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Join Us Live on National Manufacturing Day!

Join Us Live on National Manufacturing Day!

  Join Us Live on National Manufacturing Day! Connect Students to STEM in Action from a Working Aluminum Plant   October 3rd, 1PM EST / 10AM PST    Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with a fascinating interactive LIVE Virtual Field Trip to Alcoa Davenport, a high-tech aluminum manufacturing plant on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Enter the Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Today

The USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education present Auschwitz: The Past is Present ITeach Professional Development Contest Enter today for your chance to join an international group of educators on a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience taking place in Poland on January 24-27, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Enter today

Fun Fact Friday: Lincoln and Booth

Did you know that Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, saved President Lincoln’s son’s life, prior to Lincoln’s assassination? It’s true! Edwin Booth was actually a nationally known Shakespearean actor, and happened to be in New Jersey at the time, coincidentally sharing a train platform with Robert Lincoln. Interestingly, Robert Lincoln knew exactly who

Fun Fact Friday: Random Fun Facts!

While writing Fun Fact Friday, I encounter lots of fun facts that are interesting, but don’t necessarily require an entire article. With that in mind, here are some of the random fun facts I’ve collected! Goats’ eyes have horizontal and somewhat rectangular pupils. In Britain, they call underwear “pants” and they call pants “trousers”. Crickets’

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