Human Rights Day

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December 10 kicked off a year-long celebration of Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Worldwide activities include the official campaign launch in Paris, a United Nations discussion with “Eleanor Roosevelt”, and a Human Rights Award Ceremony in Armenia. All events support the goal of equality, justice, … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Microsoft Touch Develop

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It is mid-November now, and we are quickly approaching the Hour of Code, happening December 4-10. Over 180 countries participate with millions of students from around the world. It only seemed fitting to feature a tech tool in November to help us all prepare for this incredible event! Microsoft Touch Develop allows you to create … read more »


All about Me and Other People, Using Biographies in Instruction

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The start of the school years is a time to get to know our students. Perennial favorite activities other than “what I did on my summer vacation” essays are “all about me” assignments. As students take a look at their own lives, this is a perfect time to add biographies to your class lessons. Reading … read more »


International Day of Peace

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September 21 marks the 36th celebration of The International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by the United Nations, this annual event intends to provide “a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.” This year’s theme is Together for Peace: … read more »