Bring NaNoWriMo to Your Classroom!

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What is NaNoWriMo?!? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month! Taking place every November since 1999, it is a challenge to would-be writers of all ages, including students. The adult challenge is to begin a novel on November 1 and have a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. The young writers’ version challenges … read more »


Sesame Street’s Influence on Education: What Can Educators Learn?

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“It’s not whether children learn from television, it’s what children learn from television…because everything that children see on television is teaching them something.” – Joan Ganz Cooney, co-creator of Sesame Street On November 10, 1969, Sesame Street made its television debut. Sesame Street. This revolutionary show has taught generations of young children various skills, from … read more »


The Fight for Voting Rights

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“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony In the late 1700s, the United States introduced the right to vote—but only to white male landowners. The article “Voting Rights: A Short History” provides a general overview of changes in voting rights over the decades and centuries since that … read more »


Red Ribbon Week Resources for Any Classroom

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Following the murder of Drug Enforcement Officer Enrique Camarena in 1985, communities began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raising awareness of the devastation caused by drug use. The wearing of ribbons led to the implementation of Red Ribbon Week, which is now marking its 34th anniversary and takes place this … read more »