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- For Bird Day (May 4), and International Bird Day & Migratory Bird Day (May 11)
The Incredible Journey: Migration Science and Mystery ( PDF, 178 KB, 7 pgs.)
Subject: Social Studies (Marine Archaeology of Titanic)
Grade Levels: 3-8
Summary: Students play an active simulation game to help them learn about migratory shorebirds and the many threats these birds face on their journey.
- For International Day of Families (May 15) and World Day for Cultural Diversity (May 21)
America, A Home for Every Culture
Subjects: Music, Visual Arts, Geography, History
Grade Levels: K-4
Summary: Students engage in teacher-guided discussion and hands-on activities as they explore the ways that various cultures have contributed to making the United States the unique and diverse country that it is today. They are introduced to words that have become part of the English language as a result of immigrant groups settling in America. They learn about the origin of music and musical instruments from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. They discover how foods differ from nation to nation and author a cookbook that reflects this ethnic diversity. They create a poem or drawing to express their understanding of the value of diversity.
- For the debut of the 2013 adaptation of the 1974 Movie
The Great Gatsby: Primary Sources from the Roaring Twenties
Subjects: Literature, News & Journalism, Arts & Culture
Grade Levels: 9-12
Summary: Students use primary source materials from the American Memory collection to learn about life in the 1920s and to create their own newspaper with stories and advertising to highlight significant events, and attitudes of the era.