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Remember Juneteenth celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth remembers the end of chattel slavery in the United States and is celebrated each year on June 19th. The date itself marks the day in 1865, two and half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, that troops entered Galveston, Texas and announced that the Civil War had ended and that enslaved Black Americans had their freedom.

Cherry Blossoms Street Trees a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be

The New York City Parks Department provides a list of the species of trees that can be found in New York City. Are you curious about a particular tree in your neighborhood? Use the interactive NYC Street Tree Map to learn more about the trees on your block.

four students potting seedlings

Gardening is a wonderful way to meet science standards, no matter what grade you teach. Whether you are studying plant life cycle, botany, ecosystems, or something else, there are gardening projects that provide hands-on learning to your classroom.   Here are five projects of increasing difficulty that you may wish to try.

Student with hand raised

The goal of a healing environment is radically simple: high-quality teaching and learning that supports individual student's well-being and, supporting and developing students from early learning through secondary school to achieve academically.

Student with a guitar standing in front of a sign reading vote here

This document is a compilation of resources to support classroom discussions on the Civics for All Registered Comic.  Registered is intended for high school students. It can be used to teach and celebrate youth voice, the importance of registering to vote, and civic empowerment as a part of the Civics for All initiative.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends

Each year, the United States sets aside the third Monday in January to remember the life and work of legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Use the following NewsHour Classroom resources to examine King’s impact on civil rights and his ongoing legacy.  The collection is from PBS (Public Broadcasting Station).

Did you know

The United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, commonly known as the Freedmens' Bureau, created by Congress in 1865, assisted in the political and social reconstruction of post-war Southern states and helped formerly enslaved African Americans transition from slavery to freedom and citizenship. In the process, the Bureau created millions of records that contain the names and information of hundreds of thousands of people across the United States.

Action Activists

This document is a compilation of resources to support classroom discussions on the Civics for All Action Activists Comic.

Action Activists #1, is intended for middle school students. It can be used to teach about how our system of government works and how students can become civically engaged as a part of the Civics for All initiative.

A human head surrounded by symbols of math science, Arts, sports

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. Here is a short guide to formulate questions to exercise critical thinking skills when planning a lesson.

Image of planet Earth from outer space

How can schools take action on Climate Change? Climate Change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and schools have a role to play. In this resource you will find considerations when planning to teach Climate Science across all subjects, projects for students, and activities for families and community engagement.

May is metal heath awareness month

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. 

Cogenerative Dialogues

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