Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 31, 2014
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Great “Animations & Explainers” From The Guardian

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The British newspaper The Guardian publishes a neat series of video “animations and explainers” that you can find on their YouTube channel.

I’m adding it to The Best Online “Explainer” Tools For Current Events.

Here’s an example:

I’m adding that example to The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World.

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August 31, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Weekend Is The Ninth Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina — Here Are Related Resources

This weekend is the ninth-anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation.

You might be interested in The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans, where I have many Katrina resources, and in The Best Short Video Clips About Hurricane Katrina.

Here are new resources published around this anniversary:

Swipe the photos and see Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery

Hurricane Katrina’s 9th anniversary will be remembered with plays, rallies and more is from NOLA.

Today is the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is from The Washington Post.

Hurricane Katrina: The Anniversary is from CBS News.

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August 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On Race & Racism

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

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends is from The Washington Post.

For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall is from The Washington Post.

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?
is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

Navajo Kindergartener Told to Cut his Hair, Sent Home on First Day of School is from Color Lines.

And here are new additions to How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death Of Michael Brown):

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August 30, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Resources On Accompanied Minors Coming To U.S. As Refugees

August 24, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Updated List Of Teaching Ideas For #MichaelBrown #Ferguson

I’ve previously posted this list of my choices for the best resources/ideas for teaching about the tragedy of Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson. I’ve since added some new resources and thought it would be useful to share this updated list:

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August 24, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Resources On California’s Drought

Storm gathering at Death Valley
Creative Commons License Photo Credit: QQ Li via Compfight

Here are new additions to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On California’s Drought:

Drought in California – in pictures is from The Guardian.

Tapping the final reservoir is an infographic from The Washington Post.

14 Facts Everyone Should Know About The California Drought is from BuzzFeed.

 

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August 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Important Resources On Race & Racism

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

The black-white gap in life expectancy is narrowing — but it’s still too wide is from Vox.

Gordon Parks’ 1950s Photo Essay On Civil Rights-Era America Is As Relevant As Ever is from The Huffington Post.

This is a great Louis CK piece on race. He says two classroom inappropriate words, but they are beeped-out:

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August 21, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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You Might Find My New U.S. & World History Class Blogs Useful

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I’ll be teaching English Language Learners World History, United States History, Geography, and English this year (along with my IB Theory of Knowledge classes).

I’ll be revising and updating my very extensive U.S. History class blog and creating an entirely new one for World History (I’m just beginning to add content to that one now).

You can also find a list of all my blogs here.

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August 21, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three Good Resources On Race & Racism

Regular readers (and not-so-regular readers, since the posts have been so popular) know that I’ve been collecting resources daily on the shooting death of Michael Brown — How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death of Michael Brown).

Those Michael Brown resources are part of a broader “The Best” list that has also become very popular — A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism.

Here are three valuable additions to that broader list:

The racism of the US criminal justice system in 10 charts is from Vox.

America’s Racial Divide, Charted is from The New York Times.

Ferguson, Watts and a Dream Deferred is also from The New York Times.

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August 21, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Excellent Redesign For Site Highlighting UK Museum Interactives

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Show.me, the popular site that collects interactives from museums throughout the United Kingdom, has just unveiled a brand-new (and sorely needed) redesign.

It looks great!

I’m adding it to The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games.

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August 20, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Watch This Video That Uses Legos To Illustrate U.S. Economic Inequality…& Get Depressed

Here are new additions to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality:

The Brookings Institution has created this video to illustrate the lack of economic mobility in the United States to accompany this report:

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead from NPR is a good piece to read their shares similar conclusions.

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