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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 12
    Anne Frank received her famous diary in 1942.
    Students learn about eyewitness reports through a lesson that is grade-level appropriate. Then, groups use primary source documents and research an event using eyewitness accounts.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 7
    Celebrate Louise Erdrich's birthday today.
    Students watch a short video about Erdrich's love of books and write their own memory piece.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 1
    CNN debuted as the first television news network in 1980.
    Students brainstorm a list of modern news sources and from previous centuries. Groups then research one of these sources and create a timeline showing the evolution of news.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 3
    Jesse James robs the Obocock Bank in 1871.
    Students listen to folksongs and related information about Jesse James, and then research James' life and write new folk songs about James or another famous outlaw.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Langston Hughes in the Classroom: "Do Nothin' till You Hear from Me"
    Carmaletta M. Williams provides high school teachers with background on Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance as well as help in teaching Hughes's poetry, short stories, novels, and autobiography.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Literature as a Jumping Off Point for Nonfiction Inquiry
    Students use text sets to research a topic inspired by a fiction book they have read. A text set is a collection of multiple text genres with a single focus.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Our Community: Creating ABC Books as Assessment
    Students create alphabet books, which are used as an integrated assessment with science, health, social studies, and any other content area. This lesson plans looks at the theme of community.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Research Building Blocks: "Cite Those Sources!"
    Students learn the importance of crediting others for their words and ideas, and then learn the paraphrasing and citation skills necessary to avoid plagiarism.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Research Building Blocks: Skim, Scan, and Scroll
    In this lesson from a research skills unit, students read informational text, looking for supporting details. They practice skimming and scanning print resources, and scrolling through electronic resources.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   8 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Sherman Alexie in the Classroom: "This is not a silent movie. Our voices will save our lives."
    Provides high school teachers with teaching strategies, classroom activities, and student samples for teaching the works of Sherman Alexie.