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Archive for January, 2010

They’re Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will explore the history of America, this nation of immigrants. For grades 5-7.

Jan 12th, 2010 | Comments

They’re Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present: Lesson Activities

Jan 12th, 2010 | Comments

A Cold Reception: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the United States: Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students explore the hostile reception immigrants have often received from anti-immigrant “nativists” in an America not always eager to accept them and the change they represent. For grades 7-9.

Jan 11th, 2010 | Comments

I Dream of Genome: Lesson Overview

This lesson explores the various types of genetic information contained in the human genome. For grades 9-12.

Jan 10th, 2010 | Comments

Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, professor and current chair of the African American Studies Department at Yale University. A graduate of Yale and Boston University, she holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, Dr. Alexander was selected to compose and read a poem at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments

Mario Batali

Mario Batali is one of the country’s most celebrated chefs. He has opened six highly successful restaurants in New York City. Batali is a familiar television personality, from his Food Network cooking show, Molto Mario, to his recent PBS series, Spain…On the Road Again, and his appearances as a competitor on Iron Chef.

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert is the host and executive producer of The Colbert Report, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series on Comedy Central. His show is touted by The New York Times as “one of the best television shows of the year” and praised by Entertainment Weekly as “the best show of the year.”

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments

Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich is the author of 13 novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children's books, and a memoir of early motherhood. Her novel “Love Medicine” (1984) won the National Book Critics Circle Award and “The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” (2001) was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference" (2000), "Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking" (2005), "Outliers: The Story of Success" (2008) and “What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures” (2009).

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria became a household name when she was cast as Gabrielle Solis on the hit television show Desperate Housewives. A Screen Actors Guild Award winner and Golden Globe nominee, Eva is a champion of charities and organizations supporting Latinos.

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal.

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments

Queen Noor

Her Majesty Queen Noor is an international public servant and an outspoken voice on issues of world peace and justice. She plays an active role in promoting international exchange and understanding of Arab and Muslim culture and politics, Arab-Western relations, as well as conflict prevention and recovery.

Jan 4th, 2010 | Comments
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