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When love and skill work together, expect a miracle. John Ruskin

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


President Obama will be making his second Back to School speech today from Julia R. Masterman Middle-High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 1:00 PM EST.  It can be viewed in real time at Whitehouse Live
The complete transcript was released yesterday and can be viewed at President Obama's Back to School Speech September 14, 2010

I rediscovered a fantastic web site today called Newseum  At this site you can see a variety of front pages from cities all across the United States and around our globe.  You can access these front pages through a gallery, list, or map tab.  You are also given the option of viewing archived pages as well as the site's Top Ten front pages.  Mousing over the map option is a little like one-stop shopping and seems to be quicker than going through a list.  Once you have found a front page that meets your requirements you can print it, change it to readable PDF format or go the newspaper's web site for more information about the news of the day.
In our classrooms this could be used for nonfiction reading comprehension, current events, or how the news is viewed depending on a particular culture.  It was interesting to see which papers around the world are printed in English rather than their native language.

My thanks to Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day.

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