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Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

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14 Things to Do with Kids on Hawaii’s Big Island

You can rest assured that digging at the beach (sand at Big Island beaches can be black, gray, white, or green!), goofing off in the ocean, …

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

For years, Italy has ranked among the top summer destinations for American travelers, an unsurprising feat given the country's historical legacy, renowned cuisine, breathtaking heartland, and award-winning wines. To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to …

How High-Poverty Schools Are Getting It Done

April 2013 | Volume <b>70</b> | Number <b>7</b> <b><br>The Principalship</b> Pages 56-59<p>Principals in high-achieving schools with a high percentage of students in poverty share …

What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

Finland’s Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” In this piece he writes about whether the emphasis that American school reformers put on “teacher …

10 Great Tools to Integrate with your Google Docs

This is how to install apps below in your Google drive :<br>Head over to your Google Drive, click on create, then click on " connect more apps", then …

Google Drive for Teachers with ‘How-to’ video links – Learning and Innovation

Google has tripled free storage space, across Gmail, Google+ and Drive, bringing the total to 15GB. This is a serious move by Google as it places the …

Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

Sometimes this happens when we try to help students to think deeper. We give them a tool to broaden their understanding, and really don't know how to …

More Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

In my experience, I have always found a clear difference in student behavior between when I do this kind of reminder and when I do not.<p>Light …

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Why Private Schools Are Dying Out

A few elite institutions at both the grade-school and college levels are doing better than ever. But their health conceals the collapse of private-sector options in the U.S.<p>Jim Young/Reuters<p>Private education as we have known it is on its way out, at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. At the …

A Female Soldier in the Civil War: Emma E. Edmonds

Historians believe at least 400 women served in the Civil War as soldiers, but documented cases are very few. One woman who served with a Michigan …

Women Soldiers of the Civil War

The long-forgotten story of women who secretly served in the Confederate and Union Armies.

Introduction

Welcome to Civil War Soldier<p>An introduction to the American Civil War<p>The American Civil War was one of the defining moments in American history. The …

Union Army

For the current active service branch, see United States Army.<p>The <b>Union Army</b>, or Federal Army as it was also known, was the United States Army land …

For freed blacks in the Civil War, Washington was a city of contradictions

Emancipation was in the air, and Elizabeth Keckley knew it. A former slave herself, she had become dressmaker and confidante to first lady Mary Todd Lincoln, and she was well settled in Washington society by the time the Civil War began. But the plight of other African Americans in the city pained …

Letters to President Lincoln during the Civil War

Oct. 24th, 1861<p>To his Excellency Abraham Lincoln,<p>President of the United States<p>and to the Hon Simon Cameron, Secretary of War<p>Gentlemen:<p>I beg leave respectfully to inform you that I have invented a cannon which will destroy a whole battalion at a single shot, and in naval warfare it cannot fall to …

Harriet Tubman

<b>Harriet Tubman</b> (born <b>Araminta Ross</b>,<p>c. 1822[1] – March 10, 1913) was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped …

One Hundred and Fifty Years On: African American Military Portraits from the American Civil War

"Soldier in Union cavalry uniform, with cavalry saber," 1863-1865 Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. | Courtesy of the Library …

10 Greatest Nurses of the American Civil War

The two thousand women who volunteered as nurses during the American Civil War came from all walks of life to play a vital role in the war effort. …

Immigrant Armies – The ‘Multicultural’ American Civil War

The Irish Brigade of New York State was almost wiped out at the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862. It was just one of a number of immigrant regiments …

African-Americans And The Civil War

In April 1961, Charleston, S.C., commemorated the 100th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. But at the same time, a contemporary war was under way — in the form of the civil rights movement. While white Charlestonians gathered to cheer the fireworks and re-enact the assault on Fort Sumter, …

One Pennsylvania Civil War soldier's long road home

<i>NOTE: The following story is reprinted with permission from Mountain Home magazine.</i><p>The rain fell hard on the young soldier sprawled on the ground in …

Women soldiers fought, bled and died in the Civil War, then were forgotten

Under a deadly barrage of artillery fire, wave after wave of Union troops hurled themselves across an open field outside of Fredericksburg on a bitterly cold mid-December day and charged up a steep hill in a futile attempt to dislodge Confederates dug in atop Marye’s Heights.<p>By nightfall, nearly …

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