Thinkport Newsletter: Human Rights, History, and Holidays

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December 2017 

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All About the Holidays

Many of our holidays and familiar traditions have fascinating and sometimes surprising origins. Get to know the history and significance behind these U.S. holidays with media resources and activities from PBS LearningMedia.

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PBS Kids Winter Holidays

Find holiday fun for the little ones with PBS Kids interactive games and activities. Join Curious George, Cat in the Hat and Daniel Tiger to play games while learning new skills.

Women in History

Women Crusaders for Rights
Many women in history led the charge for human rights, democracy and equality. In MPT's social studies-themed literacy module, students learn about four remarkable women in U.S. and world history, then try to separate facts from opinions in each person’s speech.


Religion in the New World
Build student learning around religions in early America using primary source documents from the Library of Congress. In Thinkport's online inquiry kit, students analyze and examine original photographs, paintings, and a petition to deepen research skills. 

Visit Thinkport for PreK-12 educational media and activities