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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social studies education. In 1988, Gail was named Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year by the New York State Council for the Social Studies. In the same year, she received the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award from the National Council for the Social Studies. Gail has written professionally for Time for Kids, various Scholastic publications, Cobblestone, EducationWorld.com, Boys' Life, Ranger Rick and other publications. She also is the author of a number of books for teachers and young people, including To Tell the Truth Plays: Biographies in U.S. History and the Purple Turtle series of children's books. Her website is http://www.gailhennessey.com.
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Flag Day is Here! Teachers might find this resource of value as a possible Interactive Notebook Activity. Fun Facts about Flags: 1. A vexillologist is someone that studies flags! 2. Most flags have the colors red and...
In 1923, English mountaineer George Mallory was asked,”Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” His response, “Because it’s there.” He would make three attempts at climbing the massive peak , which at that time was known as the Third Pole. On 1924, he...
In the News: (4/20/16)  Goodbye, President Andrew Jackson. Jackson is going to be replaced on the United States twenty dollar by Harriet Tubman. The selection of Tubman, abolitionist and known for her amazing work of bringing slaves to freedom along...
  Planet Earth: Fun Facts     Did You Know?     1. It takes about 500 years for plastic to decompose. 2. The Ring of Fire located in the Pacific Ocean is the...
National Library Day is April 15 and Library of Congress Day is April 24th Amazing Book Facts: Did You Know? 1. Did you know that the Chinese invented paper around 105 AD? Before this, people wrote on parchment (...
(Download this freebie HERE!) "Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."                                                                     —Eleanor Roosevelt  In 1978, a school district in ...
    PRESIDENTIAL TRIVIA by Gail Skroback Hennessey   Dogs, cats and birds  have often found a home in the White House. There have also been some unique pets such as John Quincy Adams’ pet alligator,Martin Van Buren two tiger cubs and James...
    Black History Month is February! Factoids to Share with your Students Click here for a free downloadable version: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Black-History-Month-Factoids...A Possible Interactive Notebook Activity! Black...
    Groundhog Day is Tuesday, February 2nd. It is celebrated in the USA and Canada. It’s a time when people look to a groundhog to find out whether or not we will be having six more weeks of winter. The idea dates back hundreds...
  SNOW FACTOIDS! by Gail Skroback Hennessey   One inch of water is about six inches of wet snow or 12 inches of fluffy snow. The world's largest snowflake was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. It fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, on January 28, 1887...

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