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Daily Photo (6/30/20) – Americanization, 1920

Photo — “Americanization, 1920”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. “Americanization class.” The main location for these citizenship classes was the old Central High School at Seventh and O streets. Thirty nations were represented, “Italy having the largest number,” according to a 1922 article in the Washington Post. “The Hebrews come second, with Greece third.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 

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Cognitive Biases that Affect Decision Making – Infographic

Cognitive Biases

Regardless of what decisions you are asked to make throughout the day, whether it be what to eat for lunch, or something more monumental, there are several cognitive blocks that you may encounter while making those decisions.  Today’s infographic takes a look at 20 of these, and how they might influence your decisions for better or worse. [VIA]

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Fears and Phobias – Infographic

Fears and Phobias

We all have something we are afraid of, be it a small fear, or a life crippling phobia.  Today’s infographic takes a look at some of these, breaking down the types of phobias we might have, our body’s reaction to them, as well as how we can cure them.  [VIA]

TRIGGER WARNING: Clowns ahead….

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The Lasting Lessons of Mr. Rogers – Infographic

The Lasting Lessons of Mr. Rogers

From 1968-2001, Fred McFeely Rogers entered the living rooms and the hearts of generations of young children, myself included.  There are still many days that I find myself thinking of Mr. Rogers, singing or humming “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, or remembering some of the funny quirks and lessons that were taught through Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.  Today’s infographic is a little walk down memory lane for some, and new exposure to others about the timeless lessons that Mr. Rogers taught us all.  [VIA]

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An Inside Look at ADHD – Infographic

Inside ADHD

As educators, we see students diagnosed with ADHD every day.  How many times, however, have you been shown the range of symptoms, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses of these students?  Today’s infographic from Brain Balance Greater Philly gives us an inside look at the two types of ADHD as well as helps to dispel some myths about the diagnosis. [VIA]

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Average Lifespan of Animals – “Retro” Infographic

Average Lifespan of Animals

I’m not sure when this one came out, but my research shows that having been created for Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia it was anywhere from 1922-1968.  My guess is one of the editions from the 1950s.  Regardless, this is a great graphic for visualizing the lifespans of different animals.  The numbers on the timeline correspond to years and while it’s not as accurate or comprehensive as we might be used to today, it’s fun too look back at the evolution of graphic data displays. [VIA]

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Tipping Around the World – Infographic

Tipping Etiquette

Here in the United States it has become customary to tip those in the service industry.  In fact, it has become so expected that for most it’s actually considered part of their salaries.  This is not the case around the world, however.  Today’s infographic gives a great snapshot of customs for tipping around the world.  Learn the customary percentages and where tipping may even be considered an insult!  A bonus section also breaks down customary tips for other service industries outside of restaurants. [VIA]

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Essential Vitamins and Minerals – Infographic

Essential Vitamins & Minerals

Every once in a while we all need reminders about our health and eating healthy and making sure we get all the proper nutrients in us.  Today’s infographic is that gentle nudge!  It examines the essential vitamins and minerals, how to tell if you are deficient in any of them and where to find them in nature.  I think a trip to the produce stand is in order! [VIA]

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Infographic — When Do You Quit Reading?

Why Do We Abandon Books?

All readers have their own opinion on when to give up on a book — if at all.  Goodreads surveyed their users recently to see when readers choose to abandon books and why.  Also included are the top titles that they have found marked “not finished” or “abandoned”.  I know I find it tough to stop reading once I’ve started…how about you? What is your rule of thumb for when close a book that’s just now working for you and move on to another?  [VIA]

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