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What to See and Do in New York City on a Rainy Day : New York Habitat Blog Rainclouds gather over New York City’s Lower Manhattan skyline New York is the Empire city that never sleeps: always bustling and always crowded. Occasionally, however, the streets empty suddenly as people lunge for the nearest taxicab or down the nearest subway entrance. Connecting the Dots: Why a History Degree is Useful in the Business World Credit: Bob Weidner Most faculty members have heard cynical parents making arguments like, “My kid should go for a straight business degree. I am not paying for this fun stuff, like history. He needs a job to pay off all these loans!

A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth February, 2014 Since I posted about the " 20 online museums for teachers and students " I received several emails with links, apps, tools and more tips related to educational virtual field trips. One of the links I got included this wonderful guide I am sharing with you below created by Silvia Rosenthal from Langwitches. The guide is about how to frame a virtual field trip using Google Earth. Being able to frame your field trip enables you to take your students into an education virtual learning trip in which they will engage in authentic and experiential learning. Silvia used Tour of Jacksonville, Florida as an example of the virtual field trip you can create for your students.

Small World of Words Project Welcome to the small world of words project! Last modified: April 16, 2014 Voor Nederlandstalige informatie, klik hier The small world of words project is a large-scale scientific study that aims to build a map of the human lexicon in the major languages of the world and make this information widely available. In contrast to a thesaurus or dictionary, this lexicon provides insight into what words and what part of their meaning are central in the human mind. Tools for the Travel Trade - Travel Trade / nycandcompany.org Scroll down for information on: • Official Guides • NYC Travel Training Academy • NYC Trade Pass for certified travel professionals • NYC Imagery • Charter Bus Parking Guidelines • NYC Tax Rates If you are looking to arrange group travel, contract hotel rooms or have other questions, please contact us at traveltrade@nycgo.com. Official Guides NYC Official Travel Planner NYC Official Visitor Guide and Official Visitor Map Become a New York City Specialist The NYC Travel Training Academy is NYC & Company’s educational program for the travel professional. This interactive program features information on New York City hotels, shopping, dining, culture and more—all the information you need to become an official NYC Specialist. Upon completion you will automatically receive a NYC specialist certificate valid for two years.

Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month Black History Month provides a great opportunity for students to explore and learn more about a variety of issues. But it's important that teachers "reinforce that 'black history' is American history," writes Pat Russo in Dos and Don'ts of Teaching Black History Month. Russo's article is a great place to start when determining how to best incorporate black history into your lesson plans. Really, it's a topic that should be incorporated throughout the year, Russo writes, but in February, teachers can dig deeper, provide students with more context, and connect the past to the present. Every year since 1928, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History has provided a theme for Black History Month. This year, we'll celebrate the 100th Black History Month, and the theme is "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture."

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class January 27, 2014 Yesterday when I was working on the list of iPad apps that teachers can use with their students to make virtual field trips, it dawned on me to compile another list of web based platforms for both online museums and virtual field sites that can be used with students in class. After scouring the web for hours I finally landed on the selection below. Have a look and as always share with your students and colleagues. 1- National Portrait Gallery The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. 2- Smithsonian Museums

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010

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