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New York City students study ‘Hamilton,’ head to show

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About 20,000 public high school students from low-income neighborhoods across New York City will get the chance to see “Hamilton,” the hit Broadway hip-hop musical, this spring.
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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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“Well-behaved women seldom make history” – Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan challenges students to identify negative stereotypes about women and men, introduces students to Anne Bonny (a woman who breaks traditional gender stereotypes) and gives them the opportunity to use creative writing skills to create their own profile on one of four other “rule-breaking” women in history. Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day resource collection

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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…read more

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The Civil Rights Movement: A Time for Change – Lesson Plan

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The Civil Rights Movement did not begin suddenly in the 1960s, nor was it a short battle. To understand the enormity of the famous March on Washington, we compiled a timeline of major civil rights events in the 100 years leading up to August 20, 1963. Continue reading

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