Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

October 22, 2014
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More Halloween Resources

October 21, 2014
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Some School Districts Resist Enrolling New Refugees From Central America

Four-months-after

The New York Times has published two articles this week about school districts in New York and elsewhere who have been resisting enrolling new refugees from Central America:

Rules and Paperwork Keep Long Island’s Immigrant Children From Classroom

School District on Long Island Is Told It Must Teach Immigrants

Compassion, along with respect for the law, appears to be in short supply in these places.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border.

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October 20, 2014
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More Useful Resources On Race and Racism

October 18, 2014
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Nov. 9th Is The 25th Anniversary Of The Berlin Wall Coming Down – Here Are Related Resources

The Berlin Wall came down on November 9th, 25 years ago.

You might be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us, which includes a number of links related to The Berlin Wall.

I’m sure there will be a ton of resources on the anniversary, and I’ll add the best ones to that list.

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October 18, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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Some Final Resources On Columbus Day

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

October 12, 2014
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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
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More Columbus Day Resources

October 11, 2014
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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
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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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