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I Am Farmer: Growing An Environmental Movement In Cameroon Lesson Activity

Read how Farmer Tantoh brought clean water to his village by using skills learned from his personal interests.

Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove Lesson Activity

Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove Summary Sonny Rollins was born during the Harlem Renaissance; a time when jazz exploded all over the city. The movement cultivated genius musicians who grabbed the attention of music lovers everywhere. One entertainer caught Sonny… Continue Reading “Sonny’s Bridge: Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Finds His Groove Lesson Activity”

Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird Lesson Activity

Try this lesson idea that invites learners to consider what makes a great author. #AASLstandards @AASL @BethanyHegedus @BalzerandBray @CASL @FAME

The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really) Lesson Activity

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World Summary When you cut yourself, what’s the first thing you do? Reach for a Band-Aid, right? Before the 1920s, Band-Aids did not exist. Josephine Knight was accident prone and needed to save her cuts from infection. Her husband,… Continue Reading “The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really) Lesson Activity”

A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights

A Lady Has the Floor Summary Did you know there was a time when girls were not allowed to speak in front of an audience at school? During the mid 1800’s, Belva Lockwood saw this happening and knew it was wrong. She decided to… Continue Reading “A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women’s Rights”

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace Poet of Science Summary Where does creativity come from? Steve Jobs once said it evolves from “connecting things.” The story of Ada Lovelace supports this idea. Energized by a curious imagination as a child, Ada designed fantastic creations. Her mother worried about… Continue Reading “Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer”

Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs

Walking in the City with Jane Summary When was the last time you paid attention to the activities in your town? What did you notice? What did you appreciate? Jane Jacobs, an author and an activist, was fascinated by the intricacies of city life.… Continue Reading “Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs”

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World Lesson Activity

Shaking Things Up Summary From the author of the incredible book Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood invites us into the world of female innovators and activists. This book highlights, in poetic verse, the stories of fourteen young women that made a huge difference in the… Continue Reading “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World Lesson Activity”

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