Digital Citizenship Week Resources for All Grade Levels

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A digital citizen is “a person who develops the skills and knowledge to effectively use the internet and other digital technology, especially to participate responsibly in social and civic activities.” Dictionary.com Digital Citizenship Week is celebrated annually during the third week of October and encourages reflection upon the use and interactions with technology. October is an excellent … read more »


National Bullying Prevention Month

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. It is a month-long effort to focus on and raise awareness of the short and long-term negative impacts. The statistics on the prevalence and effects of bullying on our students are frightening. Consider these facts published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Nearly 20% of high … read more »


10 Dictionaries That Enhance and Engage Students in Learning

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Noah Webster is broadly considered to be the father of the American dictionary. In his honor, October 12 commemorates National Dictionary Day, his birthdate. This date marks learning and encourages readers to improve vocabulary. Most classrooms now rely on digital dictionaries to look up word meanings. Digital dictionaries are easy to use and provide information … read more »


Engage Learners with Mystery and Intrigue

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Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890, and is known as one of the world’s foremost mystery novel writers. She wrote 66 novels and 14 short story collections, but perhaps you’ve heard of her most famous character, Miss Marple. Miss Marple isn’t a typical detective—as an elderly, white-haired woman, she uses her ability to … read more »


Native Knowledge 360° Education Initiative

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On June 2, 1924, Congress enacted the Indian Citizenship Act, which granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S. Although this act provided Native Americans with many rights of citizenship, individual state laws determined voting rights. Until 1957, some states barred Native Americans from voting, and it wasn’t until the passage of the Civil … read more »