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Tackle Environmental Issues
The Lexus Eco Challenge is an opportunity for middle school and high school students across the United States to help clean the air, water, and land in their neighborhoods and beyond. Lexus and Scholastic have joined together to create this STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational program. Teams of students can enter both of the first two challenges, which are focused on Land & Water and Air & Climate.
Deadlines: The Land & Water Challenge is now open and will close on October 16, 2015; the Air & Climate Challenge will open on October 17 and close on December 11, 2015.
Engage Students with the Art of Poetry
The Academy of American Poets hopes to give teachers in all content areas multiple opportunities to integrate poetry into their instruction with Teach This Poem, a new, free weekly email that features a poem along with instructional resources and ideas for activities related to the selection. The new initiative, which begins September 2, expands on the Academy’s existing Poem-a-Day, an online syndicated series featuring previously unpublished poems, which has been running since 2006. The Academy created the new resource to build upon the lesson plans already available on its website and to give teachers a version of Poem-a-Day for students.
Share the Wisdom of Generations
Since 2003, StoryCorps has given more than 100,000 Americans a quiet booth and a facilitator to record meaningful conversations with one another about who they are, what they’ve learned in life, and how they want to be remembered. Recently, this nonprofit oral history organization announced The Great Thanksgiving Listen. StoryCorps is working with high school teachers across the country to ask students to interview a grandparent or another elder over Thanksgiving 2015, using the free StoryCorps mobile app.
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