From Penguins to Pandas: Celebrating National Zoo and Aquarium Month

June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month, a time to celebrate and appreciate these organizations’ conservation, education, and research work. Take advantage of this occasion by bringing the wonders of the animal world into your classroom and engaging your students with fascinating facts, videos, and virtual tours of some of the world’s best zoos and … read more »

Happy 223rd Birthday, Library of Congress!

April 24th is the 223rd birthday of the Library of Congress! The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library and an agency of the legislative branch of the U.S. government. It serves as the main research arm of the U.S. Congress, is recognized as the national library of the United States, and is the … read more »

Coming Soon to Netflix: Your Students’ Series about the Founding Fathers!

James Madison is often called the Father of the Constitution for his role in writing the Federalist Papers and creating a new form of government following the Continental Congress. He and the rest of the founding fathers—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay—led the revolution, brought independence to the … read more »

Maker Education in Your Classroom

What is maker education? In maker education, “students imagine, design, and create projects that align the content of learning with hands-on application” ( Maker education was born from the maker movement, which believes that we are all “makers” and can be creators—not just consumers—of things. Makerspaces are specific spaces in schools, libraries, and community organizations … read more »