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Kyle Kauffman

Current Bills in Congress | Votetocracy - 64 views

  • Votetocracy was created by regular citizens who decided it was time for Americans to have a better, actionable and measurable way to interact with Congress. This is not just a blog with commenting forums. We are about action. By providing Americans the ability to vote on bills in Congress we create a measurable repository of citizens sentiment towards each bill. That's good for all Americans and good for Congress. Truth is - Congress wants to hear from you.
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    Votetocracy was created by regular citizens who decided it was time for Americans to have a better, actionable and measurable way to interact with Congress. This is not just a blog with commenting forums. We are about action. By providing Americans the ability to vote on bills in Congress we create a measurable repository of citizens sentiment towards each bill. That's good for all Americans and good for Congress. Truth is - Congress wants to hear from you.
Dana Huff

Books That Shaped America - National Book Festival (Library of Congress) - 3 views

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    The Library of Congress shares an exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says that the list is "intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not."
Steve Ransom

National Jukebox LOC.gov - 74 views

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    The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.
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    New project by the Library of Congress that has organized and made available its audio archives, including famous speeches and music from our culture. Great primary sources for all to use.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: History, Congress, and Funny laws - 2 views

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    Sharing of historical documents with History Pin plus a better way to keep tabs on Congress.
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
Steve Ransom

Kozol: 'I'm sick of begging' Congress to do the right thing - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post - 37 views

  • o culture is starved. Aesthetics are gone. Joy in learning is regarded as a bothersome distraction. "These kids don't have time for joy, or whim, or charm, or inquiry! Leave whim and happiness to the children of the privileged. Poor kids can't afford that luxury." Even good and idealistic inner-city principals tell me that they feel they have no choice.
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    "So culture is starved. Aesthetics are gone. Joy in learning is regarded as a bothersome distraction. "These kids don't have time for joy, or whim, or charm, or inquiry! Leave whim and happiness to the children of the privileged. Poor kids can't afford that luxury." Even good and idealistic inner-city principals tell me that they feel they have no choice"
Michael Sheehan

Chronicling America - Huge Digital Newspaper Collection from L.O.C. - 1 views

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    Huge digital collection of historic newspapers by the Library of Congress!
Kevin Kaeser

Teacher Resources | Library of Congress - 6 views

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    "The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations."
Javier E

Obama's War on Inequality - The New York Times - 16 views

  • what can policy do to limit inequality? The answer is, it can operate on two fronts. It can engage in redistribution, taxing high incomes and aiding families with lower incomes. It can also engage in what is sometimes called “predistribution,” strengthening the bargaining power of lower-paid workers and limiting the opportunities for a handful of people to make giant sums.
  • We can see this in our own history. The middle-class society that baby boomers like me grew up in didn’t happen by accident; it was created by the New Deal, which engineered what economists call the “Great Compression,” a sharp reduction in income gaps.
  • Obamacare provides aid and subsidies mainly to lower-income working Americans, and it pays for that aid partly with higher taxes at the top. That makes it an important redistributionist policy — the biggest such policy since the 1960s.
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  • between those extra Obamacare taxes and the expiration of the high-end Bush tax cuts made possible by Mr. Obama’s re-election, the average federal tax rate on the top 1 percent has risen quite a lot. In fact, it’s roughly back to what it was in 1979, pre-Ronald Reagan, something nobody seems to know.
  • What about predistribution? Well, why is Mr. Trump, like everyone in the G.O.P., so eager to repeal financial reform? Because despite what you may have heard about its ineffectuality, Dodd-Frank actually has put a substantial crimp in the ability of Wall Street to make money hand over fist.
  • these medium-size steps put the lie to the pessimism and fatalism one hears all too often on this subject. No, America isn’t an oligarchy in which both parties reliably serve the interests of the economic elite.
  • Money talks on both sides of the aisle, but the influence of big donors hasn’t prevented the current president from doing a substantial amount to narrow income gaps — and he would have done much more if he’d faced less opposition in Congress.
Elizabeth Crawford

Teaching with the Library of Congress Blog - 48 views

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    Library of Congress blog - searchable and a great source for classroom starters and primary source analysis activity ideas.
raya samet

SearchCredible - 31 views

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    A search engine that allows you to enter your query, then select a credible source to search for that term in. These include JStor, the Library of Congress, Ebscohost, Eric, the Internet Archive, and many more.
Kristine Goldhawk

Best Sites to Find Public Domain Images and Sounds for Student Projects | audio public-domain reference images photos | Making Teachers Nerdy - 0 views

  • Library of Congress Photo Archives
  • NOAA Public Image Library
  • NOAA Public Image Library
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  • Library of Congress Photo Archives is a site every teacher should bookmark.  With over 1.2 millions images in this database, your students can certainly gather a wide variety of images for their history projects.  Each image has different licensing, so look closely.  Supporting units: famous Americans, presidents, civil rights, wars, inventors, authors, and just about any historical American event
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    Find public domain images and sounds for projects. Some lesson plans included in the links.
Kelly Boushell

Footnote - 3 views

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    72,400,587 historical images digitized Footnote helps you find and share historic documents. We are able to bring you many never-before-seen historic documents through our unique partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions. Our patented digitization process is helping bring other collections to life on the web everyday. But Footnote is more than just a dusty, digital archive online. We provide you the tools to share your historical passions and connect with others.
Steven Engravalle

Historic American Newspapers - Chronicling America (The Library of Congress) - 94 views

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    Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 from Chronicling America (The Library of Congress).  Great for research.
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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
Carla Shinn

Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center - 149 views

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    There are professional development tools that are sorted by grade level, ease of use, and written in plain English. Classroom Materials, created by teachers for teachers, are ready-to-use materials that provide easy ways to incorporate the Library's unparalleled primary sources into instruction.
Stacy Olson

E-Learning Module: The Dynamic Legislative Process | The Center On Congress at Indiana University - 2 views

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    The typical textbook description of the legislative process, though technically valid in some respects, is woefully inadequate in describing the fascinating, vibrant, often "messy" reality of how a bill becomes law. This module allows you to compare the typical textbook process with the more realistic "dynamic" process, and you will see how our untidy process has produced solid results.
Michael Sheehan

Learning Never Stops: Congress.org - Become an informed citizen - 0 views

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    Help your students become informed citizens
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