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Celebrating Women’s History Month
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewExamine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
Women with Character Who Inspire Lesson Plan
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewAngelique Kidjo and Kerry Kennedy are the focal points of a lesson designed to shed light on inspirational women during Women's History Month. Scholars discuss and examine the lives of two women then showcase a woman in their lives who...
St. Patrick's Day Writing: If I Found a Pot of Gold...
1st - 3rd CCSS: Designed
New ReviewThis St. Patrick's Day, young writers imagine they found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. After a class discussion and brainstorming, scholars compose a narrative essay making sure they incorporate transitions and at least three...
The Historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewMarch 3, 1913, thousands of women marched on Washington D.C. to demand the right to vote. Learn about the organizers and leaders of the protest with a short video that details how the protest reignited the fight for voting rights and...
I am Indopino: Or, How to Answer the Question, "Who Are You?"
6th - 12th
New ReviewIn our increasingly multi-ethnic society, many students find it difficult to identify themselves as belonging to any one ethnicity. Gene Tagaban, a Tlingit, Cherokee, Filipino offers his personal experiences with these questions in his...
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...