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Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 to October 15. Celebrate the month by learning about inspiring Latino innovators in literature, science, sports, and more.
This great list of children’s books from PBS Parents includes a variety of titles that tell the stories of famous Latinos such as Pablo Neruda, Sonia Sotomayor, Diego Rivera, Frida Khalo, and more.
Hispanic Heritage Month has a website dedicated to the month long celebration of history and culture. It includes a page devoted to teachers and lists resources to use in the classroom.
Hi-Tech Heroes: Hispanic Explorers in Science is a downloadable PDF curriculum guide from the NIE Teacher website. This bilingual resource and activity guide that highlights the achievements of Eloy Rodriguez, Ellen Ochoa, Mario Molina, and more.
Today, September 17, we celebrate the ratification of the United States Constitution. Learn more about our nation’s history and government with the following free curriculum guides, available to teachers who have subscribed to the Smart Edition.
Access the curriculum page here and enter your curriculum username and password that were emailed to you in your welcome email.
Don’t have the Smart Edition yet? Order here.
- The Power and the Glory: The Constitution gives an overview of the history of writing the Constitution and the issues it addressed. The guide includes activities for students of all ages and levels to relate the writing of the Constitution to today’s hot button issues.
- The Constitution and Today’s Newspaper has students find examples in the Boston Herald Smart Edition of the Constitution at work in our society.
Please contact Brianne at email@example.com or 617-619-6220 if you have trouble accessing the curriculum guides.
Today we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and we will soon celebrate Black History Month in February.
Today’s Boston Herald features 3 area leaders working to honor King’s legacy: Mayor Marty Walsh, Harriette John, and Pastor William E. Dickerson II. Read the full story on Page 5 of the Smart Edition. Don’t have the Smart Edition yet? Order here.
This learning resource supplement from the NIE Institute and History Channel provides an overview of the American Civil Rights movement. It highlights the times of slavery, Jim Crow laws, the march on Washington, and the election of President Obama. Download the PDF guide here.
This month we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. From September 15 to October 15, we highlight the achievements of Hispanic scientists, artists, musicians, politicians, and more.
Hispanic Heritage Month’s official website has a page devoted to teachers. It lists resources for use in the classroom from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and more.
The NIE teacher site has new curriculum guides available for download to NIE teachers, including “High Tech Heroes: Hispanic Explorers in Science” a bilingual resource and activity guide that highlights the achievements of Eloy Rodriguez, Ellen Ochoa, Mario Molina, and more. You can download the guide here.
March is Women’s History Month! Celebrate with your students using these activity guides about notable women throughout history.
Learn about the history behind women’s fight for suffrage here and how World War II changed women’s roles in society here with these Smithsonian Institute activity guides.
Did you know that women are responsible for hang gliders, windshield wipers, and shopping bags? This NIE guide highlights women inventors and their accomplishments. This contributes to the theme for this year’s Women’s History Month: Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This EDSITEment! Curriculum guide shows that behind each president was a strong First Lady shaping and leading the country.
As Black History Month comes to an end, check out these EDSITEment! learning activities and an NIE teacher guide to celebrate African American innovators in sports, the arts, science and technology.
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play on a major league baseball team and contributed to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. Learn more about his life here.
Analyze the famous poem “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks, an African American Pulitzer prize winning poet, here.
Explore the biographies of African American achievers in science and technology, such as General Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. of the Tuskegee Airmen and astronaut Mae C. Jemison, here.
Photo: James Karales (1930–2002), Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965, 1965 http://edsitement.neh.gov/
Tuesday would’ve been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 84th birthday. Monday marks our nation’s celebration of his life and achievements in civil rights. Using this activity guide and lesson plan from EDsitement!, students can learn about King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech and his commitment to equality through peaceful protest.
Follow this link for “I Have a Dream: Celebrating the Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.”
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A new History Channel miniseries starts off with a bang- The Big Bang to be exact. Mankind: The Story of All of Us traces the history of humankind from the birth of the Universe 13 million years ago. The series takes the viewer through the discovery of fire to the building of the Great Wall of China and beyond.
Read Boston Herald’s review of the series here.
NIE teachers can access a curriculum guide to use with students while watching the six-part series, found here.
Mankind: The Story of All of Us premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on the History Channel.
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- Barack Obama has been voted a second term as President of the United States. Mitt Romney conceded the presidential race from his election night headquarters in South Boston around 1 a.m.
Elizabeth Warren celebrated a victory over Scott Brown, becoming Massachusetts’ first woman Senator.
Read about reactions to the election results starting with this Boston Herald article.
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Wednesday is Halloween, and it’s about more than just costumes and candy. Learn about the history of this spooky holiday, including its origins as an ancient Celtic festival and celebration of the fall harvest.
This lesson plan from EDSITEment compares how we celebrate Halloween to another cultural celebration, Los Días de los Muertos in Mexico, celebrated on November 2nd.
EDSITEment, presented by the National Endowment for Humanities, provides teachers, students, and parents with a variety of learning materials.
More Halloween related resources include a look at the history of the Salem Witch Trials and life in Puritan New England, found here, and an analysis of Washington Irving’s literary classic, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, found here.
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