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We Are McNair Strong

We Are McNair Strong

Heather Neal - Friday, August 30, 2013 - 8:31am

Students and staff at McNair Discovery Learning Academy have had a full week of routine since a shooter entered the school last week. Thanks to the calm presence of the school’s bookkeeper, Ms. Tuff, no one was injured...

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Scientists Discover a New Element

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 4:09am

A new, “super-heavy” element has been discovered. To be fair, it was first proposed in 2004 by Russian scientists. Taken up anew by a team of scientists in Sweden, the element has been confirmed. As yet unnamed*, the...

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...

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Our Hero -- Our Example

- 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...


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