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History of Christmas Trees

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Discover the history of the Christmas tree. Before the advent of Christianity, trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people.

 

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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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Today in History: March 14, 2017

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Today is Tuesday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2017. There are 292 days left in the year.
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Today's Document -- Salvaging the USS Utah

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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Document for Today, February 8th:
An Act to Provide for the Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians on the Various Reservations (General Allotment Act or Dawes Act)
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8 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students via @medkh9

8 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students via @medkh9 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Today in History: Saturday, February 4, 2017

Today in History: Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
On Feb. 4, 1801, John Marshall was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.
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7 Things Parents and Teachers Should Know About Teens

The late Rachael Kessler spent a great deal of time talking to and working with adolescents. Her special interest was how to deal with what she referred to as life transitions and "passages."

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Inaugural Firsts

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When was the first inaugural parade? Who had the longest inaugural address? A look at presidential inaugurations through time

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Kick Those Germs to the Curb! | Nutrition Know How

Kick Those Germs to the Curb! | Nutrition Know How | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Germs. They are everywhere. We carry millions of them on our hands. Some are harmful, many are not.

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Ring Their Bells: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work

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Ring Their Bells: A New Way to Deliver Bell Work
Because students bring a broad variety of needs and emotions, start class with bell work that engages their working memory and sets the tone for positive, productive learning.
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West Point's first African American graduate

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West Point's first African American graduate
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Document for Today, March 14th:
Eli Whitney's Patent for the Cotton Gin, March 14, 1794
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How Can We Make Service Learning Less Self-Serving?

How Can We Make Service Learning Less Self-Serving? | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Community service is important for students, but pushing an academic agenda can get in the way of helping an organization. Teacher Kyle Redford writes about how to create meaningful service learning that benefits both classroom and community.
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Today's Document from the National Archives

Document for Today, March 4th:
Dairy Farmer Near Randolph Center, Vermont, 04/1974
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Document for Today, February 4th:
Interstate Commerce Act
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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Today\'s Document -- John F. Kennedy Center
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Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
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Why do we play "Hail to the Chief" for the president?

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Amid drummed ruffles and bugled flourishes, "Hail to the Chief" will be played twice in ear-ringing succession at this January's inauguration, once for outgoing President Barack Obama and then again for incoming President Donald Trump.

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Teachers: Winter Holidays: Everything You Need

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Winter Holidays: Everything You Need

Learn about the many different holidays that light up the winter and the ways people celebrate all around the world.
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