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Countering Bias in History Instruction

created Nov 03, 2014 01:57 PM
by Nancy McTygue - History is an interpretative discipline.  And that’s not something that should worry us.  The recent controversy regarding the revisions to the AP US history exam by the ...

Roots of the Hong Kong Protests

created Oct 29, 2014 03:24 PM
by Shelley Brooks The Hong Kong protests have resonance with students around the world.  Students here in the United States likely see connections to the Occupy movement that began in New York in ...

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 ...
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