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Today's Document from the National Archives

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On August 24 and 25, 1814, British troops occupied Washington, D.C. and burned the Capitol, the President’s house, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.

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Today in History: August 24, 2015

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Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died. ...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how the world around you works? Physics can tell you! Check out these ten YouTube creators who are making videos all about the physical world.
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Great Teachers Make a Lasting Difference, Studies Show

Great Teachers Make a Lasting Difference, Studies Show | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The old adage that having one great teacher can make a big difference in a student’s life is true, research shows – especially for a student struggling with poverty. Not surprisingly, having more than one great teacher can make an even bigger difference
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Magna Carta: Discover the history and legacy of one of the world's most celebrated documents

Magna Carta: Discover the history and legacy of one of the world's most celebrated documents | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in history. Examine the British Library's copy close-up and learn more about its history and legacy.
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Back to School Basics: Eliminate Homework Hassles

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Whether it’s simple addition or advanced biology, kids don’t always want to do their homework. Learn tips on how to eliminate those homework headaches by watching the Back to School Basic video series at ParentToolkit.com!

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Today in History: August 21, 2015

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Today is Friday, August 21, the 233th day of 2015. There are 132 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 21, 1945, President Harry S. Truman ended the Lend-Lease program that had shipped some $50 billion in aid supplies to America's allies during World War II.

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Smithsonian's History Explorer

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Smithsonian's History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.

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Teachers: What You Need for Back to School

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What You Need for Back to School. Check out these articles on everything from preparing for the first day to dealing with homework woes, coping as a new teacher and ensuring smooth sailing for substitute teachers.

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Today in History: August 15, 2015

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Today is Saturday, August 15, the 227th day of 2015. There are 138 days left in the year. On August 15, 1945, Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced in a recorded radio address that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.
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Best Resources for New Teachers

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Best Resources for New Teachers
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The start of the school year is an anxious time for new teachers. And in these first few weeks of classes, those of you new to teaching probably have plenty of questions. Luckily there's a wealth of information online that will help these first few weeks run as smoothly as possible.

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Smithsonian Science Education Center: Games and Apps

Smithsonian Science Education Center: Games and Apps | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Getting ready for back-to-school?

Check out our games and apps for students
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Can We Interest You in Teaching?

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Teaching can’t compete. When the economy improves and job prospects multiply, college students turn their attention elsewhere, to professions that promise more money, more independence, more respect.

 

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Teacher Resources | MediaSmarts

Teacher Resources | MediaSmarts | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit that focuses its efforts on digital and media literacy, hoping to help "children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

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Insects and Bugs: Everything You Need

Insects and Bugs: Everything You Need | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Lesson plans, activities, and other resources to teach students about bugs and insects of all shapes and sizes.

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Today in History: August 23, 2015

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Today is Sunday, August 23, the 235th day of 2015. There are 130 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 23, 1775, Britain's King George III proclaimed the American colonies to be in a state of "open and avowed rebellion." 

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The Plant List: Working List of all Known Plants

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The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).

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Collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden

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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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When I first started teaching and was overwhelmed by the demands and complexity of the job, my survival strategy was simply to take all the advice that came my way and implement it. So when my wise mentor suggested that after the first day of school I call all of my second grader's parents, I did so.

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African American Authors for Children

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This guide provides information about some of the most significant African American authors with direct links to a selection of their books in the San Antonio Public Library catalog. 

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Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

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Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators offers teacher resources, including categorized lists of sites that are useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth.

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Homework Helper | TIME For Kids

Homework Helper | TIME For Kids | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Don’t do your homework alone! TFK’s Homework Helper is packed with tips and tools to help you succeed.

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Phrases like "random acts of kindness" and "pay it forward" have become popular terms in modern society. This could perhaps be best explained by those who have identified a deficiency in their lives that can only be fulfilled by altruism.
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10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized

10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The start of a new school year is a great time to think back and reflect about what's really worked for you and what isn't quite cutting it. When it comes to staying organized, there is no one-size-fits-all. It's really all about finding the system that works for you, picking apps or tools that you will actually use, and remembering that there are lots of options to choose from as you figure out the best fit.
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Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms

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Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms
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How do students learn to challenge ideas and think beyond the status quo? Can creativity be fostered in classrooms that follow Common Core standards and test for conformity?

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Today in History: August 14, 2015

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Today is Friday, August 14, the 226th day of 2015. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II.

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