150 Years of Abolition in Pennsylvania
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Learners study the struggle for abolition in Pennsylvania starting with the Quakers first protest through the burning of Pennsylvania Hall. They conduct research using primary source documents.
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In the Time of the Butterflies Packet
Considering using Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies? Here's a resource designed to be used before and during a reading of her powerful story of the murder of the Mirabal sisters. Included in the packet is a vocabulary list,...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
"Trains meeting in the night" Activity: 4-1 -- China Reunites
A simple exercise in close reading of informational text that may be useful in a variety of classes including social studies, religion, and ELD. It includes 12 short passages about Chinese history, with a question immediately following...
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The 1808 Slave Trade Abolition Deadline
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11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Patriot Day September 11, 2011
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K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nation Building and Economic Transformation in the Americas: 1800-1890
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9th - 11th Social Studies & History
2000 Years of Chinese History! The Mandate of Heaven and Confucius
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Poem in Your Pocket Day: Ideas for Celebrating
First instituted in New York City in 2002 and recognized nationwide in 2009, "Poem in Your Pocket Day" is part of National Poetry Month (April) and celebrates poetry in everyday life. A brief news story includes 9 ideas about how to...
K - 12th English Language Arts