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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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Constitution Day Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Give students the experience of building their own classroom government using this Constitution Day lesson plan. Continue reading

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Fallen WWII soldiers teach students about sacrifice


In the more than 70 years since allied soldiers stormed the beach at Normandy, firsthand accounts of the lives lost that day are slipping away. Continue reading

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Destroyed World War Two weapons are displayed during a media demonstration at the Society for the Disposal of Chemical Weapons and Ordnance (GEKA) in Munster, March 5, 2014. The state owned GEKA is the only German company which is able to destroy chemical munitions and explosives. Syria has shipped out about a third of its chemical weapons, including mustard gas, for destruction abroad, the global chemical arms watchdog, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Tuesday. They are to be transferred to the U.S. ship MV Cape Ray and commercial destruction facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany, as part of a Russian-U.S. deal struck last year.  REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer (GERMANY - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY MILITARY) - RTR3G2L8

Military conducted race-based experiments during WWII


The U.S. tested the effects of highly toxic mustard gas on troops in nonconsensual, race-based experiments during World War II, according to a new NPR investigation. Continue reading

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Five things your class needs to know about U.S.-Cuban relations


By Gabby Shacknai President Barack Obama announced this year that the U.S. would restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, a major landmark in the history of…read more

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