“For me, despite my love of cool new gadgets, I always try to start from a place of what do I want my students to learn and what do I want them able to do. If the cool-to-play-with Google Glass or Apple Watch or other gadget isn’t the most efficient way to answer those questions then I don’t bring it into the class. I can’t promise I won’t get one for myself though.”
New for 2017, WorldView Software’s U.S. Government: An Interactive Approach has resources for learning about how to distinguish real news from fake.
Chapter 5: The Media overview section “Newer Media” has been updated to discuss the propaganda phenomenon, with corresponding factual and conceptual questions for assessment as well as additional vocabulary terms in the glossary.
And that’s not all! The Tutorial: Social Media has been updated to include information on how to evaluate news articles, including the handy flowchart from the Featured Image for instant appraisal (this updated tutorial is also available in American History II: Reconstruction to the Present).
Finally, the Graph: Primary Sources of News has been updated to show how online news sources overtook other mediums:
Art images can be used to discuss the differences between visual and textual sources.
The struggle of life and the gift of life exist on the same axis, the same continuum and on the same level. They are not mutually exclusive, even though the emotions they give rise to, may be vastly different, one causing pain and the other, exalting inner peace. But there is one very real difference, which is paramount to comprehend; while pain can be inflicted upon us, inner peace cannot be gifted to us…
‘Society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth century historian. It needs a 21-year-old who really understands how to analyse things, understands the tenets of leadership and contributing to society, who is a thinker and someone who has the potential to help society drive forward.’ Thus spake Patrick Johnston, Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University […]