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100 Ideas That Changed Art

100 Ideas That Changed Art | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another.

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10 Things You Don't Know About - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

10 Things You Don't Know About

No. in series No. in season Title Original air date Secrets of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are explored. FDR's mother wants him to dump Eleanor FDR loves his wife's secretary Eleanor's unconventional girlfriends turn her into a political activist FDR avoids assassination thanks to a rickety bench Eleanor wants FDR to become a dictator Eleanor falls in love...

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I've just started watching this show. It's amazing!

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snopes.com: Mussolini and On Time Trains

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Did Mussolini make the trains run on time?
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I thought about the statement about Mussolini getting the trains to run on time. Did he really? According to Snopes--Nope! 

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German Beer's Existential Crisis

German Beer's Existential Crisis | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A price-fixing scandal has hit Germany’s shrinking brewing industry. Could craft beer offer a better path to profitability?
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The American Presidency

The American Presidency | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently to the American public is one hallmark of a successful presidency. Mastering the media of the period, whether newspapers, newsreels, radio, television, or even the Internet, is crucial to a president's capacity to excite people and convey the hopes and aspirations of his administration.

 
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This is an easy read that shares the value of communication. Secondary and post secondary students could do the opposite. They could come up with ways to inform people about specific historic events or current events. How would they use social media? YouTube? Instagram? etc.? What are some problems or challenges that come with the use of the tool? Get students thinking about the "news" they post on social networks. What were some semi-personal experiences with problems they have had? Students might get introduced to a theory or two about communications. 

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Retelling History through Poetry - Primary Source Set | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Retelling History through Poetry - Primary Source Set | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Create poems using words and phrases selected from primary source texts to retell the historical content. Includes text and images on topics as diverse as Helen Keller, Walt Whitman, women’s suffrage, and the Harlem Renaissance.

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This is a cool idea. I remember coming across something similar in a textbook.

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Great lesson using primary sources to create found poetry.  The Library of Congress units now include a dropdown menu to find the CCSS each lesson aligns with.

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100 Ideas That Changed Photography

100 Ideas That Changed Photography | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
From the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why photography is an art of continuous reinvention.

Earlier this year, British publisher Laure
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How carbon cousins shaped warfare and can electrify the future | University of Cambridge

How carbon cousins shaped warfare and can electrify the future | University of Cambridge | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
History’s deadliest swords – the ‘Damascene’ sabres forged in the Middle East from the 13th to the 18th centuries – were so sharp they could slice through falling silk, so legend has it. Their astonishing qualities are thought to have come from a combination of specific impurities in the iron ore and how hot and how long they were fired – a process that some scientists believe may have unwittingly created carbon nanotubes (CNTs) within them.
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10 things you should know about tequila!

10 things you should know about tequila! | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Do you think you know a lot about tequila? I did too, but it turns out there's more to this spirit category than meets the eye.
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On Ice: 100 year-old negatives discovered in Antarctic

On Ice: 100 year-old negatives discovered in Antarctic | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Conservators restoring an Antarctic exploration hut recently made a remarkable discovery: a small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives, frozen in a solid block of ice for nearly one hundred years.
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Chart: The Family Tree of Bourbon Whiskey

Chart: The Family Tree of Bourbon Whiskey | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
95% of bourbon whiskey comes from Kentucky, but what they won't tell you is that from Maker's to Jim Beam to Wild Turkey, every drop comes from a handful of conglomerate corporate distilleries
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