Thinkport Newsletter: Heroes, Leaders and Crusaders

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Publication Date: June 16-21, 2016

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Students and Vietnam Veterans Unite for History-Making Project

Join MPT's Education team June 18 & 19 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds for a meaningful two-day event honoring our region’s Vietnam veterans. The Vietnam education project features student-created oral history projects and interpretive dance performances paying homage to veterans. Through this project, Maryland students had a unique opportunity to fulfill service learning requirements and become a part of history.  

Education Exhibit Location: Cow Palace, Maryland State Fairgrounds.

  • LZ Maryland activities include: an honor ride, military artifacts and aircraft, a boot-camp style activity, concerts, food and much more. See events schedule 

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Women Crusaders for Rights

Many women led the charge for human rights, democracy and equality. MPT’s social studies literacy activity invites students to read about the opinions of four significant women in U.S. and world history in order to separate facts from opinions in their speeches. (Grades 6-8) 

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Teacher Leadership

If you are a teacher, you are a leader. You encourage, inspire, guide, direct, motivate and support students on a daily basis. Edutopia offers up articles, tips, videos, blog posts and resources surrounding the topic of teacher leadership. 

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Transformative Teachers Collection

Foster resilience and ethical leadership skills for students and youth with PBS LearningMedia’s multimedia resource collection. Explore videos on empathy, gratitude, forgiveness, and self-acceptance that help students develop core values through art, writing, performing, and other activities.

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Summer Learning: 
Robots Save the Day

Buzz and Delete, two entertaining robots from the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase, must save their hometown of Botopolis from a series of catastrophes. In this summer multimedia adventure, children use number sense, geometry, addition and pattern recognition skills to help complete the heroic missions. A parent letter in English and Spanish is included. (Ages 6-8)

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