Summary How do you turn your day around when it’s off to a bad start? In Keep Your Head Up, D. starts his day with a cloud over his head. He is in a bad mood. His alarm did not go off, and his… Continue Reading “Keep Your Head Up”
Summary What does it take to make a satisfying meal for hungry neighbors? Passionate volunteers who are ready to work with whatever they have. In Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki, readers watch volunteers pick garden vegetables, rifle through refrigerated items, and warm up… Continue Reading “Our Little Kitchen by Jillian Tamaki”
Take a look at this lesson plan on collaboration inspired by a picture book about Rube Goldberg.
Category: Art-Cartooning, Biography & Autobiography-Art, Collaborate, Technology-InventionsTags: Beach Lane Books, biographies, biography, cartoons, cartoons and comics, design, determination, drawing, engineer, engineering, illustrators, perseverance, persevere, problem solving, Robert Neubecker, Sarah Aronson
Little Libraries, Big Heroes is a true story about a man with an idea. He created Little Free Libraries, handmade repositories for books. They can be found around the world!
The Breaking News Summary We all know how pervasive bad news is. We try to shield it from young learners, but they can see our faces full of worry. They watch us read news alerts and hear us whispering with coworkers. Imagine what it… Continue Reading “The Breaking News Lesson Activity”
Summary How do you develop a product that people love? You start by listening to what people need. Then you research, experiment and ask for feedback. In The Crayon Man, we see how Edwin Binney created Crayola crayons. Binney was an inventor. His products made life… Continue Reading “The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons Lesson Activity”
Pies From Nowhere Summary “Every time I take a flight, I am always mindful of the many people who make a successful journey possible—the known pilots and the unknown ground crew.” Martin Luther King spoke these words as he accepted the Noble Peace Prize.… Continue Reading “Pies From Nowhere Lesson Activity”
Category: Biography & Autobiography-Cultural, Biography & Autobiography-Historical, Biography & Autobiography-Social Activists, Biography & Autobiography-Women, Collaborate, Ethnic & RegionalTags: activism, activist, biographies, biography, civil rights, Collaboration, cookery, difference maker, prejudices, recipes, social sciences
Summary It’s eerie to think that Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson and Frank Morrison was published two months before the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. The stories are the same; courageous children taking monumental risks to draw attention to atrocities.… Continue Reading “Let the Children March Lesson Activity”
Where’s Rodney Summary Rodney can’t sit still in class. His curiosity about the natural world draws his focus to the window to see birds, bugs and dogs. The outside world fascinates him. Being in school does not. His classmates laugh at Rodney when he… Continue Reading “Where’s Rodney? Lesson Activity”