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Beyond the hand turkey: An elementary Thanksgiving activity

November 2, 2017

Critical thinking and reading are important literacy skills to build in early readers. Spark imagination and foster cultural empathy this Thanksgiving with a compare and contrast exercise designed for Pre-K–5 social studies classrooms.Elementary Activity: Thanksgiving Past And PresentOverview: By analyzing informational text and images—and their own background knowledge—stu ...READ MORE

Remembering Veterans Day with WWI trench poetry

November 2, 2017

Encourage advanced literacy skills through the analyzation of figurative language in your middle and high school students with the following Veterans Day lesson created for 6-12 grade social studies classrooms.World War I trench poetry: A middle and high school activityIt is hard to overstate the enduring effect of World War I on the arts, given the cultural blossoming of the Wei ...READ MORE

How do you read like a scientist?

October 19, 2017

Ready-To-Use Annotation Activities for ScienceLiteracy doesn’t stop at the Hogwarts’ gate or the border to Oz. The educators at Britannica Digital Learning have designed the following activities to make science lit for hungry brains of every level.Each activity has been created to work with the resources that you already use in your classroom or with Britannica’s newest classroom tool, LaunchPacks: Sci ...READ MORE

10 Chicago 8th graders sum up how annotations help them study

October 17, 2017

It’s the phrase every teacher dreads (besides “district-wide team-building exercise”), and it comes straight from the mouths of students: “When the heck am I going to use this?” Fortunately, learning to effectively annotate a text—or becoming a good note-taker—is one of those magic skills for which you can retort, “With literally everything you read or study from now ...READ MORE

#ThankAPrincipal

October 9, 2017

Starting this week, Britannica is saluting top-notch principals across the country for National Principals Month (#ThankAPrincipal).The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) have designated Octo ...READ MORE
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