- Character Astrology Signs
- Heroes and Superheros
- Create a Childhood for a character
- Critique from the point of view of a specific organization
- Social workers report
- College application
- School counselor’s recommendation letter
- Talk show invitation
- Radio exchange
- Movie recommendations
- Create a home page
- Chat room conversations
- E-mail directory
- Title acrostic
- Cartoon squares
- Word collage
- Yearbook entries
- Letter exchange
- Talk show on issues in the novel
- Dream vacation
- Photos or magazine pictures
- Twenty questions
- File a complaint
- Tangible or intangible gifts
- Talk to the author
- Point of view column
- Character monologues
- Make up a word test for the novel
- Answering machine message
- Found poems
- Name analysis
- A character’s fears
- Current events
- A pamphlet
- Draw a scene
- New acquaintances
- Book choices for character
- Community resources for characters
- Family history
- Detective work
- The dating game
- Create a character’s room
- CD collection
- Photo album
- A character alphabet
(Source: kbkonnected, via world-shaker)
“We came, We saw, We destroyed, We forgot” by William Blum
An updated summary of the charming record of US foreign policy. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States of America has …
1. Attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
2. Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
3. Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
4. Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
5. Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
In total: Since 1945, the United States has carried out one or more of the above actions, on one or more occasions, in the following 69 countries (more than one-third of the countries of the world):
- British Guiana (now Guyana)
- Congo (also as Zaire)
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Germany (plus East Germany)
- North Korea
- South Africa
- Soviet Union
- Vietnam (plus North Vietnam)
- Yemen (plus South Yemen)
The first democratically elected government the CIA overthrew was actually Iran’s in 1953 through Operation Ajax. Democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadiq and his National Front Party planned on nationalizing the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now known as BP). To protect British interests, the CIA and MI6 overthrew Mossadiq, reinstalled the Shah, and set up a secret police known as SAVAK. Until the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Shah and SAVAK killed over 20,000 Iranians.
These Twitter chats cover anything and everything in education, and represent a great jumping off point for those just getting started in Twitter education chats.
- #edchat – Talk to a variety of educators around the world through #edchat, Tuesdays at noon and 7 p.m. EST.
- #lrnchat – Every Thursday night from 8:30-10 p.m. EST, you can connect with other educators and discuss learning.
- #edbkchat – On Wednesdays at 4 p.m. EST, you can discuss educational books and topics in learning and pedagogy.
- #spnchat – Find out about successful practices in education and education reform through #spnchat Tuesdays at 9 p.m..
- #ptchat – Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST, parents and educators around the world can open the lines of communication on #ptchat.
After a short recess, the My Brother Sam is Dead Blog is back. The purpose of the blog is to provide information on using the historical fiction novel My Brother Sam is Dead in the classroom and allow for interaction between myself and those interested in this topic.
Artist Guy Laramee carves and illustrates incredible sculptures out of books!
Laramee transforms the edges of vintage books, dictionaries and encyclopedias into mountainous glacial landscapes, plateaus, and deep valleys along with detailed painted illustrations.
In the 1950’s a Redding man wrote a letter to Russia. What resulted from Bradley Kelly’s letter was/is pretty amazing. This is a Powerpoint Presentation.
NatureMapping Takes Kids — and Technology — Outside and into Active Learning
Udacity was founded by three roboticists who believed much of the educational value of their university classes could be offered online. A few weeks later, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries enrolled in our first class, “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.” …