New materials from Miami University’s Fighting With Food project focuses on the process of inquiry and helps teachers engage their students in the topic of toxicants and the role nutrient dense foods in helping to combat their effects with a new graphic story style format.
Publix Super Markets, Inc. has joined efforts with FPES (Florida Press Educational Services) to bring this program to sixth grade students. This FREE NIE Program will show your sixth grade students how to become responsible members of the planet, and to respect all of the resources that it has to offer.
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Included are basic lessons for an Elementary, Middle and Secondary classroom that can be utilized to introduce Language Arts and Social Studies activities.
►Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan
►Middle and High School Language Arts Lesson Plan
►High School Social Studies Lesson Plan
►Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan
►Elementary and Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan
New Teacher's Guides are available every Monday, complete with monthly themes highlighted in a weekly lesson and a monthly activity sheet.
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FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 25, 2015
See why the Twitter newcomer behind @POTUS is ‘a big deal’
Read any coverage of our president this week. Summarize what he did, said or how you react to it.
Can you spot news from social media or about it? Is a service you use mentioned?
How does this paper promote its social media feeds? Are you a follower?
Barack Obama joins dozens of presidents, prime ministers and even the pope by now tweeting from a new account described as his personal feed. It launched last week as @POTUS, which stands for President of the United States. Last week's first tweet from the Oval Office says: "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." Only five more tweets followed in the next six days. (The man is pretty busy, after all.)
Heads of government increasingly use Twitter as a tool to spread messages and gain support for policies. There's even a term for this form of digital diplomacy: Twiplomacy. A notable exception to the trend is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who’s not on Twitter. Of course, most tweets "from" world leaders are drafted by social media aides carefully considering every phrase. "This isn't going to change the world," says Dan Pfeiffer, a former top adviser to Obama. "But the way the President of United States communicates with his constituents changed forever today [May 19] and that's a big deal."
Obama's new feed is separate from a @BarackObama account that has nearly 60 million followers and is run by his campaign spin-off group, Organizing for America. There's also a @WhiteHouse feed overseen by the communications staff. The @POTUS account has 2.4 million followers as of Memorial Day, and will be passed from president to president as a new chief executive arrives. And just to put those numbers in perspective: @katyperry has 70 million followers, while @justinbieber has 64 million.
Past White House adviser says: "The world has changed. Twitter is now a place a president needs to be if he or she want to respond to events, make news and talk to the public." – Dan Pfeiffer
Blogger says: "We shouldn't expect Obama to be particularly prolific with his tweets, nor should we expect them to offer any nuanced looks into the man writing them." – Robert Montenegro at bigthink.com
Reporter says: "For a president, Twitter is just one more avenue in which your every move will become politicized." – Josh Linkins, Huffington Post
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