Time to Hit the Trail

By Candy Jones-Guerin

Did you know that there are National Parks in 27 states? July is National Parks and Recreation Month and we think it’s the perfect time to hit the road and explore our great country. First let’s take a look at National Geographic’s quick list of the 10 most visited National Parks:

1. Great Smokey Mountains
2. Grand Canyon
3. Rocky Mountain
4. Yosemite
5. Yellowstone
6. Zion
7. Olympic
8. Grand Teton
9. Acadia
10. Glacier

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Earth Day 2016: What will you be studying?

Posted on March 16, 2016

By Candy Jones-Guerin

Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year. March 20th marks a day of action to encourage changes in human behavior and provoke policy change for our planet.

Schools across the world will be talking to their students about our precious resources and encouraging them to think about how to care for their future.  Will you be joining the conversation?

Here are some recent titles to help you get the conversation started:

Projects with Recycling and Reusing, 1st Edition
March 2016
Readers will learn how to care for their environment as they make all sorts of fun crafts with supplies that can be found around the house. See how to make a bird feeder from a milk carton, a pocket pouch from cloth, musical shares from plastic bottles which are just a few of the projects you’ll find. In addition they will learn important facts about conversation and waste with insightful text and engaging photos.

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What’s the Weather Forecast?

Posted on February 2, 2016

Did you know that February 5th is National Weatherperson’s Day? To help you and your students join in the celebration, Gale has lots of great titles available to bring the wild weather to your classroom.

We’ve highlighted a few of our latest Gale eBooks (GVRL) titles to help your class study the weather and climate.

What Are Weather and Climate?, 1st Edition
November 2015
In What Are Weather and Climate?, part of the Let’s Find Out! Weather series, students in grades 3-6 learn how weather and climate are different yet also have an impact upon each other. Eye-catching diagrams and pictures help to illustrate the featured scientific concepts.

What Is Weather Forecasting?, 1st Edition
November 2015
What Is Weather Forecasting? provides lower elementary–level students a guide to meteorology The science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained in dynamic,full color spread pages easy for students to understand this side of science.

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