Category Archives: Popular Culture

PBS News Hour Launches 2013 Zeitgeist Competition

PBS Newshour Extra launches its annual Zeitgeist competition for 2013. Looking back at the major events of the 2013 year, students are challenged to create an multimedia experience highlighting the ups and downs of the past year. This year, they partnered … Continue reading

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John Lennon’s Killer Denied Parole for the 7th Time

Mark David Chapman, the man who shot and killed John Lennon on May 8, 1980, has been denied parole again. Chapman, who now resides in Wende Correctional Facility, plead guilty for the crime and was sentenced to twenty years to life … Continue reading

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Six Sites for Primary Source Materials

It is officially August and most educators are beginning to feel the pressure that is the beginning of school. As we start to look at rosters and enrollment, we start to pull out and revamp old lesson plans and search … Continue reading

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The Problem With Kids These Days… It’s Their Music

The other day, I had a few students hanging out in my office (I am a floating teacher, I have no room to call home, so I have a small office in the library). They were sharing with me their … Continue reading

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How the Stair Master Made me Socially Awkward – or was it Facebook?

I have never been a runner…. ever. However, I realize the importance of exercise and make an effort to stay in shape… most of the time. Two ACL surgeries have firmly put me in the ‘low impact’ category of exercise … Continue reading

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5 Children’s Stories that Destroyed my Childhood

So, I woke up early on Saturday morning and decided to hit the gym. I just go to a local 24 hour fitness, it’s nice, but not too fancy. There are several television screens that they have tuned to various … Continue reading

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Dilbert’s Take on Twitter

A friend of mine posted this brilliant Dilbert comic strip! Get your daily dose of Dilbert by following him on twitter: @dailydilbert. Ensure my existence by following me on twitter: @JenniferLockett. If you’re still not convinced about the usefulness of twitter, … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe – 49 Years Later, the Death of an Icon

On August 5, 1962, iconic actress Marilyn Monroe was discovered dead in her home from a drug overdose and possible suicide. She was 36 years old. It’s no mystery that the stunning beauty led a troubled life – battles with … Continue reading

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Werner Herzog Discusses Film & Archaeology

Famed German film director Werner Herzog was recently granted access to the Chauvet Caves, which he filmed for an soon-to-be released film on paleolithic art in France. The film entitled “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams” focuses on the early peoples of … Continue reading

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Why 1950s America was *Not* Magical!!

I’m at home today nursing some killer allergies and recuperating from the end of the school year. As such, I have spent the day browsing the web and watching bad television. I suppose it’s not all bad – I’ve watched the … Continue reading

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