Make History Come Alive in Your Classroom with Oral Histories!

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The National Day of Listening is unofficially celebrated on November 24th. It was started in 2008 by StoryCorps whose mission is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”  The National Day of Listening was created to encourage people to interview a loved one, friend, … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month – Gettysburg by the Numbers

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Growing up (and later teaching) in Central Pennsylvania has given me the opportunity to visit many famous landmarks and cities. Day trips (and field trips) were available to Philadelphia, D.C., Gettysburg, Baltimore, and other locations. Nowadays, with budget concerns, higher curricular demands, and possible location limitations, virtual field trips may be more realistic than visiting … read more »


Women’s Equality Day

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Little girls with dreams become women with vision. Unknown August 26 is National Women’s Equality Day. This is when we commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights. Passed in 1920, this amendment is now closing in on its 100-year anniversary.  Although women enjoy full and … read more »


Batter Up! World Series Resources for All Subjects

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October is the time of the year we look forward to many of our favorite events. Carving pumpkins, picking apples, and trick or treating are just a few things we look forward to. Other anticipated events each fall are the baseball playoffs and World Series. Take advantage of student enjoyment of baseball to motivate and … read more »