African American History, Not Just for February!

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 African American history is celebrated every year during February. Why not all year long? African American history has existed as long as America. If you are looking to add more African American History in your classroom, there are a multitude of resources available. No matter whether you are looking for general African American history … read more »


Celebrate African American History Month!

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 African American History Month began when Carter G. Woodson created Negro History Week in 1926.  It is always celebrated in February. According to the Library of Congress, it “celebrates the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history.” … read more »


Science Fiction: Why you should be using it with your students!

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On December 17, 1969, Project Blue Book ended.  What was Project Blue Book? It was the United States Air Forces’ investigation into UFOs. From 1952 to the end of 1969, if you wanted a UFO sighting investigated, you could fill out a questionnaire with the US Air Force, and they would investigate it for you. … read more »


Make Primary Sources by Documenting Thanksgiving with Students!

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 What better way to teach about Thanksgiving than with primary sources?! And, what can be more fun and a way to incorporate student voice than to teach students how to create their own primary sources documenting Thanksgiving in some way. One way to document Thanksgiving is to participate in The Great Thanksgiving Listen.  The … read more »


Digital Citizenship Week 2019 #DigCitCommit

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 Digital Citizenship Week 2019 starts today! Digital citizenship in 2019 is all about changing the narrative of digital citizenship from teaching students what they should not be doing online to teaching students what they should be doing online instead. What does that mean?  Today’s digital citizen is: Inclusive – Open to hearing and recognizing … read more »