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National cemeteries create a 'sacred grove' of equality

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In the end, rank falls away

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Veterans' Day today.  Thank a vet for their service.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:21 PM

This Veteran's day many will go to cemeteries to remember fallen soldiers.  These are secular sites, but still sacred space to many.  The sanctity of these places are intentional and considerable planning goes into the spatial layout and design of the cemeteries.  Enjoy the day off for Veteran's Day, but don't forget to remember.

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If you have never visited a veterans cemetery, I think it is important to go and just visit even if you do not have a realtive there.  These men and women gave their lives for us in one way or another.  No matter what creed, what belief or which religion they followed all are treated with same care.  If you really want to see an amazing site goto a US Military Cemetery overseas.  These gaves are maitained by the locals, French, Italians, Ducth, etc.  They keep them neat, clean, with flowers and make sure our soldiers that died for them are not forgotten.  The one overlooking Normandy is amazing.  I have had the privledge to visit the US Cemetary near Rome and the feeling you get...well undescribable.   Take a look here for a view of these cemeteries.  http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/index.php

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FAQ: Basic facts about the Bill of Rights

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Constitution Check: Should police need a court order to get cellphone call data?

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Video: DHS Warrantless Search and Seizures – No 4th Amendment Within 100 Miles of Any US Coast or Border

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In this video, two vehicles in communication with each other are pulled into a newly installed vehicle inspection lane at the Galveston Island ferry entrance. This ferry does not operate internationally.


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A Map of the 124 United States of America That Could Have Been

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“ In 2011, Andrew Shears created this interesting map that shows 124 states that could have existed in America if various failed partition proposals throughout history had succeeded. Visit Shears' website to read more about ...”
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Mapping Poverty in America

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“ Data from the Census Bureau show where the poor live.”
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What Is The Polar Vortex And Why Is It Doing This To Us?

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This super cold air is usually whirling around the Arctic. But a big piece has plunged further south than normal. One way to think about what's happening: If a spinning ice skater extends her arms, she slows down.
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Families Learn How Much Water Thanksgiving Meal Requires

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By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center has a temporary exhibit showing the “water footprint” of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. For some dishes, it’s a lot more than you might think.
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First Amendment heroine Tinker speaks in Columbia - Columbia Daily Tribune

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First Amendment heroine Tinker speaks in Columbia Columbia Daily Tribune The two have traveled together in an RV the past few months to 55 events, including one in Columbia yesterday afternoon, to speak primarily to children about the First...
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US Congress has about 50/50 chance of passing farm bill in 2013 -analyst - Reuters

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US Congress has about 50/50 chance of passing farm bill in 2013 -analyst
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MINNEAPOLIS Nov 11 (Reuters) - The chances of the U.S.
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This Middle School Football Team Went Behind Their Coaches' Backs To Do Something Incredible (Video) | Elite Daily

This Middle School Football Team Went Behind Their Coaches' Backs To Do Something Incredible (Video) | Elite Daily | HMS Democracy | Scoop.it
While the NFL is dealing with the issue of bullying in the Miami Dolphins locker room, a middle school football team in Michigan has a deeper understanding of the game that pros may never accomplish.

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National cemeteries create a 'sacred grove' of equality

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In the end, rank falls away

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Veterans' Day today.  Thank a vet for their service.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:21 PM

This Veteran's day many will go to cemeteries to remember fallen soldiers.  These are secular sites, but still sacred space to many.  The sanctity of these places are intentional and considerable planning goes into the spatial layout and design of the cemeteries.  Enjoy the day off for Veteran's Day, but don't forget to remember.

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Hi, I'd be happy if you visit my site? http://oyunskor.toretto.org
Al Picozzi's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:44 PM

If you have never visited a veterans cemetery, I think it is important to go and just visit even if you do not have a realtive there.  These men and women gave their lives for us in one way or another.  No matter what creed, what belief or which religion they followed all are treated with same care.  If you really want to see an amazing site goto a US Military Cemetery overseas.  These gaves are maitained by the locals, French, Italians, Ducth, etc.  They keep them neat, clean, with flowers and make sure our soldiers that died for them are not forgotten.  The one overlooking Normandy is amazing.  I have had the privledge to visit the US Cemetary near Rome and the feeling you get...well undescribable.   Take a look here for a view of these cemeteries.  http://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries/index.php

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New Jersey Governor - 2013 Election Results

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Live results and maps for the 2013 New Jersey Governor general election.

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I'm Just a Bill (Schoolhouse Rock!)

How a bill becomes a law!


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I'm Just a Bill! 

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Constitution Check: Are there no limits on Second Amendment rights?

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Constitution Check: Is modern technology giving new life to the Fourth Amendment?

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You wouldn't see this today...

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Panoramic Wall Photos Examine the World's Most Volatile Borders | Raw File | Wired.com

Panoramic Wall Photos Examine the World's Most Volatile Borders | Raw File | Wired.com | HMS Democracy | Scoop.it
“ In photographing politically significant walls from all over the world, one thing has become clear to photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer: "Peace begins where walls fall, not where they are erected,” he says.”
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A look at unemployment benefits by state

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A look at unemployment rates, the maximum number of weeks that unemployment benefits are currently available and the total number of weeks that would be available for each state if Congress renews federal emergency jobless benefits for the long-term...
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Defense rises to occasion as Haddonfield wins

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Sitting back in coverage, Ted Stavetski followed the quarterback's eyes.

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Supreme Court to take up Obamacare contraception case

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Washington (CNN) - The high-stakes fight over implementing parts of the troubled healthcare reform law will move to the U.S.
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Lawrence first-time producer with ‘Glass Castle’

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence will not only star in the upcoming film adaptation of Jeanette Walls’ 2005 best-selling memoir “The Glass Castle,” the project will also mark her first time as a producer.
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One of my favorite books!!  Definitely Check it out!

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Time magazine cover: Chris Christie, 'Elephant' -- clever or cruel? - Los Angeles Times

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Time magazine covers are no stranger to controversy. But did the latest one on Chris Christie go too far?
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‘Double Down,’ by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

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“Double Down,” the follow-up to “Game Change,” looks inside the primaries and the presidential campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney.

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From the authors of "Game Change" - an inside look at the Election of 2012.

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101 Objects that Made America

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Kids in the House - Grade School - How a Bill Becomes a Law

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"Kids in the House, Grade School - How a Bill Becomes a Law, A bill's journey from an idea to a law involves many steps and people. Just how many stops are there along the way? Come see."

 

 

A website aimed at kids which explains the process behind making a law in the USA. This gives students a global perspective and a chance to start drawing comparisons between the Australian system and other systems of  government.

 


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Jelan Scherief's comment, April 22, 2013 12:05 AM
This is an American website which explains the process of how a law is created in the US. The resource is a great way for students to gain a global perspective so that they are not only learning how laws are created under the Australian system but also looking at another countries system and comparing the processes. This resource could be used as an assessment of how well students understand the Australian system of creating a law. An idea for an assessment task using this resource is for students to look at the website as a class with the teacher talking through the information and explaining that the Australian and American systems of government are different which means their process for making laws is also different. The teacher must make sure the students understand the American process before they move onto the assessment task. Students are then asked to create a poster that shows through images and text the differences between the two countries processes for making a law. They present the poster to the class. The aim of this task is to assess how well students understand the Australian governments process of making a law and how well they can compare it to another countries government. It also encourages students to learn about another countries governmental system and gain a global perspective.