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Let the Games Begin! The Educational Value of the Winter Olympics

Tomorrow people will be glued to their televisions, laptops, tablets and cellphones to watch the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Olympic Games. Let the games begin, as the saying goes! I encourage...

February 6, 2014

Government Shutdown Explainers for Students

When the federal government shuts down, how is the average person affected? In many more ways than people may expect. For example, the federal government runs the national parks. Due to the shutdown...

October 1, 2013

Earth Day in the Classroom

Earth Day is Monday April 22. It’s a day for everyone to focus on the environment, conservation and clearing up pollution. There are many ways lessons from Earth Day can be incorporated in the...

April 19, 2013

Use the 2012 London Olympics to Teach English and Math

The London Olympics are underway and the games offer several teachable moments. Not just the standard history lesson on ancient Greece or the games themselves, but in English and Math . Here is a...

July 27, 2012