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May 04

Undeniably a Powerful Read: An Unstoppable, Underrepresented Hero in Sports History by Shelli Thelen

Incredible. Incredible. Incredible. Moving through the pages of Steve Sheinkin’s new book Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team, I found myself talking to anyone who would listen about this incredible diverse athlete. While I am not a sports fan, I am a fan of stories that reveal the lives of those […]

Layering “Texts” to Deepen Understanding as Students Read (Secretly modeling how to be passionate about inquiry) by Shelli Thelen

History is an important window for all students to view the world through. As a child, I learned about American history and ancient civilizations. I was not interested in history as a student until we began to learn about more contemporary events that occurred in the 20th century. As a fifth-grade teacher of social studies […]