Link the art of argument to the Bill of Rights in this interactive card game sponsored by The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics. Students may play with another classmate or against the computer during a quest to attain the goal of freedom before the opposing person does. Each player will receive different scenarios of violations of their rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Students must match the correct amendment number of each personal right that was violated. For each correct answer, the student will earn a bonus card that features one of the country’s founders who will help with the gaining of freedom. Students can match the amendments to their own cards and to their opponents’ cards during each round, thus reinforcing the understanding of real-life assurances from the Bill of Rights. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves by playing different levels of difficulty and with as many rights violation scenarios as possible.
In his historic speech at Osawatomie, Kansas, on August 31, 1910, Teddy Roosevelt passionately spoke about his thoughts on conservation. He stated, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” Roosevelt’s progressive ideas regarding conservation have led the United States in awareness of the need to preserve our planet for following generations. In the following site, readers can learn and peruse pictures surrounding the conservation legacy left to the United States by this revolutionary and his actions as president. Included are quotes and speeches that lay out Roosevelt's philosophy of conservation.
Please feel free to share this if you have a special needs child. There needs to be more awareness of the disabilities children face today and the effect certain individuals have on them
You may also drop Fred a line and let him know how you feel even if you are not a resident of Volusia County.
Special Need Parents:
My son worked for Fred Costello. He suffers from General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). It was a great milestone to join Fred and his team stretching his “comfort zone”. Anyone that knows anyone with GAD knows they are hyper vigilant and strive for approval. But sometimes bad things happen to decent people.
I normally don’t interfere with my son’s employment, but here was a candidate I planned to vote into office. I certainly didn’t want a heartless individual in its place. My son worked 3 days feeling self-assured and validated for Fred. Each evening he came home with positive affirmations. I happened to meet the campaign manager, Chris, and was informed my son was doing an excellent job. On the second day, he texted this campaign manager who watched over “the grid” (numerous times) saying he is running late due to a family emergency (that would be me). On that third day, that same manager, recently full of approvals, told him his services were no longer needed. There was no explanation; he was distant and aloof.
I wrote to Fred because he is a Christian man. I knew he would look into the situation due to the circumstance. I also explained my son’s diagnosis noting he is hyper vigilant and always strives to do his best. Something was definitely amiss here. Fred replied with a letter from the mouth of his campaign manager (Chris) with no concessions. Furthermore, he purported my son never checked in or texted. He felt due to the family emergency that he needed more “observation” and “training” stating Chris had to “follow up and check to see if he was fully following our directions”. I guess Fred didn’t realize my son shared all his texts with me. Fred also mentioned that the day of emergency held no justification. He reported Chris had concocted a map that was in walking distance where he could knock on doors singing Fred’s praises. This map contained five miles in both directions that would prohibit walking and talking to 80 houses in one day without a vehicle. The bottom line is Fred didn’t care. Fred didn’t want to hear the other side. Fred was propelled more by his emotional justification than his values, ethics, and actions of his campaign manager.
He expanded by saying, “There is no excuse to be late to work.” His letter ended, “Hopefully this will be a great life lesson for your son. I hope this experience has helped him learn that he must fully follow the directives of his boss in whatever job he has in the future or he won’t hold the job for a long time, he must be where he is expected to be…….. no excuses.”
Not even for an emergency, Fred? Life lessons are apparently more important than the hearts and self-worth of the public for whom you represent.
Fred Costello For Congress
The official Inauguration Day for our U.S. Presidents is in January. Every four years on this day, unless it falls on a Sunday, the public will witness a new or incumbent president as he (or she) takes a solemn oath and is sworn in to office,a pretty momentous event. In recent years, Inauguration Day has been packed with a lot of pomp—parades, speeches, and gala balls at the White House, but that has not always been the case. In Inaugural Firsts, NPR commemorates our presidential inaugurations and highlights some significant firsts. From the shortest address in history, given by George Washington, to the longest, 90 minutes in the freezing cold by William Henry Harrison, you will have fun learning new facts about this special day and gain a sense of how it has evolved over the years.
This interactive provides students with an opportunity to become an aeronautical engineer by using their engineering skills or developing new ones to design and test airplane wings based on the methods of the Wright Brothers. Before getting started, students can explore an online exhibition from the National Air and Space Museum to better understand how they designed their first airplane. They'll step into the workshop and, using a wind tunnel, try their hand at wing design. Then take it to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and see how it flies!
Today marks the 97th anniversary of the passing of Theodore Roosevelt, affectionately referred to as Teddy Roosevelt. This resource provides a rich history of his life. What made the 26th President of the United States special? Roosevelt was one of the most physically fit presidents in U.S. history. Through a biography and a collection of images and videos, understand what Roosevelt's early years consisted of and the unanticipated way he became president. The videos and write-up will dive deep into his political prowess on both domestic and foreign policy once he is in office. Find out why he earned the nickname “Trust-buster.” Finally, discover how his final years post-White House were spent.
An interactive journey that begins over four million years ago, where we are introduced to our pre-Ice Age ancestor, Ardipithecus ramidus, living in the treetops of an Ethiopian forest. Travel along a timelineto see how humans evolved into bipedal form as Homo habilis, then Homo erectus, and finally Homo sapiens, surviving despite drastic climate changes and mass extinctions. The journey is rich with images, text, and videos, and a world map shows how the global climate is changing at each stage. Navigate by returning to the climate map and timeline, or by advancing through image buttons at the base of the page.
What are the solutions to illegal immigration in America and where can we go to find non-biased information? Students, teachers or anyone seeking clarification on controversial issues can visitProCon.org, a non-profit, non-partisan website dedicated to exploring controversial issues of the day. ProCon presents research, studies and both sides of arguments so individuals can evaluate the complexities and decide for themselves where they stand. Making an argument is one thing; making a well-informed argument is quite another. A perfect gem of information on everything one needs to sift through complicated issues and make an informed decision.
Find out how your daily choices of what to eat, drink, or read affect the environment. Five eggs a week adds up to over 20,000 in a lifetime, which amounts to about 57 hens laying eggs for an entire year! Little things add up and small decisions can leave a big carbon footprint. Compare the things you consume to what people in Britain, the United States, and Japan use. Then see photos and a video showing just how many of each item the average American consumes in a lifetime.
Due to low funding, in December 2014 the UN World Food Program had to put an end to supporting Syrian refugees in Syria's surrounding nations. This article features the worst humanitarian crisis in the world in over 50 years. The conflict encompassing the people of Syria with the ongoing civil war has caused nearly 11 million innocents to seek refuge outside of the country. View a video explaining the crisis, comprehend the impact on the people and the world as a result of the civil unrest, and consider probing questions to both check understanding of the situation as well as mull over potential ways to assist the millions of refugees looking for new homes throughout the world.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.