Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph was an exceptional athlete in track and field, a teacher, and an effective worker for civil rights. She is an impressive example of persistence in the face of adversity. Wilma Rudolph was born in 1940, in St. Behtlehem, near Clarksville, Tennessee. She was the 20th of 22 children,… Continue reading

Athlete Heroes Lesson Plans

athlete being carried from field on teammate's shoulders

Our students admire athletes, from their teammates in school sports to professional sports figures. Athlete heroes are a varied group, so every student can find someone he or she can admire. Use our lesson plans to work on research skills and to learn about health. Create an ad. Instead of… Continue reading

Kites Classroom Theme

Kites make a terrific classroom theme to wind up the year, or for summer school. Kites were used before written history in many places in the Pacific, from the Solomon Islands to New Zealand. Archaeological evidence and oral history suggest that kites were used for fishing and for ceremonial purposes… Continue reading

Fireworks in the Classroom

Developed in China and brought back to Italy by Marco Polo, fireworks are a sign of celebration all over the world. There is limited agreement about the origins of fireworks. Gunpowder, it is generally agreed, was discovered in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1280 AD) and was used as a… Continue reading