A new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, invites Americans to recognize another world war—one that has traditionally been envisioned as a confrontation between a ragtag army of rebellious colonists and a king’s mighty military force of red-coated Brits.
June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and Brightly, an online resource to help educators grow lifelong readers, features 15 booksfor children about the Immigrant Experience in America. One of the books suggested for children in prekindergarten/kindergarten is The Name Jar, a familiar immigrant tale of having an unfamiliar name and feeling like an outsider—until someone kind or brave or both makes a gesture of inclusion.
During the week of November 4, 2018, students and teachers can join other school groups from around the nation for a once-in-a-lifetime experience through Close Up’s Election Week Programs. Close Up’s Student Programs for middle school and high school focus on civics, political efficacy, and skill development.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum invites teachers and students to participate in “Anniversary in the Schools,” a freewebinar commemorating the seventeenth anniversary of 9/11. The webinar, broadcast from inside the 9/11 Museum, connects students and teachers from around the world with museum staff and guest speakers to learn about the attacks and the importance of commemoration.
Throughout the summer months, students can explore the science behind some of their favorite summer activities. On PBS LearningMedia’s Science of Summer website, students will discover the physics of sailing, the chemistry of campfires, the mineral composition of sand, the forces that allow humans to ride bicycles and rollercoasters—and more.