Blogs tagged "resources"

Summer Reading for Teachers!

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples. A noble artist, he has visions of excellence and revelations of beauty, which he has neither impersonated in character, nor embodied in words. His life and teachings are but studies for yet nobler ideals.—Amos Bronson Alcott Orphic Sayings, 1841Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Back to School 2014 with EDSITEment

Boy at library table writing
The dog days and cat nights of summer are behind us!School bells and homework assignments beckon! *PARCC on the horizonOutdoor temperatures may have cooled, but all across the nation teachers find themselves in the hot seat. For most states, 2014 will be the first school year that the Common Core State Standards will be both fully implemented and tested.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Digital Public Library of America for Educators

Aquarium, Battery Park, New York City [Postcard], ca. 1931
Franky Abbott is an ACLS Public Fellow working on outreach, education, and content-related projects for DPLA. She has worked at a variety of academic institutions on digital programs and projects and as a 10–12 grade English teacher and college-level instructor. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Spotlight bilingüe, La Revolución Mexicana / Bilingual Spotlight, The Mexican Revolution

Hundreds of people have visited EDSITEment’s spotlight on the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution 1910-2010 to learn about the first modern revolution of the twentieth century. It includes resources, featured EDSITEment lessons of relevance, glossary of terms, and sections studying traditional songs (with bilingual lyrics), muralist painting and history.Read More »

Resource on the Aztecs, Bilingual/ Recurso acerca de los aztecas, bilingüe

The Newberry Library, Chicago has a bilingual educational site on the Aztecs, visit it at:http://publications.newberry.org/aztecs/index_en.htmlLa Biblioteca Newberry en Chicago tiene un sitio didáctivo y bilingüe acerca de los aztecas, visítalo en:http://publications.newberry.org/aztecs/index_en.htmlRead More »