This Week in Louisiana History

On Aug. 28, 1853, the most deadly week in the New Orleans’ most deadly yellow fever epidemic ended with the death of 1,365 people. Yellow fever was known as yellow jack, because of the yellow flag, or jack, that ships carrying passengers infected with the disease were required to fly. After being infected with the virus, patients usually began to recover after about two weeks, or they were dead by that time. People who survived infection were immune or at least resistant to infection later in life. Until 1900, when it was demonstrated that the Aedes aegypti mosquito transmitted … Continue reading →

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(Un) conference: Is it for you? YES!

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Molly Manson

Do you have something to share, something to learn or do you want to participate in an event with fellow teachers to make your school year more productive?

If so, the Central School System has an opportunity for you.

An (un)conference, called EdCampBR, will be held the last Saturday in September.

EdcampBR is an innovative, attendee-driven event. An edcamp is different from a traditional conference in that a schedule and formal presentations are not set ahead of time. Instead, participants are guided to set the agenda on the day of the event, planning facilitated discussions and hands-on sessions on the … Continue reading →

Leading a double life and coding

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Molly Manson

The article in “This Week in Louisiana History” for Aug. 22 is about James Wilkinson, a U.S. general who was also being paid by Spain for information in the decades following the Revolutionary War. He probably didn't consider himself a spy. In his mind, he was likely just exploiting a lucrative revenue stream. Nevertheless, he took an oath of allegiance to the Spanish crown which he never repudiated, even though he became the highest ranking U.S. general.

Can your students find people in the news today who could possibly be leading a double life? Have them find someone whose … Continue reading →


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