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Black History: Famous People, Movements, Events (Crossword Puzzle)
8th - 11th
If you want a light exercise to review 12 famous people, events, and movements in American history, with a focus on African-American history, this crossword puzzle may be useful. It requires familiarity with Rosa Parks, Martin Luther...
Cristina Kirchner: Famous People (ELL Assignment)
6th - Higher Ed
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
How One Scientist Averted a National Health Crisis
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Between 1957 and 1962, thousands of infants born in Canada, Great Britain, and Germany had serious deformities due to thalidomide, a drug marketed to pregnant women as a mild sleeping aid and to relieve pregnancy nausea. However, the...
The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race (And Other Unsung Scientists)
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Check out these Wonder Women! Introduce young scientists to some of the most amazing ladies the scientific community has seen through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. With stories from medicine,...
Famous People of Japan: Literature, Politics, Film, Television, Sports, and the Imperial Family
6th - 8th
Students research biographical information about a famous Japanese, investigating how this person has impacted Japanese and American culture. Students then create an oral report and technological presentation based on the research.
The Most Groundbreaking Scientist You've Never Heard Of
5 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When presenting the history of science to your class, include this scientist who is rarely mentioned, yet he made tremendous contributions. Nicolas Steno invented stratigraphy, compared the anatomy of various animals, broke ground for...