Category Archives: Arts & Culture

5 things to know for the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service

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On August 25, 2016 the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday. Learn about national parks and the NPS as the centennial approaches. Continue reading

Class Activity — The Great Thanksgiving Listen

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By Adelyn Baxter “Back when I was a kid…” Some of you may recall hearing one of your grandparents begin a story or memory with…read more

First Lady honors National Student Poets — Class Discussion

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(Anita Wright/NewsHour Extra)   Have your students read the following article, then discuss the power of poetry as a class using the discussion questions.  Five…read more

Eight female authors your class should know for the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’

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By Gabby Shacknai Jane Austen is known throughout the world as one of the most prominent female writers in English literature. While Austen’s works are celebrated…read more

75th anniversary of the Grapes of Wrath

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the American classic ” The Grapes of Wrath” written by acclaimed author John Steinbeck. Use this resource collection…read more

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