People who have not visited Tel Aviv in a number of years would hardly recognize the place. The number of skyscrapers going up in a city that a mere 40 years ago prided itself on having the single tallest building between India and Italy (the Shalom Towers that stood at 34-stories), is hard to visualize.
There are a variety of ways to assess a student's progress and understanding. Two of the primary methods are formal and informal assessments. Formal assessments include tests, quizzes, and projects. Students can study and prepare for these assessments in advance, and they provide a systematic tool for teachers to measure a student's knowledge and evaluate learning progress.
Knowing how to say 'thank you' in any language is one of the first, and best, things to learn. The gesture is immediately appreciated, especially in Japan, which is an extremely polite society. The Japanese take great pleasure in people from other countries making the effort to communicate with them, so don't feel shy about trying out your Japanese.
Who was the first inventor of the telephone and would Antonio Meucci have won his case against Alexander Graham Bell if he had lived to see it adjudicated? Bell was the first person to patent the telephone, and his company was the first to bring telephone services successfully to the marketplace. But people are passionate in putting forward other inventors who deserve the credit.
The Civil Rights Era of the 1950s and 1960s was a time in America's history of ferment, change, and sacrifice as many people fought, and died, for racial equality. As the nation celebrates and honors the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan. 15, 1929) on the third Monday of January each year, it is a good time to recognize the artists of different races and ethnicities who responded to what was happening during the years of the '50s and '60s with work that still powerfully expresses the turmoil and injustice of that period.
In 1978 the State of California purchased the Leland Stanford Mansion for use as a state park. The imposing structure was listed as a National Historic Landmark in May 1987.The mansion was built during 1856-1857 by prominent Sacramento merchant Shelton C. In 1871 the Stanford’s remodeled the home and enlarged it from 4,000 square feet to 19,000 square feet.