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Scientists still working to ID victims from 9/11

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade Center on Sept.
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The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.

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Mark Hathaway's curator insight, September 15, 2015 8:54 AM

The United States is home to a number of different so called Mega Regions. We live in the Boston to Washington corridor which is commonly known as the megalopolis. The statistics  from this region are just astounding to behold.  18 percent of the nations population lives in this corridor. That percent is roughly 56.5 million people. The total economic output of the region is an astounding 3.75 trillion. If it were a country, it would be the fourth largest economy in the world.  

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Empowering students through flipped learning technology - @Mr_Driscoll

Empowering students through flipped learning technology - @Mr_Driscoll | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
Thanks to the success of the flipped-learning approach, educators nationwide are becoming more aware of the alternative methods and new technologies for in
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16 Medal of Freedom Honorees Are Named

16 Medal of Freedom Honorees Are Named | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
President Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey will be among the 16 recipients of the nation’s highest civilian honor.
    
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Statue of Liberty National Monument

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Take a virtual tour of the Statue of Liberty on this day that the cornerstone for the gift from France was laid in 1884.
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Obama May Back F.B.I. Plan to Wiretap Web Users

Obama May Back F.B.I. Plan to Wiretap Web Users | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is on the verge of backing an F.B.I. plan for an overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate by Internet rather than phone.    
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Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories

Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
NPR and Radio Diaries are looking for personal, surprising stories from teens. Write it, photograph it (and record it if you want) and submit it to the storytelling site Cowbird.
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World War II Code Is Broken, Decades After POW Used It

World War II Code Is Broken, Decades After POW Used It | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
It's been 70 years since the letters of John Pryor were understood in their full meaning.
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In rush to urbanize, China flattens 700 mountains

In rush to urbanize, China flattens 700 mountains | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
Critics worry that rapid urbanization is ignoring environmental concerns.
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How skeleton challenges his legend

How skeleton challenges his legend | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
We can assume that when Richard III was interred by the monks in the church of the Greyfriars, possibly with a few of Henry Tudor's henchmen present to see that it was done, it would not have been the burial a king of England could have expected.
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Boehner opens door to tax hikes, shifts U.S. fiscal cliff talks

Boehner opens door to tax hikes, shifts U.S. fiscal cliff talks | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's offer to accept a tax rate increase for the wealthiest Americans knocks down a key Republican road block to a deal resolving the year-end "fiscal cliff."...
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8 History Book Myths About Mao Zedong - Huffington Post

8 History Book Myths About Mao Zedong - Huffington Post | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
8 History Book Myths About Mao ZedongHuffington PostThe American understanding of Mao Zedong, the Chinese communist revolutionary who founded the People's Republic of China in 1949 and ruled it until his death in 1976, has been in flux for the past...
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Lincoln's 3 lessons for Obama 2nd term

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Critics are already gushing over Steven Spielberg's new "Lincoln" as a potential Oscar contender. Much of the praise centers on how the film makes the larger-than-life president at once heroic and human.
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Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:14 PM

Fundraiser event taught by kids

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The links

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This will be great for when I teach about poverty! #FRIT7234
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Prominent Chinese activist on trial, refuses to defend himself

Prominent Chinese activist on trial, refuses to defend himself | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
BEIJING (Reuters) - Prominent Chinese rights advocate Xu Zhiyong went on trial on Wednesday in the country's most high-profile dissident case in years, but his lawyer said he refused to offer any defense and called the court unjust.
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The World Religions Tree

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Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

Marita Viitanen's curator insight, January 31, 2015 6:48 PM

Tämä puu jotakuinkin hämmentää...

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: Its nature and perspectives

Although the article relating to this diagram is in Russian, the diagram is not, and I found it to be a very interesting visual to not only show world religions developing on a time scale, but also because it does a very good job of showing just how many little divisions of each religion they are, and how they are all intertwined. Zooming in on the diagram, you are able to see each divide, each new branch, and each date for hundreds of sets of information.

 

This illustrates the theme of identification of major world religions because it simply shows the mass amounts of tiny divisions that occur in the major world religions in a simple format. This is very helpful because this would be pages of writing if you tried to write it all out. 

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History Maps for Your Students' iPads - iPad Apps for Schools

History Maps for Your Students' iPads - iPad Apps for Schools | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it

"History: Maps of the World http://bit.ly/1erRxtS is a free iPad app that puts historical maps on your students’ iPads. The app features close to 200 maps across four categories. The map categories are World War II, Polar Regions and Oceans, The Public Schools Historical Atlas, and general information."


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Laura Newman's curator insight, August 10, 2013 5:45 AM

You can never have too many maps to compare past landforms and oceans with present to track changes throughout time

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Raw: Cinco De Mayo History Brought to Life - USA Today - USA TODAY

Raw: Cinco De Mayo History Brought to Life - USA Today - USA TODAY | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
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Raw: Cinco De Mayo History Brought to Life. Scores of actors brought Cinco de Mayo to life by reenacting the historic battle that the holiday celebrates.
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Jamestown Settlement

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In 1607, thirteen years before the Pilgrims created Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, the first permanent English colony was founded at Jamestown Settlement in Virginia.
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Dow Hits 15,000 For The First Time; Closes Just Shy Of The Mark

Dow Hits 15,000 For The First Time; Closes Just Shy Of The Mark | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
The S&P made out well too, closing above the 1,600 mark for the first time ever.
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Angelou celebrates black history with Oprah, Keys - Newsday

Angelou celebrates black history with Oprah, Keys - Newsday | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
Newsday Angelou celebrates black history with Oprah, Keys Newsday That teaching moment is one of many during Angelou's third annual Black History Month program, "Telling Our Stories," airing on more than 175 public radio stations nationwide...
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England's King Richard III found after 500 years

England's King Richard III found after 500 years | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a car park is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed, solving a 500-year-old mystery about the final resting place of the last English king to...
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What Does $1 Trillion Worth Of Platinum Look Like?

What Does $1 Trillion Worth Of Platinum Look Like? | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
Just for the sake of financial fun, we've calculated how much platinum it would actually take to mint a coin with $1 trillion worth of the metal in it. Turns out, it's probably more platinum than mankind has available on the market right now.
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Sandy death toll hits 113

Sandy death toll hits 113 | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
The outward signs of recovery were everywhere Monday across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened, and limited train and ferry service up and running.
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Report Sees U.S. as Top Oil Producer, Overtaking Saudi Arabia, in 5 Years

Report Sees U.S. as Top Oil Producer, Overtaking Saudi Arabia, in 5 Years | APS Instructional Technology ~ Social Studies Content | Scoop.it
The International Energy Agency also said the United States would be a net exporter by 2030, partly because of advances in unlocking reserves in shale rock.
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