The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University has launched Engaging Congress, a freeinteractive game that uses primary source documents to explore the workings of American government and the challenges the government faces in contemporary society.
With the widespread school closures creating a situation where many families are facing the unexpected challenge of educating and engaging children with autism or other special needs at home, Stages Learning Materials is offering a freeAutism Curriculum Kit to support families during COVID-19 school closures.
Is nonfiction gaining traction? How important is background knowledge? How does reading translate to different careers? Get the answers to these questions and more in Renaissance Learning’s freeWhat Kids Are Reading: 2020 Editionreport. The world’s largest annual survey of K–12 student reading habits, What Kids Are Reading contains eye-opening research analyses and lists the top books students are reading at every grade level.
The Bill of Rights Institute rewards students who rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. This year’s We the Students Essay Contest challenges students to tell what civil discourse means to them.
Each time you and your students embark on a new story,
your characters undergo a transformation. If you lead your students through the
elements we’ve discussed (creating an epic classroom, uncovering a conflict, and traversing the rising action to solve the conflict) then the transformation will happen by itself. A critical part of
epic learning is helping students to realize that metamorphosis and use what
they’ve learned. Here are a few activities to facilitate reflection and wrap up
your epic learning experience.