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Martin Burrett

UK Parliament - Education - 15 views

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    A helpful website which explains how the British Westminster Parliament works. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental
Joanne Sobolik

Hiding the Sausage - 60 views

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      Shouldn't the legislators be the ones who are writing the policy?
  • “Really, it’s not that much different than the way things have already worked for a while,” says Brad Ashwell, Florida Public Interest Research Group’s democracy and consumer advocate. “It’s the same thing as it always was, only now they have more top-down planning, more corporate structure around.”
    • Joanne Sobolik
       
      The speaker sees no problem with this--and I can thus infer that he believes corporate America should be running America.
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  • If nobody knows exactly what path the money is taking, it’s unlikely that it’s headed in the direction of the public interest.
    • Joanne Sobolik
       
      Yet many people believe these policies will benefit them.
  • “As a voter, it bothers me to think that if I’m talking to my lawmaker, or sending him a letter – or maybe I’ve been organized with 100 people in my community – that they’re going to overlook that in favor of some corporate vehicle for corporations to get what they want,” Ashwell says.
  • “As a voter, it bothers me to think that if I’m talking to my lawmaker, or sending him a letter – or maybe I’ve been organized with 100 people in my community – that they’re going to overlook that in favor of some corporate vehicle for corporations to get what they want,” Ashwell says.
  • “As a voter, it bothers me to think that if I’m talking to my lawmaker, or sending him a letter – or maybe I’ve been organized with 100 people in my community – that they’re going to overlook that in favor of some corporate vehicle for corporations to get what they want,” Ashwell says.
  • the stage is being set for a corporation-owned future, parcel by parcel.
  • ALEC, she says, is dangerous. “They own the government. I knew that they owned a certain amount, that there were certain contributions and certain leaders they owned, but I didn’t realize to what degree,” she says. “Now I’m frightened because they really own a great deal of our government from state to state. I’m not anti-corporation, but I am anti them taking over the government.”
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    Expose on ALEC
anonymous

Home | digitalliteracy.gov - 67 views

  • This is the destination for digital literacy resources and collaboration. Use it to share and enhance the tools necessary to learn computer and Internet skills needed in today’s global work environment.
Stacy Olson

Library of Congress Collection Highlights - 43 views

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    Highlights the different collections of primary sources you can access at the Library of Congress
Melanie Weser

CIA - The World Factbook - 49 views

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    CIA world factbook can be used to compare countries when studying the effects of economic and political decisions
Tim Hornbacher

Doing What Works - Home - 63 views

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    A source of information on research-based education practices
Morris McRae

Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy - 30 views

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    The Avalon Project is a site from Harvard University that contains thousands of documents relevant to Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. These documents also include links to supporting documents that were referred to in the text. The documents are sorted by date range and go all the way back to 4000BC. The documents are fully searchable and are also sorted by collections such as American Revolution, Jefferson Papers, Geneva Convention, the Middle East, and more. There are even transcripts of witness testimony in the Nuremberg Trials. Pretty amazing stuff. This is a priceless resource for any educator or student, teaching or learning, reading or researching these topics. These documents are primary sources and can be used for a variety of learning.
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    The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. The Avalon Project will no doubt contain controversial documents. Their inclusion does not indicate endorsement of their contents nor sympathy with the ideology, doctrines, or means employed by their authors. They are included for the sake of completeness and balance and because in many cases they are by our definition a supporting document.
Roy Sovis

101 Great Sites for Social Studies Class - 140 views

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    "Many teachers have yet to fully embrace the potential for the Internet to transform the social studies curriculum. Whether your class is named History, Government, Civics, Economics or Psychology, there is a great wealth of material available online that will engage your students. We've assembled just a smattering of the best of it here."
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    myweb4ed
jodi tompkins

National Constitution Center: Which Founder Are You? - 58 views

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    Find out which President you are most like.
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