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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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Click here for the complete Freebie (with Extension Activities). How to Say "Happy New Year" in Different Languages: Bonne année (French) Frohes neues Jahr (Germany) Felice anno nuovo (Italian) Gott nytt ar (Swedish) Feliz año nuevo (Spanish...
I wanted to share this "In the News" story. Perhaps, you can find it of use with your students. If, not, at least it should bring a smile to your face! There are therapy dogs, cats, rabbits, and even a miniature horse. Now, the San Francisco...
Click here for a free download of my Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Interactive Notebook Activity. This year's tree was especially of interest to me because it came from a town near me and where I went to college . . . Oneonta, New York! ...
On December 1, 1955, a tired seamstress living in Montgomery, Alabama, made history. Rosa Parks was an African American woman who broke the law when she refused to give up her seat on a crowded bus for a white passenger. Her act of civil...
Perhaps you will find this interactive activity notebook of interest to use with your students during the Thanksgiving holiday. Ever wonder what became of the Mayflower? The ship sailed with 102 pilgrims over the Atlantic to North America, in 1620...
Amazing Turkey Facts: Possible Interactive Notebook Activity Click here for user friendly version. November is Thanksgiving time and most of us will be celebrating with a turkey dinner. Did you know that the Native...
Pilgrim Factoids Possible Interactive Notebook Activity by Gail Skroback Hennessey Over the years, many people took samples of Plymouth Rock. Today, it is now one-third of the size it was during the time of the Pilgrims....
I have always been fascinated in Amelia Earhart. Earhart was one of the first biographies I remember reading in grade school. She was such a role model as I was growing up. She showed that a woman was capable of doing anything she set her mind to...
King Tut Day, yes there really is such a day on the calendar, is celebrated every November 4th. It was on November 4, 1922, that Howard Carter uncovered the tomb of Tutankhamun! Possible Interactive Notebook Activity! ...
Amazing Pumpkin Facts! by Gail Skroback HennesseyClick here for a downloadable version: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/PUMPKIN-FACTS-1482068 Pumpkins are thought to have originated in Central America,...

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