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Co-champions Nihar Saireddy Janga (L) and Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar hold their trophy upon completion of the final round of Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Maryland, U.S. May 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Can You Define Winning Words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee?

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Have students test their obscure word knowledge through a fun Kahoot game. Can they define winning Scripps National Spelling Bee words from the past several years? Continue reading

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Take a poll, debate the issue: Gun policy

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Where do students stand on gun policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see if their views change. Continue reading

Who said it? Presidential candidates’ quotes activity

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Start your class off with this fun election activity! Using PBS’ Election Central interactive map, students can test their knowledge of candidates’ policy stances by matching quotes with the candidate who they think said it. Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Lesson Plans and Activities

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May 5, 2016, is Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah. The following collection is designed to provide teachers with rich and meaningful resources on the Holocaust, engaging lesson plans and information to help students take steps to move forward without forgetting the past. Continue reading

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Clues to Queen Nefertiti’s Hidden Tomb – Lesson Plan

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Could the famous ancient Egyptian queen secretly be hidden behind the tomb of her son, King Tut? Explore new developments in Egyptology and find out how archeologists may have recently uncovered clues about the location of Queen Nefertiti’s remains. Continue reading

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