New Lesson Plan: Virtual Tour of the Jefferson Memorial

Make your Social Studies classes come alive through our Virtual Tourism Lesson Plans! You may have previously enjoyed the Washington D.C. centered Lesson Plans on the Lincoln Memorial and the US Capitol ...

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New Lesson Plan: Virtual Tour of the US Capitol

Make your Social Studies classes come alive through our Virtual Tourism Lesson Plans! You may have previously enjoyed the Washington D.C. centered Lesson Plan on the Lincoln Memorial, and now ...

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The International Origins of Santa Claus

When you hear Santa Claus, your mind probably jumps to a jolly old man with a white trimmed suit and a beard to match. This is the Santa Claus of ...

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New Classroom Activity: Ovid and The Art of Love

The modern date night may be dinner and a movie – but how did Ancient Romans approach romance? Latin instructor Skye Shirley has put together an engaging classroom activity that ...

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5 Fierce Female Rulers to Include in Your Next History Lesson

Susan Braun taught public school in Indiana for eight years before taking a break to raise her own children. She was awarded a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and a National ...

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Hometown History: 5 Boston Attractions You May Not Know About

ACIS is lucky to have our headquarters in Boston, one of North America’s most historic cities and the cradle of the American Revolution. Historic attractions such as Faneuil Hall and ...

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Celebrate National Poetry Month in Your Language Classes

Happy National Poetry Month! April is dedicated to exploring the poetic art form, and while Language Arts is usually the go-to subject for classroom integration, including poetry in a foreign language ...

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70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

6th June this year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy and with it, a momentous occasion to celebrate peace and reconciliation. It was on ...

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Europe’s Most Historical Anniversaries to Commemorate This Year

As highlighted recently in my previous blog post, there are many ‘big ticket’ anniversaries throughout the year, each with the capacity to add additional context to any travels you may ...

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A Forgotten Corner of Berlin in WW2 History

Very close to the main city hall of Berlin and less than 500 metres from Berlin’s Cathedral or the place they’re rebuilding Berlin’s Royal Palace there’s a short, unattractive street ...

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