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Share How You Are Teaching About Refugees and Immigration

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How are you teaching about the topics of refugees, displacement, and immigration? Are your students discussing current events? Are they undertaking research to understand and debate causes and solutions? Are they thinking about how these issues … [Continue reading]

Tornado Season: The Science of Storms

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While we welcome warmer temperatures, the spring's surly weather has us watching the skies. This year, despite a slower than normal start, the storms are starting to ramp up. See the NOAA site to compare monthly and yearly tornado counts. … [Continue reading]

Latino Books Month: Celebrate Great Authors With Students

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Celebrate the perspectives and writing of great Latino authors with your students during the month of May using the following resources: Americo Paredes collected “corridos,” songs that narrate the struggles of Mexican heroes against Anglo … [Continue reading]

Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Death (April 15, 1865)

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Over one hundred and fifty years ago, actor and Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. Lincoln was officially pronounced dead the next morning. On this anniversary of his death, … [Continue reading]

Civil War Began (April 12, 1861)

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What were the events that led up the U.S. Civil War? “The Coming of the Civil War,” of A Biography of America, outlines the incidents leading up to the war between the North and the South. An animated map shows how the legal status of slavery … [Continue reading]