Coming Sunday in Parade Magazine … as the Supreme Court begins a new term next week, David Gergen sits down with Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female justice to talk about life after the bench and her thoughts on the current state of the court. She also talks about an Annenberg poll that found more people could name an American Idol judge than the chief justice of the United States. She wanted to do something about it and created a website called icivics.org. It was designed to make learning about civics fun for students.
Check out this Sunday’s Parade Magazine found in the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead!
Father’s Day, a holiday which honors fathers worldwide, is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June. This year it falls on June 17. It originated in the United States in 1910, a few years after the country began celebrating Mother’s Day. Father’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1972. (Information is from www.history.com/topics/fathers-day.)
ACTIVITY (From the NIE guide, “A Plan for All Seasons” from the NIE Institute) Use your newspaper to search for ways to have a special celebration for Father’s Day. Look for examples of ways that this day can be celebrated other than giving gifts. Try to come up with at least three unique ideas that your family has never tried before.
Generation Wired sends thousands of texts, plays hours of games, and has hundreds of “friends” they have never even met. Find out how to keep your kids safe and healthy in a hyper-connected world.Be sure to check out and download the Cyberspace Safety Guide to use with the article in Sunday’s Parade Magazine found in the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum.
Here are some online resources for teaching about 9/11 from Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation and Parade Classroom.
September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. To help you explain the events of 9/11, the heroic actions of rescue workers and the bonding of a nation, look to Thinkfinity.org’s collection of lesson plans, artifacts and interactives that will help your students understand the impact of the September 2001 events, and how they still affect our nation to this day.
Visit the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 group in the Thinkfinity Community to share and discuss teaching strategies related to the events of 9/11. Conversations will be led by the National Museum of American History.
Check out the September 11 blog posts in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History “O say can you see?” blog.
Access the archived version of the September 11: Teaching Contemporary History online conference that explores strategies and resources for K-12 educators to use when teaching about the events of September 11, 2001.
Take a look at the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial with this one page from MCT. The memorial was set to be dedicated on August 28, the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, but has now been postponed due to Hurricane Irene according to the Associated Press.
Coming this Sunday in Parade Magazine…”The Dream Lives On”
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., is set to be dedicated on the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Find out what went into making the memorial and who will be there on big day. Parade Magazine can be found in the Sunday Grand Forks Herald and The Forum newspapers.
Coming this Sunday in Parade Magazine … a special report by Emily Listfield that reveals the alarming new trend every parent needs to know about. Teens are finding new – and – more dangerous ways to binge. Find out what parents can do in this Sunday’s Parade Magazine found in the Grand Forks Herald and other Forum Communications newspapers.
PARADE and GenerationOn are teaming up to find this year’s All-America High School Service Team! For the 2nd year, they’ll recognize outstanding high school students who’ve made a significant contribution to their communities through health, education, the environment, economics or human rights. Deadline for nominations is May 17th. For more information visit: www.parade.com/service.