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The Civil War

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewA unit covers many aspects of the Civil War. Over six weeks, fifth graders delve deep into the history of slavery, the Civil War—before, during, and after—Abraham Lincoln, women's contributions, the Emancipation Proclamation, and...
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Ethics of Dissection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThere's an elephant in your classroom. That's right — a big, awkward elephant named Dissection. Sure, you'd like to talk about him ... but how? Whether you're a seasoned teacher or fresh out of student teaching, the topic of dissection...
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Early Presidents and Social Reformers

For Teachers 4th Standards
New ReviewA unit by Core Knowledge begins with information about early United States presidents. Pupils then explore social reformers such as Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglas, abolitionism, women's rights, and more. Participants listen and...
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The Civil War

For Students K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewA 48-page Student Reader focuses on the Civil War. Scholars gain information from a text that explores when, why, and where the Civil War occurred, as well as important people such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Abraham...
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The Civil War

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewA unit focuses on the Civil War. Second graders follow along with an informational reading about the war—why it started, how it ended, and essential individuals such as Harriet Beecher Stow, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Ulisses, S....
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Civil Rights Leaders

For Students K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewA Student Reader focuses on Civil Rights leaders. Scholars read or listen to an informational text about Susuan B. Anthony, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and...
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Civil Rights Leaders

For Teachers 2nd Standards
New ReviewA unit focuses on Civil Rights leaders. Scholars read or listen to an informational text about Susuan B. Anthony, Mary McLeod Bethune, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, and other...
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A New Nation American Independence Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewSixteen lessons make up a read-aloud anthology centered around America's journey toward independence. Scholars hear texts about the Boston Tea Party, Betsy Ross, the Found Fathers, the Liberty Bell, and more! Pupils discuss their...
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Animals and Habitats Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology explores various habitats and the animals that inhabit them, from the Artic to the desert, the forest, and bodies of water. First graders listen to and discuss texts and complete word work. Each lesson offers...
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Fairy Tales Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology explores the fantasy worlds of fairy tales. Thirteen lessons challenge scholars to listen to and discuss a text, complete word work, then participate in extension activities—assessments and culminating activities...
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The History of the Earth Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology focuses on Earth's history. Over three weeks, young scholars listen to and discuss stories about the layers of the Earth, minerals, fossils, different kinds of rocks, and dinosaurs. After the lesson's text, each...
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Astronomy Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthologys

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology focuses on astronomy. Each week for three weeks, first graders are introduced to and listen to a text, answer comprehension questions, then complete extensions that include a learning activity and skills practice....
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Early World Civilizations Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewAncient world civilizations are the focus of a read-aloud anthology. First graders explore the early world of Mesopotamia, Babylon, the sphinx, and pyramids, get to know people of the Nile, Hatshepsut, and Tutankhamun, and examine world...
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Different Lands, Similar Stories Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology highlights how one story differs depending on where it comes from. Scholars listen carefully to familiar and new stories, participate in discussions, and complete word work practice. Extensions for each lesson...
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The Human Body Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology showcases various stories about the human body. Scholars participate in lessons that introduce a reading, listen to and discuss the reading, then complete in-class and at-home practice.
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Fables and Stories Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA read-aloud anthology focuses on fables. Over three weeks, first graders listen to various stories and then participate in lessons that cover story elements, including plot, characters, setting, and personification and explore...
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Democracy in Danger: Should the Right to Vote Be Protected in the Constitution?

For Teachers 12th
New ReviewHigh school seniors investigate what national, state and local rules say about voting. After examining the Constitution's articles, clauses, and amendments, researchers look at videos, listen to podcasts, and read articles to gather...
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Black Women Writers: What Gets Black Women Heard?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewZora Neal Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou are featured in a guided inquiry unit. High schoolers research the lives and works of these and other Black women writers and craft an argument, using evidence from their research, to...
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Can Words Lead to War?

For Teachers 7th Standards
New Review"Words, words, words." Despite Hamlet's opinion, words can be significant. In this inquiry lesson, middle schoolers learn how the words in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, in the view of many, lead to the American Civil War. To...
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2020 Protests: Is There Anything New about the 2020 Protests?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewAre marches and protests an effective form of resistance? That is the question high schoolers seek to answer in this inquiry lesson as they compare the 2020 protests to historical ones. Researchers use Venn Diagrams to compare images...
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First Grade Skills Unit 7

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewThe last unit in the series by Core Knowledge focuses on alternative spellings, nouns, verbs, conjunctions, subject-verb agreement, using commas in a series, constructing sentences, and following the writing process while writing...
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First Grade Skills Unit 6

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewA unit explores alternative spellings, ways to include nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and prepositions in sentences, and writing personal narratives. Over 25 lessons, first graders participate in whole group and small group instruction....
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First Grade Skills Unit 5

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewTwenty-two lessons make up a unit that focuses on first-grade skills. Scholars examine spelling alternatives—their rules and patterns, practice tricky spelling and high-frequency words, explore plural nouns and sentences, read a...
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First Grade Skills Unit 4

For Teachers 1st Standards
New ReviewTwenty-eight lessons make a unit that focuses on skills practice. Lessons explore r-controlled vowels, past tense verbs, nouns, adjectives, and two-syllable words. Pupils read a story, answer questions, and draft a descriptive essay...