Helen Keller Lesson Activities

There are many reasons to include a Helen Keller lesson in your social studies plans this school year. Helen Keller is the perfect role model to discuss during Women’s History Month, with any unit about communication, on January 4th for World Braille Day- really, anytime you want to inspire your students!

Ketanji Brown Jackson Biography for Kids

This Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson biography for kids will help you teach your young students about an inspiring, ground-breaking woman. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court. This social studies resource includes a 1- page biography reading passage, 1-page reading response questions, vocabulary words, 1-page vocabulary handout,Continue reading “Ketanji Brown Jackson Biography for Kids”

Theodore Roosevelt and the History of Teddy Bears

(This post was originally published here on January 23, 2017.) Did you know that teddy bears, one of the most beloved children’s toys of all time, were inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt? I went on a bit of a TED Talk kick a couple years ago, and Jon Mooallem’s story about President Roosevelt and the history ofContinue reading “Theodore Roosevelt and the History of Teddy Bears”