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Sample Ballots and Voting Locations – California and Ohio

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Family Life, History & Government | 0 comments

Simply go to Smart Voter and input your address and zip code to find your polling place to vote.

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Volunteer: Citizen Corps

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Disaster Asistance, Family Life, History & Government | 0 comments

Volunteer with the help of Citizen Corps, a vital part of the USA Freedom Corps.

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This Day In History

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Featured, History & Government, Social Studies, Teaching Tools | 0 comments

Use This Day in History to open a discussion with your students about things that have happened in the past and how they relate to what is happening in their lives today.

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With Honors: Our Brilliant Founding Fathers

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in History & Government, Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies | 0 comments

This exceptional dialogue drives home the idea that the founding fathers of our government knew they didn’t know everything….

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War of the Worlds

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Movies in the Classroom, Reading Room, Social Studies, Sociology | 0 comments

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Schindler’s List – Another life

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in History & Government, Language Arts, Monologues & Dialogues, Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies | 0 comments

This heart-wrenching dialogue happens after the surrender of Nazi Germany, when Oskar Schindler is questioning why he didn’t do more to save more people.

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Star Wars and the United Kingdom Census

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in History & Government, Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies | 0 comments

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National Treasure Teacher’s Guide from Disney®

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in History & Government, Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies, Teaching Tools | 0 comments

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Historic Route 66Lesson Plans for Pixar’s Cars

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Geography, History & Government, Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies | 0 comments

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The Ernest Green Story – Lesson Plan

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies, Sociology | 0 comments

In September 1957, Ernest Green and eight other black student integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. As the only senior, he withstood harassment from students and teachers for the furtherance of civil rights.

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“The Pianist” Film Facts

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in -By Film, Movies in the Classroom, Social Studies | 0 comments

In “The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945,” Adrien Brody plays a Polish Jewish radio station pianist named Wladyslaw Szpilman. He hides in locations throughout the ruins of Warsaw, and sees the city change gradually from the beginning of World War II until the concentration camp prisoners are released at the end of the war. Here are some fascinating facts related to The Pianist…

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Lakota Language & History | Into The West

Posted by on Aug 26, 2006 in Foreign Language, History & Government, Movies in the Classroom | 0 comments

The Lakota people play a central role in the mini-series, Into the West. Learn the language and the history of this amazing Native American tribe.

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