letlovemoveme:

thegrownuplife:

Using Abstract/Concrete Analysis for Pre-Writing
Pre-lesson: We explored style, diction, and connotation.

1. As a class we read and annotated the article by Leonards Pitts on the Ray Rice situation

2. We went through the pre-writing process together i.e. see video above.

3. They used this pre-writing to build their short answer response. 

This is fantastic. Reblogging so I can easily find it later. 

As best I can tell ….

politicalprof:

Americans would like both President Obama and the Democratic Party in general if only they had managed to pass the Affordable Care Act instead of “Obamacare.” Americans LOVE what’s in the ACA. But they HATE Obamacare.

Now you know why FOX News and the GOP never, ever refer to the ACA as anything other than “Obamacare.”

globalvoices:


On an opinion piece for Journal Sentinel Online, Global Voices contributor Jamie Stark, wonders “What kind of parent would pay $10,000 for a stranger to bring a child 1,400 miles through gangland and hostile border crossings? A good parent, perhaps.”.

Central America: Migrant Children are Not Mere Statistics

globalvoices:

On an opinion piece for Journal Sentinel Online, Global Voices contributor Jamie Stark, wonders “What kind of parent would pay $10,000 for a stranger to bring a child 1,400 miles through gangland and hostile border crossings? A good parent, perhaps.”.

Central America: Migrant Children are Not Mere Statistics

politicalprof:

This might have been more useful yesterday ! …

politicalprof:

This might have been more useful yesterday ! …

guardian:

Alibaba launches the biggest IPO in American history

Want to buy shares? Hand over your money and keep your mouth shut

Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Our entire economy is about to change. There’s a great Planet Money podcast about what Alibaba does/is you should all listen to. When economists talk about “creative destruction,” this is the kind of phenomenon they mean. You think we live in a globalized economy? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Alex Salmond has resigned

Via guardian:

He says he will stand down as first minister in November when a new SNP leader will be chosen. Follow live updates »

Ouch. But, to be fair, two hundred years ago he would also have lost his head. Or worse.

Via globalvoices:

A group of European youths are raising awareness of the conflict in Ukraine with a gory twist on the infamous Ice Bucket Challenge. The buckets are filled with metaphorical blood.

Ice Bucket Challenge, Meet Ukraine’s ‘Blood Bucket’ Challenge

Via theweekmagazine:

Nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t name all three branches of government
Legislative, judicial, and…uh…

Maybe we don’t deserve to live in a democracy anymore? #thisiswhywecan’thavenicethings.

Via theweekmagazine:

Nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t name all three branches of government

Legislative, judicial, and…uh…

Maybe we don’t deserve to live in a democracy anymore? #thisiswhywecan’thavenicethings.

theeconomist:

Scotland votes to stay in the union

theeconomist:

Scotland votes to stay in the union