Christmas is just around the corner! Incorporate the holiday spirit into your class before your students leave for break. Here are our top ten resources for an educational Christmas in the classroom:
November 25, 2013
This year, the nation will celebrate Thanksgiving on November 28th. Bring holiday spirit to your class with these helpful teaching tools. Here are our top 10 Thanksgiving resources to use in your classroom:
November 11, 2013
On the morning of November 11, 1918, after four years of war, Allied and German powers met in Rethondes, France, to sign an armistice that halted the hostilities of World War I. The agreement was signed shortly after 5:00 a.m. and went into effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, finally bringing to an end the carnage of the Great War—the … Read more »
November 9, 2013
Happy Saturday! This Monday is Veterans Day. What are you doing to commemorate the day? After the jump, we suggest five ways you and your students can get involved—and make Veterans Day more than just a long weekend.
November 8, 2013
Looking for lesson plan ideas to celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving in your classroom? Look no further—our November newsletter has lots of suggestions on how you can incorporate American stories, speeches, and songs in your curriculum. Check out the newsletter after the jump.
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November 4, 2013
By Katie LeValley
Veterans Day is Monday, November 11. How are you commemorating the holiday in your classroom? Here are 10 ideas to enhance your class’s discussion this Veterans Day:
October 29, 2013
Trick or treat! Here are five spooky and classic Halloween short stories, perfect for school, around the campfire, at your Halloween party, or for reading after trick-or-treating.
September 30, 2013
As American holidays go, Columbus Day is unique. Unlike our other civic celebrations, Columbus Day commemorates an event that occurred centuries before the United States was even a nation. With the holiday just two weeks away, explore our free ebook with stories, speeches, and songs about Columbus—and the themes of exploration, immigration, and the New World.
September 1, 2013
Millions of Americans celebrate Labor Day weekend by traveling and visiting family. Make time to learn about the holiday’s origins, traditions, and themes with our ebook: “The Meaning of Labor Day.” Our ebook features short stories, speeches, and songs from authors like Jack London, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain, and labor activists like Samuel Gompers and Mother Jones.
July 9, 2013
By Anne Continetti
Course | US History, US Government (AP or non-AP), Civics, Grades 11–12
Length | This lesson is designed for a 60-minute class period. Extension activities are included at the end of the lesson.