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

How Innovative Teachers Are Using Skype In Their Classrooms

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...

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...

How Innovative Teachers Are Using Skype In Their Classrooms

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...

Civil Rights Cities: Little Rock, Arkansas

Witness to one of the defining moments in the U.S. civil rights movement, Little Rock, Ark., made history in 1957 when nine African American...

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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,...

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...

Sites for Learning About the 50 States

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Helpful Ways to Get Boys to Read

Nationwide, more boys than girls seem to be struggling with reading. Here are five tips from teachers, librarians, authors and literacy strategists to encourage...

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December 17, 2013 by Denis Cummings Since the mid-fourth century, Western Christians have celebrated Christmas on Dec. 25 to honor the birth date of Jesus Christ....

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