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Diana Kenney

inauguration Teaching Sites - 133 views

Hi Lucy... Thanks for creating this group...great idea. Lots of links for inauguration sites! Hope this helps. http://techknowausd.blogspot.com/2009/01/inauguration-fever-websites-and-more.html D...

inauguration teaching lessons

started by Diana Kenney on 08 Jan 09 no follow-up yet
Stephen Veliz

What to bookmark here! - 47 views

Lucy- Thanks for making this point. I've been bothered by the same thing. This has been a great group. We've just added a 7th grade civics course, and the sites posted here have been helpful in...

bookmark election politics resources

Lucy Gray

Keep on topic - 27 views

Please do not post things here that are not directly related to civics. I will delete them!

started by Lucy Gray on 09 Jan 09 no follow-up yet
Diana Kenney

US Treasury Dept. Middle School Money Math Lessons - 17 views

Oops..this isn't the appropriate place to post. I saw government and connected the two...sorry! Diana Kenney wrote: > Money Math: Lessons for Life is a four-lesson curriculum supplement for middle ...

Math middle_school lessons

Ginger Lewman

iCivics | The Democracy Lab - 17 views

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    Check out games and activities on the topic of your choice!
Sheryl A. McCoy

NOVA | The Spy Factory | PBS - 10 views

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    Watch this! It's truly terrifying! Share it w/friends and family. This is a must see. It puts all the facts together about the NSA "failure" to protect use from the 9/11 hijackers because of Bush leaders refusal to follow FISA laws. NSA Takeover Secret govt agency kept intel from FBI about 9/11 hijackers, for money & power to spy on all. The upshot is that these non-elected US govt agents were able to convince our Congress that they weren't to blame for keeping intel about 9/11 terrorists living in USA for over a year from FBI. Instead NSA chief convinced US Congress that the NSA could have prevented 9/11 if they had more money and power to spy on everyone in USA. Now they have it.
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    watch this; abuse of power
Jeff Johnson

Inauguration Speech Generator - 0 views

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    Help Barack Obama craft his inauguration speech... MadLibs style!
Sheryl A. McCoy

Ayn Rand, Hugely Popular Author and Inspiration to Right-Wing Leaders, Was a Big Admire... - 7 views

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    amazing story of her first years here in the United States, when Ayn Rand wrote in her notebooks and fashioned her first hero after a serial killer of the 1920's. Why was this information not available when I was wanting to learn more about her early life? Everyone who knew her and helped her rise to prominence didn't want to have this information leaking out to the general public.
Dean Mantz

Inauguration Day Resources | Welcome to NCS-Tech! - 0 views

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    K-8 educational technology reources covering the Presidential inauguration.
Peggy George

Reach Every Child | Election Resources - 0 views

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    Here's a nice compilation of many teaching resources for elections, propaganda, democracy, civics, government, voting, and presidential resources.
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    An excellent compilation of teaching resources, lessons and projects for K-12.
Lucy Gray

Election 2008 Project - 0 views

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    This looks like a great online project for the 2008 election for K-6 students. They vote for president and the data is available for them to use in many projects. Site includes resource links, indeas and books.
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    Info shared by Nancy Golubic, Project Coordinator, Boardman, Ohio. I've just posted my Election 2008 Online project. Four years ago, I ended up with almost 5,000 kids across the country voting. This year I hope to get more votes. Take a look. It says that registration opens on August 18th, but the registration link already works.
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    Looks like this starts August 18 recommended by Jen Wagner
Peggy George

Event Registration (EVENT: 122206) EdWeek-Education & Next President - 0 views

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    This should be a very informative debate. The video will be archived if you can't view it live. Looking forward to hearing an education focus for the Presidential election!
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    Join us for "Education and the Next President," a live debate from Teachers College, Columbia University, with Linda Darling-Hammond, education adviser to Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama, and Lisa Graham Keegan, education adviser to Presidential Republican nominee John McCain. The event is being exclusively Webcast by edweek.org with generous support from NASSP. A video archive of the event will be available Wed., Oct 22, at noon.
Peggy George

Education Week: Historic Election and New Tech Tools Yield Promising Vistas for Learning - 0 views

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    An excellent article about ways technology is being used to learn about the election and participate in the conversation.
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    Both major parties' historic tickets-a black man for president, a woman for vice president-as well as compelling economic and foreign-policy issues are converging with the campaigns' use of text-messaging, online networking, and nontraditional media venues to draw young people into the contest. Teachers have also seized on the opportunity to use the favored devices of today's students in teaching traditional civics lessons along with the 21st-century skills experts say people will need to thrive in the information age. "The idea is to teach kids as young as possible to be able to navigate this increasingly complicated media world by giving them some basic tools for analysis
Peggy George

Daily Lesson Plan-The Vice Voice-Gr. 6-12 - 0 views

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    Investigating the Role of Vice President for the 2008 Election; Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students investigate the role and duties of the vice president of the United States; they then write persuasive essays in favor of one of this year's running mates using supporting evidence from The New York Times. (link for companion lesson for Gr. 3-5 with suggested modifications-PDF)
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    Excellent lesson plan from the Learning Network/Teacher Connections on the New York Times site. Great resources, links and discussion questions.
Peggy George

Change.gov-Barack Obama's site inviting participation - 0 views

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    I really like this web site which models web 2.0 communication inviting participation throughout the site on issues, stories, etc. while providing helpful information. Check it out. It also provides a link to a Presidential Transition Directory. The Transition Directory was developed to introduce Presidential nominees, appointees, and members of the President-elect's Transition Team to the operation of the Federal government and to the resources available to help them begin their service in the new Administration. Very helpful organizational chart and other information for students learning about government.
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    Up to date announcedments and information about Barack Obama. He invites people to share their inspiring stories from the campaign and election day. Every page invites people to provide feedback on his agenda for the presidency. Excellent model for web 2.0 and a tool for communication.
Peggy George

Election 2008 Resource Books - 0 views

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    This is a really good compilation of books appropriate for many grade levels related to elections.
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    An outstanding compilation of resource books for elections. They are for all ages and most of them are available for purchase online, but 3 of them are available to be read online.
Anne Bubnic

'Rock the Vote' and other campaigns fall on deaf ears - 0 views

  • We've all heard the messages from MTV, P. Diddy, and countless others about why we should "Rock the Vote," but these slogans don't address the common misconception that even if we do vote, nothing will really change. And it's obvious that these messages have fallen on deaf ears. The number of voters under 30 in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections remained stagnant at just 17 percent.
  • Teens become apathetic because politicians are unresponsive, politicians become indifferent to teens because they are apathetic and don't vote.
  • The way to break this cycle is to make teens feel like they have a voice that politicians will listen to.
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  • Politicians have been reaching out to youth by holding events on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. CNN even held the YouTube debates, allowing users to submit questions directly to candidates.
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    The number of voters under 30 in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections remained stagnant at just 17 percent. Teens become apathetic because politicians are unresponsive, politicians become indifferent to teens because they are apathetic and don't vote.
    The way to break this cycle is to make teens feel like they have a voice that politicians will listen to. Politicians have been reaching out to youth by holding events on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. CNN even held the YouTube debates, allowing users to submit questions directly to candidates. Making politicians answerable to young people forces their interests to be considered.\n\n
Peggy George

MONTESSORI LESSONS - United States Presidential Election Unit Study - 0 views

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    links for a complete unit study on the upcoming 2008 presidential election. These PreK and K-10 links will lead you to articles, hands-on activities and other exercises that are compatible with the Montessori classified reading cards, grammar, creative writing, math, social studies and other extensive lesson plans
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    Just received an email announcement about these resources and they look great. Some of the links include sites and resources we have already shared in our group.
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