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Episode 53: Teaching Difficult Knowledge with Jim Garrett

In episode 53, Michael and Dan discuss teaching difficult knowledge with Jim Garrett. One of the first things that we do is discuss what, exactly is difficult knowledge. 380 more words

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Future City Planners

Asher challenged some friends to a “city building competition”. Four of his friends made cities and then Asher rated them out of ten to determine a winner. 24 more words

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Government - Local and State

This is inspired by a former education professor of mine who is big on teaching government beyond the federal level, since the local and state levels are where we have most of our personal encounters with government. 152 more words

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The New Google Earth

I’ve been a patient man.

So…. you might have heard that I like @GoogleEarth. I’ve been waiting for Google to release an online version of Google Earth for some time that I could have students use to create content without having to load it on their personal computers at home, or bog down the computers that are in the computer lab at school. 1,000 more words


Maya Angelou


  Maya Angelou – The Official Website

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U.S. History - Vietnam War

Since the beginning of January, the New York Times has run a series of articles on the war – Vietnam ’67. (“Historians, veterans, and journalists recall 1967 in Vietnam, a year that changed the war and changed America.”) The articles come from both sides of the conflict.

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