Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

October 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Threats — Real & Imagined — Around The World

What is the greatest threat to the world? Depends on where you live is a very interesting report from Pew. Here’s a tweet with a simple infographic showing their results:

Then, compare those results with Vox’s Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype).

I’m adding this post to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

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October 18, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Check Out Slideshare’s Most Popular Presentations

Slideshare, the online presentation site, has an enormous number of slideshows. They also have a feature highlighting their most popular ones — both overall and by categories (including education).

Here’s a nice one I found after taking a quick look:

You might also be interested in The “All-Time” Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators.

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October 14, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Esri’s Zip Lookup” Provides Useful Data For Every U.S. Zip Code

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Type any zip code into Esri’s Zip Lookup and you’ll get an excellent and accessible data image of that community based on U.S. Census Data and additional sources.

I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Analyzing Census Data.

Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip.

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October 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Some Final Resources On Columbus Day

October 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Additional Resources On The World’s Different Cultures

October 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Cave Paintings Found In Indonesia

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Some of the earliest known cave art was recently found in Indonesia. I’m adding these resources to The Best Sites For Learning About Prehistoric Cave Paintings:


Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Spray-Painted Graffiti
is from The Atlantic.

Cave paintings change ideas about the origin of art is from The BBC.

Cave Paintings in Indonesia May Be Among the Oldest Known is from The New York Times.

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October 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Columbus Day Resources

October 11, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For “The International Day Of The Girl”

From The United Nations:

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

In recognition of the importance of investing in and empowering girls during adolescence and preventing and eliminating the various forms of violence they experience, the theme of International Day of the Girl Child for 2014 is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.

Here are resources on the Day:

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USAID has a number of accessible resources.

Presidential Proclamation — International Day of the Girl, 2014

Photographers Capture The Sorrow And Pain Of Global Girls is from NPR.

A Day For Global Girls Gets People Talking, But Then What? is from NPR.

Map: What Countries have the worst gender gap is from Slate.

Gender quotes GA67: Barack Obama on girls education

Investing in Girls
by ksanto.

How Would the World Change if Every Girl Was Educated?

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October 10, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Winners Of The Nobel Peace Prize Have Just Been Announced – Here Are Related Resources

From The New York Times:

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday awarded the 2014 peace prize to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, joining a teenage Pakistani known around the world with an Indian veteran of campaigns on behalf of children.

You might be interested in:

The Best Sites To Learn About The Nobel Peace Prize

The Best Resources On Malala Yousafzai

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October 8, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Such A Sad & Tragic Story: Student Teachers Murdered In Mexico

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You’ve probably heard about the sad and tragic story of Mexican student teachers who were murdered by police and others employed by a drug cartel.

Here are links to articles about it:

In Case of Missing Students, Hillside Mass Graves Point to a Death March is from The New York Times.

Cartels, corruption, and the case of 43 missing Mexican students is from CBS News.

Mexican students recall clashes with police as massacre probed is from Reuters.

Thousands have been killed as a result of the drug war going on in that country (see The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War) and many of us have taught refugees escaping it.

This story is another one that just hits close to home.

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October 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Resources On The World’s Different Cultures

October 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Vox Publishes Great Piece On Saul Alinsky

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Vox has just published an extraordinarily thorough and well-written description of legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky and his influence today.

Regular readers might remember that I spent the last fifteen years of my nineteen-year community organizing career working for the Industrial Areas Foundation, the organization that Alinsky founded.

I’m adding the Vox piece to The Best Sites To Learn About Saul Alinsky.

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October 6, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Brand-New Thomas Piketty TED Talk On Income & Wealth Inequality

TED Talks released a Thomas Piketty video today on wealth and income inequality. It’s twenty-one minutes long, and I wouldn’t recommend showing all of it, but clips could be very useful. I’ve embedded the video below, and you can see it on the TED Talk website here, along with an interactive transcript.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality.

While I’m at it, I’m adding these new resources to the same list:

The state of America’s widening wealth gap is from The Washington Post.

Chart: the average white family is 74 times wealthier than the average Hispanic family is from Vox.

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October 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Many More Resources On Race & Racism