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Ken Halla
Works at Fairfax County, VA
Attended George Washington University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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National WWII Museum & Teachers
The National WWII Museum is chalk full of goodies for teachers.  For example there is a teacher page  as well as a section on Pearl Harbor, Iowa Jima, D-Day, the home front, African Americans and Hispanic Americans in the war.  
The National WWII Museum is chalk full of goodies for teachers.  For example there is a teacher page as well as a section on Pearl Harbor, Iowa Jima, D-Day, the home front, African Americans and Hispanic Americans in the war...
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Tank Man
This is amazing CNN footage of "Tank man" whose whereabouts are still unknown.  "Tank man" became a huge search item in China to the point that the sensors took the name off of the Internet. After that point "Duck man" replaced it (see image below) and unti...
This is amazing CNN footage of "Tank man" whose whereabouts are still unknown.  "Tank man" became a huge search item in China to the point that the sensors took the name off of the Internet. After that point "Duck man" replac...
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Wikipage to Help Your Class
If you are newer to AP Comparative or AP US Government this might be a great page for you as it has all of our countries with links to videos, briefing papers, PowerPoints, CrashCourse and Larry Stroud videos.  It was put together by Crystal DeLong. 
If you are newer to AP Comparative or AP US Government this might be a great page for you as it has all of our countries with links to videos, briefing papers, PowerPoints, CrashCourse and Larry Stroud videos.  It was put tog...
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19 Minute Micreconomics Review
Here is the 19 minute AP Microeconomics review by Jason Clifford.  It would be helpful for your kids to watch it just as a starting point in their review. 
Here is the 19 minute AP Microeconomics review by Jason Clifford.  It would be helpful for your kids to watch it just as a starting point in their review. 
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Economic Systems in China
On Monday my AP Comp students are going to be discussing Chinese history ending with Chinese history.   We will end with Deng Xiaoping and his enterprise zones.  The video above is made by Mr. Clifford who makes the ACDC videos.  I love this video as it giv...
On Monday my AP Comp students are going to be discussing Chinese history ending with Chinese history.   We will end with Deng Xiaoping and his enterprise zones.  The video above is made by Mr. Clifford who makes the ACDC vide...
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My blog is all about free things you can use with your students, but occasionally I veer as in posting about my own new book.  But for year I have asked the students who do poorly in my classes why they don't care in an effor...
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AP Macro Review Help
The top two videos are approximately fifteen minute long videos on all of the key concepts while the third one is every graph you will need. Here is every equation you need for macro and here is an outline for the course. If you need help on a topic, here a...
The top two videos are approximately fifteen minute long videos on all of the key concepts while the third one is every graph you will need. Here is every equation you need for macro and here is an outline for the course. If ...
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Wiki for Your Govt and Comp Classes
If you are newer to AP Comparative or AP US Government this might be a great page for you as it has all of our countries with links to videos, briefing papers, PowerPoints, CrashCourse and Larry Stroud videos.  It was put together by Crystal DeLong. 
If you are newer to AP Comparative or AP US Government this might be a great page for you as it has all of our countries with links to videos, briefing papers, PowerPoints, CrashCourse and Larry Stroud videos.  It was put tog...
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10 Things Mexico, GB, Russia Do Better than the US
Thanks to Crystal DeLong for the video above which is a nice hook to start your unit on Mexico. There are also ones for Great Britain , China and Russia . 
Thanks to Crystal DeLong for the video above which is a nice hook to start your unit on Mexico. There are also ones for Great Britain, China and Russia. 
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New NYTimes Series on Iran
The NYTimes just started a seven part series on Iran  centered around a Dutch journalist who is married to an Iranian.  The first part, above, shows some great scenes around Tehran and is fairly open, even mentioning the jailed American writer as well as ho...
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Our Kids by Robert Putnam
My blog is all about free things you can use with your students, but occasionally I veer as in posting about my own new book .  But for year I have asked the students who do poorly in my classes why they don't care in an effort to better serve them.  The an...
My blog is all about free things you can use with your students, but occasionally I veer as in posting about my own new book.  But for year I have asked the students who do poorly in my classes why they don't care in an effor...
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Our Kids by Robert Putnam
My blog is all about free things you can use with your students, but occasionally I veer as in posting about my own new book .  But for year I have asked the students who do poorly in my classes why they don't care in an effort to better serve them.  The an...
My blog is all about free things you can use with your students, but occasionally I veer as in posting about my own new book.  But for year I have asked the students who do poorly in my classes why they don't care in an effor...
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Social Studies Department Chair
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  • Fairfax County, VA
    Department Chair, present
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Alexandria, VA
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Leesburg, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Paris, France - Tehran, Iran - McLean, VA - Brussels, Belgium
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Teacher, Education Technologist, Father, Runner, Reader, Learner!
Introduction
I grew up around the world, am a long time runner, love technology, teaching, politics, history and reading.  I have three blogs that integrate technology and social studies content (US, world and government) and lead several large in-services a year on the topic.
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Married with three kids.
Education
  • George Washington University
    Political Science. Ph.D., 2009
  • Simmons College
    Teaching, M.A., 1991
  • Boston University
    International Relations, M.A., 1988
  • College of William and Mary
    International Relations, B.A., 1986
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