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Be a Mentor!                                           Jan. 6, 2016


January is National Mentoring Month. Become a volunteer or mentor and make a positive impact in the lives of children, youth and families in Maryland. Through MPT’s American Graduate Initiative, adults can find rewarding opportunities, get involved and give back to someone in need.

Revolution and the Power of Words: A Literacy Lesson

Lenin and troops in Red Square, 1919

Do your students read informational text and get stumped by words that they don’t know? In Thinkport’s content-literacy activity “Revolution and the Power of Words,” students read about the Russian Revolution and practice skills to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases, including vocabulary describing political, social and economic aspects of the revolution. (Grades 9-10)

PBS KIDS Lab: Afterschool Adventures


Bring brain-boosting math and literacy adventures to your afterschool program with bundled Afterschool Adventures from PBS KIDS Lab. Based on popular PBS KIDS programs, each story-based learning journey includes games, videos and hands-on activities. (Ages 4-8)

From PBS Learning Media: How to Innovate

Watch the Nova Education video Organizing for Innovation to help your students learn to filter and organize innovative ideas. The activity follows students through the idea generation process and provides an accompanying lesson plan. (Grades 6-12)