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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...

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...

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...

Six Women Who Were “Hidden Figures”

History is full of women who never got fair credit for their brilliant ideas, heroic deeds or extraordinary work, often due to prejudice, discrimination...

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...

11 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most studied figures in American history, but there is still much you may not know about his life....

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

Centuries ago, in a seemingly lost age where rulers built monuments of stone, seven structures stood out for their grandiosity, and for the awe...

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...

Understanding Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice this year will fall on December 21, but what exactly is a solstice? Learn more about how this astronomical event has been...

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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