The Liberty Pole is based on a true event that took place in Holmes Hole (present day Tisbury) on Martha’s Vineyard sometime between 1775 and 1778. As the story indicates, Tisbury was sympathetic to the patriot cause, but had no choice but to remain neutral in the early years of the war.

When thirteen-year-old Aaron, his father, and two of his father’s friends and their teen-age kids set out on a sea-kayaking adventure off the central coast of British Columbia, they fully expect to come across the bald eagles, wolves, bears, and even killer whales that they encounter. But wh…

Twelve-year-old Aaron and his father, along with Lisa and her father (Roger), and Willie and his fourteen-year-old son Cassidy, set off on an white-water rafting adventure down the Green River, Utah. They intend to pass through Desolation Canyon, famous for its difficult rapids.

In 2004, the Congress decided that "Constitution Day" should be observed in schools each year on September 17 with educational programs about the history and signing of the Constitution. To help celebrate Constitution Day, eight newspapers and the New Hampshire Supreme Court have sponsored a…

Heading out for vacation? You can donate the value of your newspapers to education while you're away! Don't just stop your newspapers when you can help promote literacy and learning through Newspapers In Education. Your generosity will provide students throughout the state with newspapers du…

Here are several newspaper writing activities, along with the learning standard that each addresses. Encourage students to write regularly in journals. Students often need help in thinking about subjects to write about, and Stories they read in the newspaper are terrific jumping off points f…


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