Trends and topics for educators and students
In 1921, an aristocratic up-and-coming young New York politician, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, contracted polio. Fearing his political future over, and desperate for a cure, FDR journeyed to Warm Springs, GA., on the advice of his friend, George Foster Peabody. There, FDR found the naturally soothing mineral water helpful in his physical therapy. FDR purchased the property and turned it into a polio treatment center. Eventually, FDR reentered politics and was elected, first Governor of New York, then four times President of the United States.
On the Campaign Trail with Bill Nigut is back with its second episode, My Government, My Vote, My Voice. In this episode, Bill discusses the topic of democracy and provides insight on the difference between representative and parliamentary democracies and their overall contrast to autocracies and oligarchies.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, approximately 1 in 3 students in the United States say they have been bullied at school, with verbal and social bullying being the most pervasive. Because bullying impacts such a large part of the country’s youth, October is recognized as Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The purpose of this month is twofold: to acknowledge that bullying has a lasting impact and to educate people about bullying prevention.
Everyone loves LEGOs! And when you add the word ‘Robotics’ - students will beg to be on the team! Having coached 8 teams in the last 4 years, I can attest to it. They. Will. Beg. When Vineville Academy of the Arts decided to start a robotics team, there was a great deal of excitement but very few knew what FIRST LEGO League was.
The students that we are teaching today will have jobs that don’t even exist yet because the face of technology is ever changing. In order to make sure that we have students who are ready for this level of change, it is essential to teach them how to use technology in a real-world application. Weebly affords that chance to both students and teachers by allowing users to host their own free websites. Weebly’s easy-to-use platform allows people of any skill level to become website builders.
Subjects: Science and Geography