Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

January 1, 2017
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Ellis Island Opened On This Day In 1892 – Here Are Tons Of Resources On Immigration To The U.S.

Ellis Island opened on this day in 1892.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

December 31, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Resources On New Year Traditions

Here are more additions to The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations:

Largest U.S. Hmong New Year Celebration Kicks Off in California is from NBC News.

How countries around the world celebrate the end of the year is from Quartz.

Ringing In 2017: New Year’s Traditions You Might Not Have Heard Of is from NBC News.

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2017 is from The Local.

The History Channel has several videos on New Year traditions and their history, including this one:

December 30, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Year-End Collections Of Infographics & Charts

Here are new additions to The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2016:

The 52 Best — And Weirdest — Charts We Made In 2016 is from Five Thirty Eight.

The Year in Visual and Interactive Storytelling is from ProPublica.

2016: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics is from The New York Times.

Dear 2016: A letter from the L.A. Times Data Visualization Department

December 29, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New TED-Ed Video: “How the stethoscope was invented” (Plus, A Series On Other Inventions)

TED-Ed has released a video and lesson on How the stethoscope was invented.

In addition, I learned that it was the seventh in a series on inventions. The series is called “Moments Of Vision” and you can find the entire playlist here.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn About Inventions.

December 25, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Few Last Holiday Resources

Here are some last additions (for this year!) to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa:

Santa rides a camel? How the rest of world celebrates the holidays is from The Washington Post.

Christmas: What do I need to know? is an interactive from The BBC.

Christmas: Embattled From the Beginning is from The Wall Street Journal.

Christmas around the world is a CNN photo gallery.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

Essay: This Christmas, We’ll Leave Santa Mochi and Dumplings is from NBC News.

December 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Important Teaching & Learning Resources About The Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis continues, and it’s coming home here as I spend part of my break preparing for a number of new Syrian students joining my classes in January.

You can find related resources at The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Syria and I’m adding these new links to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day:

A Joyful Bustle to Get Ready for Guests: Syrian Refugees is from The New York Times.

Finding Home: Their families fled Syria. They were born refugees. What will happen next? is from TIME.

What Does It Mean To Help One Family? is from The New York Times.

Teaching About the Syrian Refugee Crisis looks very good.

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