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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 11
    Amelia Earhart completed her solo flight from Honolulu to Oakland in 1935.
    Students explore the definition of a hero and use the interactive Venn diagram to identify the most common characteristics of a hero.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Critical Discussion of Social Issues
    Through a series of picture book read-alouds, students engage in critical discussion of complex issues of race, class, and gender.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Crit Lit for Kids: From Critical Consciousness to Service Learning
    Students take their ideas from the classroom page to the community pavement when they participate in a service-learning project based on their multimedia presentations.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 23
    Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the US to earn a MD degree in 1849.
    "Famous Firsts" are researched by students, followed by small group research and multimedia presentations to report research results.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 15
    In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day.
    Students study Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and work in groups to create a mural that depicts Dr. King's vision of peace.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 8
    On this day in 1935, Elvis Presley was born.
    Students visit the National Archives to read a letter written by Elvis Presley to President Nixon. The Letter Generator is used to write a letter to a current artist suggesting a meeting with the President.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Scaffolding Comprehension Strategies Using Graphic Organizers
    Students learn collaborative strategic reading (CSR). During and after reading, students apply four reading strategies—preview, click and clunk, get the gist, and wrap-up—and use graphic organizers for scaffolding.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 22
    The "1984" Macintosh commercial aired today during Super Bowl XVIII.
    Original advertisements are created after students review advertising techniques they've studied.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Viking Voyagers: Navigating Online Content Area Reading
    Students set sail on an online Viking voyage, collaborating to research aspects of Viking culture and then applying their newfound knowledge as they navigate the interactive Viking Quest Game.
  10. Professional Development | Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Writing Our Communities: Local Learning and Public Culture
    Student engagement with community becomes the centerpiece of the book, an engagement that takes place across disciplines through projects involving history, environment, culture, and much more.