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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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In 2021, the Tour de France began on June 26th and ends on July 18 th. This year's Tour de France begins in Brest(Brittany, France).The end of the race takes place along the Champs-Elysees, one of the famous streets in France. It's considered the...
The Giraffe - Possible Interactive Notebook Activity by Gail Skroback Hennessey   In less than 30 years, the number of giraffe have drastically decreased by almost 40 percent. That makes giraffe in more danger of extinction than the elephant....
    Fun Flag Facts: 1. A vexillologist is someone that studies flags!    2. Most flags have the colors red and white.    3. Only Vatican City and the country of Switzerland have square flags.   4. Most world flags are rectangle in shape...
World Ocean Day, 2021 The Theme is "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods".  What do you think this means? Exploring the Ocean Blue: Fun Facts about the oceans of the Earth. Share some of these amazing facts with family and friends!   1. Coral...
  In 2021, Endangered Species Day is May 21st. Held the 3rd Friday in May, it is a day for creating awareness to the different creatures of the planet whose population is dwindling. It is a day to encourage people to work to save these creatures...
  In 2018, the United Nations designated May 20th as World Bee Day.  It is estimated that 75% of the veggies, fruits and nuts in the USA are pollinated by bees! Check here to see some of the foods that are dependent on pollination.   Here are...
Using the News in the classroom:  A most unusual “ bookmobile” has come to villages in the country of Pakistan. Roshan, the camel (name means “ bright light” ), brings library books to kids in remote villages in Pakistan. With the pandemic...
  In 2021, Space Day is May 7th. Held the first Friday in May, the day to recognize space and spark young people in science, was in 1997. In 2001, astronaut John Glenn promoted the day as International Space Day.   1. Write THREE facts you know...
Arbor Day 2021 is April 30th  It’s a time to celebrate trees!  Can you think of THREE ways in which TREES are important to us?   Did You Know? 1. The Botanical Gardens Conservation International  announced that there are 60,065 different...
  In Great Britain, Shakespeare Week is celebrated in the middle of the month of March! The anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is April 23rd. It is called National Shakespeare Day. Trinity Church, in Stratford -upon-Avon, where...

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