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The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2016 – So Far

Here’s one more in my series of mid-year “Best” lists (you can see all 1,600 of the lists here).<p>You might also be interested in these previous posts: …

Seven Layer Bars

Recipe including butterscotch chips, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, semi-sweet chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, unsalted butter, walnuts. …

Heavenly Squares: 7 Decadent Dessert Bar Recipes

Easy to make and even easier to eat, dessert bars are always a hit over the holidays. From Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies to Luscious Lemon Squares, these handheld sweets will have everyone reaching for seconds (and thirds!).<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, …

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Google Classroom: Edit Slides Not Copy - Teacher Tech

Edit Google Slides<p>Old school thinking back when we used PowerPoint was to create copies of the presentations for back up files or to just update the …

10 Asian-Inspired Summer Meals

This summer, enjoy the vibrant flavors of Asia without ever leaving your own kitchen. From Asian BBQ Chicken to Shrimp Pad Thai, all of these dinners are fun, fast and fuss-free.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of …

Auschwitz survivor reacts to guard's apology: 'There's no ending to this'

A Canadian Holocaust survivor says the former Nazi guard who apologized Friday couldn’t even look him in the eye when they met in court earlier this …

10 kid-friendly card games - Today's Parent

12 Classic Poems, Rewritten About My Depression

Do not go gentle into that good night / You have so many unresolved issues, unanswered emails, and unavoidable social interactions to worry about instead<p>Some say the world will end in fire,<p>Some say in ice.<p>From what I've tasted of desire<p>I don't really care either way<p>Can I get back into bed …

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom

LEGO Bricks are toys. They’re items that students willingly seek out to play with and get excited to receive as gifts under the Christmas tree. …

What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

Picture this: You're going about your normal routine, whether it be cleaning the bathroom, doing dinner or getting ready for work. Perhaps you're packing for a trip or getting ready to grab the train. You're calm. But then the next moment, you're completely swallowed by a feeling of dread.<p>For those …

10 broccoli recipes kids will love - Today's Parent

Broccoli might not be your kid's favourite, but it is full of calcium and other good nutrients. These dishes will help them get the vitamins they …

26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

"I was born with a reading list I will never finish." —Maud Casey

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Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend: Do We Really Need It?

Changing our clocks twice a year doesn't really save energy, for starters.<p>It's that time again: Across most of the United States, daylight savings time (DST) will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, when clocks will fall back to standard time.<p>Most American clocks will spring forward again in early …

20 questions: What I ask my kids every year - Today's Parent

Avery and Anna answer another round of questions from Mom. Photo: Tracy Chappell<p>I came upon this fun questionnaire a few years ago and thought it was …

A Little White Girl's First Experience of Racism

Anyone who grew up in the early '90s like me probably recalls Bart Simpson being strangled by his loving father Homer in just about every episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>. Sure, it was violent, but it was also cartoonish and hilarious: the gurgling sound of his voice, his eyes bulging out of his head, the …

A Mother's White Privilege

As the ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri show us, America's racial tensions didn't disappear when George Wallace backed down from the schoolhouse door. Dr. King didn't wave a magic wand, and we never got together to feel all right. White America remembers this at ugly flashpoints: the Rodney …

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficult. More than 20% of the U.S. …

Why fixing First Nations education remains so far out of reach

Aboriginal youth face a fate that should horrify Canadians and there’s an obvious fix<p><i>On Aug. 17, the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was pulled</i> …

Geography in the News: Geocaching

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>Geocaching: Geography in the Hunt</b><p>A new kind of hunter is lurking in our woods and parks, in our parking lots and shopping malls. This hunter is called a <i>geocacher</i> and is usually part of a team (most likely his or her …

What Caused the Chilean Earthquake? Faults Explained

Different kinds of faults make different kinds of earthquakes.<p>Even planet Earth has its faults. Movement along those fault lines causes earthquakes, big and small, to rattle the globe every day, most recently making news this week with a powerful quake, and tsunami, striking Chile.<p>The latest …

Four in 10 Infants Don't Have Strong Parental Attachments

In a study of 14,000 U.S. children, 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds — what psychologists call "secure attachment" — with their parents that are crucial to success later in life, according to a new report. More from EurekaAlert.org:<p>In a report published by Sutton Trust, a London-based …

Mercury, the Smallest Planet, Is Getting Even Smaller, Scientists Say

A new look at the planet shows that it has shrunk almost nine miles in diameter.<p>Like a raisin spinning around the sun, Mercury is shrinking and wrinkling. The planet is now up to 8.6 miles (14 kilometers) smaller in diameter than it was nearly four billion years ago, according to a report released …

Daylight Saving Time 2014: When Does It Begin? And Why?

Why we "spring forward," and arguments for and against daylight saving time.<p>Clock confusion will occur again this weekend when daylight saving time (also called daylight savings time) gets under way in the United States.<p>Twice each year this controversial practice gives rise to various questions: …

Geography in the News: The Growth of Megacities

Changing Planet<p>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p>Geography in the NewsTM<br>–>Geography in the NewsTM<br>–><b>Megacities’ Expansive Growth</b><p>For the first time in human history, more of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas. That is an incredible …

Geography in the News: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Remembered

Human Journey<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i><p><b>Geography of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade</b><p>Scholars continue to examine the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade between Africa and the New World, one of the world’s most dynamic, yet tragic, forced …