Category Archives: Arts & Culture


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

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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

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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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#MyZeitgeist: 2013 Student Challenge


zeit•geist noun, often capitalized \ˈtsīt-ˌgīst,ˈzīt-\ : the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place From the tsunami in the Philippines to Edward…read more

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