We were completely gripped by story of the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history: The 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbor. One of our favorite resources we came across was an interactive timeline of the collision of the Mont-Blanc and the Imo.

The fascinating video will take your students back in time to the 1770's when people shopped at general stores, rode in horse-drawn carriages, and fought bloody battles for independence.

As the holiday season approaches, I wanted to share one of my favorite poems with you: “Three Gratitudes” by Carrie Newcomer. The poem is a refreshing, beautiful take on the Thanksgiving tradition of naming what you’re grateful for.

Over the summer, we introduced you to one of the new kids on the Scope activity block, the Theme Anticipation Guide. Now, we’d like to introduce another one of our new literary elements activities, the Character Thinking Tool!

Scope's telling of the creepy classic The Monkey's Paw is a thrilling and mysterious play that your students are going to love!

It's such a joy to scroll through Twitter and see photos of you and your students in action. From colorful sticky-note museums and creative posters to dramatic classroom performances of plays, your creativity and passion is inspiring!