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This Is What It's Like to Be a Muslim in Boston Right Now

This Is What It's Like to Be a Muslim in Boston Right Now | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

by CAMILLE DODERO (Gawker)

 

When Anum Hussain heard about the Boston Marathon bombing, she immediately panicked, worried that the culprits would be like her. The 22-year-old Muslim was in the offices of Hubspot, the Cambridge marketing-software company she works for. As her coworkers frantically rushed to call loved ones who'd been out watching the marathon that day, she was glued to the TV, fearing what she might learn about potential suspects. “My heart was beating fast, just praying that this person didn't turn out to be Muslim,” she recalled. “I knew that if they were, all hell was going to break loose.”

 

Her concern was warranted. That same afternoon, on the Boston subway, a second-year Muslim student at Northeastern University who wears a headscarf phoned her parents to report her safety; as she spoke to them in Arabic, a stranger pushed her so hard she fell to the ground. Later, one of Anum’s male acquaintances, someone with brown skin, was riding the MBTA when he realized that he was weirdly alone—all the other passengers on his car had moved away from him, as if he was a threat. Two mornings later in Malden, a town of about 60,000 that’s five miles away from Cambridge, a 26-year-old Syrian woman in a headscarf was walking down a main street, pushing her nine-month-old daughter in a stroller, when an angry man punched her in the shoulder, cursed "Fuck you Muslims," and screamed, “You are terrorists, you are the ones who made the Boston explosion."

 


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The Best of Horrible Histories vol.1 - part 8.avi

“ The best clips from season 1 of Horrible Histories, Enjoy...”
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European History Interactive Map

European History Interactive Map | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, August 10, 2013 4:51 PM

So many uses!

Lola Jennings- Edquist's curator insight, August 12, 2013 12:56 AM

What an awesome map! A great resource for teaching kids history- and making it simple to understand, as well as interactive. Can be used in conjunction with the 'Protest Sites' map I scooped above; in a unit on protests and change around the world. 

 

I think it links to most areas of Humanities, which is cool. I showed it to some of the kids from placement and they loved it! 

Al Picozzi's curator insight, August 13, 2013 5:28 PM

Great Quick tool to use and very informative.

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

"One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter’s personal favourites is r/ColorizedHistory. The major contributors are a mix of professional and amateur colorizers that bring historic photos to life through color."

 


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Tony Hall's curator insight, August 15, 2013 8:08 PM

This is cool! Really cool! I love monochrome photography but as the comment says "colorizers ... bring historic photos to life through color". Love it!

theo kuechel's comment, August 16, 2013 1:35 AM
This is fascinating for a number of reasons, firstly; in these days of digital photography where the default is 'colour' many photographers choose to convert their images to Black and White in order to create a mood or make visual statements. Although the images used in the piece will be Copyrighted - Flickr Commons http://www.flickr.com/commons offers a wealth of B&W images from museums around the world with 'no known copyright restrictions'. These could be used for all manner of educational and creative projects using colorising techniques.
Armando's curator insight, August 16, 2013 4:28 AM
20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized
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Do Americans Believe Capitalism & Government Are Working?: Findings from the 2013 Economic Values Survey

Do Americans Believe Capitalism & Government Are Working?: Findings from the 2013 Economic Values Survey | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

This survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Governance Studies at Brookings examines Americans' views on capitalism, government, economic policy, and financial well-being.

 

It found that Americans are concerned about the lack of jobs (26% cited this as the most important economic issue), the budget deficit (17%), and the rising cost of health care (18%) and education (9%). Overall, they are pessimistic about what the future holds. A majority (54%) believes that hard work and determination are no guarantee of success and, perhaps more alarming, a majority (52%) also believes their generation is better off financially than the next generation will be. MORE


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M. R. RAO's curator insight, July 20, 2013 1:30 AM

I believe in egalitarian society. There should not be very big disparity between rich and poor, have's and have not's. If not balanced, I mean the differences, it might on the long run may amount to fight / may be civil war.

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Momentum Builds Against N.S.A. Surveillance

Momentum Builds Against N.S.A. Surveillance | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

The movement to significantly rein in surveillance by the National Security Agency began on the political fringes but has built up support from Republican and Democratic leaders.

 

...Then Mr. Sensenbrenner, a Republican veteran and one of the primary authors of the post-Sept. 11 Patriot Act, stepped to a microphone on the House floor. Never, he said, did he intend to allow the wholesale vacuuming up of domestic phone records, nor did his legislation envision that data dragnets would go beyond specific targets of terrorism investigations. “The time has come to stop it, and the way we stop it is to approve this amendment,” Mr. Sensenbrenner said.


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Social conservatives fight for a voice in evolving GOP

Social conservatives fight for a voice in evolving GOP | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

(CBS News)

 

Depending on whom you ask, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., represents either the best or the worst of the Republican Party.

 

He's everything that's wrong with the GOP - a living, breathing impediment to the rebranding effort Republicans are undergoing in in the wake of the 2012 election.

 

That, or he's a profile in courage, and exactly the kind of passionately conservative lawmaker the GOP needs to stir up enthusiasm among a base that has become deeply skeptical of the party's leadership.... MORE


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A Great Graphic Featuring The 12 Principles of Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Graphic Featuring The 12 Principles of Collaboration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:54 PM

While written for business, the principles are worth looking into when it comes to working /learning with peers.  

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Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists

Massive submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
The monumental structure, made of boulders and stones with a diameter of 230 feet, emerged from a routine sonar scan in 2003. 

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Enhancing workflow on an iPad

This presentation shares some of the ways to combine apps on your ipad together to enhance workflow, sharing and productivity.

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Kent State: Past and Present

Kent State: Past and Present | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer during an anti-war protest at Kent State University.


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Maegan Anderson's comment, May 6, 2013 9:37 PM
speechless...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:39 AM

Photos like this that juxtapose the original photograph to present day surroundings always grab me.  What an interesting discussion this could be in a history classroom!

Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:52 PM

Kent State: Past and Present | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


Staying Connected: You can receive post updates in the way that best fits how you use social media.

Update Notifications: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+.

              Email: Click 'follow' button at top right of this page.

Sites with Content: Wordpress, Scoop.it.


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SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 11:19 AM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
SRINIVAS KASULLA's comment, August 31, 2013 11:19 AM
Awsome liked the map and would like to contribute ....thanks for such a nice article Peters Energy :)
Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:51 PM

Love this Geography Education site! Set up two ways: regionally and thematically so you can find lesson ideas easily.

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Kent State: Past and Present

Kent State: Past and Present | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Knox Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer during an anti-war protest at Kent State University.


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Maegan Anderson's comment, May 6, 2013 9:37 PM
speechless...
Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, May 10, 2013 6:39 AM

Photos like this that juxtapose the original photograph to present day surroundings always grab me.  What an interesting discussion this could be in a history classroom!

Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:52 PM

Kent State: Past and Present | @scoopit via @APHumanGeog http://sco.lt/...

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This Is What It's Like to Be a Muslim in Boston Right Now

This Is What It's Like to Be a Muslim in Boston Right Now | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

by CAMILLE DODERO (Gawker)

 

When Anum Hussain heard about the Boston Marathon bombing, she immediately panicked, worried that the culprits would be like her. The 22-year-old Muslim was in the offices of Hubspot, the Cambridge marketing-software company she works for. As her coworkers frantically rushed to call loved ones who'd been out watching the marathon that day, she was glued to the TV, fearing what she might learn about potential suspects. “My heart was beating fast, just praying that this person didn't turn out to be Muslim,” she recalled. “I knew that if they were, all hell was going to break loose.”

 

Her concern was warranted. That same afternoon, on the Boston subway, a second-year Muslim student at Northeastern University who wears a headscarf phoned her parents to report her safety; as she spoke to them in Arabic, a stranger pushed her so hard she fell to the ground. Later, one of Anum’s male acquaintances, someone with brown skin, was riding the MBTA when he realized that he was weirdly alone—all the other passengers on his car had moved away from him, as if he was a threat. Two mornings later in Malden, a town of about 60,000 that’s five miles away from Cambridge, a 26-year-old Syrian woman in a headscarf was walking down a main street, pushing her nine-month-old daughter in a stroller, when an angry man punched her in the shoulder, cursed "Fuck you Muslims," and screamed, “You are terrorists, you are the ones who made the Boston explosion."

 


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New record: Federal Reserve owes more than $2 trillion in US debt

New record: Federal Reserve owes more than $2 trillion in US debt | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

 

Taking into account all debts, the US is said to be in the hole to the amount of $16.9 trillion. University of California, San Diego economics professor James Hamilton has laid other claims as of late, though, going on record recently to estimate the real debt owed by the US is closer to a staggering $70 trillion.

 


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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.)

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Shelby Redman's curator insight, December 2, 2013 11:23 AM

This is really neat

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 24, 4:38 PM

Often times I find it hard to think of history as simply a recolection of time. Youspend your childhood looking at timelines and learning history linearly you often forget that this is not the case. I found this work to be very asthetically pleasing and helpful as well.

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 24, 4:55 PM

Often times I find it hard to think of history as simply a recolection of time. Youspend your childhood looking at timelines and learning history linearly you often forget that this is not the case. I found this work to be very asthetically pleasing and helpful as well.

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Chipotle becomes first U.S. restaurant chain to try and rid menu of GMO foods

Chipotle becomes first U.S. restaurant chain to try and rid menu of GMO foods | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
In March, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. jumped into the debate over genetically engineered foods, becoming the first U.S. company to post labels on its website to let customers know which of its menu items contained GMO ingredients.

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Fed Chairman’s Departure Casts a New Light on the Bush Legacy

Fed Chairman’s Departure Casts a New Light on the Bush Legacy | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

Although President Obama has been Mr. Bernanke’s partner in an effort to steer the economy through a financial crisis, deep recession and recovery, so was the man who put Mr. Bernanke in the job in the first place: Mr. Bush.       

“Ben Bernanke, along with George Bush and Barack Obama, saved us from another Great Depression,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, echoing the views of others in his party. “Twenty years from now, that’s what history will say about all three of them.”       

 


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When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

"Like other young boys of his era, Franklin Roosevelt wears a dress. This studio portrait was likely taken in New York in 1884."

 


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May work for a Psychology or Sociology class as well.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 29, 2013 9:46 AM

I show this picture to my classes with the simple prompt: this was a major figure in U.S. history in the first half of the 20th century.  Most pick female historical figures and are startled to find out that it was a revered president.  This slideshow demonstrates the cultural shift over time that has led to gendered norms on dress in the United States.  This article is quite compelling.

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Poverty, Defined

Poverty, Defined | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

by MICHAEL CHARNEY

 

Last spring I learned about poverty in a way that neither extreme really cares about.

 

My wife and I drove from Louisville, Kentucky to Asheville, North Carolina, traveling down what William Least Heat-Moon calls “blue highways.” We told our GPS to ignore major roads and she (we call the disembodied directioneer “Becky”) took us from small town to small town through rural Kentucky and Tennessee.

 

Every town was dead....


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Greg Russak's comment, June 22, 2013 6:05 AM
Immigration and 'immigrants' are getting the same treatment in politics and in the public discourse. Unlike poor white Americans, however, the current generation of immigrants and their progeny don't seem to have very much interest in supporting the GOP. Oh, to have a time machine to bump ahead just 50 or 100 years and after decades of white minority status in America (http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-6284387.html).
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36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
Websites & mobile apps for digital storytelling, such as Toontastic, VoiceThread, StoryKit, Xtranormal, Puppet Pals, Pixton, Storybird, Comic Master, etc.

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Growing A Following On YouTube | Rossome Marketing

Growing A Following On YouTube | Rossome Marketing | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
In the world of social networks (according to Alexa), YouTube is number two online, while Facebook has the top spot. Linked In, Twitter and Pinterest

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What is a Youtube channel?...and a complete overview how to use it!

This is a complete overview of all the aspects you'll want to know, including... Your home page and content Live stream event to calendar Click on a dropdown...

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:22 AM

I even learned something from this video. Wow!

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GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world! | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.

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Eric Raposo's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:28 AM

Very inteesting to see if on could guess where places are :)

Meagan Harpin's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:29 AM

Challenging but very fun!

Maegan Connor's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:06 PM

This is the next best alternative to exploring the world right now.

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5 things We Learned from Sanford's Win (with Video)

5 things We Learned from Sanford's Win (with Video) | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

By Paul Steinhauser and Jim Acosta, CNN

 

Mark Sanfordis heading back to Washington after detours along the Appalachian Trail and Argentina.

The former South Carolina governor finished his second term in office three years ago with his political career dead in the water thanks to a well-publicized extra-marital affair and ethics violations. But he came away Tuesday with a victory over Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the special election for a vacant House seat in the Palmetto State's 1st Congressional District -- the same seat he once held.

Here's what we've learned, or better yet, re-learned, from Sanford's victory

 

1. Voters give politicians second chances

From the start of his bid for Congress, Sanford was vey open on the campaign trail about the affair and made it the subject of his first TV ad. Sanford asked for, and received, political redemption from the voters.... read the full list HERE

 


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26 Great Time Management Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 Great Time Management Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | World History and Current Issues | Scoop.it

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CAEXI BEST's curator insight, May 2, 2013 4:19 PM
26 Grands Conseils de gestion du temps pour les enseignants ~ technologie de l'éducation et de l'apprentissage mobile
Francis Namo's comment, May 3, 2013 2:14 AM
At the university of Nigeria,teachers are taught the basic principles of time management since time they say vital to success see http://www.unn.edu.ng
LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, May 7, 2013 2:26 AM

Time for Time Management ;)