Lawrence Middle School Media Center

Issue # 58 - NOVEMBER 2022

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Teachers Corner

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National American Indian Heritage Month

What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

Great Videos to Teach Students About Elections & Voting

Teach kids the ins and outs of this important civic right and responsibility with these 11 awesome election videos for learners from pre-K through high school.

Veterans Day 2022

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day will occur on Friday, November 11.

Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day | Veterans Day Facts for Kids
Thanksgiving November 24th 2022

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, this year Thanksgiving occurs on Thursday, November 24.

20 Thanksgiving Videos for the Classroom

These Thanksgiving videos can help you share a variety of viewpoints with your students. Learn about the traditional stories and indigenous perspectives, plus find fun songs, facts, and read-alongs.

Virtual Museum & Tour Educational Scavenger Hunt

A visit to a museum is a wonderful learning opportunity. Unfortunately, we don’t all have local museums, and in-person field trips still fall into the “it’s complicated” category. A Virtual Museum Tour - Educational Scavenger Hunt

Teaching students to be Cyber Saavy

As the world becomes increasingly connected, our students are going to face new challenges we haven’t even imagined! Algorithms. Cybersecurity. Data science. Cryptology. These are the tools they’ll need in order to meet those challenges head-on.

Meaningful Service Learning Projects for Kids & Teens

We’ve got project ideas that are ideal for kids of all ages, whether they’re working on their own, as a class, or with their families. Take a look and get inspired!

Win a Subscription to The Wall Street Journal

When your school has digital access to The Wall Street Journal, you’re putting a trusted and credible news source right at your students’ fingertips.

Amazing Giveaways

Together with our partners, WeAreTeachers has given away over $5 million in prizing. See what’s up for grabs right now 👇

Spotlight on a Database

Flip (Flipgrid) - It's in your Lawrence Bookmarks

Flip is a video discussion app, free from Microsoft, where curious minds connect in safe, small groups to share videos, build community, and learn together. Cool & easy to use. You & your students will flip. Check them out !!

Brooklyn Public Library - Free Lesson Plans

This site has some revelent information that will jazz up your current plans. Dig deep into the history of Brooklyn with our free digital curricula and lesson plans. Check it out !!

Author of interest

Meet Joseph Bruchac

For over forty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating literature and music that reflect his indigenous heritage and traditions. He is a proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected elder among his people.

Author Q&A with Joseph Bruchac

Native Americans : We Shall Remain TEDxCoeurdalene

Native Americans : We Shall Remain - TEDxCoeurdalene

LoVina Louie explains the historical root causes for the challenges facing many Native Americans. Her abundant insight and passionate stories lead into a heart wrenching yet hopeful song that will captivate you as you listen to this talk.

Native Americans : We Shall Remain | LoVina Louie | TEDxCoeurdalene
Looking for current events articles?

To find out how you can access NY Times, Newsday, and Wall Street Journal, email Ms. Abby at for the access code!

New York Public Library

Get a library card, attend virtual programs and and so much MORE @ nypl. Check it out !!

📚 Peninsula Public Library 📚

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curbside pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from

For Everyone

Best Bilingual and Spanish Podcasts for Kids

Kids need to see -- and hear -- themselves reflected in the media they consume. These bilingual and Spanish-language podcasts give both native Spanish speakers and kids learning Español a chance to enjoy an immersive audio experience.

Spanish & Latino Podcasts for learning & laughing

From stories, TED Talks, news, and everything else, find a podcast for you!

📖 This Day in History 📖 brings you this day in history everyday. Check it out !!

😎 Word of the Day 😎

Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends, family & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.

😎 FUN & FREE Online Word Searches 😎

Easy, Medium & Hard - Challenge yourself

Storyline Online

I love this site you nhave to check it out. Storyline Online receives over 140 million views annually from children all over the world.

🌟 Difficult Hidden Pictures 🌟

These activity pages are amusing and entertaining, they help hone skills like paying attention to details, using visual memory, and practicing hand-eye coordination as they color in the shapes they find hidden in the fun artwork

Common Sense Media

Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it). Trusted ratings created with families in mind.

Issue # 58 - NOVEMBER 2022