Introducing Women as Changemakers Using Multimedia Text Sets

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On December 23, 1867, in Delta, Louisiana, Sara Breedlove was born, and she became a remarkable changemaker better known as Madam C.J. Walker. Her transformative contributions revolutionized African-American women’s hair care and cosmetic industries while establishing her as the first American woman to amass a million dollars. Modern-day changemakers such as Ketanji Brown Jackson and … read more »


3 Cool Tools for Read a New Book Month

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If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book. J. K. Rowling Read a New Book Month (December) offers a great chance to increase students’ enthusiasm about reading. Let’s explore three cool tools you can use to help students choose a book that will fit their interests and suggest some ways they … read more »


Preparing for Universal Human Rights Month

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As December approaches, educators worldwide will work to share an understanding of the values of justice, equality, and human dignity with their students. Universal Human Rights Month, observed each December, is a powerful reminder of the fundamental rights and freedoms to which every individual should be entitled. It’s an excellent occasion for teachers to introduce … read more »


Enhancing Education with AI: American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Lessons

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George H.W. Bush designated November as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in 1990 as an extension to the 1986 celebration of American Indian Week proclaimed by Ronald Reagan. American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is now recognized annually to honor Native American and Alaska Native communities. Although it is possible to conduct … read more »


Teaching Economics in Any Classroom: Using EconEdLink to Engage Students of All Ages

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The 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression forever highlighted the importance of understanding economics and intelligent financial decision-making. Today’s students grow up in a world of complex financial systems that demands teaching economic literacy as a crucial life skill.  EconEdLink (reviewed here) shares many teacher-created lessons, activities, and multimedia resources to teach economics … read more »