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Women Walking, The March on Washington 1963 - THE MARCH. Courtesy  of NARA/Smoking Dogs Films

Get a Preview of The March Documentary on PBS Learning Media

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 1:30am

The one hour documentary The March, narrated by actor Denzel Washington airs on GPB tonight at 9 p.m. You can preview clips from the documentary in your classroom. Seven clips are being made available on PBS Learning...

Primary Sources for Teaching the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 26, 2013 - 1:30am

Over the weekend thousands of people gathered on the national mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. To young students, that now famous moment of civil rights history where Dr. Martin...

Photo: AP/David Goldman

Our Hero -- Our Example

Patrice Weaver - Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 3:37pm

What would you have done?

Photo David Goldman/AP

Watch Video: Heroic McNair School Clerk Calms Gunman

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 5:27am

When I learned about how a gunman had slipped into McNair Discovery Learning Academy and fired shots into the air, I was horrified. This was too close to home. McNair is in my neighborhood, a two minute drive from my...

Was she giving a seductive glance or does the physics of her pose make it seem so? James Earle ponders this on YouTube.

The Physics of Seduction and Five Other Super YouTube Lessons You Should Use

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 5:40am

If my science teacher had taught a lesson titled Girl with a Pearl Earring, Physics of Seduction, perhaps I would have paid more attention in class and ventured down a different career path. Luckily math and art loving...

Who's that Girl?: Can your students identify this famous author?

Don't Know Much About History Back to School Writing Prompt

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, August 12, 2013 - 5:41am

The Atlanta History Center has created a couple of clever videos that can be used as writing prompts or start of class quizzes to get students interested in Georgia history. They call them Don’t Know Much About History...

A Haitian student from Project Hope ART holds up his artwork. (Photo courtesy Karen Packer.)

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Teaching Art in Haiti

Karen Packer - Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 2:47am

Guest blogger/teacher Karen Packer shares how she spent her summer vacation: teaching art to students in Haiti and how other teachers can do the same next summer. I’ve always wanted to visit Haiti. As an educator, its...

How are You Preparing to Go Back to School?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:03am

Where did the time go? It seems like summer break just started yesterday. Yet it is the end of July already and many Georgia schools start opening their doors next week. Just like students, teachers have to prepare to...

Applications for Georgia Tech's cheap computer science degree program are being accepted in the spring of 2014.

Here is How to Apply for Georgia Tech’s Cheap Master’s Degree Program

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, July 29, 2013 - 5:44am

In the spring we announced that Georgia Tech is offering a master’s degree in Computer Science online for under $7,000.00. The reason why the tuition is so low for this new program is because it is being offered in...

John Lewis Tells Civil Rights History in Graphic Novel "March"

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 6:49am

Here's a way to educate young people about the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Tell the story in a graphic novel. That is what Congressman John Lewis has done with his new book "March." The graphic novel chronicles...

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