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New Brunswick deaths topped births for first time last year

The pending closure of the only school in Coles Island, New Brunswick is just the latest example of how an aging population and outmigration are …

Canada

What did people eat in Ancient Rome?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p><b>What did they eat in</b> …

The Best Tearjerker Movies Of All Time

Bring on the ugly cry.<p>Some films elicit a glistening tear for a scene or two. Others wait ‘til the end to tie that proverbial knot in your throat. But these films grab hold of the heartstrings from the very beginning and never stop tugging. Ready for a good cry? Let’s feel the feels.<p><i>The Fox and the</i> …

Does 'Blue Hole' hold secret to Mayan collapse?

Everything from overhunting and a peasant uprising to deforestation and an alien invasion has been proposed to explain why the Mayan civilization collapsed, <i>Smithsonian</i> notes. But one theory has been gaining ground in recent years: extreme drought.<p>Now more evidence has surfaced to support the …

The Ballet Flat Reinvented

Tote<p>Tieks Foldable Nylon Tote<p>Each pair of Tieks comes with a reusable nylon tote in our signature Tiek Blue color. The tote unfolds into a perfectly …

Medieval kebabs and pasta: 5 foods you (probably) didn’t know were being eaten in the Middle Ages

Roast boars and flagons of wine might be what most of us conjure up when we think of medieval cookery. But contemporary sources suggest that our …

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Middle Ages

It is one of the most fascinating periods in history, popularised by Magna Carta, the Black Death, and the Hundred Years War. But how much do you …

Medieval Christmas: how was it celebrated?

It is today associated with merriment, gift giving and indulgence. But how was Christmas celebrated in the Middle Ages? Here, Dr Matthew Champion …

Medieval

Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Update: Philippines Landfall Ahead (FORECAST)

Typhoon<p>Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Update: Philippines Landfall Ahead (FORECAST)<p>By Jon Erdman<p>December 05 2014 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>01:18<p>2014 Hurricane …

A podcast for educators, students, and history buffs

<b>Host:</b> Christopher Rose, Department of History <b><br>Guest:</b> Julia Gossard, Department of History, Utah State University<p>In the 17th and 18th centuries, France …

Religion: Three Religions, One God

Assign this item to a previously created class or create a new class now. Students will find it listed in the assignments section of the student site.<p>…

How and where hurricanes form

A tropical cyclone is a storm system with a low-pressure centre. However, while typical Canadian lows and storm systems are fueled by a battle …

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Five Times Five:<br>Five Activities for Teaching<br>Geography's Five Themes<p><b>Looking for activities to teach the five themes of geography? We've got them for</b> …

Teaching

FANschool: Become a fan of school

A Media Studies and Journalism teacher uses it in her course to examine global news coverage, bias, and reasons why some countries are featured more …

How to knock down a castle wall

• English Heritage show you the best way to knock down a castle wall in this short film. Just don't try it for real, OK?

How to Knock Down A Castle Wall

Story Map Journal

Sutori

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Learning

The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

In Europe, the last millennium has been shaped by successive waves of change, but which shifts, in which centuries, have really shaped the modern world? Historian Ian Mortimer identifies the 10 leading drivers of change<p>Ten of the worst years in British history<p>11th century: Castles<p>Most people think …

What we know (and don't know) about Ebola - Alex Gendler

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

Travel

Meet Nördlingen, The Little Town In A Crater

Well this place is a <i>hole</i> bunch of fun.<p>The town of Nördlingen -- a stop on Germany's Romantic Road -- sits entirely within a crater, made when a half-mile-wide meteorite smacked into Earth about 15 million years ago.<p>The town's founders likely weren't aware they were settling in such a phenomenon -- …

Tip of the Week: Game-based learning in the social studies

It’s the final day of the KCHE / MOCHE Best Practices in History Education. Last session of the day? On a Friday? In downtown Kansas City just …