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Teacher Appreciation Week | All About the Holidays
2 mins K - 5th
New ReviewA video details how one teacher's efforts turned the spotlight onto the hard work educators put forth day-in and day-out. Included is a brief history of teachers in the first schools, today's practices, and how the holiday is celebrated.
Facts vs. Opinions vs. Informed Opinions and Their Role in Journalism
3rd - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewLearning about journalism is exciting ... is that a fact or an opinion? With an engaging lesson plan, scholars learn how to differentiate between the two. Pupils also complete worksheets, watch a news story, and evaluate online news...
14th Amendment with Eric Foner
7 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThe Civil War ended slavery, but what was the status of the newly freed people? Renowned historian Eric Foner explains how the Fourteenth Amendment—written to answer this question—created a foundation for the rights of all citizens. The...
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...
Bet You Didn't Know: St. Patrick's Day History
5th - 8th
New ReviewDid St. Patrick really rid Ireland of all its snakes? Do shamrocks grow on every corner of the Emerald Isle? Learn all about Irish history and the true origins of St. Patrick's Day with a fill-in-the-blank worksheet that accompanies an...
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...
The Legislative Branch
22 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewA visit to Washington, DC inspired Congressman John Lewis; a video visit to Congress and the Constitutional Convention just might inspire your learners. Using an intriguing video, viewers learn why and how the Founding Fathers created a...
The Constitutional Convention
18 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThe Founding Fathers are larger than life in history books, but an engaging video resource brings them up close to your pupils. As viewers meet the founders in the National Constitution Center's Signers' Hall, they learn about the...
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.