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Facing History and Ourselves

Facing History and Ourselves

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40 maps that explain the Roman Empire by Timothy B. Lee on August 19, 2014 Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. 3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration By Erin Wilkey Oh, Common Sense Education As the debate over U.S. immigration policy continues to divide voters across the country, more and more online resources are popping up to help us understand this complex, emotionally charged issue. For young people without a personal connection to an immigration story, these websites, games, multimedia news pieces, and more, can help put a human face on an abstract debate. For students with first-hand knowledge of the immigrant experience, they can find validation of their stories and/or those of their friends and family.

Voices of Slavery: 'They Were Saving Me For a Breeding Woman' - This Cruel War During 1929 and 1930, an Africa-American scholar named Ophelia Settle Egypt, conducted nearly 100 interviews with former slaves. Working then at Fisk University, she was the first person to ever conduct such a large scale endeavor. Accompanied by Charles Johnson, a black sociologist, she was able to get the former slaves to open up about the waning days of the institution. In 1945, she finally published her Unwritten History of Slavery, which collected thirty-eight transcripts of the interviews. Each account, published anonymously, painted a fuller picture of black slavery in Tennessee and Kentucky, where most of the interviewees had resided. This first account, entitled “One of Dr.

Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany The Reparations Agreement between Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Luxemburger Abkommen "Luxembourg Agreement" or Wiedergutmachungsabkommen "Wiedergutmachung Agreement",[1] Hebrew: הסכם השילומים Heskem HaShillumim "Reparations Agreement") was signed on September 10, 1952,[2] and entered in force on March 27, 1953.[3] According to the Agreement, West Germany was to pay Israel for the slave labor of Jews during the Holocaust, and to compensate for losses in Jewish livelihood and property that was stolen by the Nazis due to its persecution and genocide. Background[edit] In 1952, first Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion argued that the reparation demand was based on recovering as much Jewish property as possible "so that the murderers do not become the heirs as well". His other argument was that the reparations were needed to finance the absorption and rehabilitation of the Holocaust survivors in Israel.[4] The Claims Conference[edit] Israel's dilemma[edit]

J. Rainforest role in the water cycle « Rainforest Conservation Fund Freshwater is an essential resource which is under increasing pressure. Dams and other diversionary activities, particularly agriculture, have diverted a huge amount of the world’s fresh water for human use. Humans now use more than 50% of the available fresh water of the earth, and this proportion is en route to increase to 70% in the next half-century. Therefore it behooves us to attend to all factors which affect the water cycle. EPRS GRAPHICS WAREHOUSE Disclaimer and Copyright statement In 'Publications' the summaries of information and other documents do not necessarily represent the views of the authors or the European Parliament. The products in 'Publications' are primarily addressed to the Members and staff of the European Parliament for their parliamentary work.

Gettysburg Animated Map « Back to Maps | More on Gettysburg » « View All Animated Maps | More Animated Maps: JavaScript and Adobe Flash 9 are required to view the CWPT Animated Maps. Watch our animated map of the Battle of Gettysburg, produced by Wide Awake Films. A Page of Talmud Click here to read about the Ein Mishpat Ner Mitzvah (cross-references to the Codes) Click here to read about Page Numbers in the Talmud Click here to read about Tractate Names in the Talmud Click here to read about chapter names in the Talmud Global risks: Pool knowledge to stem losses from disasters Turjoy Chowdhury/Nurphoto/Corbis This year's deadly earthquakes in Nepal killed more than 8,000 people and reduced thousands of buildings to rubble. In April and May, two massive earthquakes in Nepal killed more than 8,400 people, injured 20,000 and reduced 300,000 houses to rubble. In March, Cyclone Pam destroyed homes, schools, infrastructure and livelihoods on the Pacific island of Vanuatu, affecting half the population, including 82,000 children. Both nations will take years to recover.

CITE Journal: TPACK and Social Studies Hammond, T. C., & Manfra, M. M. (2009). 20 voices We are presently collecting funds for the research, development and production phases of the new virtual museum project. We will be issuing tax-deductible receipts to donors of $100 and more. Americans can make their checks payable to THE ARMENIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION, and Canadians, to THE ARMENIAN COMMUNITY CENTER. Teaching With Documents Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Lessons by Era More Lesson Plan Resources Primary Source Research & Classroom Resources All the World's Volcano Webcams Never in the history of volcanology have so many volcanoes been monitored. We have the ability to sit and watch hundreds of volcanoes as they sleep, rumble or erupt — all from the comfort of our homes or offices. This instant connectivity to volcanoes in some of the most remote parts of the world is what gives us the impression that there are more volcanic eruptions today than in the past. There really aren’t more, but rather we hear about or see the eruptions much faster. With the network of webcams and the peering eyes of satellites, almost no volcano can erupt on the planet and we not notice. So, fear not, volcanism isn’t on the rise but our ability to see the action live is.

What's the Good Country? - The Good Country Problems like climate change, pandemics, migration, human trafficking, terrorism and economic chaos are multiplying because of globalisation. Technology like the internet and aeroplanes connect everyone and everything, so all the good stuff spreads, but so does the bad stuff: one person with a cold can cause a pandemic one geek with a laptop can shut down the power grid one bad bank can bring the global financial system to its knees. These problems are too big and connected for any one country to fix them. America can’t fix climate change. Italy can’t fix migration.

This article found on, connects with the book Unwind by Neal Shusterman in the way of stereotypes. The article talks about the different types of prejudices that are out there and why we judge others. Some of them are common and some of them are not. Some of them are also placed throughout Unwind. One of the first that we see is towards teenagers. If a teenager puts one toe out of line or does one bad thing, the adults look down upon that teen with disgust and will most likely have them unwound if they are that adult's child. The other stereotype I have seen in the book is religion. One of the kids is a tithe and it is his religion to believe that it is okay to unwond and spread across a number of people to help them. Most of the other unwinds think that is stupid and that, despite the tithe's religion, they shou;d want to be unwound. Tithes are a hated group among unwinds, but loved by the adults who are unwinding them. by taracappellucci Apr 23