Curriculum Ties and Connections

Spanish and Libraries

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/08/492957864/how-nycs-first-puerto-rican-librarian-brought-spanish-to-the-shelves

 

Horizon 2014 Library Report

This is a very useful tool for libraries as an analysis itself.  There report is here… 2014-nmc-horizon-report-library-EN-2

and my analysis based on our current library is here:  Horizon report analytics 2014

 

Film “Focuses”

Language, film, and close reading!

 

Genocide topics

Some great links for April’s Genocide Awareness Month!

Students and teachers can commemorate April’s Genocide Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide by completing two new IWitness  activities. IWitness provides access to nearly 1,300 full life histories, testimonies of survivors and other witnesses to the Holocaust and other genocides for guided exploration. Students can watch testimonies and use them in individual or group multimedia projects; teachers can assign activities as classwork or homework, and can even custom-build their own lessons and activities. The testimonies are searchable by more than 9,000 keywords, enabling students to pinpoint exact moments of interest within each testimony, which averages two hours in length.
The Information Quest

The Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda introduces students to the 1994 genocide, which claimed the lives of 800,000 people in three months, and to the concept of genocide as a whole. Through this activity, students will learn about the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda specifically, the history of genocide generally, and the stages of genocide. They will also be introduced to testimony of eyewitnesses who survived.

This activity was originally constructed for use in classroom pilots of IWitness in Kigali, Rwanda, with colleagues from the Kigali Genocide Memorial. It is now being made available to students all around the world.

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