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History's Heroes? What makes a hero? Activities and teaching ideas.

History's HEROES

Watch this analysis of Spielberg's "Lincoln" film along with educational resources to teach American history.

Toy-A-Day: Day 38: William Shakespeare

‘Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt Throws a Picnic’ by Leslie Kimmelman. In June of 1939, British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit America, the first visit ever by reigning British royalty. As part of the festivities, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosts an all-American picnic that includes hot dogs, a menu item that shocks some people. 4/9/14

Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Trapped by the Ice!: Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure

Image of Lincoln done in script of the Gettysbury Address. (On display @ Civil War Museum: Springfield, IL)

Booker T. Washington quote

This is not historical fiction for kids. This is Historical THRILLER! Review from The Fourth Musketeer.

Deborah Sampson (disguised herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War). One of the topics featured in the Cause and Effect Unit by The Teacher Next Door. www.teacherspayte...

If your students are doing biographies, this site will be VERY helpful...lots and lots of short biographies available.

The Book Nook (Black History Month Freebies!)

In 1930, when other girls are content to play with dolls, Betty June Skelton played with her metal plane. And so begins this engaging picture book biography about a woman who dared to dream high and became the first lady of firsts. From the Non Fiction Detectives.

Biographies of three strong women from Books My Kids Read.