On March 2, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, an African-American teenager refused to give up her seat on a bus—months before Rosa Parks famously did the same. The teenager's name is Claudette Colvin, and she is the hero of our play This Is What Courage Looks Like. Claudette's story captivated us, and we think it will inspire your students.
We all know that this election season has been, shall we say, messy. We've heard from many teachers that it's been a struggle to teach their students about this election. Here at Scholastic, we want to help you teach your students about the presidential election in age-appropriate ways.
Are there teachers (or administrators) in your life who don't quite get what Scope is all about? Here's a great way to familiarize them with it. In this fun, short video, editor Kristin Lewis walks you through our offerings, including the teacher's guide, activity sheets, videos, and website. Share this video with your colleagues and invite them to explore what Scope can do for their classrooms. Check it out now!
Scope's October nonfiction feature, "The Flaming Sky," tells the gripping story of the Hindenburg disaster in 1937. But 26 years earlier, a different disaster shook the world: the sinking of the Titanic. The two iconic tragedies are often compared. So we dug up our narrative nonfiction article about the Titanic from our archives just for you and your students. Here's how we suggest you compare and contrast the Hindenburg and the Titanic.
Scope's Debate/Scavenger Hunt provides a fun and engaging way for students to read and evaluate two texts with opposing points of view. Students will practice analyzing two sides of an argument, complete a text-marking activity, participate in a lively classroom debate, and then use our Essay Kit to write their own argument essays.