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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Ideas for Project Based Learning
From the web site: "Our exclusive focus is Project Based Learning. Why? Because PBL advances educational equity and empowers youth furthest from opportunity. We believe PBL is transformative for all kids. Through PBL, students engage in learning that is deep, long-lasting, and relevant to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit. Research confirms this.

Our services, tools, and research are designed to build the capacity of K-12 teachers to design and facilitate quality Project Based Learning, and the capacity of school leaders to create a culture for teachers to implement great projects with all students"

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Integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Lesson Plans
From the web site: "This publication has a twofold aim – to help students learn a language creatively whilst at the same time raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through bringing together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively and addressing these key issues. The activities include enabling students to think creatively about sustainable food and food supplies, creating energy which does not harm the environment, and collaborating with other students globally to diminish the digital divide."

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Is freedom real or fake? - blog article
There are countless articles focusing on fake news, as a result of the 2016 US elections. Here's one that I value.

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KQED Teach - expand your media skills
From the web site: "KQED’s online professional learning platform dedicated to engaging participants in a hands-on approach to learning digital media literacy skills. This is the space to practice and collaborate with your fellow educators to learn and bring media making your learning environment."

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Letters to the next President, 2.0
During 2016 a series of events will encourage youth throughout the US to write letters to the "next president". Read this blog to learn more about the event and you you can get your own students involved.

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Liberate History - African American History lessons
Liberate History is creating "the world's first digital repository curating African American History lessons created by educators for educators."

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Life and Words of Dr. M.L.King, Jr - in a story map
From the web site: "Dr. King, one of the great orators in American history, inspired millions with his words. This story map documents a sampling of his journey and presents fragments of his sermons. His impassioned speeches ring as true today as they did a half-century ago."

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Making Affirmative Action White Again
This New York Timesarticle shows systematic government programs since 1930s that befitted Whites and not Blacks and Latinos.

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Making Stopmotion Movies
From the web site: "This site is a resource for educators and young people who want to learn more about how to create stopmotion and claymation movies. I hope you get inspired and make your own movies!.'

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Map of New York City, showing buildings from late 1800s
Students doing research projects might find this map useful, and interesting. More than 8000 photos from the late 1800s are plotted onto a Google map showing where the buildings were located. Introduce this to your students and let them browse the site.

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Mapping the American Experience, Book by Book
This article describes "A collaboration between the award-winning author Susan Straight and Esri results in an interactive map of 737 regionally inspired American novels". Click the link in the article and dig into the ESRI story map by zooming into sections of the country and then clicking on icons to see what author and book focuses on that place.

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Merlot II - Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy
From the web site: "The MERLOT Community’s site includes tips for teaching, information about the peer-review process, and search capability specifically for subject-specific learning materials. Some of the relevant communities include the subject-specific portals, especially Instructional Technology, and academic support service portal such as Library and Information Services and Pedagogy."

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OpenScore - digitizes public domain sheet music
This site can be used by music teachers, music lovers, technology and arts teachers, or by anyone who loves good music. Public domain sheet music is being digitized so it can be played, downloaded, edited, and used in many ways.

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Philosophy and Children's Literature - Lesson Plans
From the web site: "These literature lesson plans are geared toward elementary school age students, some more particularly for younger elementary school students and some for older students. All of these books can also be used with middle and high school students, with adaptations of the questions."

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Princeton University and Slavery - historical ties to the institution of slavery
From the web site: "Princeton University, founded as the College of New Jersey in 1746, exemplifies the central paradox of American history. From the start, liberty and slavery were intertwined. The Princeton and Slavery Project investigates the University’s involvement with the institution of slavery. "

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Reading Rockets - Multi Media Literacy Initiative
From the web site: "Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help."

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Research-Backed Toolkit Helps Youth Organizations Integrate Digital Learning
This article points to a "recently published Reclaiming Digital Futures toolkit" that can inspire work in non-school tutor, mentor and learning programs, homes and traditional schools. Read the article and follow the links.

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Resources for learning from home during COVID-19 school closures
This blog article offers a collection of learn at home resources for kids during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

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Sketch 50 - creative expression activity
Browse this site and see how people from throughout the world, mostly educators, are prompted to create doodles and visualizations for 50 consecutive days. While this is a 2017 activity, it could be adopted by any classroom, or non-school youth program, as a future activity.

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Storyline OnLine - Free Library of books, videos for kids
From the website: "The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more."

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String Games, A Simple, Powerful, Teaching Tool - video
In this Google Hangout Fred Mindlin shares his passion for string games. By the end of the one-hour video, tutors, mentors and teachers, especially those working with elementary school kids, will see that this is a powerful tool that they can use to engage with kids.

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Student Blogging Challenge - edublogs
From the web site: "The aim of the student blogging challenge is to connect student bloggers with a global audience while supporting teachers with their classroom blogging.

It runs twice yearly, starting in March and October, and guides the participants through blogging and commenting over 10 weeks."

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Teaching Nineteenth-Century Slave Narratives: Engaging Student Scholars in the Production of Digital Story Maps
Educators and students should read this article to deepen their understanding of the US slave trade and to see how using digital tools like ESRI story maps, build a deeper connection and understanding of the material.

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Teaching Tolerance - apply in classroom, non-school program, home
From the web site: "Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. Our self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits. More than 5,000 schools participate in our annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program."

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The Black Inventor OnLine Museum
From the web site: "The Black Inventor OnLine Museum is the #1 resource on the web focusing on the ingenuity and accomplishments of the top Black inventors over the last 300 years. Their contributions are chronicled and the inventors are profiled, providing information for students and others interested in these pioneers of Black History."

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