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Record inequality between rich and poor - YouTube

The gap between rich and poor in OECD countries has reached its highest level for over 30 years, and governments must act quickly to tackle inequality, accor... (Which countries have the biggest income #inequality gap?

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Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History

Best Sites for Primary Documents in World History | Current Events | Scoop.it
Here's links and descriptions of a dozen great websites for finding historic documents in World history. Samples from each site are included.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:46 PM

Lots of sites for those often difficult-to-locate primary sources for world history.  

Utah Geographical Alliance's comment, April 19, 2014 4:02 AM
Great resource!
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What medieval Europe did with its teenagers

What medieval Europe did with its teenagers | Current Events | Scoop.it

"Today, there's often a perception that Asian children are given a hard time by their parents. But a few hundred years ago northern Europe took a particularly harsh line, sending children away to live and work in someone else's home. Not surprisingly, the children didn't always like it."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:10 AM

Just a reminder for students today that they live in a good time and place for educational opportunities and personal liberties.  

Arlis Groves's curator insight, March 26, 2014 12:05 AM

Young folks today may be surprised to learn that, had they been born a few hundred years ago in Medieval Europe, they might well be working for another family through their teenaged years.

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Free App Offers Math Tutorials for Students


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Spread of the black death in Europe - Maps on the Web

Spread of the black death in Europe


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:09 AM
Year 8- Australian Curriculum... check out this interactive map.
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2000 historical maps you can find online

2000 historical maps you can find online | Current Events | Scoop.it

Okay. It's more than 2000. It's way more than 2000. I'm just not sure how many it is and 2000 seemed like a safe, round number. You can find the more than 2000 historical maps using two very cool m...


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Antonis Michailidis's comment, September 12, 2013 2:41 PM
Πολύτιμο εργαλείο κι αυτό, Γιώργο.
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Still Marching on Washington, 50 Years Later

Still Marching on Washington, 50 Years Later | Current Events | Scoop.it
Representative John Lewis, the sole surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, is working on a new version of the Voting Rights Act.

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600 Reasons Turmeric May Be The World's Most Important Herb

600 Reasons Turmeric May Be The World's Most Important Herb | Current Events | Scoop.it

There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being.

 

Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head. Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body.
While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis the drugs it has been compared with, e.g. hydrocortisone, ibuprofen, chemotherapy agents. Furthermore, nothing within the modern-day pharmaceutical armamentarium comes even remotely close to turmeric's 6,000 year track record of safe use in Ayurvedic medicine.[1]


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An example of a Gallery Walk lesson - medieval villages

An example of a Gallery Walk lesson - medieval villages | Current Events | Scoop.it
Gallery Walks or, as Steve Garnett called them, Pictures from Memory, is a great strategy if you have room and time to set up. This activity takes a little more time to set up compared with many ot...

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Carla Saunders's curator insight, June 26, 2013 4:34 AM

Some great ideas here from Jivespin

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Kids don't hate history, they hate the way we teach it

Kids don't hate history, they hate the way we teach it | Current Events | Scoop.it

About 15 years ago, I had the chance to drive James Loewen around for a couple of days. He was in town for a two day workshop and afterwards had to get to Kansas City for a flight. As his chauffeur...


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What if Americans Only Had as Much Water as Families in Africa?

What if Americans Only Had as Much Water as Families in Africa? | Current Events | Scoop.it
The average family in Africa gets by on only five gallons of water a day, according to this thought-provoking PSA video from bewaterwise.com, a project of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

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BBC Country Profiles

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BBC Country Profiles: instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.

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Al Picozzi's comment, July 25, 2013 4:55 PM
Great site for quick info. Thanks
Sabrina Wesley's curator insight, July 26, 2013 12:53 AM

Use for History, Geography, and Math

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:06 AM

I need a one-stop shop for my classes and maybe this is it.

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Political Geography Now: Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled

Political Geography Now: Lies Your World Map Told You: 5 Ways You're Being Misled | Current Events | Scoop.it

Most world political maps aren't telling you the whole story. Learn about five ways your map is misleading you about borders, territories, and even the roster of the world's countries.


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Seth Dixon's comment, September 13, 2013 1:13 PM
Very nice find...I'll add that in a few months (if I remember!)
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:35 PM

unit 1--always always ask questions about your sources!

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Revolution, Responsibility and Football: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers - Edutopia

Revolution, Responsibility and Football: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers - Edutopia | Current Events | Scoop.it

"My oldest son is in middle school. He earns an allowance and is always trying out his entrepreneurial skills. What my son and his friends seem to have in common is that they want . . . everything! He's eager to learn about money management because he views it as a means to an end. So my suggestion to you is focusing on teaching middle school kids the concepts that will naturally engage them, because they're meaningful right now."

 


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Search for Inca 'lost city' in Amazon may endanger indigenous people

Search for Inca 'lost city' in Amazon may endanger indigenous people | Current Events | Scoop.it
A six-week expedition starting in July will try to find Paititi in the Megantoni National Sanctuary in south-east PeruA French writer and adventurer plans to explore one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon in search of a "lost" or...

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:37 PM

So the romance of finding a hidden city versus the needs of the indigenous people of the region.  Many of the indigenous people of the region have limited contact with outsiders and is it worth a new historic ruin?

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Ten Ancient Stories and the Geological Events That May Have Inspired Them

Ten Ancient Stories and the Geological Events That May Have Inspired Them | Current Events | Scoop.it
If you dig deep enough, say scientists, you can find some truth to legends and creation stories

yths have fed the imaginations and souls of humans for thousands of years. The vast majority of these tales are just stories people have handed down through the ages. But a few have roots in real geological events of the past, providing warning of potential dangers and speaking to the awe we hold for the might of the planet


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Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitteryths have fed the imaginations and souls of humans for thousands of years. The vast majority of these tales are just stories people have handed down through the ages. But a few have roots in real geological events of the past, providing warning of potential dangers and speaking to the awe we hold for the might of the planet


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Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitteryths have fed the imaginations and souls of humans for thousands of years. The vast majority of these tales are just stories people have handed down through the ages. But a few have roots in real geological events of the past, providing warning of potential dangers and speaking to the awe we hold for the might of the planet


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hs have fed the imaginations and souls of humans for thousands of years


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Fascination and curiosity...what's not to love about Myths and Legends #history #science #geography

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Mummy mysteries

A 3000 year old Egyptian coffin has made a delicate 15,000 kilometre journey to WA. Today Rebecca Johns witnessed the precious unpacking of the ancient artefact which is part of an exhibition at the WA Museum.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:20 PM

All the way from the British Museum...thanks for sharing!

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MyHistro

MyHistro | Current Events | Scoop.it

This wonderful tool matches maps, text, imagery and timelines, what more could you want? MyHistro.com Click here or on the image to see the interactive version. In a way the use of this tool would ...


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Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years

Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years | Current Events | Scoop.it

How the fruit got a bad rap from the beginning


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How to Reverse the Damage of a Sugar Addiction

How to Reverse the Damage of a Sugar Addiction | Current Events | Scoop.it
How to Reverse the Damage of a Sugar Addiction.

 

An addictive substance is characterized by its ability to cause pleasant feelings, to cause long-term changes in the brain, to lead to physical dependence and to cause cravings, according to the website Research Penn State. Scientists debate whether sugar is physically addictive because it might not cause physical dependence, according to Jan Ulbrecht, associate professor in Biobehavioral Health and Medicine at Penn State University. However, long-term overindulgence in sugary food can have lasting consequences for your health.


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RISE - The Multi-Media Magazine's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:43 AM

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Austin Grady's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:24 AM

Anti-aging clients who are detoxing from un-healthy foods are surprised to discover how addictive sugar is. The damage sugar does to your health and the premature aging it causes is real. Here is a fresh perspective on the long term consequences of a sugar indulgent diet.

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5 Foods You Should Eat For Great Health (And How To Enjoy Them!)

5 Foods You Should Eat For Great Health (And How To Enjoy Them!) | Current Events | Scoop.it

"You've probably read dozens of posts telling you which foods you should be eating, but I'm actually going to tell you some delicious ways you can incorporate them into your cuisine!


Here are five of my favorite healthy foods — AND the ways I like to enjoy them. Read on for great health and great taste: 


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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 15, 2013 8:45 PM

They have been proven to help you keep healthy.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Current Events | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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How To Use Formative Assessment With (And Without) Technology - Edudemic

How To Use Formative Assessment With (And Without) Technology - Edudemic | Current Events | Scoop.it

Formative assessment tends to be a little more nebulous, and perhaps harder to nail it down with technology.


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What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps?

What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps? | Current Events | Scoop.it
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.

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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 5, 2013 9:38 PM

This is a resource i feel would be relevant to those students who struggle to be egaged in their reading

This can be used on readers on many different level

the reading maps foccus on language arts, Its description is communicated through charts, graphs, and maps intead of normal paragraphs and text

Shelby Porter's comment, September 30, 2013 11:19 AM
I feel the skill of reading a map is very important, but it becoming less prevalent in classrooms. Teachers may find it more difficult to teach and therefore are not going in depth with it. I remember as a child in grade school we would color maps or have to find where the states are. We never were taught how to fully understand the uses of a map and all the different ways they are used and how to read them. It is becoming a lost skill in a world that needs to be more appreciative of geography.
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Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?

Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God? | Current Events | Scoop.it
Opinion by Jeffrey Weiss, Special to CNN


(CNN) -- Sunni and Shia Muslims are killing each other in several nations, most notably in Syria's escalating civil war.

Coptic Christians churches are being torched in Egypt.

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Matthew Wahl's curator insight, September 1, 2013 2:21 PM

Good intro to monotheism...shows how each of the "big three" tackles the issue of having the same Abrahamic tradition.