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G3-4 Text Set: Refuge Seekers

August 30, 2019

People around the world flee their homes to find safety for themselves and their families. Some are even forced to leave. They must leave behind all they know, often with only the things they can carry. This text set explores the topic…

United States

Powerful Pitches

April 29, 2016

For much of baseball's history, pitchers rarely threw a ball 100 miles per hour (m.p.h.). But over the past 10 years, more pitchers have been coming closer to 100 than ever before. Among pitchers who threw at least 40 innings…

Environment

Shell Game

April 15, 2016

The ploughshare (plow -share) tortoise is one of the world's most endangered animals. Experts believe there are fewer than 300 adults in the wild. A small piece of land in northwest Madagascar is the species' only natural habitat. With their…

Environment

Ugly but Tasty

April 15, 2016

In U.S. supermarkets, perfectly shaped fruits and vegetables line shelves. But not all the produce grown in the U.S. looks like what is being sold. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than a quarter of all fresh produce…

Health

Bug Business

March 18, 2016

Chocolate-chip cookies. Banana bread. Brownies. What do these treats have in common? If they were made with Bitty Foods flour, they all contain a special ingredient: crickets. The company, which is based in San Francisco, California, wants to make insects…

Video

Time Off

Stephen Curry's Big Show

February 26, 2016

It is more than an hour before the Denver Nuggets face off against the Golden State Warriors. But in Denver's arena, fans watch as Stephen Curry sinks shot after shot into the hoop from the three-point line. Curry steps near…

Technology

Let's Talk

February 28, 2020

Joyce Ladner has stories to share. Born in Mississippi in 1943, she went on to join the civil rights movement in the 1950s. In college, she was expelled for organizing campus protests. Later, she was jailed after trying to integrate…

History

Family Story

February 28, 2020

Thanks to virtual reality, a man who attended the 1963 March on Washington returns to the scene with his great-grandson. TIME’s virtual-reality exhibit The March re-creates the historic March on Washington of 1963. Visitors can walk with the 250,000 people…

History

"I Was There"

February 28, 2020

What was it like to attend the March on Washington? TIME magazine spoke with people who were there. Joan Baez, Singer “There are some times when you know something is going to be historic. I remember it was hot,…

United States

Remembering the March

February 28, 2020

TIME for Kids looks back at the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. On August 28, 1963, people from all over the country poured into Washington, D.C. Many held signs: “We March…

Arts

Star Ballerina

February 5, 2016

A basketball court is an odd place to dance ballet—or for a star ballerina to be discovered. But it was on a court at a Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro, California, that Misty Copeland took her first ballet…

Science

Wildlife Detectives

January 22, 2016

It was June 6, 1989, and President George H.W. Bush had just stopped elephant ivory from coming into the United States. A wildlife inspector spotted a shipment of 200 ivory buttons. The person shipping them said they came from the…

Technology

Over the River

November 6, 2015

A bridge is taking shape over the Hudson River. The New NY Bridge, as it is being called for now, will replace the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee. The three-mile-long Tappan Zee was built in 1955 and connects Nyack, New York,…

Environment

Shark Hunt

September 25, 2015

A shark smells prey and swims toward it. The meal is some bait attached to a camera on the ocean floor. The big fish heads to the camera, and it is caught on video. The scene is not for a…

Environment

Water Worries

April 24, 2015

California has survived many droughts. But the current dry spell, now in its fourth year, is one of the most severe the state has ever experienced. A shortage of precipitation has left lakes, reservoirs, and other sources of water at…

Technology

My Life as a Robot

January 23, 2015

After I had surgery, the doctor said I needed to stay home for at least a week. With exams coming up, I worried about missing class. My family thought of a solution: I would go to school as a robot.…

Technology

Robots in Action

March 20, 2015

Robots are on the rise! Today, they can be found working in hotels and stores. Machines will soon be used to study sea creatures up close. These robots can blend right in with underwater habitats. Robots take on tasks to…

Opinion

Should Technology Companies Store Students' Personal Data?

March 6, 2015

Technology is making it easier for schools to collect information about students. Much of the data is collected and stored by technology companies, and not by the schools or the families. Supporters say the programs make it easier for teachers…

World

TFK Person of the Year: Malala

January 23, 2015

TIME FOR KIDS readers vote for Malala Yousafzai as the top newsmaker of 2014. In December, we asked you to choose the most important newsmaker of 2014. More than 11,000 votes were cast in our online poll. Who beat out…

Business

A Taylor-Made Star

December 19, 2014

Taylor Swift is no stranger to triumphs. But even for her, 2014 has been a great year. Her new album, 1989, sold almost 1.3 million copies the first week it was out. Billboard named her its Woman of the Year.…

Business

The Business of Sharing

November 21, 2014

How many of your toys have you played with lately? A 2010 British study found that the average 10-year-old owns 238 toys but plays with just 12 daily. So why not rent toys? It would cut back on waste and…

Business

Scrap Metal

March 21, 2014

It has been clear for years that U.S. shoppers and businesses have little interest in dollar coins. Banks returned so many of them to the Federal Reserve that the Treasury stopped making them in 2011, except to meet the demands…

United States

The Drive to Succeed

February 28, 2014

It was an important victory. On October 26, 2013, Darrell Wallace Jr., 20, was the first to cross the finish line in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200, at Martinsville Speedway, in Virginia. The win made Wallace the second…

World

A Safe Place to Live

January 24, 2014

Seeking safety from a bloody civil war in Syria, more than 2 million people have fled the country. About 600,000 of these refugees are living in neighboring Jordan. Most of them expected to return home after a few months. But…

Technology

A Helping Hand

January 14, 2014

Leon McCarthy, 12, was born without fingers on his left hand. He could do many simple tasks. But he could not grasp more than one thing at a time. So Leon's father, Paul, created a prosthesis, using a 3D printer.…

Health

Meet Rex

March 8, 2013

He sees. He walks. His heart pumps blood. But Rex, as he is called in the United Kingdom, is not human. In fact, he's not even alive. Rex is the world's most advanced bionic man. He was created by scientists…

Community

Homemade Fun

April 27, 2012

Caine Monroy, 9, has always loved arcades. Last summer, instead of playing someone else's games, he decided to make his own. Caine was spending his summer vacation at his dad's auto-parts store in Los Angeles, California. There were plenty of…

Arts

A Mural's Story

March 11, 2011

Can you imagine what it would feel like to have a mural by a famous artist in your room? In the 1960s, two children in New York City had this experience. Two years before Maurice Sendak gained international fame for…

Community

Video: Ruwanka Purasinghe, Geotechnical Engineer

March 1, 2019

Meet Ruwanka Purasinghe, a geotechnical engineer, in this video from NBC News Learn. You can learn more about Purasinghe and geotechnical engineering in the Mar…

Video

Community

Video: Jay Brannon, Environmental Engineer

March 1, 2019

Meet Jay Brannon, an environmental engineer, in this video from NBC News Learn. You can learn more about Brannon and environmental engineering in the March 1, 2…

Video