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Inuit Game Bits

Really interesting game I have created!   I will explain all about it over the holidays and put everything up for anyone to use.




Saved by the Boats: the Heroic Sea Evacuation of September 11 by Julie Gassman, illustrated by Steve Moors

Published by Capstone Press 

Summary:  On September 11, 2001, after the collapse of the World Trade Center, more than a million people were looking to get out of Manhattan.  237 more words

Picture Books

Dorothea Lange and Japanese Internment

Anchor Editions has some wonderful primary source photographs of the process of Japanese American Internment, taken by none other than the photographer Dorothea Lange. Unlike many of Lange’s other images, these works are not well known–by design. 111 more words


We have been talking about PERSPECTIVE in second grade.  In geography, students learned to draw and read maps created from a bird’s-eye-view perspective.  In reading workshop, we shared the book The Pain and the Great One and talked about how two different people can experience the same event from very different perspectives.  31 more words

English Language Arts

STEM Connections: Glowing Soldiers and Pharma Bros

Social Studies doesn’t happen in a vacuum; problems from history, politics, economics, and geography can inspire the research that leads to insights and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, and math. 430 more words


Textbook that says some slaves treated like family is pulled

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A social studies textbook that says some slaves in Connecticut were cared for like family members is being pulled from fourth-grade classrooms in Norwalk. 228 more words


In the Shadow of Liberty: the Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth C. Davis

Published by Henry Holt and Company 

Summary:  Did you know that thirteen American presidents owned enslaved people or grew up in slaveholding households?  (The last one was Woodrow Wilson, born in Virginia in 1856.)  This book profiles four of them–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Andrew Jackson—and five of the African Americans who were enslaved by them.  186 more words