A Primer on Mother’s Day History and Traditions

Mother’s Day originated in 1907 in the United States when Anna Jarvis created a day to honor mothers. Learn how the day has evolved...

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The sites below have a cool collection of tools to help you learn about different countries. A lot of students have to research countries,...

Sites for Learning About the 50 States

When was Colorado admitted to the Union? What is the state motto of Idaho? Who were earliest inhabitants of Indiana? Any student tasked with...

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Skype gives students and teachers the ability to connect with the outside world without leaving the classroom, allowing them to meet face-to-face with the...

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The first installment of the serial “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” appeared in a periodical on June 5, 1851. The serial’s popularity was so immense that...

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day is part of the three-day weekend each May that signals the beginning of summer, and is marked by beach trips and...

Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?

Why do we fall back one hour in the autumn, and spring ahead one hour in the spring? Most U.S. residents dutifully set their clocks...

Frozen in Time: A Look at Time Capsules

Time capsules allow their creators to freeze moments in time and communicate those moments to future generations. They encourage a dialogue with history, and...

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In recent years, the iPad has become an integral tool in the classroom. From interactive books to helping students with autism communicate better, iPads...

Coral Reefs and Why They Are In Danger of Extinction

Climate change, water pollution, destructive fishing and damage to coastal habitats are all contributing factors. Background: What Are Coral Reefs? Teeming with life, coral reefs are...

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