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Colonial ghosts haunt Belgium as Africa museum eyes change

Colonial ghosts haunt Belgium as Africa museum eyes change | History | Scoop.it

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At the entrance to Belgium's Museum for Central Africa stands a giant golden statue of a European missionary with an African boy clutching his robes, along with a plaque that reads: "Belgium brings civilization to Congo".

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Guido Gryseels, the museum's director, says it's a delicate balancing act.

"We will be very critical, but what we want to do is provide the elements to the visitor so that he can make up his own mind. There are a lot of good things that happened too.

"What was realized in terms of infrastructure, roads, airports, ports, education, health facilities, research, is really quite incredible," he said.

Some people reject that position outright. Belgium left just a few dozen Congolese university graduates and an economy built chiefly to supply Belgium with raw materials. Even today, there is just 2,000 km (1,250 miles) of paved road in a nation the size of Western Europe.

Millions of Congolese are estimated to have died and the country was decimated between 1885 and 1908 after King Leopold II declared Congo his personal property.

The king's troops were ordered to collect the hands of victims, often shot for resisting slave labor, to prove they had not wasted bullets. Leopold even imported Congolese for a human zoo to show life in the country he never visited. Some died of influenza and are buried near the museum.

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Adam Hochschild, author of "King Leopold's Ghost", an acclaimed 1998 book that describes Leopold's unrestrained plunder of Congo, told Reuters he has been surprised at many Belgians' ignorance of what happened in colonial times.

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Belgian Ludo De Witte, the author of a book that exposed Belgian complicity in the murder of Patrice Lumumba, who helped win Congo's independence, said it is an issue that Belgium's political and business elite would rather sweep under the rug.


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How to teach … stories from the Holocaust

How to teach …  stories from the Holocaust | History | Scoop.it
The Guardian Teacher Network has resources this week to help you explore the Holocaust and the stories of its survivors

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Lessons from the Holocaust < Teaching Channel

Lessons from the Holocaust < Teaching Channel | History | Scoop.it
Teacher Jeremy Howard takes a history lesson about the Holocaust and makes it personal.

 

Handy to add to Holocaust resources. Also handy for new teachers re teaching sensitive issues.


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Home/IWitness:Video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses

Home/IWitness:Video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses | History | Scoop.it
IWitness brings educators and their students (ages 13-18) together at the intersection of Holocaust education and the development of critical literacies needed in the 21st century.

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No longer silent: Vietnam vets share war stories - Winston-Salem Journal

No longer silent: Vietnam vets share war stories - Winston-Salem Journal | History | Scoop.it
No longer silent: Vietnam vets share war stories
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A panel of Vietnam War veterans (right) met with Wake Forest University students in the Benson Student Center on campus, Friday, Oct.

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Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth , Vietnam war - YouTube

Video of Australian and American troops in Vietnam clips from other videos thanks to all the people that have put these clips on Youtube. *THIS IS MY FIRST U...

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History and the Common Core Writing Standards

History and the Common Core Writing Standards | History | Scoop.it
One of the major things that I like about the new Common Core Reading and Writing Standards for Literacy in History-Social Studies is the emphasis on writing essays. Teaching writing is difficult, ...

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achievethecore.org / Steal These Tools

Like the Close reading examples prvided, in detail on the Gettysburg Address and the Preamble.  Easy to model other close reading activities of complex non-fiction text.


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57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On

57 Learning Technology Tools One Middle School Teacher Depends On | History | Scoop.it
57 learning technology tools one middle school teacher depends on, such as Kidblog, Dropbox, VoiceThread, Educreations, etc.

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A curated list that includes notes for each of the tools on how the teachers uses these in her classroom. 

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25 Amazing Facts about the Internet [Infographic]

25 Amazing Facts about the Internet [Infographic] | History | Scoop.it

Today more than a third of the world’s population uses internet and it wont be long before the number doubles. It has changed the way we connect, the way we work and share...

Here are some amazing facts that every internet user should know.


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Fantastique. L'histoire du World Wide Web!

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INTERNET!

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#Facts #NIne0Media #DIYSEO

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Ford Model T - 100 Years Later

Watch a video all about the Ford Model T.

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TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing | History | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

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C-SPAN: President Barack Obama 2009 Inauguration and Address

http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/vidLink.php?b=1232471098&e=1232472408&n=001 President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the...

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Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Saving Jewish Families During the Holocaust - Kreyolicious.com

Haiti History 101: Haiti's Role in Saving Jewish Families During the Holocaust - Kreyolicious.com | History | Scoop.it
Did you know that Haiti was instrumental in saving the lives of several dozens families of Jewish descent as they Read More...

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Tip of the Week – Coming of Age in the Holocaust

Tip of the Week – Coming of Age in the Holocaust | History | Scoop.it
Coming of Age in the Holocaust / Coming of Age Now is an interactive curriculum for middle-school students and their teachers. Coming of Age is designed to accommodate classes of students working a...

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Holocaust Denial

I was first made aware of Holocaust denial by sheer accident on YouTube three years ago. Shocked at the deniers’ supposedly well-researched arguments, I took it upon myself to look into this further. What I found was just how easily refuted and absurd this particular conspiracy theory... http://1hairstyle.net/holocaust-denial.html


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The Things They Photographed - Vanity Fair

The Things They Photographed - Vanity Fair | History | Scoop.it
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The Things They Photographed
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The Vietnam War gave photographers unprecedented access to soldiers and their work.

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American Experience | PBS | Vietnam Online

American Experience | PBS | Vietnam Online | History | Scoop.it
Vietnam Online: In a landmark PBS series and an award-winning companion Web site, American Experience presents an exhaustive look at the Vietnam War: the people, the places, the issues, and the outcomes.

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Teaching Common Core Literacy Standards in History Classes

Teaching Common Core Literacy Standards in History Classes | History | Scoop.it
For the secondary history teacher, teaching reading and writing can seem like pretty formidable tasks.  Most of us were never trained how to teach students to read and have little idea how to go a...

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History and Geography to Get the Common Core Treatment | Education News

History and Geography to Get the Common Core Treatment | Education News | History | Scoop.it

This needs to be explored further as to who/where this is really coming from...  these "maps" are a money-maker.

 

The Common Core has announced that it will be developing curriculum maps for history and geography.


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Project Based Learning School Rubric

Project Based Learning School Rubric | History | Scoop.it

This rubric helps school and district leaders understand what it looks like to be a school with a fully developed PBL program. Based on BIE's "8 Essential Elements of PBL," the rubric describes what teachers, leaders, and the school as a whole do when they have created the systems and culture to support the effective classroom implementation of PBL.


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The PBL rubric could be a worthwhile exercise for the school to consider. 

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Women in STEM

Women in STEM | History | Scoop.it
While it seems silly in the year 2014 that there are people who still assume women are less eqipped than men, one must remember that not too long ago, sexism against women even took away their right to vote.

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Real 1950s Rock &Roll, Rockabilly dance from lindy hop !

Real 1950s Rock &Roll, Rockabilly dance teenage style !

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Inauguration Day letter from Bush to Clinton

Inauguration Day letter from Bush to Clinton | History | Scoop.it

Inauguration Day letter from outgoing President George Bush to President Bill Clinton


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