough data from after Sunday night’s debate to really gauge its impact, however. For that matter, the polls may not yet have fully caught up to the effects of the release on Friday of a 2005 videotape, which showed Trump making vulgar comments about women and condoning unwanted sexual conduct toward women. FETCH! Lunch Rush Mobile Downloads Help Ruff Ruffman keep up with lunch orders from Ruff’s movie crew. More + Hello, Hollywood! In case you hadn’t heard, Ruff Ruffman, canine host of the PBS KIDS TV series, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, is making a movie!
Current Events Sites for Students CNN Student News, now called CNN 10, is one of the most popular sites for student news and current events, but there are many other sites out there that are worth taking a look at. Here are some of the ones that I have used over the last couple of years.KidsPost- This is associated with the Washington Post. This site focuses on important events, but has plenty of fun and entertaining articles as well. PBS NewsHour Extra- News site for students in grades 7-12. This site also includes a searchable database of articles based on topic as well as lesson plans for teachers.
North Carolina Passes the Country’s Worst Voter Suppression Law A police officer watches over demonstrators near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) I’ve been in Texas this week researching the history of the Voting Rights Act at the LBJ Library. As I’ve been studying how the landmark civil rights law transformed American democracy, I’ve also been closely following how Republicans in North Carolina—parts of which were originally covered by the VRA in 1965—have made a mockery of the law and its prohibition on voting discrimination. Late last night, the North Carolina legislature passed the country’s worst voter suppression law after only three days of debate. And that’s just the start of it.
The Math Learning Center The Number Rack (also known as Rekenrek) facilitates the natural development of children’s number sense. Rows of moveable, colored beads encourage learners to think in groups of fives and tens, helping them to explore and discover a variety of addition and subtraction strategies. This virtual version of the manipulative is an open-ended educational tool, ideal for elementary classrooms and other learning environments that use laptops, iPads, or Chromebooks. To purchase Student Number Racks, click here. The Number Rack is a key component of Bridges in Mathematics, second edition. Online preview available.