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Olympics-themed Educational Resources

§ July 28th, 2016 § Filed under Current Events § No Comments


Kids Go for the Gold learning with these new Olympics-themed Educational Resources from Use the e-Edition to find Boston Herald newspaper articles surrounding the Olympics, coupled with the activities and worksheets from, to lead your students in exciting lesson plans.

Product Manager for, Kevin M.A. Nguyen, describes the benefits of working with the resources offered by "With’s Summer Olympics worksheets and activities, children can learn how math, social studies, and language arts skills relate to a real-life event. These resources not only help get kids excited about learning over the summer break, they also encourage children to build vocabulary, exercise graphing skills, increase reading comprehension, develop global awareness, and more. believes that the best educational opportunities take advantage of experiences that kids feel passionate about in the real world and tie them to learning fundamental skills."

Make sure to take a look at the free  “Ode the Olympics” workbook.

Plagiarism in the professional world

§ July 21st, 2016 § Filed under Current Events, Journalism § No Comments

Credit: AP

From a very young age, students are taught to never plagiarize someone else's work. While they are told of the perils of taking someone's words or work as their own, often times it can be hard for a student to see the implications of plagiarism outside of a school setting.

However, prominent in this week's news cycle, students are able to see exactly how the world reacts to plagiarism. Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention included verbatim phrases from a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Mrs. Trump has received enormous backlash since the speech was delivered Monday night.

Find more information and articles in the Boston Herald. Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump's moment

Welcome to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft reaches giant planet

§ July 6th, 2016 § Filed under Current Events, Science § No Comments

Credit: The Associated Press

The newspaper shows students how science is applied in real-life examples.  What is the latest happening with NASA?

A 1/4 scale model size of NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft is displayed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Friday, July 1, 2016. The spacecraft is on the final leg of a five-year, 1.8 billion-mile voyage to the biggest planet in the solar system. It's expected to reach Jupiter and go into orbit around the planet on July 4. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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