Tuskeegee Airmen and Chinese-Canadian war vets

Hear the unique and historical stories from two distinguished war-time veterans’ groups from the US and Canada. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces and faced discrimination within the military and as civilians. In Canada, Chinese-Canadian war vets faced similar societal problems of non-acceptance. Representatives from both groups will come together for this opening symposium to share their personal stories of dedication, courage and acceptance. Note: this is the first of five community events leading into the Canada Day long weekend. Learn more about this event and find out about other events in this historic summit.

As it is now over halfway through National Aboriginal History Month and today is

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TwitterThere was an interesting blog post on the “Teaching Channel” yesterday called, “Getting Started with Twitter in the Classroom.“  It discussed ways teachers could be gradually introduced to Twitter and how they could eventually incorporate the social media format into classroom activities.  Some examples were: having a “PLAYDATE” at the school where teachers could play with the Twitter in a relaxed setting, to “Twitter Tuesdays” where teachers would tweet on behalf of the students on various topics the children are learning about. Gradually the classroom conversation could advance to topics such as what it means to have an online presence and other basics of online interaction.

Read the entire post here: https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2013/06/20/twitter-in-the-classroom/

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