Wonder Woman: Super Suffragette

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As of July 10, 2017, the summer blockbuster movie, Wonder Woman, topped $745 million in box office receipts. Did you know that her character was inspired by American history? The creators of Wonder Woman – William Moulton Marston, Elizabeth Holloway, H.G. Peter, and Olive Byrne – all had ties to the suffragette movement in the 1910s and 1920s. As Jill … Read More

Dr. Strangelove…

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Summertime is here and what better way to enjoy the warm evenings than watch some of the best movies about economics! Yes – economics – and you might be surprised what movies are on the top ten list created by IMDB.com (check out the list here), and what inspired the people to make them. I’ll give you a hint about … Read More

You supply the popcorn, we supply the videos!

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The upcoming release of the fully updated, FREE Common Sense Government (CSG) course is just a couple of months away. The school year is winding down and you might have some extra class time to fill. You “host” your own Certell End of School Year Film Festival in your classroom. The Certell short videos can be a fun way to … Read More

Study Break – April 2017

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Sports and product endorsements have gone hand in hand for decades.  Some athlete/product relationships are so strong, that a single first or last name of a superstar can instantly make you think of the product: Tiger (Woods) – Nike; LeBron (James) – Nike; (Michael) Jordan – Nike; Peyton (Manning) – Papa John’s Pizza, Gatorade, Nationwide, Buick, yes, Nike too, oh … Read More

Study Break – March 2017

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When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, what do you think of first? The saint? Parades?  Shamrock shakes? St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) started as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland and has evolved to huge secular celebrations that bring tourists – and their money – to countries around the globe. Using the Reporters’ Questions (the … Read More

Study Break – February 2017

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What better way to celebrate Presidents’ Day week than with some fun, free/low-cost online economic tools!  We hope they will help make your February skies less grey and brighter. While you’re using Certell’s Common Sense Economics for Life, be sure to check out: 2017 Economics Calendar – created by Econoday, this calendar lists important U.S. and international economic-related events by … Read More

Study Break -January 2017

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United States presidential inaugurations began almost 228 years ago when George Washington took the oath on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City. Since then, there have been 57 formal presidential inaugural ceremonies, with the 58th ceremony taking place on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Surprisingly, beyond the oath itself, the Constitution provides very little on … Read More