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Like It or Not, LeBron Is Going to Make His Voice Heard, and Why Shouldn't He?

Link to Media<p>LeBron James has never made it a secret, from the start, what he's about.<p>Empowerment.<p>He's repeatedly shown he doesn't always view authority structures the way traditionalists might, nor does he necessarily believe in all of the boundaries society has arbitrarily set for elite athletes. …

Basketball

The Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t enough: Inside the battle over the 13th amendment, which really ended slavery

The story does not begin and end with Lincoln. A little-known Ohio congressman may have played most important role<p>WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1864<p>James Ashley never forgot the moment. After hours of debate, Schuyler Colfax, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, had finally gaveled the 159 House …

William Edward White: The first black player in major-league baseball history lived his life as a white man.

On June 22, 1937, Joe Louis knocked out James Braddock with a right to the jaw to become the world heavyweight champion. At a time when Major League …

8 Famous Battle Cries Throughout History

<i>Throughout history, military leaders have relied on battle cries to rouse and inspire their troops before a crucial attack. Here are some of the most</i> …

History

Why the hottest Civil War takes fail to acknowledge New York City's racist past

The 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Courthouse has inspired a series of myopic and revisionist …

The Civil War’s Dirty Secret: It Was Always About Slavery

The war was never about states’ rights, unless it was the states’ right to permit slavery, and Charles Lamar was its firebreathing poster boy.<p>Seven …

Black History

5 Essential Leadership Lessons From A Beloved Teacher Who's Inspired Thousands

If you’re fortunate in life, every once in a while, you come across an individual who has been so positive, encouraging and uplifting that you just stop in your tracks in awe. You can’t help but feel deeply grateful that you’ve crossed paths, and you’re reminded of what’s wonderfully special in …

Leadership

22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

March 23, 2015<br>Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and …

Education Technology

What Motivates A Student's Interest in Reading and Writing

♦ Relatedness. The Pew Research Center found that teens say the most important factor for them to feel motivated to write is using it as a way to …

Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job. We need to support rather than undermine her efforts.

<i>An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state</i> …

Teaching

What Makes Teachers Great? We Care

More than ever before, teachers are speaking out about their professional identity, voicing thoughts and opinions about stressors on the profession …

Teaching

32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

<b>32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms: Spotting The Holes In Your Teaching</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Instructional design is the strategic creation of …

43 Free iPad Apps for Geography, History, Civics & Social Studies Teachers

It's becoming a little harder to find free iPad apps, but they are out there. The dwindling school budgets make it difficult to afford the purchase …

The Scholar Slave

<b>How Omar ibn Said changed history in a 19th century American jail</b><p><i>A chapter from</i> One Nation, Under Gods <i>by Peter Manseau</i><p>In a faded photograph of the …

How Digital Tools Improve Teaching and Learning

Adapted from an article I co-authored, Real-World Ready: Leveraging Digital Tools <br>Digital tools are transforming essential elements of the education …

Education Technology

'Gateway To Freedom': Heroes, Danger And Loss On The Underground Railroad

Until 2007, when it was unearthed by a Columbia University undergraduate, few scholars were aware of the record of fugitive slaves written by Sydney Howard Gay. Gay was a key Underground Railroad operative from the mid-1840s until the eve of the Civil War. He was also the editor of the weekly …

Black History

New Genealogy Website Helps You Find African-American Ancestors' Freedmen's Bureau and Freedman's Bank Records - Family Tree

A new website called Mapping the Bureau will help you research African-American ancestors after the Civil War. The site, created by African-American …

Ellen Craft, the Slave Who Posed as a Master and Made Herself Free

A few days before Christmas, 1848, a man named William Craft gave his wife Ellen a haircut—in fact, he cut it to the nape of her neck, far shorter …

Black History

A timeline of the abolition of slavery in the Americas

Here’s a map showing when slavery was abolished in North and South America:<p>Surprising, right? Along with Cuba, Brazil, and Puerto Rico, the United …

Tech Tuesday for Dec 9

Welcome back everyone. I hope all of you had a very nice Thanksgiving break. If you are Canadian, I hope you had a very nice regular Thursday. :-) …

African American Christianity, Pt. I: To the Civil War, The Nineteenth Century, Divining America

<b>African American Christianity, Pt. I:</b><p><b>To the Civil War</b><br>Laurie Maffly-Kipp<br>University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill <br>©National Humanities Center<p>(part 2 …

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — Part Two

Here’s how Google Maps Mania describes the Global Poverty Map:<p><i>The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has developed a method for</i> …

Abraham Lincoln

Kindle Available <br>Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers <br>The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln …

A world war on American soil: How the Civil War became a global struggle

When the Union and the Confederacy charged into battle in 1861, the whole world was watching — and waiting<p>"So it seems your Republic is going to pieces?” an unnamed high officer of the French imperial government snidely remarked to the American guest attending a concert at Emperor Napoleon III’s …