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Remembering D-Day: The 75th Anniversary

The D-Day invasions of Normandy are remembered as a turning point in world history. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, beginning an operation that would lead to…

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Curricular Spotlight: Biographies

Biographies are a great way to dig deep into your curriculum. Often, we study biographies as part of our Social Studies or Language Arts curricula - but they're great in science and math classes,…

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Curricular Spotlight: World War II

Planning a unit on World War II? We have titles on appeasement policies, non-aggression pacts, invasions, and blitzes. This post contains title and activity suggestions to engage your students on…

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Black History Month 2019

Do you know why we celebrate Black History Month in February? It's because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln were both born in the second month of the year. In the 1920s, Carter G. Woodson,…

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Sharing Shakespeare

Helping 21st century students appreciate Shakespeare requires relationships and relevance. It can be hard for students to relate to the characters in Shakespeare's plays because the Elizabethan…

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Curricular Spotlight: The American Revolution

As part of our ongoing effort to help you incorporate audiobooks to your daily practice, this post kicks off our new "Curricular Spotlight" series. In these posts, we'll feature titles from our…

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Rock the Vote!

The midterm elections have been a trending story on newsfeeds across America for weeks. This is a great opportunity to start a conversation about voting and elections with all your students - at…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. One of several months dedicated to highlighting various culture and ethnicities, Hispanic Heritage Month is…

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Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Presidents Day first became a federal holiday in 1885 to celebrate President George Washington's birthday on the 22nd of February. However, President Lincoln was born on the 12th, so in 1971 the…

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The Games of the XXIII Olympiad

Just a few weeks from now, on the 9th of February, fans worldwide will tune in to watch, listen, and follow the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. With records dating back to

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