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April 28, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The North Korea Missile Crisis

Last week, several students began talking in class about the probability of war with North Korea.

That got me thinking about ways to teach about the crisis without creating undue alarm.

Here are a few resources I’ve pulled together to help prepare some lessons. You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War which, in addition to Korean War resources, also has materials on more recent events (feel free to offer additional suggestions):

How North Korea Became a Rogue State: A Brief History (with Lesson Plan) is from KQED

Decision Point: Understanding the U.S.’s Dilemma Over North Korea is an older lesson from The New York Times Learning Network, but it can easily be updated.

As North Korea’s arsenal grows, experts see heightened risk of ‘miscalculation’ is from The Washington Post.

Here’s a recent Associated Press interactive to learn more about the country.

ILLUMINATING NORTH KOREA is a NY Times interactive.

The Council on Foreign Relations has a Crisis Guide that appears a little out of date, but it still has good info.

April 28, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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It’s Arbor Day – Here Are Related Resources

Arbor Day celebrates the importance of trees, and takes place on the last Friday of April in the United States.

You might be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About Trees.

April 28, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’s Updated “Best” Lists

I am constantly adding new resources to my over 1,700 categorized “Best Lists.

I also regularly “cull” through the lists to weed-out dead links, but haven’t been very systematic about doing that task.

So, I’ve started to go through them and highlight the ones that I’ve gotten around to completely cleaning-up and revising. I’ve completed this process with 289 lists over the past twelve months.

Here are a list of them from this month (you can see previous compilations here):

The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hubble Telescope

The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo

The Best Resources For Learning About May Day

The Best Places To Find Quotations On The Web

The Best Sources Of Advice On How To Get A Teaching Job

The Best Resource Sites For Scholarship Information

The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day

The Best Sites For Learning About Leonardo Da Vinci

The Best Spelling Sites

The Best Online Geography Games

The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic

The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates

The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics

The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents

The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War

The Best Glossaries Of Education Terminology

The Best Resources On Punctuation

The Best Resources For Learning About Chemical Weapons

Apparently, Today Is Both “World Book Night” & “UN English Language Day” – Here Are The Best Resources For Both

The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide

The Best Earth Day Sites

The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom

The Best Online Carbon Calculators

The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change

The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day)

The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour”

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day

The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s

 

 

April 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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NY Times Learning Network Announces Their Fabulous Annual Summer Reading Contest

The New York Times Learning Network has just announced their annual fantastic summer reading contest.

You can read all about it at The Eighth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest.

Simply put, students can read whatever they want on The Times site and write about it, and then the Network publishes the best contributions each week.

Anything that can help reduce the “Summer Slide” is appreciated!

I have a ton of resources on the topic at The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide.”

You might be particularly interested in one of the posts on that list, Updated: Here Are The Sites I’m Using For My Summer School “Virtual Classroom.”

April 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Teaching As A Second Career

Teaching As a Second Career? Before You Take the Plunge… is the topic of my latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show.

Jeri Asaro, Gladis Kersaint, Ph.D., and Denisse R. Thompson join me in the discussion, and they have also all contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column.

I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions.

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