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A Home for Elephants

November 25, 2016

A program in Africa saves baby elephants. The animals are cared for until they can live on their own. Thousands of adult African elephants are killed each year. Hunters want their tusks. The tusks are used to make jewelry and…

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Technology

Get Active for Good

November 18, 2016

Get active! It can help other kids. Learn how. Get active and save lives. That is the idea behind the UNICEF Kid Power program. How does the program work? Children earn Kid Power points by being active. Points are exchanged…

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Animals

Return of the Grizzlies

October 28, 2016

Do grizzly bears still need special protection? Grizzly bears have nearly disappeared from most of the United States. But they are making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park. By 1975, fewer than 140 grizzlies lived there. Now there…

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Arts

Past and Present

October 21, 2016

Kids learn about American Indian life at a school in Minnesota. Rayna Goggleye-Paulson is in third grade. Rayna has classes in reading, writing, and math. But she also learns about American Indian drumming and dancing. She studies the Ojibwe (o-jib-way)…

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United States

Un campamento solidario

October 14, 2016

El fin de semana del Día de los Veteranos, niños de familias militares disfrutan el aire libre. La mayoría de los niños que va de campamento lo hace durante el verano. Pero Charles Devine va en el otoño. El año…

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Health

Learning to Love Ugly Veggies

October 7, 2016

Tons of fruits and vegetables go into the trash each year. People are working to stop that from happening. Go to the store. Take a look at the fruits and vegetables sold there. Most are perfectly shaped. But not all…

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World

Gold Rush

September 23, 2016

History was made at the 2016 Summer Games. Read about the athletes. On August 21, the 2016 Summer Olympics came to a close. The United States won big. American athletes earned 121 medals. That includes 46 gold medals. U.S. swimmer…

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United States

Picking a President

September 16, 2016

In November, Americans will vote for president of the United States. Read about the candidates. Barack Obama is president of the United States. But in 2017, the country will have a new president. Who will it be? Voters will make…

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Science

An Eye in the Sky

September 9, 2016

Scientists are building a powerful telescope. It will help them see deep into space. More than 400 years ago, Galileo Galilei built a telescope. He was an Italian scientist. He used the telescope to study space. Since then, scientists have…

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Health

A Growing Movement

September 2, 2016

Special programs help kids eat better and learn about food. Destiny Cunningham, 10, loves eating “stoplight salad” for lunch. She and other students at her school, in Detroit, Michigan, helped pick the red, yellow, and green vegetables it is made…

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Text Sets

G2 Text Set: Change Makers

May 3, 2016

Sometimes, all it takes is one person to show others that change is necessary to improve their lives, their community, or the world. Using stories of environmental activism, social justice, and inclusivity, this text set explores the theme of change…

Text Sets

G2 Text Set: Rethinking Food

May 3, 2016

Food is something we encounter every day, even if don’t always put much thought into it. But there’s a story behind every plate. From the origin of your food to the reason you chose it, you can learn a lot…