Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Thunderclouds, Garnet Lake —Yosemite  National Park, by Peter Essick from the series “Ansel Adams Wilderness”

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


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


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

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First Lady honors National Student Poets — Class Discussion


(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’


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


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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