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Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy

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Students will also explore the motivations that led women like Velazquez to become soldiers, spies, and strategists during the American Civil War, how women’s roles changed during that period, and why women’s participation was an important aspect of our history.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin | The Abolitionists

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Author Harriet Beecher Stowe had a tremendous impact on northern attitudes toward ending slavery. Her book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” published in 1852, became a sensation in part because it humanized slaves and focused on her readers’ emotions.

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Transformative Teachers

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How do you cultivate empathy, gratitude, forgiveness and self-acceptance in the classroom?

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Meet Malik Lewis, who teaches history at ACORN Community High School in Brooklyn, New York. If there was one thing he could change about the educational system in America, Lewis says it would be the way students are placed into one school as opposed to another based on geographic, socioeconomic and racial reasons.

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What Does the SAT Really Test?

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Test scores are a huge deal, and, of course, the majority of colleges and universities require them when applying for acceptance.

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Mentors Helping First-Generation College Students

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How can we support these students in making the college application process less intimidating?

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NOVA | Frozen Frogs

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Organisms that are best suited to their environment survive and reproduce with the greatest success.

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Washington Crossing the Delaware Painting Interactive

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What can art teach students about history? In the case of the painting, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” a close analysis reveals quite a bit about America’s early days.

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Surviving Winter

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Winter can be harsh. When the cold season arrives, most people crank up the heat at home or throw on a warm jacket when they go outside. But what do you do if you're an animal living in the wild?

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The social hierarchy of Snow Monkeys

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Snow monkeys, like many species that live in groups, adhere to a system of social hierarchy.

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