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August 15, 2014
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BBC Produces Very Impressive World War I “Interactive Episode”

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The BBC has produced a very impressive online “interactive episode” — really, a “choose your own adventure” story — about World War One.

Here’s how The Telegraph describes it:

The interactive episode…. tells the story of the 1st South Staffordshire Battalion in one of the most deadly conflicts during the Battle of the Somme – the fight for control of High Wood on 14th July 1916.

Rather than passively watching the action unfold, the viewer is put in control of the choices that Corporal Arthur Foulkes must make to complete his mission. Like in a video game, on-screen buttons will appear when the viewer needs to make a decision to carry the story on.

Some of the situations will pose moral dilemmas and tricky tactical choices. For example, if the Corporal comes across a wounded enemy soldier on the battlefield, the viewer must decide whether to leave him, take him prisoner or shoot him.

Because of violent imagery, it requests that you verify that you’re over sixteen years old before you begin playing it.

I’m adding the site to:

The Best Resources For Learning About World War I

The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories

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August 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Valuable Resources On Race & Racism

I’m adding these next two tweets to How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death Of Michael Brown):

“At This Point, Ferguson Is a City Under Siege:What’s being described as a “riot” is looking a lot more like an occupation” is from The Atlantic.

And here are new additions to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More:

Poverty and Race in America, Then and Now is a very useful interactive.

“Please Don’t Ask Me That Question Again!” is from Black & Smart.

Why Educators Need to Step Up and Address Racial Injustice is by Melinda Anderson.

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August 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Resources On The Shooting Death Of Michael Brown

I’ve turned my previous post on Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri into a “Best” list on related resources.

Here are new additions:

The Media Keeps Failing Black Teens is from The Atlantic.

Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic
is from The Root.

Police Use Tear Gas On Crowd is from The Washington Post.

 

 

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August 11, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death Of Michael Brown)

The full story has yet to come out about what happened on Friday night in Ferguson (Vox has a good overview of what is known so far), but the larger narrative of the challenges facing so many of our African-American youth could not be more clear.

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Also, see You won’t prevent future riots by disregarding the psychology of crowds from The Guardian.

Lastly, check out the poem “Harlem” by Langston Hughes.

The Media Keeps Failing Black Teens is from The Atlantic.

Black Kids Don’t Have to Be College-Bound for Their Deaths to Be Tragic
is from The Root.

Police Use Tear Gas On Crowd is from The Washington Post.

“At This Point, Ferguson Is a City Under Siege:What’s being described as a “riot” is looking a lot more like an occupation” is from The Atlantic.

Wednesday Night Tweets From Ferguson, Missouri & Beyond

Thursday Night Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Friday Night Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Saturday Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Sunday Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Monday’s Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Tuesday’s Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Teaching Ideas For #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Wednesday’s (2nd Week) Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Thursday’s (2nd Week) Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

Friday & Sat. (2nd Wk) Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown


Sunday & Monday (2nd Wk) Tweets About #Ferguson #MichaelBrown

I’m adding this post to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism.

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August 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Important Resources On Race

Though the circumstances of Michael Brown’s shooting last night in Missouri are still not clear, it does echo the deaths of so many other young African-American youth.

Here are some new additions to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism:

White People Are Fine With Laws That Harm Blacks is from Slate.

Telling white people the criminal justice system is racist makes them like it more is from Vox.

White people are winning the war on whites is from The Washington Post.

War Against Whites? I Think Not is by Charles M. Blow in The NY Times.

How Boston Public Schools Can Recruit and Retain Black Male Teachers is from The Shanker Blog.

What ‘War On Whites’? is from The Washington Post.

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August 8, 2014
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Even More Resources On The Unaccompanied Minor Refugee Crisis

August 7, 2014
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This Looks Like A Great Deal: The NY Times Offers Free Online Classroom Subscriptions

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The New York Times is now offering free online classroom subscriptions to “The New York Times Replica Edition” which, I believe, is an online edition of the complete print edition. In other words, it won’t included the extra resources available on the Times website.

It’s still a great deal and it’s open to K-12 classrooms anywhere in the United States. Students can access it from home or from school.

Go to their site to complete an enrollment form….

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August 3, 2014
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More Good Resources On Race & Racism

August 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Nice Wash. Post Interactive: “100 years of change in Europe”

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100 years of change in Europe is a nice Washington Post interactive tracking political changes on a…European map over the last one hundred years. It includes accessible explanations.

I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History.

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August 3, 2014
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Tons Of New Resources On Child Refugee Crisis At The Border

August 1, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Resources On The Ebola Virus Crisis