#TodayInHistory On January 22, 1912, the Florida East Coast Railway connected the island of Key West with the Florida mainland. After a 1935 hurricane damaged the line, the Overseas Highway built on the foundation of the old railroad bed. The current system of dozens of bridges connecting the Florida Keys to the mainland is one of the longest over-water roads in the world. Explore #Florida with #primarysources! #tlchat#sschat#edchat#geography
Today we commemorate #MartinLutherKingJrDay through the sights and sounds of America's public radio and television programs. From local recordings to national broadcasts, Dr. King's influence has been preserved and made accessible by AAPB's contributing stations. To see MLK's influence throughout the decades, visit the American Archive of Public Broadcasting's blog for a selection of programs related to the life and legacy of MLK!
Mangez bien; Comfort food for the gloomiest day of the year🌫️ #2lacslookbook
Anyone heard of Blue Monday? Cause apparently, it’s today #classwith2lac
1) The third Monday in January is known as “Blue Monday” (Northern hemisphere only). According to “a study” (done by a psych, Cliff Arnall, for a travel company #pseudoscience), it’s the gloomiest Monday of the year because this is the time we’re broke (after the holidays), cold (given our snowstorm over the weekend), lack of sunlight and maybe even feeling guilty about messin' up our new year resolutions (you know all that sugar and salt to make up for the meh mood). So, a psych with the Blue Monday theory for a Travel company, what could possibly be the motive? To encourage travelling during off-peak season duh.
2) A lot of other companies jumped in on this trendin' theory and started promoting their own products (aromatherapy, “uplifting” beauty treatments, diet plans, etc.) to help cure depressive symptoms during the month of January... Hmmm something about these "thoughtful" companies using mental health as a marketing/promotional tool seems a bit thoughtless?
3) I mean, S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder—type of depression that relates to the changes in seasons) is a real thing and it does affect some people especially during the winter months, but to drill it down to one day of the year as the most depressive day….c'est une cochonnerie!
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#TodayInHistory Confederate general Stonewall Jackson, born on this date in 1824. An orphan, Thomas Jonathan Jackson devoted his life to the military as a soldier, teacher, and leader. Learn more about this man known for his stout courage with #primarysources! #tlchat#sschat#edchat
#TodayInHistory Franklin Delano Roosevelt, inaugurated as U.S. President on January 20, 1937. This was the first inauguration held in January but FDR’s second of four inaugurations, his first was held on March 4, 1933. Find out more about the longest serving president in U.S. history with #primarysources! #tlchat#sschat#edchat#civics
#TodayInHistory Paris Peace Conference, begun on January 18, 1919. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, French Premier Georges Clemenceau, and Italian Premier Vittorio Orlando—became known as the big four for their role in settling issues stemming from World War I. Get more perspectives with #primarysources! #tlchat#sschat#edchat
#OnThsDay in 1803 President Thomas Jefferson commissioned the Corps of Discovery—known as the Lewis and Clark expedition. The expedition’s initial mission was to explore land west of the Mississippi River. After the Louisiana Purchase on April 30, 1803, the mission expanded into a survey of the new territory. Captain Meriwether Lewis, personal secretary to Thomas Jefferson, and Lieutenant William Clark led the team. They set out on May 14, 1804, more than a year after the creation of the corps. Over the course of their journey west Lewis and Clark produced more than a hundred maps. The map pictured here is from a printing of Lewis’s journal in 1900. #americanhistory#Archives#SSChat#Inthevault#GilderLehrmanCollection
Great to see many students enjoying an old fashion geography bee! #xplap#sschat
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Clearly inspired by the Colosseum in Rome…jeezz Brits, y’all inspired by a lot around the world👀…. #justsayin#royalalberthall#2lacslookbook
What’s the Royal Albert Hall anyway? #classwith2lac
1) It’s a concert hall and one of London’s iconic buildings located in central London. We got Cirque de Soleil perform there a few times along with the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, etc. From Nina Simone to One Direction, this concert hall has seen it all.
2) And when I mean seen it ALL, pretty darn close. It wasn’t just a concert hall for musicians👀 we got criminals up in hurr as well! Sure, it hosted musical concerts, but it also hosted fight nights! The Kray Twins (cray though still); two notorious gangsters (with a gang known as “The Firm” what?! Sign me up! #suitup jokes) took the stage for a boxing match. These brothers were THE ONLY people in history to have “performed” at the Albert Hall and be imprisoned in the Tower of London (check my post on the Tower of London)
3) So we know Prince Albert, Queen Vic’s hubby…but what you might not know is that it was originally supposed to be named Hall of Arts and Science (you can see the mosaic or artists and science on the strip around the hall – zoom into the picture) but then Prince Albert died so they changed the name to commemorate him
The best days are ones where student work reflects the planning and time teachers put in! On site today checking out results from our limited release Social Studies Connection curriculum map for middle grades. Stay tuned for the official release 👀
Happy Founders' Day to my dovely sorors of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. #zphi99
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#DidYouKnow At midnight on January 16, 1920, the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution took effect, marking the beginning of Prohibition. The amendment banned the manufacture and sale (but not the possession, consumption, or transportation) of "intoxicating liquors." One exception to the ban was alcohol needed for medicinal purposes. The Internal Revenue Service, which was charged with enforcing prohibition, issued special, watermarked prescription forms to doctors who could prescribe "Spiritus Frumenti" (alcohol) to their patients. Loopholes abounded; Dr. H. C. McCarter, who issued this prescription to Ira Altsman of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, was a coroner. Altsman filled his prescription the day it was written. Check out our website for discussion questions on this document. #GilderLehrmanCollection#Prohibition#History#Archives#SSChat
#TodayInHistory Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., born on January 15, 1929. King entered Morehouse College at 15, received a bachelor of divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951, and a Ph.D from Boston University in 1955. Armed with his doctorate and belief in the use of non-violent action to end racial discrimination, King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and joined the civil right movement. In less than a decade, he earned the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. Learn more about this inspirational man with #primarysources. We’ve got #teachingresources too! #tlchat#sschat#edchat#civics
What is some advice you’d give to students who aren’t sure how to decide on a college major or career path? .
@BaileeMadison: My biggest advice to those who aren’t sure about their next step is to know that you are not alone. I’m constantly questioning if I’m doing the right thing, if I’m doing enough or if I’m capable.
The most important thing we can do is choose joy and choose passion. Dig down deep in your heart, speak to people that inspire you and set goals you believe in. If anyone tries to knock you down or tell you you can’t do something, take inspiration from the words of Mrs. Obama: “When they go low, we go high.” .
Click the link in our bio to read Bailee’s full interview with helpful advice! #BetterMakeRoom#ReachHigher 🎓✨
Students, it's National College Application Month! And celebs are pledging to do your laundry if YOU pledge to apply to college. .
Take charge of your future by taking the pledge at www.bettermakeroom.org/laundry. .
(Okay, celebs probably won’t do your laundry, but they do care a lot about your education! tbh) #BetterMakeRoom#ReachHigher#FirstGenDay