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The Harvest/La Cosecha DVD & Curriculum

The Harvest/La Cosecha DVD & Curriculum

Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat.  From the Producers of the Academy-Award® nominated film WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA, provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle

An impressive DE presence at ASCD

#ASCDCurios(ity)?

Are you curious about the DEN’s presence at ASCD? Wonder no longer. Here’s the schedule of featured and concurrent speakers and what’s going on in the Discovery Corporate Room. They include a stellar list with Opening Keynote Reed Timmer, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo,  Jannita Demian, Shanika Hope, Susanne Meixsell, Brad Fountain, Jason Altman, and Ginny Washburne.

Using Primary Sources to Reach Reluctant Readers and Teach Reading Skills

In the first breakout session at the DEN Pre-con in Hershey, presenter Elizabeth Shotwell  readily admitted hating social studies in high school because it was just memorizing facts. It was a History of Civilization class in college and a professor who said that history was just the “juiciest gossip” that got passed down through the

Invention Convention: A Look into African American History

Black History Month is important for all students no matter their race. African American history is in fact American history. Help your students understand the importance of some of the extraordinary individuals of African American History by putting a fun spin on the lesson. Lesson Title: Invention Convention: A Look into African American History Ask

Five Ways to Introduce Students to the Georgia Legislature ~ by Patrice Weaver

This article is from the Georgia Public Broadcasting website and contains information applicable to all U.S. students.  Click here to view the article in its entirety. The Georgia Legislative Session kicks off Monday January 9, 2012 Are you looking for ways to introduce your students to the work of the Georgia legislature? Do you want

Fun Tech Tools For the History Classroom

There are several great Web 2.0 tools that I just have to share with history teachers.   I have used www.classtools.net for several years, and have created blog posts about this resource before. These tools have many great features to enhance learning in all subjects. Some of my favorite tools are the flash game generators,

Museum Box

Museum Box is an interesting Web 2.0 tool. It allows users to create virtual boxes that displays various types of media on the faces of the box. You can design the boxes to have layers, which affords viewers an opportunity to follow the research as well as develop a response to an argument presented on

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