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National Library Week | All About the Holidays
1 min K - 5th
New ReviewNational Library Week honors the American tradition of free access to information, to books, magazines, and even computers. Launch a celebration of the holiday with a short video that provides a brief history of lending libraries.
Mardis Gras | All About the Holidays
2 mins K - 5th
New ReviewMasks, beads, king cakes, costumes, and parades: it's carnival! A short video details the history of the Fat Tuesday celebration scheduled the day before Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2019, February 25, 2020, etc.) Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Missing Pieces of the Puzzle: African Americans in Revolutionary Times
New ReviewWhat's missing from most studies of the American Revolutionary War is information about the role African Americans played in the conflict. To correct this oversight, middle schoolers research groups like the Black Loyalists and Black...
International Women's Day | All About the Holidays
2 mins K - 5th
New ReviewWomen today enjoy many rights, privileges, and opportunities not afforded to generations past—but there is still work to be done. Learn about International Women's Day with a short video that details the historical path toward equality...
African Americans in the United States Congress During Reconstruction
New ReviewThe Civil Rights Act of 1866, which granted citizenship to all males in the U.S., resulted in the first African Americans to be elected to Congress. Class members research 11 of these men, the challenges they faced, and craft...
Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald
5th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewA reading of Tanya Lee Stones' biography of Ella Fitzgerald lets middle schoolers get up close and personal with the First Lady of Jazz. Stone recounts details of Fitzgerald's life from her early days through her experiences as a teenage...
Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for Jefferson's Sons
5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewThomas Jefferson lived a controversial life. A series of lesson plans shares information about Jefferson's Sons, a novel about the infamous founding father. Discussion questions and other tasks explore different points of view and cover...
Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for The Lions of Little Rock
5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewSchools in the 1950s and 60s looked very different from the schools we know today. An educator's guide explores the civil rights movement and, specifically, the process of integrating schools. Questions cover key themes in the novel and...
An Educator's Guide to The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
5th - 6th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewA lot of secrecy shrouded the creation of the atomic bomb. Readers uncover some of that secrecy using an educator's guide for the novel The Green Glass Sea. Three weeks of lesson plans feature discussion questions and reading...
An Educator's Guide to Al Capone Does My Shirts
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewIt's hard to imagine that life on Alcatraz could be dull. A series of intriguing lessons take readers through the novel Al Capone Does my Shirts. Pre-reading questions introduce the text and a range of suggestions, from comic strips to...
About Federal Judges: Qualifications of Judges
4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New Review"Help Wanted: A Supreme Court Justice." What should be included in the ad? Learners ponder the question during a lively activity that asks them to examine the qualifications for various federal offices and then create job postings....
Lesson 2: Values and Barriers
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewScholars investigate and discuss the importance of values and how they can be used to break barriers. Small groups work collaboratively to examine the text and draw inferences to answer questions. A writing assignment challenges pupils...
Teaching with Historic Places: Discover the Jackie Robinson Ballpark
5th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewCan sports and popular culture change public opinion? That's the essential question asked by a lesson plan that looks at the role Jackie Robinson's appearance at City Island Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Florida played in the desegregation...