United Nations Day: Celebrating Global Citizenship and Cooperation

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October 24 marks a milestone event for the United Nations: the 75th anniversary of the UN Charter. Founded as a collective action to support peace, development, and human rights, the UN is represented by 193 sovereign states. This year’s United Nations Day celebration focuses on global cooperation for building a better future.  This anniversary serves … read more »


Celebrate Public Service Day Virtually

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June 23 is Public Service Day. Created by the United Nations in 2003, this observance celebrates the value of public service to the community, recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to explore public service careers. The implementation of social distancing guidelines creates obstacles to in-person celebrations and recognition of public service … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Using Cartoons to Empower Student Voice

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The history of cartoons in American newsprint began on May 9th, 1754.  Benjamin Franklin had an idea about the need to unite the colonies.  A cartoon accompanied his editorial – a single panel image meant to persuade the colonies to work together against common enemies. The picture underscored the message and communicated it differently for those who … read more »


Enhance Your Social Studies Curriculum with Podcasts

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“Social studies is like the lima beans on the curricular plate of the elementary student’s day”  Paul Fitchett Wow! Just think about the above quote and how depressing that sounds. It came from an article on the Hechinger Report website titled “How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world.” The article … read more »


Learning History Through the Stories of Powerful Women

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“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” Madam C. J. Walker Have you heard of Madam C. J. Walker? She is famous for being one of the first African-American female millionaires. With … read more »