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Belva Lockwood: Suffragist, Lawyer, and Presidential Candidate - Library of Congress

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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog from the Library of Congress shines a spotlight on Belva Lockwood, an extraordinary woman who broke barriers as a suffragist, lawyer, and the first woman...more
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The "Headlines and Heroes" blog from the Library of Congress shines a spotlight on Belva Lockwood, an extraordinary woman who broke barriers as a suffragist, lawyer, and the first woman to officially run for President of the United States. Through this blog, you can explore Lockwood's remarkable journey, highlighting her fight for women's rights and her candidacy in the 1884 and 1888 presidential elections. The blog not only dives into Lockwood's achievements and challenges but also showcases a collection of historical documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings that bring her story to life. Clicking on the images and links will open historical documents.

tag(s): primary sources (117), womenchangemaker (28), womens suffrage (44)

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Using a platform like Padlet, reviewed here have students create a virtual museum exhibit that showcases artifacts, photographs, and documents related to Lockwood's life, including her campaigns for women's suffrage and her presidential runs. With a tool like Snappa, reviewed here have students design infographics that highlight Lockwood's major accomplishments, the challenges she faced, and her contributions to women's rights. These infographics can be shared on social media or displayed around the school to educate others about Lockwood's contributions to women's history. Use the newspaper primary resources to introduce students to Lockwood. Have students download the newspaper PDFs and annotate the article, highlighting items they find interesting. Use the tools found at SmallPDF, reviewed here for the annotating.
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Shirley Chisholm - National Women's History Museum

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This site helps people learn about Shirley Chisholm's significant role in American politics and how she broke new ground for women and people of color in government. The site from ...more
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This site helps people learn about Shirley Chisholm's significant role in American politics and how she broke new ground for women and people of color in government. The site from the National Women's History Museum tells the story of an important woman in politics. It talks about her life from the beginning, how she became the first African American woman in the U.S. Congress, and her presidential run in 1972. The page shows how she worked hard for education and jobs for minorities.

tag(s): black history (125), pioneers (9), politics (113), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Using a tool like Adobe Express Video, reviewed here, have students create short digital biographies of Shirley Chisholm, incorporating images, text, and voice narration to share her story. Have students use the website to gather facts about Shirley Chisholm's campaigns and her efforts to bring about social change. Then, using a tool like Canva Education Templates, reviewed here have them choose an issue and create their political poster. To extend learning, have students research current politicians who embody Chisholm's legacy and prepare presentations on how these figures continue to fight for equality and justice.

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The First Women to Design and Build Aeroplanes:Lillian E. Bland and E. Lillian Todd - Gillian Saunders-Smits

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This article shares information about two female changemakers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who designed aircraft in the early 1900s. The article includes a short biography...more
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This article shares information about two female changemakers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who designed aircraft in the early 1900s. The article includes a short biography of each woman, including their inspiration for designing aircraft. Additional information contains excerpts from descriptions of their planes, images of model designs, and a photograph of Ms. Todd with her airplane.

tag(s): aviation (38), engineering (120), STEM (265), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Include this article with your other resources when teaching about women changemakers, life in the early 1900s, or technological changes. As an additional resource, add the picture book about the life of E. Lillian Todd, Wood, Wire, and Wings by Kirsten W. Larsen, to your class library or watch the YouTube video discussion of the book here. Organize and share resources with students using Symbaloo, reviewed here or Padlet, reviewed here. Use MyLens, reviewed here to create a timeline of women's contributions to airline design. MyLens uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate timelines based on your prompt; start with a prompt such as "women airplane designers" to produce a timeline featuring other trailblazing women in airplane design. Extend learning by asking students to design and share a presentation about women changemakers by creating videos using Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here or with Google My Maps, reviewed here to tell the story of women changemakers worldwide.

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The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth - National Museum of African American History & Culture

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This site is dedicated to the historical legacy of Juneteenth and offers an in-depth exploration of this significant date in American history. It provides a comprehensive overview of...more
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This site is dedicated to the historical legacy of Juneteenth and offers an in-depth exploration of this significant date in American history. It provides a comprehensive overview of Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery in the United States, and delves into its historical context and significance. The site features a rich collection of articles, photographs, and educational resources that shed light on the events leading up to June 19, 1865, and this day's ongoing impact and celebration. Additionally, it includes personal narratives and historical documents that offer insights into the African American experience and the struggle for freedom and equality. This resource serves as an educational tool for understanding the importance of Juneteenth in American history and its relevance today.

tag(s): african american (111), black history (125), civil war (134), holidays (163), Juneteenth (22), slavery (76)

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Have students express their understanding of Juneteenth through creative art by exploring the different themes of Juneteenth. After students explore the toolkit, they can create artwork or digital posters representing what Juneteenth means to them, using multimedia software like Canva, reviewed here. They can use the shareable graphics as inspiration. Facilitate a class discussion or debate on the impact of Juneteenth today, using resources from the toolkit to start the conversation. Students can use digital platforms like Flip, reviewed here, to share their thoughts and responses. To enhance your study on black history, have your students research the history of Juneteenth and its significance. They can then create a digital timeline using a tool like Padlet, reviewed here showing key events that led up to Juneteenth and what happened afterward.
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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth - TeachersFirst

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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here that shares...more
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America's Second Independence Day - Juneteenth is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here that shares book ideas and resources for teaching about Juneteenth. This resource includes background knowledge information, activities, book suggestions, and ideas for extending learning. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): black history (125), book lists (162), civil rights (195), emancipation proclamation (11), Juneteenth (22), slavery (76), texas (7)

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Use the suggested activities and book lists to find resources for teaching about Juneteenth in your classroom. Include these lessons as part of Black History Month and when teaching about United States history and civil rights. Engage students in learning about Juneteenth by asking them to create interactive presentations using Genially, reviewed here. Search for Juneteenth on Genially to find a template to use when presenting Juneteenth to students or for students to use to share their knowledge on this topic. Extend learning using Figjam, reviewed here, an online interactive whiteboard, to share additional resources, add polls, diagrams, sketches, and more using Figjam.
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Drawn to Art: Tales of Inspiring Women Artists - Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Drawn to Art shares comics created by student illustrators from the Ringling College of Art and Design that tell the story of female artists. Although made with middle school students...more
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Drawn to Art shares comics created by student illustrators from the Ringling College of Art and Design that tell the story of female artists. Although made with middle school students in mind, the comics and stories will inspire readers of all ages. Female artists featured in the comics represent a diverse collection of backgrounds, ethnicities, and artistic styles.

tag(s): art history (86), artists (78), comics and cartoons (54), women (137)

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Share this site with students as you research different types of art, inspiring women, or diverse cultures. Ask students to select one of the featured artists to explore further. Many of the comics portray events from specific periods of history, such as World War II and the Civil War. Include them with your lessons about these events to provide a human and artistic perspective of the period. Challenge students to create a comic featuring their favorite artist inspired by this collection. Use artificial intelligence (AI) image generators such as Bing, reviewed here to create the comics by providing instructions to include the artist and background in the artist's style..

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Reading Treks: A Walk in Harlem (Ana & Andrew) - TeachersFirst

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Let TeachersFirst Reading Treks be your guide to a virtual field trip based upon the novel A Walk in Harlem (Ana & Andrew). In this story Papa surprises Ana & ...more
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Let TeachersFirst Reading Treks be your guide to a virtual field trip based upon the novel A Walk in Harlem (Ana & Andrew). In this story Papa surprises Ana & Andrew with a visit to New York City's Harlem, where they see where famous African-American artists lived during the Harlem Renaissance. Use our robust Instructional Guide and the accompanying Google Map with students in grades K-3. Content correlates to Common Core Standards, ISTE Student Standards, National Core Arts Standards for Visual Arts, and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Find the entire selection of Reading Treks, here.

tag(s): black history (125), cross cultural understanding (155), harlem (8), new york (22), reading strategies (99), renaissance (32), virtual field trips (79)

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Investigate many suggested classroom uses for this resource in the Instructional Guide (PDF). With younger students, use Flip, reviewed here as a video response platform for students to share what they learned and what surprised them about the Harlem Renaissance and the artist's described in the book.
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Patsy Mink - My Hero

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This short biography of Patsy Mink highlights her accomplishments and lifelong advocacy for women's equity. This article includes information about her family history, ways she fought...more
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This short biography of Patsy Mink highlights her accomplishments and lifelong advocacy for women's equity. This article includes information about her family history, ways she fought racial discrimination, successful elections, and how she introduced and co-authored the legislation known as Title IX, The Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act. Also included is a YouTube video featuring Patsy Mink. If your district blocks YouTube, then the video may not be viewable.

tag(s): biographies (94), heroes (22), politics (113), women (137)

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Include this biography of Patsy Mink in lessons on heroes, women in history, famous politicians, the 1900s, or influential Hawaiians. Use a curation tool such as Symbaloo, reviewed here or 3x3 links, reviewed here to share articles, videos, and activities easily with students. Use Timelinely, reviewed here to engage students and extend learning by adding information to the YouTube video included on this site. For example, use the 20th Century America (1945-2000) TeachersFirst Special Topics Page, reviewed here to find additional historical context to learn about women's political roles during the 1970s, then include a link to those resources on the video using Timelinely. As an alternative to a book report or written research project, provide students with different opportunities for sharing what they know at the end of your unit using Choice Boards. Activities to include might be creating interactive timelines with Canva Timeline Infographic Templates, reviewed here, a web site created with Google Sites, reviewed here, or an explainer video made with Animaker, reviewed here. Learn more about incorporating choice boards into any classroom by watching the archive of OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire: Choice Boards for Differentiation (Part 1), reviewed here.

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Virginia Geographic Alliance - Radford University

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The Virginia Geographic Alliance provides teaching resources for all educators focusing on Virginia history and geography. Visit the teaching resources dropdown link to choose from...more
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The Virginia Geographic Alliance provides teaching resources for all educators focusing on Virginia history and geography. Visit the teaching resources dropdown link to choose from many different categories of information, including Virginia Studies, African-Americans in the Atlantic world of the 1700s, and world geography. The site includes many lesson plans, resource documents, and links to outside resources. Lesson plans are shared as downloadable Microsoft Word documents.

tag(s): maps (207), virginia (14)

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Visit the Virginia Geographic Alliance to find teaching materials that provide information specific to Virginia and the Atlantic coast to include when teaching geography, states, and American history lessons. Curate and organize your teaching resources into collections using Wakelet, reviewed here. As you gather resources and include them in your lessons, consider ways to incorporate technology to enhance instruction. For example, engage students in lessons by creating quizzes using Quizziz, reviewed here. Create a quiz as an introductory activity for use as a preassessment before introducing a new unit on American states. Enhance learning using Pear Deck, reviewed here to create interactive and engaging content. As a final assessment, provide choices for students to demonstrate understanding using technology tools such as Site 123, reviewed here, to create an informational website or Animaker, reviewed here to design an animated video.

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New American History - University of Richmond

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New American History offers free digital media resources for teaching American History for middle and high school teachers, along with a few resources for upper elementary-level educators....more
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New American History offers free digital media resources for teaching American History for middle and high school teachers, along with a few resources for upper elementary-level educators. The included content focuses on connecting America's past to the present; find much of this content under the tabs at the top of the site to journalism, audio, video, and maps resources. Use the link on the home page to find the search tool to find resources. The filters include options to search by term, learning topic, reading level, grade level, standards, and learning strategies. Lesson plans include all information and resources for teachers, and most have a link to a student version.

tag(s): american revolution (82), black history (125), branches of government (62), civil rights (195), civil war (134), colonial america (95), colonization (20), constitution (88), elections (80), emancipation proclamation (11), environment (237), great depression (28), immigrants (33), immigration (63), inequalities (23), native americans (91), primary sources (117), racism (76), segregation (18), underground railroad (12), womens suffrage (44), world war 1 (72), world war 2 (150)

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This site is an excellent resource for American History teachers; be sure to add it to your collection of teaching resources. Each lesson provided by New American History includes several ideas for using digital tools within the teaching tips; take advantage of these ideas to engage students in learning and differentiate instruction for learning styles and abilities. Google Jamboard, reviewed here is often suggested for use as a teaching tool; however, Jamboard will be shut down at the end of 2024. Use Figjam, reviewed here as an alternative. Figjam allows members to migrate Jamboards into projects in just a few steps. As students complete activities such as KWL charts, use the graphic organizer templates found at Canva Edu, reviewed here to share students' ideas. Extend learning by asking students to use Canva tools to show what they know by creating infographics, presentations, flyers, and other multimedia projects.

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Voices of U.S. - Why We Serve Virtual Field Trip - Discovery Education

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This 21-minute virtual field trip via video is a wonderful visual and audio way for students to learn about Veterans Day history and why men and women serve--starting with Armistice...more
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This 21-minute virtual field trip via video is a wonderful visual and audio way for students to learn about Veterans Day history and why men and women serve--starting with Armistice Day and celebrating the end of World War I and how Armistice Day turned into Veterans Day. There is an explanation of the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The video introduces several Veterans, explaining why they served and other reasons for serving in the military. There are also resources for teachers, parents, and students in grades 3 through 8.

tag(s): holidays (163), veterans (20)

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First, use Padlet, reviewed here and ask students to list what they know about Veterans Day, making columns for history, Memorial Day, the different divisions of the military, and why people serve in the military. Next, introduce this virtual field trip on your whiteboard or projector using Clipchamp, reviewed here to pare down the virtual field trip video to what is appropriate for your age group. Finally, enhance learning by asking students to go back into Padlet and input what they've learned about Veteran's Day and why people serve.

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Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens - The Smithsonian Institution

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Find an abundance of games and learning activities for kids and teens at this engaging site from the experts that The Smithsonian Institution provides. Scroll through the homepage to...more
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Find an abundance of games and learning activities for kids and teens at this engaging site from the experts that The Smithsonian Institution provides. Scroll through the homepage to find activities divided into several categories, including Art, History, and Culture activities and collections, Science and Nature, Art, History activities and collections, and an Art Meets Science collection. Activities include webcams, interactive ebooks, and simulations. Many of the included materials are in Spanish; some activities require downloading from the AppStore from Google Play.

tag(s): alphabet (51), animals (284), colors (64), countries (70), egypt (48), folktales (34), habitats (86), insects (69), inventors and inventions (71), light (51), makerspace (41), museums (44), musical instruments (47), nutrition (135), oceans (150), plants (147), puzzles (143), seasonal (18), space (214), stars (68), STEM (265), summer (29), water (101), weather (165), webcams (10), women (137)

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Add Fun Stuff for Kids and Teams to your science and art bookmarks to use across many different content areas. For example, one activity is called Journey Through an Exploded Star; share a link to this interactive with students to explore before introducing lessons on stars and supernovas. Ask students to share their learning and add questions using IdeaBoardz, reviewed here. Create an IdeaBoard with two columns (or more if desired), then share the link with students to share information and questions with peers. Encourage student engagement in animal-related learning by introducing them to the Art Meets Science Collections. Afterward, ask students to create multimedia projects incorporating animals as art to showcase scientific concepts like habitats, conservation, and human interactions. Find many different templates and presentation ideas at Genially, reviewed here.

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Understanding & Celebrating Juneteenth - National Museum of African American History and Culture

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This printable document from the National Museum of African American History and Culture provides information and resources to support students' understanding of Juneteenth. Content...more
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This printable document from the National Museum of African American History and Culture provides information and resources to support students' understanding of Juneteenth. Content includes the history of Juneteenth and the importance of why young children should be included in Juneteenth celebrations. Additional sections share suggestions on when and how to discuss slavery with young children and suggested questions for age-appropriate discussions about slavery. Other links to books and online resources are available at the end of the document.

tag(s): black history (125), civil rights (195), Juneteenth (22), slavery (76)

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Use this document as a resource for understanding Juneteenth while taking advantage of the suggestions for discussing slavery and civil rights in age-appropriate ways. Share this information with parents to help them understand the history of Juneteenth. As you talk about the questions found in this article, use Draw.Chat, reviewed here to add and share student comments and add images to enhance understanding. For example, ask students to describe "freedom" and then use text boxes to add their comments. During your discussion, upload images that depict freedom in several different forms. Extend learning by asking students to write and share stories using the prompt found in this document to tell about positive changes they would like to make in the world. Use PDFescape, reviewed here to write the stories, then, use PDF to Flipbook Converter, reviewed here to turn their PDFs into an online flippable book.
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Visualizing History - Clio Visualizing History

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Cliohistory.org is an educational organization that develops engaging online history projects designed to assist educators through documentaries, websites, and other media. Viewers...more
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Cliohistory.org is an educational organization that develops engaging online history projects designed to assist educators through documentaries, websites, and other media. Viewers learn about various American historical events through virtual history and photography exhibits. A few examples are: Votes for Women, Quilts As a Visual History, Native Americans: Our First Historians, among others. Some exhibits contain ready-made lesson plans, and videos for grades 3-12.

tag(s): history day (40), native americans (91), womens suffrage (44)

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Engage your students in learning about history with interactive maps, multimedia resources, and primary and secondary sources. All students, especially visual learners, will find these resources help them connect with historical events and figures more personally to make history feel more relevant and engaging. Enhance learning by having students create a timeline of historical events using Padlet, reviewed here. Use the exhibits as writing prompts to analyze historical information. Have students explore an exhibit as a resource for a research project, then create a multimedia presentation of their findings using Genially, reviewed here, where students will have a choice for their presentation format.

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What is Juneteenth, and Why is it Important? - Ted-Ed

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When did slavery actually end in the United States? Learn about the story of Union General Gordon Granger and his march of troops into Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, as ...more
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When did slavery actually end in the United States? Learn about the story of Union General Gordon Granger and his march of troops into Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, as he announced that all enslaved people were free by completing this interactive lesson and video presentation. In addition to the animated video, this lesson includes multiple and short response questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and further discussion questions. Create a free account with Ted-Ed to save and customize this lesson. The video is hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then it may not be viewable.

tag(s): black history (125), civil rights (195), Juneteenth (22), slavery (76), texas (7)

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Share this lesson with students to complete at school or as a flipped learning lesson. On their own or with a partner, have students answer the multiple-choice and open-answer questions by clicking on "Think." Then, consider having small student groups read the additional information inside the Dig Deeper section and investigate the links with the information. Following that, have groups share the information with other class members. For a mini project like this, consider using the tools available at Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education, reviewed here for students to create presentations, infographics, and other visual media. Another project suggestion would be to have small groups of students investigate the story of Juneteenth further through different perspectives, such as that of a soldier, Texas citizens, or children. You could have them produce an animated video using a program like moovly, reviewed here.

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The British Are Coming! Using Literature to Bring the American Revolution to Life - TeachersFirst

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K to 12
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The British Are Coming! is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here. Following a short introduction...more
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The British Are Coming! is part of the TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series reviewed here. Following a short introduction and background knowledge, this article shares picture and chapter book ideas and suggested activities that provide information and context relating to events surrounding the American Revolution. In addition, several suggestions are included that share links to virtual field trips that also enhance students' understanding of the revolution. Information includes correlation to ISTE and AASL standards.

tag(s): american revolution (82), book lists (162), colonial america (95), colonization (20), franklin (11), heroes (22), virtual field trips (79), washington (25)

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Bookmark this site with ideas about the American Revolution to engage students through literature. Some books and activities include links to lessons and teachers' guides that provide additional information and classroom support. Use Curipod, reviewed here, to quickly create engaging lessons and activities related to your book studies. For example, Curipod can create slides with themes such as lesson hooks, what do you infer? and exit tickets; use any of these options to generate ideas for discussion questions based on the theme of any books shared in this article. Enhance student learning by creating timelines based on information in the books read. ReadWriteThink Timeline, reviewed here, is easy for students of all ages to use for creating and sharing timelines.

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Judy Huemann - Life and Legacy of the Mother of the Disability Rights Movement - The Huemann Perspective

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This site brings together many of the excellent resources on the web about Judy Huemann and the disability movement. Find podcasts with disabled changemakers and their supporters. Resources...more
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This site brings together many of the excellent resources on the web about Judy Huemann and the disability movement. Find podcasts with disabled changemakers and their supporters. Resources offer a plethora of information, lessons, videos, books and book guides, disability resources for asserting your rights, and much more. Central to the disability rights movement is Section 504 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which stipulates that individuals with disabilities "should not be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Find a downloadable "Curriculum Guide for Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights," found under 504 Sit in History. Judy Huemann led protests, including a 26-day sit-in at Health Education and Welfare's San Francisco headquarters, calling the federal government to issue regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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tag(s): bias (22), character education (75), disabilities (29), women (137)

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Include this site with other resources featuring women role models, biographical topics, and career exploration information. Since this website has extensive information from around the web, consider using a curation tool such as Padlet, reviewed here, as a resource to share information and sources with students. While "Patient No More" is for high school and beyond, there are parts that can be pulled out for your elementary students. For instance, there are videos you can use with Edpuzzle, reviewed here, to add comments and discussion questions for younger students. In addition, there is an observation chart where students wander around their environment, recording where there are examples of accessibility or a lack of accessibility.

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Maya Angelou - Unit - Kids Disover

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In this unit, students will discover the actual human behind the famous name Maya Angelou. The unit has three parts: Tough Beginnings - Maya as a child and teenager, Talent ...more
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In this unit, students will discover the actual human behind the famous name Maya Angelou. The unit has three parts: Tough Beginnings - Maya as a child and teenager, Talent to Spare - Maya as a young adult and her early career, and More than Words - Inspiration. Many students may not know that she was the first African American streetcar conductor in San Francisco and a singer and songwriter. Part three, More Than Words: Inspiration, has a timeline from 1971-2008 and colorful images of her later in life. In the last two parts of the unit find four discussion questions called Think Piece. At the bottom of the landing page are three different word activities. You will need to have a free Kids Discover membership to access this unit.

tag(s): african american (111), authors (104), biographies (94), black history (125), poetry (190), women (137)

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This unit is geared for 5th-6th grade readability (Lexile level 750-890). Introduce your students to this unit on your interactive whiteboard or a projector. The first part, Tough Beginnings, is very interesting, describing that Maya didn't speak for five years and why. Once you get through that part and the Think Piece that goes with it, let students read the rest in pairs or small groups. For the Think Piece(s), create a class Google Jamboard, reviewed here, where students can record their answers and include sticky notes and images. Depending on the age of your students, you may want to create a guided reading activity using Read Ahead, reviewed here.

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Women Advancing Equality - Patsy Mink - The Asian America Education Project

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Find everything you need to learn about Patsy Mink, a powerful Asian-American woman. Elected to Congress in 1964, she collaborated to craft Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination...more
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Find everything you need to learn about Patsy Mink, a powerful Asian-American woman. Elected to Congress in 1964, she collaborated to craft Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination in education and federally funded activities due to gender. There are activities and discussion questions for grades 1-6 based on an essay for students, an article, and a short video.

tag(s): bias (22), character education (75), racism (76), women (137)

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Use this lesson in your American history units or studies about famous women. Create a reading guide for your younger students and struggling readers using Read Ahead, reviewed here, then introduce this lesson on your interactive whiteboard or with a projector. Extend student learning by having them participate in a Flip, reviewed here, discussion with their peers. Ask them to explain what they learned about Patsy Mink and women in general, then have them listen to and comment on their classmates' impressions. Use this Flip topic throughout the year to add students' thoughts about other famous people you study during the school year.

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Civics Renewal Network - The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Univ of Pennsylvania

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This site is provided by an alliance of thirty-seven non-profit, non-partisan organizations to offer free online civics resources to classrooms. Curated collections include voting and...more
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This site is provided by an alliance of thirty-seven non-profit, non-partisan organizations to offer free online civics resources to classrooms. Curated collections include voting and elections, media literacy, subjects to learn at home, teaching the 19th Amendment, controversial topics, and a Constitution Day toolkit. In addition to selecting topics, you can view the information by choosing from narrower topics, including citizenship, history, branches of government, and more. Use the dropdown box for Collections at the top of the page to find resources correlated to Common Core, NCSS, and National Standards for Civics and Government. Links to resources include videos, free online courses, classroom presentations, and many other tools for classroom civics lessons. Note: the vast majority of items included are free; however, a few link to resources require payment.

tag(s): branches of government (62), constitution (88), democracy (19), elections (80), electoral college (22), media literacy (103), politics (113), supreme court (27)

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Include the Civics Renewal Network with your other resources for teaching civics content. Include activities on this site as part of self-guided lessons created using Microsoft PowerPoint Online, reviewed here, or add to classroom lessons created with NearPod, reviewed here. Extend student learning by asking them to become creators using a digital storytelling tool such as Elementari, reviewed here. Elementari includes features that bring students' stories to life, such as animations, font choices, and drag-and-drop text.
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