July 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Remix Rap: Lupe Fiasco

Here’s a great mashup of history and cutting-edge culture: At a recent Voices of a People’s History event, hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco gave life to two very different but powerful pieces of the American story. First Lupe read an excerpt from an anti-war leaflet written during the Vietnam conflict by two civil rights activists. Then, he stirred up the crowd with the chorus of Public Enemy’s 1989 hit “Fight the Power.” Watch the video below, and read on to learn more about the pieces that Lupe… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on July 27, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

"And That's the Way it is"

The voice that introduced America to The Beatles, the man who was there throughout the Nuremberg trials, the Vietnam war, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and the moon landing, has now left us. Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," after whom the term anchor was coined, died in his New York home on Friday. For those who grew up in the 20th century, Cronkite was an constant narrator in living rooms, store windows and kitchen counters. From blue-lit television screens… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on July 22, 2009 at 11:01am — No Comments

Invitation to participate

Calling all educators:

Please complete a survey about how you use online tools personally and with students: http://snipurl.com/nnpvg

Please invite others - we need to hear what's going on around the globe. Let's make it viral!!

Thanks,
Cheri

Added by Cheri Toledo on July 22, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Launch! Forty Years of Space Exploration

Forty years ago yesterday, Apollo 11, the spacecraft that would put the first man on the moon, took off from Cape Kennedy, Florida. On Wednesday, just the day before the anniversary of this historic launch, another space shuttle, the Endeavour, broke through earth's atmosphere, this time to further construction of the International Space Station.



America's exploration of the interplanetary unknown really began in 1957, the year that the Soviet Union launched the first artificial… Continue

Added by Erika Johansson on July 17, 2009 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Larry's Queries

Just in case, I seem to have grown to cocky while away from my students, I want to lay out some issues that are simmering away over the summer, unresolved. I’m hoping that my readership may have some ideas about my assorted challenges. Feel free to comment publicly or correspond privately.



Trickle Down Wikinomics



I teach an elective Advanced Placement U.S. Government to seniors and a required America Government class to sophomores. The former is a college political science… Continue

Added by Laurence R. Baker on July 16, 2009 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Estamos nominados

El blog http://artex10.blogspot.com
Fuen nominado para el premio Pedablogia
Los invitamos a conocernos.

gracias

Added by Carolina on July 9, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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