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Another Study Finds Poverty’s Impact On “Cognitive Bandwidth”

There has been an increasing amount of research documenting the impact poverty has on people’s psychology framework: that when some of our “cognitive …

High School

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

• <b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the</b> …

Language

IRELAND: ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER REMAINS OF NEW HUMANOID SPECIES

<b>A team of archaeologists affiliated with the University College Dublin, have unearthed three skeletons from a previously unknown humanoid species of</b> …

Archaeology

A Rubric BIG Education Can Use to Assess Itself

Mary Tarashuk just finished a required teacher self-assessment, using a large array of rubrics designed for her state by a former principal and …

Teaching

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Pedagogy

Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

Researchers believe the 140 children were sacrificed 550 years ago by the Chimú civilisation as floods ravaged the coastline<p>Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice.<p>The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains …

Archaeology

Travel Back in Time with This Incredibly Crisp Footage of Life in New York City in 1911

If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it’s like to step into a time machine, watch the below old footage shot in New York City in 1911. Culled from the …

New York City

Nazi submarine that ‘smuggled Hitler to South America’ discovered near Denmark

<b>A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leaders to South America after the second world war has been discovered after 73</b> …

This Spy Survived Torture to Make the Nazis Pay for Their Crimes

Wearing a gray flannel suit and a thick scarf around her head, Odette Sansom shielded her eyes from the salty ocean spray as the fishing boat scudded …

8 MYSTERIES OF WORLD WAR II THAT REMAIN UNANSWERED

Although the Second World War has generated surprising findings , it is undeniable horror of the holocaust and conflicts that permeate the event. …

What 7 ancient iconic buildings looked like during their glory days

1/<p>The Parthenon in Athens, Greece, was constructed in the 5th century BCE.<p>Standing tall on the hill of the Acropolis, Athens' ancient citadel, the …

'Bony Labyrinth' Reveals Patterns of Ancient Human Migration Out of Africa

A weird body part is unexpectedly informative.<p>It’s very well established that the very first modern humans evolved and emerged in what’s now Africa, …

What Best Motivates You at Work? When 200,000 Employees Were Asked, This was Their No. 1 Response

Hint: It's not about the money, money, money.<p>When you're motivated, you feel energized. You're ready to take things on, get things done, push things forward. Projects get moved along; emails get answered; you move along with pep in your step.<p>When you're unmotivated, it's hard to get started. You …

Employee Engagement

The Second Amendment was ratified to preserve slavery

The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th …

George Mason

Ancient Rome 101

The story of ancient Rome is a story of evolution -- of how a civilization’s ability to adapt and dominate can lead to its survival for over a thousand years.<p>Rome began as a small village on central Italy’s Tiber River. In the coming centuries, it grew into an empire that stretched from the north …

Ancient History

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

Mike Roberts on episode 250 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We need …

Education Technology

Fixing Education: Motivation and Freedom

Public education, at least in the US, only ever exposes you to one way of learning—top-down hierarchy, and assignments. While some people thrive in …

Learning

Egypt says 4,400-year-old tomb discovered outside Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country's famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, …

Archaeology

What Kids Are Really Learning About Slavery

A new report finds that the topic is mistaught and often sentimentalized—and students are alarmingly misinformed as a result.<p>A class of middle-schoolers in Charlotte, North Carolina, was asked to cite “four reasons why Africans made good slaves.” Nine third-grade teachers in suburban Atlanta …

1204: The Sack of Constantinople

In 1204 CE the unthinkable happened and Constantinople, after nine centuries of withstanding all comers, was brutally sacked. Even more startling was …

Gladiators in Ancient Rome: how did they live and die?

Hollywood likes to cast them as heroic freedom fighters, but what was life really like for Rome's arena-warriors? Tony Wilmott brings you the facts...<p>…

A Perfect Pandemonium

<i>John D. Fowler, for Hallowed Ground</i><p>Although twenty years had passed, Sam Watkins, a Confederate veteran, still vividly recalled the savage struggle …

American Civil War

1453: The Fall of Constantinople

The city of Constantinople (modern Istanbul) was founded by Roman emperor Constantine I in 324 CE and it acted as the capital of the Eastern Roman …

A Fourth Step: “I Do, We Do, You Do” and then “You Teach”

As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of creating the conditions where students can teach their classmates (see The Best Posts On Helping Students …

Teaching

Ancient Rome in 20 minutes - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Video<p>by <b>Arzamas</b><br>published on 15 January 2018<p>Caesar, The Colosseum, Republic, Nero, geese, plebeians, legions — everything that you once knew, but …

The Mystery of the Four Golden Hats of the Bronze Age

The relics and artifacts uncovered throughout the centuries have provided an immense knowledge base about how our ancient ancestors lived, what they …

How the Tet Offensive Undermined American Faith in Government

Fifty years ago, the January 1968 battle laid bare the way U.S. leaders had misled the public about the war in Vietnam.<p>When Americans wince upon hearing presidents make proclamations about foreign policy, the legacy of the 1968 Tet Offensive looms large.<p>On January 30, at the start of the sacred …

Young Student Secretly Photographs People with Hidden Spy Cam in the 1890s

These days, when it's so easy to sneak a hidden photo with your phone, we can forget just how unusual candid photography was during the 19th century. With technological limitation, our first photographs are mainly seated posed images that somehow give the impression that everyone in the 1800s was …