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

The Origins of Christmas

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Plymouth: Where Thanksgiving Was Born

Plymouth, for a small group of Americans, is the source of their ancestry in North America. But for most of us, it is Chapter...

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