Sites for Learning About Countries

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

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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...

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

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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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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...

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

11 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

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

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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...

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...

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