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I Could Do That!

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At a young age, Esther Morris began to do things that her parents and others doubted that she could do.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:17
I Could Do That!

Rosa

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On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a Montgomery, Alabama city bus and refused to give up her seat to a white man, an act that ignited a movement that changed modern history.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:14
Rosa

Around the World Through Holidays

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Around The World Through Holidays: Cross Curricular Readers Theatre includes scripts for twelve plays adaptable for any of the reading or performance methods of Readers Theatre presentation. Each play introduces students to a specific world culture by looking at holidays celebrated in that culture. The structure of the book introduces holidays chronologically throughout a calendar year—one play per month. The focus is on literacy and social studies, so the book is not tied to the traditional nine-month school calendar.

Around the World Through Holidays

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

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Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
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ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

Kids Care

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In this segment from Zoom into Action, students from the Kids Care Club at East Hanover Middle School in New Jersey have created a project called Bags of Love. The club collects and bags donations of clothing, bottles, and other supplies for mothers of infants, and children, who cannot afford these supplies on their own. Angelica believes it is important to do community service, or projects that help local neighborhoods. She says that it is very rewarding to know that you are helping others and making them happy. Community service builds awareness that there are people who need kindness and support.

End of Track | Introduction

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End of Track is the story of the Transcontinental Railroad's construction march across southern Wyoming and the growing pains of a state in its infancy. It's a story of incredible engineering achievements, a story of greed and corruption, and a clash cultures. But it's also a story of hope.

Rosemary Wells

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Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of delightful books for youngsters. In this interview, Wells talks about creating books for children and their adult readers that will stand up to being read over and over again. Watch the interview, view the interview transcript, read a short biography on Rosemary Wells, or see a selected list of her children's books.

End of Track | Quick Build

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The first series of tracks were not built to last, speed was of the essence. Because of this, along with equipment failure and human error there were sometimes disastrous consequences.

End of Track | Track Laying

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After a poor start in 1865, a firm that was hired to take charge of track laying. The firm got the tracks moving westward.  This established a huge and varied labor force.

End of Track | Turntable

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In 1865 Dodge was scouting an area in the Laramie Mountains and discovered a pass where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. This flat stretch permitted a turntable to be built.

End of Track | Railroad Division Point

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Grenville Dodge chose Cheyenne as the division point for the Transcontinental Railroad.  A city was born and along with it growing pains and challenges.

ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit