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How to use Wikipedia

It’s a question I hear all the time, from students and adults: Is it okay to use Wikipedia for research? If you don’t know, Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia. Because anyone can (technically) change anything in a Wikipedia article, the answer used to be “absolutely not”. Teachers didn’t trust the fact that
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Women’s History Month – Why it Matters

Believe it or not, our class warm-up has a purpose. In some ways, it gets your brain prepared for what we are about to learn. For example, I often use words in the warm-up question that you may not know. Of course, you can always ask me what it means, but you’re more likely to remember it if you can define the word yourself. If you can, be proud that you figured it out, and feel free to help your neighbor.There is another use for warm-ups, however: I want to hear your thoughts and opinions. This is why I often ask opinion questions. In fact, I often change my lesson in small ways based on your responses.
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