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The Race Card Project ® - Submit your 6 Word Essay on Race

The Race Card Project ® - Submit your 6 Word Essay on Race
Hello and thank you for visiting My idea was to use these little black postcards to get the conversation started. But I quickly realized once I hit the road on my book tour that I didn’t really need that kind of incentive. All over the country people who came to hear about my story wound up sharing their own. Despite all the talk about America’s consternation or cowardice when it comes to talking about race, I seemed to have found auditorium after auditorium full of people who were more than willing to unburden themselves on this prickly topic. So the postcards that were supposed to serve as a conversation starter wound up instead serving as an epilogue. I asked people to think about their experiences, questions, hopes, dreams, laments or observations about race and identity. The submissions are thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking, brave, teeming with anger and shimmering with hope. Here’s the answer. I am grateful for the tremendous response. Go ahead. Michele Norris

Teacher's Resources: King Cotton and the Cotton Gin Teacher's Resources: King Cotton and the Cotton Gin The following websites may be very useful in creating lessons plans for this and other Georgia Stories: The New Georgia Encyclopedia Georgia Information Georgia County Guide Georgia Historical Society Digital Library of Georgia Georgia Authors Georgia Authors from the Digital Library of Georgia The following is a list of Georgia Performance Standards covered by this Georgia Story. Click on any listing to view the GPS statement.Historical Understandings - SS8H5 1. What is a cotton gin? Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom Julia Thompson, a practicing teacher for more than 35 years, considers what it means to have a culturally responsive classroom and the steps necessary to create one. Adapted from the 3rd edition of her book The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide. by Julia G.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.

Cotton-Eyed Joe "Cotton-Eyed Joe" is a popular American country song known at various times throughout the United States and Canada, although today it is most commonly associated with the American South. In the Roud index of folksongs it is number 942. History[edit] The origins of this song are unclear, although it pre-dates the 1861–1865 American Civil War.[1] American folklorist Dorothy Scarborough (1878–1935) noted in her 1925 book On the Trail of Negro Folk-songs, that several people remember hearing the song before the war and her sister, Mrs. Web 2.0 Tools for Kids Page 1 / 28 1. Mind42 2. 3. Wordle 4. The Evidence Base for Social Studies: Social Studies in Elementary Education What We Know According to Seif, there has never been a greater need for social studies programs to prepare students for the future (2003). At a time when a meaningful social studies program is crucial at every level, Seif finds data indicating a reduced emphasis on social studies during the elementary school years (2003).

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a 2014 survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. There are many gray areas for teachers to navigate, like setting guidelines, accessibility at school, and student safety. But to help teachers navigate this ever-changing landscape of social media tools, here are some of the best guides on the web for four popular networks, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers Learning is all about being curious and inquisitive. It is a process in which learners explore the unknown through their senses using both sensory and motor skills. Being involved and engaged in the learning task is the key to a successful learning journey and to elicit this kind of engagement from learners, teachers need to nurture a learning environment where students take responsibility for their learning and 'where they are only shown where to look but not told what to see'. Such environment definitely requires a solid approach and an informed strategy to learning one that is dubbed: inquiry-based learning. Inquiry-based learning is essential in developing the most solicited 21st century skills : problem solving and critical thinking.As a teacher, you might be wondering about ways to inculcate the precepts of strategy into your teaching and lesson planning.

Devising Real-World Activities for Adolescent History Students A MiddleWeb Blog Every year, at least half a dozen students ask me some variation of the following question: “Why do we need to take history? How am I going to use this in real life?” Kids' Books for Women's History Month Although anytime’s a good time to teach your kids about fearsome women in history, Women’s History Month and it’s the perfect time for me to give you a book list! As a parent I like to use picture book biographies to teach my kids about historical figures, but these stories are not just dry texts. I’ve selected what I think are some of the best books for children that are not just about significant or famous women, but also have great illustrations and an all-around entertaining story. You can supplement your reading about awesome women who changed history with books from my list of biographies about amazing African-American women. In addition, several children’s literature bloggers are publishing the month-long Kid Lit Celebrates Women’s History Month, with daily reviews, interviews and thought on women’s biographies and history books for kids.

Elections in Action Lessons Whether you are teaching about this spring's primaries or planning to cover the midterms this November, the latest version of Mikva's Election in Action lessons is now available. To receive a *FREE* pdf version of these lessons (designed for middle and high schoolers), please click here to complete a short request form. You will then receive them by email within 24 hours. (Click the following icon to download a Table of Contents for this curriculum: 2014_Elections_table_of_contents.pdf (69 KB) .)