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Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden interviews Ndaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, about living with and learning from one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known.Click here to watch the video.
Do you have a child who needs to become an independent learner? After all, most of us ultimately want our children to be self-directed, independent learners. We can’t (and shouldn’t) be completely in charge of their learning throughout their elementary and high school years. If our children go to college, they will need to have […]The post Encouraging Children to Become Independent Learners appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
While learning math, English, and science lessons is crucial to our homeschools, sometimes we need to take a step back and let nature do the teaching. Case in point: Niagara Falls. This marvel is not just an amazing natural phenomenon either. It's also JAM-PACKED with interesting facts and has been involved in the history of […]The post Let Nature Do the Teaching – Niagara Falls appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
The Library of Congress has selected Shari Rosenstein Werb and David S. Mandel to be the directors, respectively, of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement and the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation. These key posts are at the helms of newly established offices that are central to executing the Library’s strategy of informing, inspiring and engaging the public.Click here for more information.
Parents who decide to home school their pre-school children have researched the value of teaching your own children at home. Beginning home school at the pre-school age is an excellent way to get the parent and the child used to the idea of learning at home. This is also a great way to ease into learning how to teach and organize the home school schedule.
Whether a child has been to an institutionalized school or has been home schooled forever, many six to eight year olds enjoy learning. As a parent, understanding how your child learns, which temperament is their strongest, and what type of intelligence they excel in will greatly assist in the teaching/learning process. Six to eight year olds learn best when they are having fun.
Utz Quality Foods, LLC., is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of Utz Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips due to undeclared soy allergen. This recall was initiated after learning a certain number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Utz Quality Foods, LLC., is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of Utz Carolina Style Barbeque Potato Chips due to undeclared soy allergen. This recall was initiated after learning a certain number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
Pinnacle Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited quantity of Wish Bone House Italian Salad Dressing 15 oz. with the health and safety of our consumers as our top priority. The recall was initiated after learning from a retail customer that a limited number of bottles were mislabeled. The product contains milk and egg, known allergens not declared on the bottle. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or egg may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. If you are not allergic to milk or egg, this product is safe to eat. No illnesses have been reported to date. The Food and Drug Administration has been made aware of this recall.
While Memorial Day originally commemorated those who died in the US Civil War, during the Great War (World War I) focus began to shift to honoring all those killed during military service in all wars. The National Endowment for the Humanities' Division of Preservation and Access blog this week explores the Evolution of Memorial Day and tips for learning more about the topic in Chronicling America. As mentioned in the post, the Library also provides search tips and examples of articles from Chronicling America describing public celebrations and how the holiday developed over time, including the "Memorial Day--Its Origin" in the May 29, 1919 issue of the Jasper News (Jasper, MO). Check out these useful resources for searching the holiday’s history in Chronicling America's historic newspapers, and be sure follow us on Twitter @librarycongress #ChronAm!
Studying can be extremely boring; it can be an act of learning, or an act of trying to acquire knowledge in various ways. Although most people dislike the act of studying as it gets their brains to work 24/7, studying can turn into an exciting hobby, an entertaining and time-wise activity to keep the body and mind active.
Every student is different, including their learning capabilities. Some students can understand their lesson quickly, while some students need extra guidance to study effectively.
library of congressNews from the Library of CongressDecember 27, 2017Collage of Library-related imagesMake Your Gift Before the End of 2017The Library's resolution for 2018 is to offer moreopportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasuresand programs. Makeyour gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our firstLibrarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their livesIgnite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations ofstudents and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communitiesWith the help of supporters like you, we can spark theimagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library's doorswide to all.Join us TODAY by making your2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we'll spark a lifelongadventure of learning. Thank you!SusanK. SiegelDirectorof Development DONATE NOW
library of congressNews from the Library of CongressDecember 27, 2017Collage of Library-related imagesMake Your Gift Before the End of 2017The Library's resolution for 2018 is to offer moreopportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasuresand programs. Makeyour gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our firstLibrarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their livesIgnite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations ofstudents and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communitiesWith the help of supporters like you, we can spark theimagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library's doorswide to all.Join us TODAY by making your2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we'll spark a lifelongadventure of learning. Thank you!SusanK. SiegelDirectorof Development DONATE NOW
library of congressNews from the Library of CongressDecember 27, 2017Collage of Library-related imagesMake Your Gift Before the End of 2017The Library's resolution for 2018 is to offer moreopportunities to engage lifelong learners like you with our unique treasuresand programs. Makeyour gift before we close the books on 2017! Your gift can: Inspire curiosity in children like Daliyah—our firstLibrarian of the Day—to read more books, and students—like our A Book That Shaped Me contest winners—to reflect on the power of books to change their livesIgnite thoughtful conversation among current and future generations ofstudents and scholars Illuminate the minds of people like you who use the resources of the nation's Library here in Washington or via the Internet in their own homes and communitiesWith the help of supporters like you, we can spark theimagination of people of all ages with programs that open the Library's doorswide to all.Join us TODAY by making your2017 tax-deductible donation, and together we'll spark a lifelongadventure of learning. Thank you!SusanK. SiegelDirectorof Development DONATE NOW
library of congressNews from the Library of CongressNovember 21, 2017Patrons examining Library of Congress collectionsSpark a Lifelong Adventure of LearningThis year, for the first time, the Library of Congress isparticipating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information.The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway tounderstanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation'smemory, but the world's—information from all corners of the earth, in more than470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access theLibrary's treasures from anywhere.Save the Date to Make Your Gift!Celebratedon the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognizedshopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off thecharitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. DONATE NOW
library of congressNews from the Library of CongressNovember 21, 2017Patrons examining Library of Congress collectionsSpark a Lifelong Adventure of LearningThis year, for the first time, the Library of Congress isparticipating in #GivingTuesday—a global giving movement. On Tuesday, November28, we are asking you to make a gift to spark a lifelong adventure of learning. Here's more information.The Library of Congress is your library, your gateway tounderstanding the world. There is so much to discover, not only the nation'smemory, but the world's—information from all corners of the earth, in more than470 languages. With millions of items available online, you can access theLibrary's treasures from anywhere.Save the Date to Make Your Gift!Celebratedon the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognizedshopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off thecharitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. DONATE NOW
Using these tasty South African recipes, you can use the kitchen as part of your childrens learning experiences as they live in and learn about South Africa. These South African recipes are also just
Boys playing warAt your computer, sit and observe this picture for 60 seconds. Now describe what you see. What do you notice first? What do you think is happening? Who do you suppose took the picture and for what purpose? Is there anything you wonder about?Asking and responding to such questions is the cornerstone of students’ learning to think critically and construct their own knowledge. It is also the cornerstone of the Library of Congress’ Summer Teacher Institutes, where educators from across the United States learn how to use primary sources with their students, building skills in observing, reflecting, questioning, determining point of view and more.The image you’ve just inspected is captioned: “A small French boy sitting next to his plan for a trench sector, constructed in miniature form. A U.S. soldier is touching an American flag sticking out of miniature sandbags.” It is one of the thousands of primary sources resources in the Library’s collections related to WWI. From July 31-August 4, the Library of Congress will host a special 5-day WWI-themed Summer Teacher Institute. The session is open to any K-12 educator interested in teaching with primary sources. Tuition and materials for this special event are provided at no cost to participants; participants are responsible for transportation and housing. Applications are due on March 17, 2017. For more information and to apply, go here.The WWI-themed Summer Teacher Institute coincides with a major new exhibit scheduled to open at the Library of Congress this spring: Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I. 2017 is the 100 year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. As such, WWI Summer Teacher Institute attendees will receive a special tour of this exhibit, viewing hundreds of WWI artifacts, and talk with Library experts to bring them to life. The WWI Summer Teacher institute is one of five Summer Teacher Institutes being offered this summer, between June 19 and August 4. Three of those institutes will be general for all educators, one will be on science, and the final one will focus on WWI. If you are an educator interested in using primary sources with your students, we invite you to apply today!
Scratch is designed to help young people (ages 8 and up) develop 21st century learning skills. As they create and share Scratch projects, young people learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
gamewright I LOVE the Gamewright Company! Do you know them yet? After reading this review, you will certainly want to add them to your gift idea list for Christmas!  From the Gamewright website:  “Gamewright was founded in 1994 by four parents whose kids wanted great games. From the start, our mission has remained clear: Create the highest quality family games with outstanding play-value. Guided by themes and experiences that transcend age and salted with a bit of irreverence, our games are designed to foster laughter, learning, friendship and fun.  Over the years our family has grown to over 50 games, 150 awards, and countless happy players.” Include my family in that “countless happy players” group! The Gamewright company was VERY generous in allowing me to review three of their brand new games!  My children LOVED playing with all of them.  I wish I could post a video review of the kids playing the games, but to anyone outside of my home, it would have just looked like pure chaos.  :) My youngest two children absolutely loved Ring-O Flamingo!  RingoFlamingo It is their new pastime.  It is perfect for younger children, since they picked up on the rules of the game immediately!  They are 2 and 4, and they weren’t the ONLY ones who loved the game.  My older two children also love playing it… and so do I! The object of the game:  Ring the most flamingos by shooting life preservers from your playing piece!  But be careful, don’t ring a crocodile instead!  Here is a picture of my kiddos having a ball playing it! 100_6513 The next game we reviewed was, “Do You See What I See?”. We had a great time trying to collect all of the items on our Keep Me tiles!  This game is based on the award winning book, “Can You See What I See?” by Walter Wick.  Just to prove to you that children of all ages can play this game, my two year old beat the pants off the entire rest of the family when we played this game!! canUsee The next amazing game they sent us was BOOCHIE!!  :)boochiepic This is just an incredibly fun game!  Think, horseshoes meets croquet, meets lawn darts, meets… well, I guess this game is actually just all-together unique!! Here is a picture of my kiddos having great fun with Boochie-  100_6521 Watch this great commercial on the Boochie Game! Now, it’s YOUR turn!! The Gamewright Company is offering YOUR FAMILY a 2009 Gamewright game of your OWN!! To enter, please do the following: Mandatory for Entry: Comment below, telling me which game from THIS GROUP you would love to own if you win.  Be sure to leave your email in the comment, in case you win! Become a follower of this blog, and comment that you do For Extra Entries: Retweet this contest (http://twitter.com/vaagen/statuses/3393681764) and comment that you do Gain an extra entry for asking your friends to subscribe to this blog, and commenting with their screen name Post this contest to your Facebook page, and leave the URL in the comments below. Become a follower of this blog on its Facebook page, and comment that you do Favorite this blog on Technorati (link in right hand column of this blog), and comment that you do Place my blog button on your blogsite, and leave the URL below This contest will end on Tuesday, August 25th at 6pm EST.  GOOD LUCK! Thank you for coming to Mingle Over Mocha with Anna!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with free resources from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, at Gale, part of Cengage Learning http://www.galeschools.com/hispanic_heritage/index.htm
Interested in learning strategies to teach about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights using Library of Congress primary sources? Register to attend the Library of Congress Creating the US Teacher Institute. Participants will leave with strategies and materials they can use in their schools. The institute uses the Library's exhibition Creating the United States as its foundation. Learn how to make this era in our country’s history “come alive” for student using images, manuscripts, letters, photographs, maps, and poetry.