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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.
Students of the 21st century require more than a textbook and a piece of paper. They need hands-on, meaningful instruction that challenges them to think critically. Incorporating digital resources is one way teachers are meeting these students. As a teacher, it is hard to find the time to dig through all of the technology to find out what will work for you and your class, so here are 10 apps you can incorporate into your classroom instruction that will actively engage your students:
According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, women earn 57% of all undergraduate degrees, but only 18% of those degrees are in computer and information science. What can we do to fix it? One simple solution is to provide encouragement and expose girls to opportunities that involve coding.
Raise awareness and inspire students to get involved in improving air quality with the OnAir Art Challenge. The overarching theme of each contest is “Clean Air Heroes” and requires students to create art that will inspire their peers to help reduce air pollution. Continue reading to find out more about each competition!
"The soul that is within me no man can degrade. I am not the one that is being degraded on account of this treatment, but those who are inflicting it upon me..." -Frederick Douglass
Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February to coincide with the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and Frederick Douglass on February 14. Here are 10 resources to help teach students about the significant events and people in African-American history in the United States:
Get ready! Iowa will host the first caucus of the election season on February 1 with the New Hampshire primary following closely behind on February 9. Help students understand the difference between these two events as well as their significance with On the Campaign Trail’s fifth episode, “Narrowing the Field.”