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Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls?

Do Now | October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Should Voters Be Required to Show ID at the Polls?

You have to show an ID at the airport. You have to show it to buy alcohol. So what’s the big deal about showing it to vote? Should voters be required to show some form of identification when they show up to the polls?

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Inside the Voting Booth: Six Election Day Animations

PBS LearningMedia | October 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

Inside the Voting Booth: Six Election Day Animations

Election day is just around the corner. Take this opportunity to explore the election process with your students using popular PBS LearningMedia elections animations and interactives. From understanding various tactics of a political campaign to exploring how citizens decide who and what to vote for in an election, step inside the voting booth with PBS […]

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How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Arts | October 21, 2014 | 10 Comments

How Can Form Enhance Visual Art?

Throughout history, artists found many creative ways to make images that represent real life, to create the illusion of form and depth. What are the different ways you can turn a shape into a form?

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PBS LearningMedia Arts Webinars

Arts | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia Arts Webinars

Calling all California teachers! KQED, in partnership with the CCCSESA Arts initiative and the California Department of Education, invites you to attend three lunchtime webinars introducing free arts education media resources.

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A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

Civics in the Community | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

A lot of news stories recently have focused on race and law enforcement. Should the members of a police force reflect the larger population they serve?

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How to Navigate America’s Confusing Patchwork of Voting Laws

News & Civics | October 20, 2014

How to Navigate America’s Confusing Patchwork of Voting Laws

Think you know your state’s voting rules? Better check again before heading to the polls next month. Depending on where you live, those rules might have changed since the last time you voted.

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Where Do You Belong?

Do Now | October 17, 2014 | 273 Comments

Where Do You Belong?

Identifying where we belong has always been a part of growing up. This issue is becoming more challenging, particularly in urban areas where the cost of living has increased exponentially and families are being forced to relocate to other neighborhoods. Where do you belong?

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Where Do You Belong? 20 Videos Exploring Geography

General | October 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Where Do You Belong? 20 Videos Exploring Geography

By Sarah Bremer My students carry GPS-enabled devices (smart phones) in their back pockets and view paper maps as artifacts from a distant past.  PBS LearningMedia makes it easy for me to engage these “digital natives.”  A quick search turns up high quality, targeted materials that I can easily incorporate into a lesson or homework […]

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Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

6 -12 Science | October 14, 2014 | 41 Comments

Is Project-Based Learning the Way to Go?

More than 5,000 schools nationwide have transitioned from traditional learning methods to project-based learning (PBL). Should all schools move in this direction and implement PBL in their science classes?

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Elements of Art: Form

Arts | October 14, 2014

Elements of Art: Form

Study up on the different ways visual artists create Form in the third installment of our Elements of Art series. Through the eye-fooling genre of Trompe L’oeil, we look at a variety of techniques artists use to transform shapes into forms and give their art depth and dimension.

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