Saturday, December 7, 2013

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Yesterday I forgot to give you the link to vote for the Edublog Awards. Sorry. Very busy week.
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Nominated as Best Library Blog!

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet has once again been nominated for an Edublog Award. This is the 10th year for the international awards, which has 20 different categories, with 20 finalists in each one. To vote for your favorite blogs, you just log in with your Gmail, Twitter, Linked In or Facebook account. Unlike other years, you can cast only one vote with your account. I hope if you enjoy this blog you will vote for me.

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UPDATED: Nelson Mandela: 36 Resources, Infographics and Lesson Plans on the Man Who Stood Up to Apartheid

Yesterday, the world lost an incredible leader. Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who fought for the rights of the South African black people, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Below you will find teaching resources on Mandela's life and the anti-apartheid movement. You can also use the apartheid pathfinder I set up for my students HERE. I have included a section below on lesson plans on apartheid.

The Evolution of Nelson Mandela- CNN

He is Now at Peace- NBC News Slideshow articles about Mandela

The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela- PBS' Frontline

Mandela's Death Leaves South Africa Without its Moral Center- NY Times

The Mandela Playlist: A Life and Legacy Told Through Music- from NPR

Mandela and the Politics of Forgiveness- from the New Yorker

Nelson Mandela Biography- from

The Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Museum

Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nobel Peace Prize Site- Nelson Mandela Biographical

NPR: An Audio History of Nelson Mandela

Time- Remembering an Icon of Freedom

Facts About His Life

Infographic in Spanish (La Vida de Nelson Mandela)

Life and Times

Timeline of Key Events in the Life of Nelson Mandela

Apartheid in South Africa- lesson for grades 9-12

Apartheid Lesson Plan- for grades 11-12

BrainPop Educators- apartheid lesson for younger students

End of Apartheid- printable from TeacherVision

ESL Printables on Apartheid

Slavery, Society and Apartheid- lessons from Discovery Education

South Africa Story: Apartheid, Diamonds and Gold- from  PBS Thirteen

A Teach-In on Apartheid in South Africa- NY Times Learning Library

Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela- use the lesson plan with the film, Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela

South Africa After Ten Years of Freedom- from PBS NewsHour

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Teach Italian? Why Not Try These 23 Resources

American Association of Teachers of Italian

Inspiring Italy- Mr. Donn's site covers games, activities, resources and a large section for kids on Ancient Rome

World Studies Class (Italian)- Pinterest board by teacher Rebecca Shane

il Tavolo italiano- beginner's Italian free worksheets

iLuss- free Italian language learning resources; all different levels

iMendi- students can practice online

Italian Artists- Livebinder covers artists and painters

Italian Lesson Plans and Quizzes- includes worksheets

Italian Lesson Plans for Secondary Grades 9-12

Teacher Planet- lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes, videos

Online English-Italian Vocabulary Quizzes- students work online

Various Downloads-some as editable; includes word mat, matching cards, Italy's flag

Barilla- recipes

Donna Moderna- fashion

Images of Italy

Internazionale- international news

Kataweb TvZap- Italian TV listings

La Repubblica- covers news and politics

La Stampa- news and politics



RaiRadio1- radio station



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