Monthly Archives: October 2013

A fifth grader empathizes with Syria

A fifth grader I’m working with once a week came up with a poignant way to relate to the 120,000 deaths so far in Syria’s Civil War: If this were happening in the United States, that would be like 1.7 … Continue reading

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Collaborating to create a very cool map — part 2 of 2

Thanks to the 20+ people from around the US and around the world who responded to my post from earlier this morning, asking for data about the coolest places they have visited and the places in the world they most … Continue reading

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Collaborating to create a very cool map — part 1 of 2

This is a participatory blog entry — I promise it will result in a really cool map that you participate in creating in a few days! Please take a minute or two to fill out this form (go ahead, click on … Continue reading

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How does a bill usually become a law?

The partial government shutdown and near-default on the US debt provides a great opportunity for students to understand how the U.S. government is supposed to make laws — as well as what just happened. At TLC Middle School, we will … Continue reading

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