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In the 1920s, Black artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and thinkers had settled into Harlem after the Great Migration and built a community where they could congregate and create. While Harlem is considered the epicenter of this prolific movement, other cities around the country saw their own related scenes spring from the ground up, and the innovations of those involved impacted the whole world.Teaching the Harlem Renaissance
For this morning news briefing, we’ll be focusing on international stories as the fight against COVID-19 evolves in other countries. This is especially worthy of focus this week as much of the world prepares for Easter this weekend in the face of the continued ravages of the ongoing pandemic. All headlines and stories have been curated from Newseum’s fro...
The Gottesman Libraries Services Team is pleased to share some headlines in today’s news from the U.S. and around the world with our TC community and friends. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org. Today, we’re looking at a variety of approaches to the distribution and us...
The quintessential Seder question - why is this night different from all other nights? - is always easy for me to answer. This night is different because it's finally time for my favorite holiday! Sharing food, songs, traditions, and quality time with family and friends (after a deep spring cleaning session) is something that I look forward to on any given day, but Passover gives us an excellent excuse to sit down together. This year, though, we're celebrating while sheltered in place. What better time to learn about new ways to celebrate and expand my learning on traditions I haven't exper...
We invite our TC community and friends to join the Gottesman Libraries Services Team as we share some headlines in today’s news from the U.S. and around the world, inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org
I compiled some of the best cookbooks of our collection that are available as e-Books. Use our catalog to search for books.Enjoy!Cook up some literary nostalgia with comforting and cozy recipes from Melissa Gilbert's
I thought it might be helpful to link a few websites that I often find myself using as a source for free books, essays, and plays. As always, there are the ebook resources available to all Teachers College students that can be found on our
Information is the greatest currency we have but in uncertain times like these how can we be sure of anything? We’re continuously bombarded with information that is constantly being updated. I’m often shouting the importance of information literacy from the rooftops but how can we claim to know anything if we are unsure of the validity of our sources and the info they provide in the first place?Let us first define information literacy:
Gamification of learning is a new pedagogical approach to learning. Gamification takes its inspiration from video games, and the engagement found in them. It reimagines what traditional learning environments can be. Schools have begun to recognize the value of a successful gamification strategy in motivating students and stimulating the effectiveness of the learning process. A larg...
Although it's exact date of origin is unknown, April Fools Day may have started as long ago as April 1, 1582, when France changed from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, an action that purportedly led to the "poisson d'avail" -- the ritual of placing fish on another's back as a symbol of gullibility. In the 1700s, the Scots hunted the "gowk" or cuckoo bird, playfully sending people on silly or fake errands or tasks, while ...