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Engaging Students in Thinking about the Drought

created Oct 15, 2014 02:50 PM
by Shelley Brooks There is some good news on the drought front – Californians are on an upward trend for water conservation.  The State Water Board recently reported that in August the statewide ...

Studying the borders of conflict in Iraq and Syria

created Jul 28, 2014 03:35 PM
by Shelley Brooks With the anniversary of WWI upon us, it is useful for students to look at the connection between current events and the legacies of “the war to end all wars.” The violence ...

Beyond the Violence: Nigeria from a Socio-Economic Perspective

created Jun 23, 2014 01:01 PM
by Shelley Brooks Building off a recent Current Context piece on Boko Haram and Nigeria , this post suggests ways to use Common Core-aligned strategies to discuss Nigeria’s current events in the ...

Teaching the Ukrainian Crisis with Maps

created May 14, 2014 02:11 PM
by Shelley Brooks In a follow up to the Current Context piece on Ukraine and Crimea , here are a few ways for you to incorporate visual sources into the classroom in order to help students grasp ...

The Cold War and the Environment, Part 2

created May 06, 2014 02:47 PM
These industrial centers, suburban homes, and urban cores were connected by thousands of miles of new and upgraded highways and freeways built with federal funds coming from President Eisenhower’s ...