A pneumatically powered railway under the streets of New York City in the 1870s? You bet. Share Shana Corey’s delightful “The Secret Subway” and these standards-aligned lesson plans with your students.
“The Classroom Bookshelf”—a blog offering lesson plans dedicated to top children’s books—has joined the School Library Journal blog network.
In his most recent book, The Typewriter, Bill Thomson delivers another visual adventure celebrating the power of the imagination. Here are some suggestions for using it in the classroom.
A new, highly visual platform for exploring the riches of the Smithsonian will launch in June 2016. But users are encouraged to explore the Smithsonian Learning Lab now, and librarians, given their curatorial skills, are especially welcome.
We are so lucky to have available an array of kid-friendly current event options, rich with instructional resources, and mostly free! Here’s a round-up of some of my favorites. Newsela: This popular site organizes news by theme: War and Peace, Science, Kids, Money, Law, Health, Arts, and Sports. There’s content written in Spanish. Users can […]
Back in November I wrote about JSTOR becoming even more librarian- and classroom-friendly. This morning JSTOR significantly beefed up its bardiness. Understanding Shakespeare, the collaborative project between JSTOR Labs and the Folger Shakespeare Library increased its coverage from six to 38 plays. This research tool facilitates discovery of scholarship. It allows students, teachers and scholars […]
Join these educators as they brainstorm the curricular possibilities and connections between earthquakes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics in a standards-based lesson.