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The Dark Horse Comes to Malawi: Famine in Africa

Oktober 13th, 2017

In this third lesson of the four part series, students briefly examine the 2002 famine in Africa and the factors that contributed to its severity, with a special focus on Malawi.

Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World’s Transportation Commission

Oktober 13th, 2017

This collection contains nearly nine hundred images by American photographer William Henry Jackson. In addition to railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs,rickshaws, and other types of transportation, Jackson photographed city views, street and harbor scenes, landscapes, local inhabitants, and Commission members as they travelled through North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania.

Election Day Extravaganza: No-Prep Lesson Plans

Oktober 13th, 2017

I love social studies, and with the constant press covering the presidential election, it gives me the additional opportunity to be able to dive a little deeper into civics with my kids this year. Although my kiddos are a little too young to understand the ins and outs of the presidential debates and what issues … Election Day Extravaganza: No-Prep Lesson Plans weiterlesen

Native American Cultures Across the U.S.

Oktober 13th, 2017

Children’s literature, movies, and other media often perpetuate generalized stereotypes, whether positive or negative, in their representations of Native American peoples. Teaching children about the First Americans in an accurate historical context while emphasizing their continuing presence and influence within the United States is important for developing a national and individual respect for the diverse … Native American Cultures Across the U.S. weiterlesen