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The United Kingdom

For Students 1st - 2nd
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England are four countries united by more than a monarchy. Academics explore the geography of the nations that make up the United Kingdom.  The resource is broken into six lessons focusing on the...
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We're Off to India!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pack your bags and set off to the wonderful country of India in a multi-day cultural unit. The lesson is a 17-day series focusing on literature, music, art, geography, and the culture of India. Scholars complete several activities,...
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Beyond Baseball with Jackie Robinson

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Jackie Robinson was more than a baseball star, he was a prominent activist. The thought-provoking resource focuses on the life and achievements of Jackie Robinson, from his baseball career to his civic participation. Academics listen and...
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Our Children Can Soar

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Amazing efforts of African American leaders are celebrated in a lesson on civil participation. The engaging resource focuses on primary and secondary sources to analyze the impact of African American leaders such as Ella Fitzgerald....
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Taking the Reins: Women Who Contributed to the Development of the West | Idaho Experience

For Students 4th - 6th
Meet Katherine Caroline Wilkins and May Arkwright Hutton, two Idaho suffragists who played key roles in winning the vote for women in the state. A 26-minutes video contrasts the women, their lives, and how they approached women's rights.
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City of Gold: The Story of South Pass City | Political Pioneers

For Students 5th Standards
The Wyoming Territory was the first territory or state to pass legislation granting women the right to vote. A short video provides a brief history of the Wyoming Territory and details the contributions of the citizens of South Pass City...
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Taking the Reins: Women in Politics | Idaho Experience

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
May Arkwright Hutton may not be a familiar name to some but she played a major role in Idaho's Suffrage Movement. An entrepreneur, Hutton used her wealth to promote suffrage. A short video introduces viewers to the work of this...
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Belle Case La Follette: Ballots and Bloomers | Wisconsin Biographies

For Students 3rd - 8th
Belle Case La Follette is perhaps less well know that other suffragists but certainly an important figure in the movement. A short video introduces this remarkable women and shows how she was able to influence politics even though she...
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Seneca Falls, NY | Unstoppable: The Road to Women's Rights

For Students 5th - 8th
Viewers of a short video travel along with a young woman who visits historic sites in Seneca Falls, New York. Her goal is to try to determine what it was about this small town that helped it become the center of the Women's Rights Movement.
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The Legacy of a Suffragist | Carrie Chapman Catt

For Students 5th - 12th
Reformers leave a legacy. The final episode from the documentary Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women reminds viewers that while reformers may show the path to change but that the journey can be costly also.
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Suffragists Persuade Male Lawmakers to Support Their Cause | Carrie Chapman Catt

For Students 5th - 12th
Lawmakers are elected to represent the interests of the voters in the area they represent. A short video details the how the women involved in the Suffrage Movement recognized that granting women the right to voted would double the size...
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Flight of the Fruit: Weight, Gravity and Imagination

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Beware the falling fruit. Scholars design and build parachutes that can help protect fruit as it falls. They test out their creations, learning about gravity, weight, air resistance, and measurement concepts along the way.
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Prime Numbers

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
The only factor to consider in determining prime numbers is the factors of the number. Young mathematicians learn to identify prime numbers. They see that a prime number is any number with only one and itself as its factors.
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Puppet Show

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
It's a play, it's a story, it's a puppet show! A lively resource provides academics with a creative outlet to express their views on diversity and social justice. Scholars are responsible for writing, creating, and performing a puppet...
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Poetry and Storytelling Café

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Academics take turns as actors in an engaging poetry cafe. Elementary learners work in small groups to create original poems or stories addressing community issues and read their work in front of a live audience. Scholars also reflect...
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Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide

For Teachers K - 12th
Strive for racial justice within your classroom community with help from an 80-page resource guide. Five modules move scholars through thoughtful, and reflective grand conversations to making a plan, then taking action. Learners write...