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Comparing the five major world religions

"It's perfectly human to grapple with questions, like 'Where do we come from?' and 'How do I live a life of meaning?' These existential questions are central to the five major world religions -- and that's not all that connects these faiths. John Bellaimey explains the intertwined histories and cultures of Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam."


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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:13 AM

Great insight into our 5 major world religions.

Brett Laskowitz's curator insight, January 28, 2015 12:06 PM

This is also a good introductory video for the Religion unit.  It will at least give students a general overview of the major world religions as a baseline of information to reference when diving deeper into the unit content.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 1, 2015 10:10 AM

unit 3

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Georgia DOE: High school graduation rate rises - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Georgia DOE: High school graduation rate rises - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog) | High school success | Scoop.it
Your source to discuss and learn about education in Georgia and the nation and share opinions and news with Maureen Downey
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Mecca Then and Now - Photo Gallery - LIFE

Mecca Then and Now - Photo Gallery - LIFE | High school success | Scoop.it
The city that holds the holiest spot in Islam -- where Mohammed was born, where he began receiving the divine word of God, and where he won the victory that established Islam as a future major world religion -- Mecca, Saudi Arabia, sees millions of...

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38 Incredible Images Of The World Celebrating Eid al-Adha

38 Incredible Images Of The World Celebrating Eid al-Adha | High school success | Scoop.it
Muslims across the world celebrated Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice which marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Cows, goats, sheep and camels are slaughtered to commemorate...

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Mecca pilgrims snap selfies between prayers

Mecca pilgrims snap selfies between prayers | High school success | Scoop.it
MECCA (Reuters) - It's one of the biggest trends taking over the social media world, and now during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage visitors to the holy sites can't resist the urge to take a selfie.Between

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10 Disney Songs Sung In The Characters' Native Tongues

10 Disney Songs Sung In The Characters' Native Tongues | High school success | Scoop.it
If Disney characters were real, they wouldn't be singing in English. Here are 10 classic songs as they were meant to be heard -- maybe.

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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014 | High school success | Scoop.it

"The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:58 PM

Are you interested in apps that "foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration" and that are user friendly? Check out the winning apps from the American Association of School Librarians in five categories. In each category there are five apps listed. All the apps work on iOS and 10 of them will with Android. Grade levels vary from K through Grade 12 and each has a brief explanation.

* Books

* STEM
* Organization and Management

* Social Studies

* Content Creation

Although not all schools have iPads there are many students who may own one. Consider sharing the apps appropriate for your grade level and content area with students, even if you are not able to use them in your classroom.

Anne Pascucci, MPA, CRA's curator insight, July 2, 2014 8:39 AM

Neat resource for teachers

faezams's curator insight, July 4, 2014 11:23 PM

Apps suggested for teaching and learning

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Teens Make Video About Dressing Up To Defy Stereotypes

Teens Make Video About Dressing Up To Defy Stereotypes | High school success | Scoop.it
Suited and Booted! Roland Martin spoke with high school student Hayden Hinton and counselor Tiffany Gholson about an inspiring video making the rounds on the Internet. Black male students at Illino...

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I love this! How 'bout it GA boys??

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School counselors increasingly are missing link in getting kids to college | Hechinger Report

Campbell High School counselor Jamie Ryder’s determined cheer interrupts the half-asleep, early morning silence of a dozen ninth-graders crammed into a small classroom as she launches into a 90-minute talk about the future, with a focus on careers and college.

 

The challenges facing Ryder soon become clear. When she asks about her students’ goals, one hand goes up. Then a low voice in the back of the room wisecracks, “Be a drug dealer.” A while later, when the students are told to sit at computers and go through a questionnaire to help determine what courses of studies and careers would be good fits for them, several struggle with the words on the screen, English still foreign to them.

 

In spite of all these warning signs, Ryder’s caseload and those of her colleagues are so big that this may be the only time for at least a year that many of these students will ever see her or any other counselor. The best she can do is reach out each fall to Campbell’s 800 first-year students in groups like these, to try to give them an idea of what life might be like beyond their early teens.

 

Campbell High, in Smyrna, a fast-growing city about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta where one in five children under 18 lives in poverty, began holding the group meetings this year. They’re among several attempts the school is making to counteract a vexing but largely unseen problem nationwide: a critical shortage of competent counselors capable of giving advice to college-going high school students, precisely when the country needs more Americans to get degrees — and when getting into college is more expensive and more confusing than ever.

 

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Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School

Ninth Grade: The Most Important Year in High School | High school success | Scoop.it

"Educators are increasingly focusing on the ninth grade as the year that determines whether a young person will move on or drop out of school. According to research published in the journal Education, ninth graders have the lowest grade point average, the most missed classes, the majority of failing grades, and more misbehavior referrals than any other high-school grade level. Ninth grade has increasingly become a “bottleneck” for students..."


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Knowing 9th grade year is so pivotal and important and getting 9th graders to know it are two different things. Attendance, behavior, and grades. Attendance in first 30 days.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:48 PM

Research shows that 9th grade is a pivotal year for high school students. Some define it as a "make or break year for many 14- and 15-year-olds." Why?  They are entering a new school, having more autonomy and more homework, and they are an adolescents, with brains that may not be making the best decisions.
This post discusses these issues and provides suggestions as to steps that may be considered to assist them in the process.

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U.S High School Graduation Rates: Patterns and Explanations

High school graduation rate for American men (includes GED's):
1970: 81%
2010: 81%.
(Source: http://t.co/Dgvcz3gukY)
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The Big Religion Comparison Chart

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The Big Religion Comparison Chart is a comparison chart of religions that compares the origins, beliefs, practices, and texts of world religions, small religions, ancient cults and new religious movements.

 

While I might disagree with a few of the nuances of their doctrinal generalizations, this is a great way to compare global religions with a similar framework (and to be fair, summarizing a 'world view' in few than two paragraphs is inherently problematic). 


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Dominique Kwon's curator insight, January 3, 2014 6:44 PM

This Chart is a convenient way for people to compare and contrast religions that are more common. This chart also tells the origin of the religion and the number of adherents. Which is talked about in much detail in Key Issue 1 of Chapter 6:Religions. 

-Dominique Kwon

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Inside Mecca

An intimate look at the Islamic spiritual pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Redevelopment of Mecca: Bulldozers bear down on site of Mohamed’s birth

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Fresh plans are being drawn up to erect a modern complex on the site of what scholars of Islam contend is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohamed as part of a sweeping multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of the pilgrimage city of Mecca that has already ravaged many sacred sites and structures.

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PopulationPyramid.net

PopulationPyramid.net | High school success | Scoop.it
Interactive Visualization of the Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2050...

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Writing FRQs

"AP Human Geography Free Response Questions should be approached in a very deliberate and specific way. APHG teacher Tom Landon explains his approach to teaching students how to do it."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 11, 2013 3:10 PM

For those preparing students for the AP Human Geography test, this video gives great advice to help you instruct students on how to approach the Free Response Questions (FRQs).  Understanding the content always comes first, but some bright students who I know understand the content fail to read the instructions or to answer every portion of the questions.  This will help those APHG students.


TagsAPHG, training, geography education.

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5 Strategies to Improve High School Attendance | Higher Education Problems in America | High School Mediator

5 Strategies to Improve High School Attendance | Higher Education Problems in America | High School Mediator | High school success | Scoop.it

This web site went over some reasons that students dont go to school and ways that teachers and schools can have students attend school.


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Counseling High School Freshmen Can Influence College-Going Rates

Counseling High School Freshmen Can Influence College-Going Rates | High school success | Scoop.it
A new report encourages counselors to talk to high school freshmen about college.

 

The influence of a counselor was especially critical in influencing the behaviors of first-generation college students, the NACAC report found.


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GEAR UP NC's curator insight, June 24, 2013 11:08 AM

The intersection between GEAR UP Coordinators, Facilitators, and school counseling. #GEARUPworks

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Strategies to Prevent the Neurotoxic Impact of School Stress

Strategies to Prevent the Neurotoxic Impact of School Stress | High school success | Scoop.it
Public high school students in large U.S. cities are more likely to drop out than ever before. Almost 80 percent of the students report that the main problem is boredom. When asked what bores them m

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making it relevant; but sometimes it IS just boring and that should be okay.

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Will Gourley's curator insight, October 4, 2013 9:32 PM

Are we boring our students into bad decisions?