Blogs tagged "reading"

Debates over the State of Reading Seem Unsettled Today? Look to Late Nineteenth Century Newspapers to Find Out How Much, or How Little, Things Have Changed.

Woman reading in European cafe
In France and Germany in the latter half of the nineteenth century, newspapers—printed matter in general, in fact—underwent dramatic and dynamic changes. For newspapers, readership had increased greatly, and the feuilleton (pronounced, fuh-ya-tawn)—a section often starting at the bottom of the front page and continuing on the back, offering lively reportage, criticism, or serialized novels—attracted a diversity of readers who came to rely on these “little sheets of paper” as a mirror held up to society that reflected and refashioned its tastes, opinions, and quirks.Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

Balancing Technology and the Humanities

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Ashley Kim is an intern this summer at EDSITEment. She is a rising senior in the Department of Politics at Princeton University with interests in American politics and political theory. Read More »
Categories Closer Readings

"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here"

Recreation of Martin Luther King's Cell in Birmingham Jail
Last year, one of our most popular blog posts was about how to teach Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail. We are repeating it again this year in advance of the Martin Luther King holiday. We hope that Dr. King's profound reflections on the relationship between law and justice will resonate once again with all teachers and their students.Read More »
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Summer Reading for Teachers: Staircase to College and Career Readiness

"Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time." E.P. WhippleRead More »

How to Improve Student Research Skills

Although today’s students are often said to be “digital natives” because of their early familiarity with the Internet, recent studies by the Pew Research Center and Turnitin show that, measured by college and career standards, their research skills are at best, rudimentary, and at worst, “shallow” and seriously flawed.Read More »
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