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Becoming aware and understanding cultural beliefs, values, and perceptions.

first nation poetry

Mar 15, 2021

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Native Poetry Rooted in the History of America

Living Nations, Living Words, the signature project of United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, conveys through poetry that Native people and poets have vital and unequivocal roots in this country. The project features 47 contemporary Native poets reading and discussing their original poems.

high school students tell their stories

Mar 15, 2021

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Voices of America’s Future

The We Are America Project has engendered powerful, honest stories by high school students about their lives in America. The project was started by 18 students from Lowell High School (in Lowell, Massachusetts), who are working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American.

celebrate womens day

Mar 15, 2021

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SPOTLIGHT! On Women Who Changed the World

International Women’s Day has been commemorated across the world on March 8 since 1911, and every United States President has marked March as Women’s History Month since 1995. Although the right to vote is a common topic of study in classrooms when students examine women’s history, many more issues, perspectives, and accomplishments require investigation across history, literature, and the arts to more fully appreciate and understand what women’s history in the United States encompasses. On the next page, you’ll find five sources for free lessons and other resources for diving deeply into women’s triumphs in every arena.

science museum virtual tour

Feb 15, 2021

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Exhibits and Artifacts Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists

Oxford University’s History of Science Museum hosts a leading collection of scientific instruments from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century. The museum’s virtual tours allow visitors to explore exhibits and artifacts of some of the most important scientific discoveries in science history.

Free Music Resources

Feb 15, 2021

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Music Legends Raising Awareness of Black Contributions to Arts and Society

Kids Discover has partnered with Rhino Records to celebrate Black History Month by releasing three free units honoring classic recording artists Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Curtis Mayfield.

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