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History

G5-6 Text Set: Civil Rights

February 21, 2019

During the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s, black Americans sought to end the effects of racism and discrimination by fighting for equal rights under the law. This text set explores the theme of civil rights by…

History

Little Rock Nine Video

February 21, 2020

Watch this video to introduce the Civil Rights Text Set.

Video

Young Game Changers

G5-6 Text Set: Young Problem Solvers

January 17, 2020

Young people will be the next generation of leaders and change-makers. But many don’t wait until they are in positions of power to take action. These innovative minds search for and create solutions to the problems they see around them.…

World

G5-6 Text Set: Climate Change

August 30, 2019

Rising temperatures. Intense droughts. Melting ice caps. Climate change and its effect on the planet are in the news quite often. This text set explores the theme of climate change by looking at its causes and at its impact around…

World

G5-6 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…

World

Tracing the Journey Video

September 9, 2017

Watch this video as an optional extension activity for the refugee text set.

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Space

From Apollo 11 to Now Video

November 15, 2019

Watch this video to introduce the Space Exploration Text Set

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Space

G5-6 Text Set: Space Exploration

November 15, 2019

Space is an endlessly fascinating subject for many people. What exists beyond our planet? What’s it like to be launched into space and walk on the moon? This text set dives into the history and lasting impact of space exploration.…

Books

G5-6 Text Set: The Phantom Tollbooth

August 30, 2019

Milo finds life endlessly dull. Even when a mysterious tollbooth appears in his room, he chooses to pass its gate only because he has nothing better to do. But as he travels through the curious lands beyond the tollbooth, he…

People

G5-6 Text Set: Wonder

August 30, 2019

When August Pullman’s mom insists he enroll in a mainstream school for fifth grade, August and his dad are reluctant. Auggie was born with a severe facial deformity and has been homeschooled his whole life. His dad worries that sending…