The Road to Pearl Harbor
Americans were shocked by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, yet the outbreak of war came as no surprise to seasoned observers of international affairs. Read more »
Poinsettias, Posadas, Piñatas, Pathways of Light: Holiday Traditions from Mexico!
Colorful holiday customs sure to brighten the classroom this season … hold a fiesta … make and break piñatas … discover the origins of the posadas … display poinsettias … light luminarias. Read more »
Coming Mid-December: Watch the Billboard!
A new lesson: Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath: Crucible of Images! Discover how Steinbeck took 1930s Farm Service Administration photographs and transformed them into pictorial prose …
A new student interactive on Mark Twain’s biting satire on American civic life, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg …
The Abolitionists: Coming to PBS on January 8
Learn how Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, and Angelina Grimké changed the nation. Get ready with these teaching resources. Read more »
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The Belle of Amherst welcomes winter “hearty—as a Rose.” This December 10, celebrate the baker-gardener-poet’s birthday with her original Black Cake recipe!
Quiz your students!
What big event happened on this day in December?
From the Honolulu Museum of Art. A Teachers Resource Book and accompanying images show how to use works from the museum’s collection to supplement lessons in history, art, language arts, math, and science. Read more »
Best of the Humanities on the Web
This free educational site is dedicated to the music, persona, and world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and includes primary sources, a discussion forum, an image bank, and more for your classroom. Read more »
International Children’s Digital Library
Explore and read children's books in 61 languages. Find featured books and tag your favorites. Download the new StoryKit iPhone app, a teacher's manual for classroom use, and the site’s iPad version, too! Read more »
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