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Celebrate July 4th with the guy on the Quaker Oats box!

It’s almost July! Time for cookouts, watermelon and... OATMEAL??? Independence Day is the perfect opportunity to remember one of our earliest founding fathers, the Quaker activist William Penn. Penn came from a powerful Anglican family. In fact, the King of England owed Penn’s father a large sum of money. After […]

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ISTE: Summer Learning and an Extra Scoop of #EdTech

The end of June brings summer vacations, ice cream, and lots of time in the pool!  While educators look forward to all of those things, many hold off on their vacations until after they attend ISTE – a conference with an international following and an extra scoop of #edtech! Why […]

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Without Order, There’s Chaos!

Have you ever seen a problem similar to this on social media sites?                5 - 1 x 0 + 3 ÷ 3 = ? Is the answer 1 or is it 6?* Or did you get something completely different? Here’s another example.     […]

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Sustaining Student Momentum over the Summer

Students on a traditional calendar usually finish the school year on a high note, brimming with knowledge, skills, and confidence. Summer is certainly a time to recharge, doing things with family and friends. Childhood and adolescence are supposed to be fun, and that is what summer vacation is for. So... […]

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Top Five Reasons to Explore! Primary Sources

Explore! Primary Sources is the brand new repository of original text and audio, provided with historical context and comprehension questions to encourage active reading and analysis. The primary-source collection stretches across four centuries. It includes founding documents, Constitutional amendments, speeches, letters, patriotic songs, personal letters, Oval Office conversations, and more. […]

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National Poetry Month: It’s a Bigger Deal than You Think

Every so often I like to amuse myself by scrolling through a website that identifies special days, weeks, and months during the year that honor a person, event, product, or virtue. For example, we all know that April 1 is April Fools’ Day, but I was surprised to learn recently […]

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Getting Your Homeschool Account Up and Running

SAS Curriculum Pathways is available to all educators and their students at no cost—and that means homeschools, too! As a homeschool educator you can quickly register as a teacher using the online Sign-Up application. Once you have registered for a no-cost account and verified your email address, the next step is […]

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Math Awareness Month: The Poetry of Logical Ideas

“Mathematics has beauty and romance. It’s not a boring place to be, the mathematical world. It’s an extraordinary place; it’s worth spending time there.” – Marcus du Sautoy. I agree, there IS beauty in mathematics, and I genuinely love math! Math is vital to everyday life from young kids learning […]

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Women's History Month: Recognizing Pioneers

Why is the history of women singled out and celebrated with Women's History Month? Dr. Myra Pollack Sadker, a pioneer researcher who documented gender bias in American schools, summed it up well when she noted that “each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns […]

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History + Women = Accuracy

As you celebrate Women’s History Month, consider the prescient advice Abigail Adams gave to her husband John. She could have saved us all that time getting the 19th Amendment passed. “I long to hear that you have declared an independency—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which […]

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