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A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.
Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even decorate abstract concepts like consciousness and love.
100 Diagrams That Changed the World by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.
But most noteworthy of all is the way in which these diagrams bespeak an essential part of culture — the awareness that everything builds on what came before, that creativity is combinational, and that the most radical innovations harness the cross-pollination of disciplines.
English Lesson Plans, Narratives, and Literacy Q&A
"The goal of the sample lesson plans is to show content-area intermediate/ senior teachers how they can use literacy strategies to help their students learn core content and concepts. The lessons are accompanied by narrative explanations that describe the lessons in action."
"There is ongoing discussion in education about teens not reading as they used to do. However, this is confused by different perceptions about what ‘reading’ means. Because of the digital environment, literacy for teens today may involve multimodal delivery platforms. In other words, they’re still reading (and writing) - just not always in the traditional ‘book’ way.
This section looks at the area of teen reading, the benefits, motivations and types of reading that they engage with."
Young students are pushed to learn how to read quickly with “nonsense fluency” drills and other tasks. But this obsession with speed is unnecessary and even harmful, argues a proponent of the “slow reading” movement.
The teaching of vocabulary has changed over the years. This infographic provides ten suggestions on how to effectively teach vocabulary as well as links to four templates and tools that you might also want to use (and all are available at no cost!). The templates and tools are:
* Top Tips for Word Walls
* Concept Circles
* Marzano's 6-Step Vocabulary Process * Alphaboxes Graphic Organizer
A great resource that works across many grade levels.
The genre of historical fiction has been, and still is, arguably discussed concerning its proper place in the writing genre. For instance, if you write romance, for some reason it was categorized under historical romance.
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