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The Story of China, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.

Source: www.PBS.org

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SmithsonianTweenTribuneFree Smithsonian Teacher tools to use in the classrooms.

  • Daily AP news articles
  • Lexile® leveled for K-12
  • Self-scoring quizzes customized by Lexile® level
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Student commenting
  • Espanol AP articles
  • Weekly lesson plans
  • Weekly video
  • Weekend "Monday Morning Ready" newsletter as prep for the week ahead
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DocutubeDocuTube es una biblioteca gratis en linea de videos, documentales, y peliculas gratis. La biblioteca contiene videos en las areas de Ciencia y Tecnología, Deportes, Historia, Música, Naturaleza y Animales, y otros.

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ReadWorksReadWorks is a library of curated nonfiction and literary articles, reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons, formative assessments, and teacher guidance. It is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

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Coloquial Arabic

A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic "This book is for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one year or more and would like to learn colloquial Arabic basics using their knowledge of MSA. It aims at transitioning learners from Novice Mid level to Intermediate Low through presenting situations useful for living in an Arab country. The book has several features including hyperlinks, practice dialogues with open answers, cultural tips, and more.

Please see the Open Textbook Library for faculty Reviews of this textbook"

Gomaa, Lina, "From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic" (2015). PDXOpen. 8. 
http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/8

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 Arabic world map

The Arabic curriculum on this site was developed by LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) Arabic Team through the QFI (Qatar Foundation International) curriculum grant awarded 2012-2013. The curriculum included twelve units (6 units for Arabic level 1, and 6 units for Arabic Level 2). The project aimed at creating a hybrid module that compliments and supplements face to face instructions in LAUSD's schools. The course was built using Moodle (a Course/ Learning Management System) creating an effective online learning forum that LAUSD's teachers can use to expand on students skills and knowledge beyond school hours. 

Source: http://www.arabic-socal.com/ORT/  Developed by: Nada Shaath Mohcine Zaidi

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The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks in multiple areas. Below are two of the free resources you will find to learn Portuguese.

Click HERE to explore the library's books to see if an open textbook fits your course's, and students', needs.

PortuguesParaPrincipiantes webBrazilPod ConversaBrasileira web

Source:Open Textbook Library  http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ 

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Center Global Education Asia Society The Center for Global Education at Asia Society brings together leaders and institutions from around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era. We are working to achieve UN SDG target 4.7 on Global Citizenship Education.

The Center for Global Education (CGE) strongly believes in the power of cross-sector dialogue to shift policy and practice on global education issues. The Center will transform education to prepare young people for a global 21st century by bringing together the most influential educators, businesses, and government officials; commissioning research and publishing insights; and partnering with schools and education systems to change policy and practice.

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Majid Kids TVThe Emirati website Majid.ae hosts electronic editions of Majid magazines and the Majid cartoon TV series. The Majid series is aimed at and features Arab children characters, and is produced in Modern Standard Arabic. Access issues of the magazine, as well as four TV series (majid.ae/video), all shared openly.

Source: Websites to Watch. (2017, February). The Language Educator, 12(1).

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Bonjour de France

The website Bonjour de France is a free educational “cyber-magazine,” offering a number of different activities for learning and practicing French, including Karaoke. Simply click on “KARAOKÉ FLE” to try out this tool, which mixes watching a music video and filling out a cloze form of the lyrics.

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Konzepte und Materialien

The Goethe-Institut is the world’s leading provider of German teacher training and advisors for curricula and teaching materials for hands-on learning. They offer an extensive program of teacher training, including distance learning and their site includes materials for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Learn to sign Meredith ASLMeredith ASL: Videos are offered for new learners and for students to review ASL vocabulary and grammar, to complement (not substitute for) class lessons, including vocabulary, grammar, culture, and history. The signer in these videos (Meredith) is a certified instructor of ASL with an MA in Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language and BA in Linguistics with a focus on sign languages.

 

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"Irasshai  teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals.

The 138 Irasshai video lessons get up close and intimate with viewer learners. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians." Source: http://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org

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LangMedia

Portuguese Index Combined By Topic

"LangMedia has a special mission to provide materials in languages less-commonly offered by colleges and universities in the United States. The site also has a commitment to providing authentic materials depicting differences in regional dialects and language-usage among speakers of the more commonly taught languages worldwide."

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EasyPortuguese YouTube webThis Playlist is part of the Easy Languages channel on You tube that presents language usage in context.

Click here to see all the videos on the Easy Portuguese Playlist.

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