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Greetings, happy reading for today <Karen> 1) What's special about this number? http://tinyurl.com/rhc6 A delightful site, with great links (useful in figuring out some of the references in the text): 2) War Songs Music of War http://tinyurl.com/ysucfz Resources, Patriotism, Propoganda and Protest Civil War, WW1, WW2, Military War music Patriotic, Protest and Union Songs 3) Joni Mitchell's Photographer and Archivist. http://tinyurl.com/29kl3h World's leading authority on musician Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and many more. 4) Florida's Official State Song by Stephen Foster http://tinyurl.com/26oqom may be highly offensive to USA citizens and loved by others. Learn about the amazing origins of "Jim Crow", how it became part of the language, and the name for racist laws and attitudesused to oppress blacks in the Southern United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
5) Stephen Foster, America's First and Greatest Troubadour http://tinyurl.com/y9skjb 6) The Origin / Etymology of "Jim Crow" and Jimmy Crack Corn" http://tinyurl.com/2beryh How it became part of the language, and the name for racist laws and attitudes used to oppress blacks in the Southern United States in the 19th and 20th Centuries. 7) Vernacular English and Stigmatized Vernaculars http://tinyurl.com/2b6k7q "The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." ~James D. Nicoll 1990 8) How do words get into our trusted source called the Dictionary? http://tinyurl.com/2buajx 9) What is Linguistic Intelligence? http://tinyurl.com/yo96n9 What are the Interdisciplinary connections between Evolution, Music, Language, Music, and Reading? 10) The U.S. Education Department reported http://tinyurl.com/ynw5nk Nationwide, 73% of 12th-grade students achieved a "basic" reading score in 2005, down from 80% in 1992, according to the NAEP a sampling test the government calls the "nation's report card." Sixty-one percent scored at or above the basic level in math. National Assessment of Educational Progress Report Download Report 11) What does Rhythm and Music have to do with Literacy? http://tinyurl.com/2y2t9t Rhythm, steady beat, and Rhythm Syllables. 12) Rhythmic Synchrony governs conversation. http://tinyurl.com/24gynq 13) Evolutionary Science: Music is communication, Music is language. http://tinyurl.com/2d7657 We hear and process all language as sound first and THEN we process the sound as meaning which call language. <Karen> 14) Ballads were responsible for spreading Literacy http://tinyurl.com/24jn2m 15) Fakelore vs. Folklore In The Classroom http://tinyurl.com/ncqfj Historians are great at telling linear stories and written narratives that have a specific point of view, and an agenda. Historians tryto make define a moment in time with a certain set of facts while they leave out others.
16) Quintura for Kids! http://kids.quintura.com/Quintura proudly presents the first VISUAL search engine for the youngest web users. Quintura helps to find kids-related information on the Web easily and interactively.
--GRANTS-- GRANTS and SCHOLARSHIPS http://tinyurl.com/y88bt7"Grants for Professional Development for Performing Arts Teachers in Rural Communities"
projects in various stages of development and approach. Maximum Award: $50,000. Eligibility: Professional artists teaching performing arts in public schools; in-school arts specialists who teach performing arts in public schools. Deadline: June 4, 2007. "Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education" http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/prize/about_history.shtml The 2007 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education celebrates the theme of global awareness in U.S. education and recognizes those behind educational programs that help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to function as workers, citizens and fulfilled individuals in an increasingly interconnected world. Maximum Award: $25,000.Eligibility: policy makers, leaders in higher education, and school-based personnel.
Deadline: March 16, 2007. "Awards for Excellence in Teaching Gifted Students" http://www.nagc.org/index.aspx?id=1255 The National Association for Gifted Children A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship awards teachers who have shown excellence in teaching gifted students, the ability to meet the needs of gifted students, and commitment to furthering the development of their teaching skills.Eligibility: teachers K-12 who have been members of NAGC for at least one year.
Deadline: April 2, 2007. "Grants to Support Job Skills & Education for Disadvantaged Youth" http://www.staplesfoundation.org/foundapplication.html Staples Foundation for Learning Grants provide funding to programs that support or provide job skills and/or education for all people, with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth. Maximum Award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations. Deadline: April 6, 2007. "Essay Contest to Promote Study of the Holocaust" http://holocaust.hklaw.com/ The Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Participation encourages studentsto think responsibly, be aware of world conditions that undermine human dignity, and make decisions that promote the respect and value inherent in every person.
Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: high school students in the U.S. and Mexico. Deadline: April 30, 2007. <>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Newsletters Mailing List
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