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Britannica’s Summer Reading Challenge

May 17, 2017

Join Britannica's Summer Reading Challenge for Elementary Readers!Kids who read over the summer have an easier time launching back into fall learning. We’ve outlined 5 simple steps toward a successful summer reading program to help students stay engaged, have fun, and continue to develop their reading skills.Step 1: Set a Goal.Download Pledge Certificate ...READ MORE

Science Activities for Star Wars Day!

May 3, 2017

Britannica Celebrates Star Wars Day with K-12 Science ActivitiesMay the 4th be with you!  Don’t be surprised if you hear this pun several times this week, because Thursday, May 4, is Star Wars Day. Here at Britannica, we are channeling our inner Jedi and focusing on science and science fiction. Science fiction has a long tradition of examining humanity's relationship with tec ...READ MORE

Earth Day Activities for Elementary Students!

April 19, 2017

Earth Day activities allow students to travel the world through geography exploration, track weather patterns, learn about different biomes and their climates, and discover ways that everyone can take better care of our planet.Grades Pre-K-2 Activities1. Be a Biome! Activity: Explore the major biomes of the world and then choose one to r ...READ MORE

National Poetry Month Activities for Middle School

April 5, 2017

Why are metaphors considered to be the basic language of poetry? Which poet was asked by a U.S. president to write a poem for his inauguration and was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by another president? Why was Langston Hughes an important poet during the Harlem Renaissance? All of these are great questions to explore with your students during April’s National ...READ MORE

[White Paper] Weaving Literature into Social Studies

April 3, 2017

Download our latest white paper, Weaving Literature into Social Studies: Pairing Literary Works with Nonfiction Content. The white paper includes:1. How to identify and choose a literary work2. Reading comprehension strategies and skills   3. Three specific exam ...READ MORE