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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

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BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper was established in April 1996 when BJ was 9 years old. The site is totally redesigned and offers links to many quality education sites for English, Math, Science, Art/Music, etc.

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Veterans History Project

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Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still among us, the U.S. Congress created the Veterans History Project in October 2000.

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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Today\'s Document -- Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Sonoma, CA school gardens continue to grow

Sonoma, CA school gardens continue to grow | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Sonoma school gardens continue to grow
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Document for Today, November 3rd:
"Report on Trans-Continental Trip," November 3, 1919
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 Autumn lesson plans and activities

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Awesome Autumn!


Pumpkins, apples, and leaves ... It's Fall!
As the leaves change color and the air gets chilly; pumpkins get large enough to carve (and eat!); and apples appear in mass quantities, Education World "falls" back on some favorite teaching ideas for the Autumnal Equinox.
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 Lessons for Hispanic Heritage Month!

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Hola! Each year from September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This week, Education World offers a dozen lessons to help students learn about the cultures and contributions of people of Hispanic heritage. Included: Activities that involve students in creating glossaries, reading and writing folktales, growing foods popular in Hispanic cultures, and much more.
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Document for Today, October 2nd:
Robert E. Lee’s Amnesty Oath, 10/02/1865
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A Brief History of the Nickel

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In honor of the coin’s 150th anniversary, read up on how the nickel came to be minted

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Untangling the History of Christmas Lights

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Untangling the History of Christmas Lights
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Document for Today, November 12th: Petition for Universal Suffrage, Signed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and others.
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Westerly, Rhode Island Middle School garden teaches bountiful lesson

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Westerly Middle School garden teaches bountiful lesson
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Some students learn lessons from Cubs, but not at school

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Some students learn lessons from Cubs, but not at school
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Today's Document from the National Archives: October 19

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Document for Today, October 19th:
An Act to Establish the National Archives and Records Administration
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 Fall lessons? We've 'G-autumn'!

 Fall lessons? We've 'G-autumn'! | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Children are in school, leaves are crunching under your feet, and the distant cheers of enthusiastic football fans can be heard on Friday night -- can fall be far away? Although you may not be ready bid farewell to summer, Mother Nature has another plan! Prepare your students and yourself for the change of season with creative lessons that share an autumn theme. Included: Five fall lessons that emphasize language arts, math, and science concepts!
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Fall into Fall with These Seasonal STEM Activities

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Changing seasons represent a unique opportunity for educators to inspire and engage students with related content. Take the most advantage of this autumn season by utilizing these seasonal STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) ideas, designed for easy implementation in any classroom!

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America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds

America has teacher shortage and it could get worse, study finds | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The United States is facing its first major teacher shortage since the 1990s, one that could develop into a crisis for schools in many parts of the country

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