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from Teachers Pay Teachers

WebQuest Standard of Ur in Mesopotamia- one of the earliest cities in the world

WebQuest Standard of Ur in Mesopotamia- This is a web search designed to give students historical background and information on the Standard of Ur. Ur was located in Mesopotamia and was one of the earliest cities in the world. During the search they use a variety of strategies and skills that will prepare them to do research using the internet.

Take away one public speaking fear factor by pre-selecting three people in an audience to focus on during a presentation. Follow this pin to a four-minute video podcast that will give you step by step instructions for a speech lesson that will entertain you and relax your students. Click on this pin to see how it works. This is the 2nd tip from 50 Five-Minute Lessons for Busy English Teachers. Folllow this board to receive future tips. Lesson source: http://pinterest.com/elaseminars/

from World News

Castro: I'm so healthy I don't 'even remember what a headache is'

Castro: I'm so healthy I don't 'even remember what a headache is' (Photo: Alex Castro / Cubadebate / AFP - Getty Images)

from The Agenda

By MICHAEL COOPER Just who are the people

By MICHAEL COOPER Just who are the people “dependent upon government” that Mitt Romney was talking about in the video surreptitiously recorded at a May fund-raiser? This graphic, from an article in February by Binyamin Appelbaum and Robert Gebeloff, shows that the share of benefits flowing to the least affluent households has declined from 54 percent in 1979 to 36 percent in 2007.

from YouTube

Literary Devices in Pop Culture

LITERARY DEVICES in Pop Culture (video clips included...great host)

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from Quartz

Climate change is slowly but steadily cooking the world’s oceans

In Hot Water: Ocean Heat Content Continues To Soar. As the saying goes, what goes down must come up. Ocean heat is going to come back up. That is precisely why climatologists predict a looming climate shift to rapid surface warming, as discussed here.