Iceberg Sinks Titanic April 15, 1912

She collided with an iceberg and sank during her maiden voyage 100 years ago. Despite the short duration of her presence on the high seas — just five days — or the century that’s passed since her sinking, the RMS Titanic made an indelible impression. The tragedy caused more than 1,500 deaths and inspired films,…
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Online Resources For Teaching About 9/11

Here are some online resources for teaching about 9/11 from Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation and Parade Classroom. September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. To help you explain the events of 9/11, the…
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A Great Opportunity For Kids – School House Days

Here’s a wonderful opportunity for kids in grades 3-6.  They can experience a day in a 1930’s country school at the Grand Forks Historical Society during School House Days.  There are lessons, games, crafts and lunch served in pails. Each year has a theme. This year, the program will feature a story about good guys and bad…
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JFK Presidential Library Teacher Resources

To help mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy this month, David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, recently unveiled, the nation’s largest online digitized presidential archive, providing unprecedented global access to the most important papers, records, photographs…
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Mothers Of Invention

In celebration of Women’s History Month, here is another guide from the NIE Institute. MOTHERS OF INVENTION   What do hang gliders, windshield wipers, shopping bags and Barbie dolls all have in common?  All of these were invented by women! We are pleased to present the following guide adapted from the “Mothers of Invention” show which aired…
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