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Pictures of 2019

December 13, 2019

How will you remember 2019? A year is a collection of moments. There are happy moments and sad ones, moments to celebrate and moments to learn from. In 2019, hundreds of thousands of youth activists marched for climate action. The…



Discovery in Egypt

November 1, 2019

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 30 ancient coffins containing well-preserved mummies. This is the largest discovery of its kind since the 19th century. Details of the find were announced on October 19. The wooden coffins are estimated to be 3,000…

Text Sets

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…


Women to Note

September 27, 2019

George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin. These are some of the historic American men who appear on United States paper currency. But where are the women? “Thousands of women have been overlooked in history,” Rosie Rios told TIME for Kids.…

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Text Sets

Little Rock Nine Video

February 21, 2020

Watch this video to introduce the Civil Rights Text Set.


Time Off

Test Your Knowledge

August 29, 2019

Do you know what year William Shakespeare was born? Or the name of the first woman to fly across the Pacific Ocean? What was Thomas Edison’s first invention? If you can answer these questions, you might be ready for the…


Remembering D-Day

June 6, 2019

Tom Rice is a 97-year-old veteran from San Diego, California. On Wednesday, and for the second time in his life, he parachuted into Normandy, France. The first time was on June 6, 1944. That day is known as D-Day. During…


United States

A New Museum

May 15, 2019

A new museum gives visitors a fresh look at one of our country’s most important monuments. It’s the Statue of Liberty Museum. It opens to the public on May 16. The museum is located on Liberty Island. That’s off the…



Artifacts Unearthed

March 22, 2019

Archaeologists have discovered a trove of about 200 Mayan artifacts in a Mexican cave system. The findings were announced on March 4. The trove includes vases and decorated plates. Experts say the artifacts will help us better understand the Maya.…


Preserving Plastics

November 16, 2018

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. The space suit Armstrong wore on his lunar mission has come to symbolize courage and human achievement. In 1971, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space…

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