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Eighth Grade Very Quick Readers
     Anklosaurids (Grade 7-12 Readability)
     Baryonyx, "Heavy Claw" (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Baryonyx, or Heavy Claw (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     By Law or Birth (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Dinosaurs! (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Ellis Island National Park (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Frigid Zones (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Lightning Rods (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     NASA's New Frontier: JUNO (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Nutrition (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Piranhas (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Pizza For Sale (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Sneak Attack: Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Florida Panther (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Inauguration of a President (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: The Amazon River (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Nile (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Yangtze River (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Volcanologist (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     What Is Social Security? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     What Is a Prosthesis? (Grade 6-8 Readability)


Eighth Grade Short Readers
     "Silent Night"- A Christmas Carol (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     A Lost World Found (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Amazing Water (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     America's First Women Dentists (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Andrewsarchus: Largest Mammalian Carnivore Ever? (Grade 6-9 Readability)
     As American As Apple Pie (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Atoms and Matter (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Attorney General (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Avery Island, Louisiana, Also Known As "Bird City" (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Bengal Tigers (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Billy Demong: Skier with an Odd Tattoo (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Carbohydrates (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Carrion Flowers (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Centipedes and Millipedes (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Chasmosaurus, Chasm Reptile (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Civil War Ambulance Corps (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Coelophysis, a Bird-like Dinosaur (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Colin Powell (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Comet Lovejoy (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Compsognathus, the Tiny Terror (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Council of Economic Advisers (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Davey Barr, Ski Cross (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Death Smog In Donora, Pennsylvania (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Dragonflies (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Earth's Lithosphere (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Elasmosaurus (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Elisha Otis: Elevator Safety Brake (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Elizabeth Burgin and the Prison Ships (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Environmental Protection Agency (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Exploration - Lewis and Clark (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Fact or Fiction: The Four Seasons, Part I (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Fact or Fiction: The Four Seasons, Part II (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Facts About Smoking (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Fearsome Allosaurus (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Football or Soccer? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Fort Snelling, Minnesota (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Halloween Can Be Frightfully Fun (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Hayley Wickenheiser: Commander of the Ice (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Helen Keller: Later in Life (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Hoovervilles (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     How Are Dinosaurs Named? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     How Do Microwaves Work? (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     How Does a Seismograph Work? (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Hydrothermal Vents (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Ice Age Mammals: The "Terrible Pig" Dinohyus (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Improvisation (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Jon Bohmer: The Kyoto Box (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Just One of the Group (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Lady Liberty Gets a Makeover! (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Life Under a Microscope: Viruses (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Lindsey Vonn: Queen of the Mountain (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Nancy Pelosi, Lady of Power (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Nashville's Parthenon (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     New Year's Day Traditions (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Office of Management and Budget (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Pearl Harbor: Before the Mayhem (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Pharmacist (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Physical Therapist (Grade 7-12 Readability)
     Piranha (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Prince Whipple (Grade 7-8 Readability)
     Qwerty (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Ravens (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     SCUBA (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Salem Poor (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Samuel Johnson, Author of the Dictionary? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Agriculture (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Commerce (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Defense (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Education (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Energy (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Health and Human Services (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Homeland Security (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Labor (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of State (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Transportation (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of the Interior (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Secretary of the Treasury (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Seeing More Clearly with Fog-Free Goggles (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Shani Davis, Around the World on Two Blades (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Sherman's Neckties (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     Skype™ Netiquette (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     Stories in the Stars (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Storm Chasers (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Strange (Founding Fathers) Bedfellows (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Summer Learning: Understanding Sunscreen (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     The Anaconda Plan (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Crater of Doom (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Cretaceous Period (Grade 8-12 Readability)
     The Crittercam (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Dawn Horse, Eohippus (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Excretory System (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     The First Washington Apple (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     The Grand Old Party (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Hubble Space Telescope (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Midnight Ride of...Sybil Ludington? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     The Natural Wonders of Virginia (Grade 5-9 Readability)
     The Periodic Table (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     The Rose Bowl Game: "The Granddaddy of Them All" (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     The Valley of the Kings (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     The Vietnam Women's Memorial (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     The World's Longest Rivers: the Mississippi-Missouri River System (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Thomas Jefferson's Edit (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Triceratops (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Troodon, or Wounding Tooth (Grade 7-9 Readability)
     United States Ambassador to the United Nations (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     United States Trade Representative (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     What Are Sunspots? (Grade 5-8 Readability)
     What Is Al-Anon Family Groups? (Grade 8-12 Readability)
     What Is Meteorology? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     What Is Vexillology? (Grade 7-12 Readability)
     What Is an Athletic Trainer? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     When Did Dinosaurs Live? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     White House Chief of Staff (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Whom Do You Honor on Memorial Day? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Whom Do You Honor on Veterans Day? (Grade 6-8 Readability)
     Whose Signature Is On Your Dollar Bill? (Grade 7-9 Readability)


Eighth Grade Reading Comprehensions
     "Aye, Captain!" — Old Ironsides' Captain William Bainbridge
     "Aye, Captain!" — Old Ironsides' Isaac Hull
     "Go for Broke" - the Nisei Warriors
     "I Will Fight No More Forever"- Chief Joseph
     "Medicine Woman" - Frontier Doctor Georgia Fix
     "Meet Me at the Fair"
     "Old Hickory" Style — New Orleans Prepares for Battle
     "Seizing" Up the Quake: The Measurement
     "Seizing" Up the Quake: The Prediction
     The Epic of Gilgamesh
     You Tube Begins
     ¡Es El Cinco de Mayo! - It's Cinco de Mayo!
     2000 Summer Olympics
     2002 Winter Olympics
     2008 Election Issues
     A Back That's Strong: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 1
     A Brief History of Letter Writing
     A Burglary, a Scandal, and a President
     A CAT Scan of Earth
     A Colonial Christmas
     A Comet Captured on Film
     A Costly Oops!
     A Cup of Old Hickory — The Battle of New Orleans III
     A Day Without Immigrants
     A Dramatic Moment All to Yourself
     A Dream Come True: ICODA
     A Dream Job
     A Healthy Respiratory System
     A Little Mountain Escape
     A Mountain of Garbage
     A New Jewish Homeland
     A New View of Space
     A New Weapon - Gas
     A Rail Running Soldier (part 1)
     A Rail Running Soldier (part 2)
     A Shattered Fairy Tale: The South after the Civil War
     A Short History on Marathon
     A Splendid Little War, Part 1 - The First Battle
     A Splendid Little War, Part 2 - The Course of the War
     A Star Spangled Performance, Part 2
     A Story of Anti-Personnel Mines: Maria's Story
     A System of Cycles, Part 1
     A System of Cycles, Part 2
     A Taxing Issue
     A Time to Shine - The 1936 Olympics
     A Vaccine to Fight Polio
     A Wall of Honor
     A Woman Joins the Supreme Court
     AIDS
     Abolitionists
     Absolute-Age Dating
     Accidental Discoveries that Changed the World: Super Glue
     Accidental Discoveries: Charles Goodyear and Vulcanized Rubber
     Acne
     Adelie Penguin
     Adolf Hitler
     Advertising - Let the Buyer Beware!
     Afghanistan
     African Praise Poetry
     Air - The Atmosphere
     Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize
     Al-Qaeda--"The Base"
     Alan Shepard - First American in Space
     Albert Marrin
     Alberto Tomba - Italian Ski Champion
     Alcoholics Anonymous
     Alcoholism Affects Everyone
     Alex Flinn
     Alexander Graham Bell
     Alexander Hamilton
     Alexander the Great
     Alger Hiss and the Pumpkin Patch Mystery
     All About Credit, Part 1
     All About Credit, Part 2
     All About the Biathlon
     All About the Luge
     Alligator Snapping Turtle
     Allosaurus
     Ally Carter
     Amanda's Story: Dealing with Acne
     Amelia Mary Earhart
     America's Foreign Policy
     America's New Year Celebration: The Tournament of Roses
     America, At Whose Cost?
     America: A Melting Pot of Cultures
     American Bison
     American Terrorist - The Oklahoma City Bombing
     Amerigo Vespucci
     Amoeba
     An Apollo Tragedy
     An Average School Day (for an LD Student)
     An Exciting Discovery: The Nag Hammadi Library
     An Overview of the Nuremberg Trials
     Anacondas
     Anaxagoras
     And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to...
     Andrea del Verrocchio
     Andrea's Fins
     Andrew Johnson - 17th President
     Andrew's Raiders and the Congressional Medal of Honor
     Anglerfish
     Anglicanism
     Anglo-Saxon England
     Angola - History
     Animal Classification
     Animal Life in Oceans
     Animals in Danger!
     Ankylosaurus
     Anna Marie Jarvis: The Mother of Mother's Day
     Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt: Working for a Living in the 1890s, Part 2
     Anti-Slavery Movement
     Apolo Anton Ohno
     Appeasement - Germany Before World War II
     Aquatic Plants
     Aqueducts
     Archerfish
     Archimedes
     Architectural Styles from England
     Arctic Explorers
     Aristotle
     Arizona Is a Natural Wonderland
     Armadillos
     Armenia - History
     Arthropods
     As You Watch the Olympics......
     Asoka
     Asteroids and Comets
     At McDonald's
     At War with Bigotry - Buffalo Soldiers in the Spanish American War
     Atoms
     Attentiveness
     Attila the Hun
     Auguste Bartholdi
     Australia - Down Under Threatened
     Austria's "The Herminator"
     Austria-Hungary
     Autumn Across America
     Avi
     Avoid Electrical Fires
     Aye-ayes
     Aztec 101
     Balanced and Unbalanced Forces
     Balloons As Weapons?
     Banking in the Renaissance
     Barbarians Invade Rome!
     Baron von Steuben
     Basics of Insects
     Basics of Squirrels
     Battle of Appomattox Court House
     Battle of Atlanta
     Battle of Cold Harbor
     Battle of Fredericksburg 1862
     Battle of Leyte
     Battle of Midway Island
     Battle of Petersburg
     Battle of Shiloh
     Battle of the Coral Sea
     Battles of Saratoga
     Bay of Pigs
     Becoming a Columnist
     Becoming a Playwright, Part 1: The Story
     Becoming a Playwright, Part 2: The Terms
     Beep! Beep! Here Comes the Jeep!
     Bees
     Beginning of the Darfur Conflict
     Beijing's Preparation for the 2008 Olympics
     Being Physically Fit
     Belle Starr
     Belugas
     Benedict Arnold
     Benevolence
     Benjamin Banneker
     Benjamin Franklin
     Berlin Wall Is Falling Down
     Bernardo de Galvez - Friend of American Freedom
     Beware of the Coastal Invaders!
     Beyond the Solar System
     Big Bertha
     Bill Brittain
     Bill Cosby Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
     Bill Pickett, "The Bull-Dogger"
     Biomass
     Biomedical Engineer
     Biopower - the Answer to the Oil Shortage?
     Bird Adaptations
     Bird Flu
     Black Americans in the Civil War
     Blaise Pascal
     Blue Balliett
     Blue-Footed Booby
     Boccaccio
     Body Systems Work Together
     Bolivia - History
     Bonnie and Clyde
     Booker T. Washington
     Boomers and Bomb Shelters - The Nifty Fifties
     Bootleggers, Rumrunners, and Moonshine - The Business of Prohibition
     Botticelli
     Bowen's Reaction Series
     Boy Scouts of America
     Brachiosaurus
     Breaking Up the Soviet Union
     Breckenridge, Colorado, Part of Colorado's Playground
     Breed's Hill - Bunker Hill
     Brian, Ryan, and Diane Learn About Opportunity Cost
     Bristle Worms
     Brown Bears
     Brunelleschi's Dome
     Building Our Nation’s Capital
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 1
     Building a Better Mousetrap, Part 2
     Building a Healthy Life
     Bulgaria - History
     Bullfrogs
     Buoys
     Business Booms During the Renaissance!
     Buying War Bonds
     César Chávez
     Cable Cars
     California Condors
     Camels
     Campaign Changes - 1960
     Capybaras
     Caroline B. Cooney
     Carrie Chapman Catt: Founder of The League of Women Voters
     Casey and Marie Share a Room
     Caste System in Ancient India
     Catch the Word!
     Cathy Freeman
     Cattle
     Cavalry of the Civil War
     Celebrating Movies: The Sundance Film Festival
     Cell Division
     Cells Are Us!
     Cells
     Centipedes & Millipedes
     Chameleons
     Champion Bobsledder Vonetta Flowers
     Changes: Physical or Chemical?
     Changing States of Matter
     Characteristics of Seed Plants
     Characteristics of a Market Economy
     Characters
     Charles Henry Turner
     Charles Lindbergh
     Charlotte, Emily, and Anne: The Bronte Sisters
     Checking Accounts
     Cherokee
     Chickens
     Child Labor
     Children in the White House
     Chile - History
     Chimpanzees
     China United
     Chinese Immigrants and the California Gold Rush
     Chinese Inventions - Compass & Gunpowder
     Chinese Kung Fu
     Chitons
     Choking Out Smoking
     Choose Your Own Ending
     Christianity
     Christmas at the White House
     Christopher Marlowe, Man of Mystery
     Christopher Paolini
     Cicadas
     Cicero
     Circulatory System
     City Life
     Civil Defense
     Civil Rights - An Introduction
     Civil Rights Act of 1964
     Civil War Medicine Part 2
     Civil War Photography
     Civil War Weapons
     Civilian Families in the North
     Civilian Families in the South
     Cleisthenes
     Cleopatra, Part 1
     Cleopatra, Part 2
     Click Beetles
     Clouds and Precipitation
     Clues to Earth's Past
     Clyde Robert Bulla
     Cnidarians
     Coal Mining
     Cold Warriors, Part 1 - USSR
     Cold Warriors, Part 2 - The U.S.
     Collecting Weather Data
     Colonial Architecture
     Colonial Churches
     Colonial Communication
     Colonial soldiers
     Color Mixing
     Comets
     Comic Books Come of Age
     Commander-in-Chief
     Communication
     Comparative Advantage
     Complex Machines
     Compounds
     Comprehension Skills
     Compromises of 1820 and 1850
     Conflict Between Serbia and Kosovo
     Conflict Over the Three Gorges Dam
     Confucius
     Congressional Aide
     Connecticut Composer Charles Ives
     Conquistadors
     Consideration
     Constantine the Great and Christianity
     Consuming Fire — The Burning of Washington, Part 1
     Containment
     Controlling the Weather
     Controversy at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay
     Coral Reefs
     Corals
     Cormac McCarthy
     Cote d'Ivoire - History
     Cougars
     Could There Be Water on the Moon?
     Coyotes
     Crabs
     Creation of the Post Office Department
     Crime in Colombia: Alvaro's Kidnapping
     Crocodiles and Alligators
     Crystals
     Cuba - History
     Cuckoos
     Cults - Religion Gone Wrong
     Cultural Casualties of War
     Customs Officials
     Cyanide Polluted Danube River
     Cynthia Kadohata
     Cyrus McCormick
     Cyrus the Great
     Détente
     DNA Structure
     Dangerous Volcanoes
     Daniel Defoe
     Dealing With Losing a Parent
     Dealing with Loss
     Dealing with the Press, One Part of the President's Job
     Debit Cards
     Deborah Wiles
     Declaring Our Independence
     Defeat of the Spanish Armada
     Density: Sink or Float?
     Descriptive Writing
     Desert Animals
     Desert Plants
     Desert Storm
     Deserts
     Dia de la Raza - Day of the Race
     Diamante
     Diego and His Parents Learn to Deal
     Different Kinds of Cells Make Up Our Bodies
     Different Ways of Analyzing the Text
     Digestion -- The Foods We Eat
     Dinner Will Be Served at Noon
     Dinosaur Central
     Dinosaur Timeline
     Disaster and the Challenger
     Discovery Begins
     Discovery of the North Pole
     Do No Harm
     Doing Business in the Middle Ages
     Don't Drink and Drive
     Donatello
     Doris Buchanan Smith
     Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Doctor
     Dr. Seuss
     Drama in the Renaissance
     Dred Scott Decision
     Drought in Zambia
     Duck! Life on the Sidelines of a War
     Dung Beetles
     Dust Mites
     Early English Explorers: Frobisher and Davis
     Earth During the Early Paleozoic Era
     Earth During the Mesozoic Era
     Earth's Biomes
     Earth's Oldest Animals?
     Earth
     Earthquakes and Our Society
     Earthquakes
     Earthworms
     East Meets West in Renaissance Literature
     Easter - Historical and Religious Perspective
     Eating Disorders
     Echidnas
     Echinoderms
     Ecologist
     Ecuador - History
     Edith Cavell - A War Heroine
     Eduardo's Tale of Two Worlds: Gangs in Jamaica
     Education in America: No Child Left Behind
     Education in Nazi Germany
     Education in the Renaissance
     Effects of Alcohol on the Body
     Effects of Genetic Engineering
     Effects of the Crusades
     Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the World
     Eleanor Roosevelt - From Wallflower to Activist
     Electing Our President
     Election Day and the Electoral College
     Election of Pope Benedict XVI
     Elections in Iraq, 2005
     Electric Guitar
     Electricity Safety
     Eli Whitney
     Elian Gonzalez
     Eliza Lucas
     Elizabeth Yates
     Ellis Island of the West - Angel Island
     Embryonic Stem Cell Research
     Emperor Penguins
     Emus & Cassowaries
     Endangered Animals!
     Endangered Dolphins
     Endocrine System
     Endotherm or Ectotherm?
     Energy from Water
     Energy, Renewable and Nonrenewable Forms (Introduction)
     Eoin Colfer
     Erasmus
     Escaping Starvation in Holland
     Escaping Terrorism in the Philippines
     Ethan Allen and Fort Ticonderoga
     Eureka! Density!
     Europe Switches to the Euro
     Even Leonardo Made Mistakes
     Everyday Life in Victorian England
     Experience the Renaissance in Vatican City
     Experimenting with Electricity
     Explorers for Holland
     Exploring Alaska
     Exploring America's Great Rivers
     Exploring Chichén Itzá
     Exploring Tasmania
     Extreme Dinosaurs
     Extreme Fashions
     FDR's New Deal - Organized Labor
     FDR's New Deal - Social Security
     FDR's Second New Deal - More Jobs
     Facts about Force
     Falkland Islands - History
     Fallout From Watergate
     Fame Can Be Found in Many Ways
     Fault-Block Mountains and Valleys
     Ferdinand Magellan
     Field Hospitals
     Figurative Language
     Finding Religious Freedom
     Finland - History
     Finland's Winter Olympic History
     First Fauna Fossils
     Fiscal Policy
     Five Kinds of Vertebrates
     Flatulence: The Gas We Pass
     Fleas
     Flightless Cormorants
     Florida Becomes Part of the United States
     Flying Squirrels
     Folded Mountains
     Food Chains and Food Webs
     Food Scientist
     For Your Information
     Forces
     Foreign Service Officers
     Foreshadowing
     Forgiveness
     Formation of the Earth
     Forms of Energy
     Fort Sumner, New Mexico: The Bosque Redondo Reservation Experiment
     Fossils Tell A Story
     Fossils
     Foxes
     Francis Marion
     Francis Scott Key and "The Star-Spangled Banner"
     Freshwater
     Friction
     From Colony to Independence
     From Electrician to President
     From Immigrant to Citizen
     From Prison to Nobel Peace Prize
     From the Swimming Hole to Swimming for Medals
     Futsal
     Fuzzy, Fascinating Tarantulas!
     G8 Summit 2001
     GIOVE Satellites Pave the Way for Galileo
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     Galapagos Penguins
     Galapagos Tortoises
     Galileo Tours Io
     Gary Paulsen
     Gary Schmidt
     Gaslights
     Gender Disparity in Togo: Celine's Story
     General Charles Cornwallis
     General William Howe
     Generosity
     Genes
     George Washington - Civilian
     George Washington - Early Military Experiences
     George Washington - General
     George Washington - President
     George Washington - Revolutionary
     George Washington's Army - The Department of War
     George Washington's Teeth
     George Westinghouse
     Georgia - History
     Germany - History
     Germany Invades Poland
     Germany's Winter Olympic History
     Germany
     Getting Your Act Together!
     Gift of Horses
     Gila Monsters
     Giotto
     Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
     Giovanni da Verrazano
     Giraffes
     Glaciers
     Going to Work in the 1800s
     Good Grief! — Those Zany Oxymorons
     Gothic Literature
     Government Under Colonial Charters
     Government and Money
     Grace Abbott: Child Labor Activist
     Granville T. Woods
     Grasslands - Introduction
     Grasslands
     Gravity
     Great Barracudas
     Great Britain
     Great Frigate Birds
     Gross Domestic Product
     Groundhogs
     Growing Mountains
     Growing Up in the White House
     Grudge Stew - How to Stir Up a War
     Guadalcanal
     Gun Control
     Guyana - History
     Gymnastic Dreams
     Gymnastics
     Hadrian
     Hagfish
     Haiku
     Half an Alligator — The Battle of New Orleans II
     Halloween Across the U.S.A.
     Hammerhead Sharks
     Hannah Tinti
     Hannibal Barca
     Harriet Tubman
     Harry Mazer
     Hatshepsut
     Hawaiian Etiquette
     Hazardous Duty - Bombers of WWII and their Crews
     Hazardous Duty - Factory Work During the Industrial Revolution
     He Walked Softly - Teddy Roosevelt
     He Was a Yankee Doodle Boy
     Health Care Is Important
     Health Insurance
     Health and Society
     Health and Well-Being
     Health in the Middle Ages
     Healthy Goals
     Helen Hunt Jackson Writes for the Native Americans
     Henry Ford
     Henry Hudson
     Heredity
     Hernando Cortes
     Heron of Alexandria
     Hieroglyphs
     High Flying Heroes - Fighter Planes and Pilots of WWII
     Hillary Clinton Elected Senator
     Hillary Rodham Clinton - Path to the White House
     Hippies
     Hippodromes and Amphitheaters
     Hispanic Heritage Month
     History of the Empire State Building
     Hitler Youth and German Girls League
     Holidays
     Hollywood at War
     Home Front - USO
     Home Sweet Home - Life in Hooverville
     Homeostasis or Why Dogs Pant
     Honesty
     Hoover Dam
     Horses
     Horseshoe Crabs
     How Are You Intelligent?
     How Chemical Reactions Happen
     How Did the Atmosphere Form?
     How Did the Continents Form?
     How Do Allergies Work?
     How Do Ants Build Colonies?
     How Do Barcodes Work?
     How Do Batteries Work?
     How Do Bears Hibernate?
     How Do Coral Reefs Form?
     How Do Crayons, Paint, and Markers Work?
     How Do Electric Eels Produce Electricity?
     How Do Fish Swim in Schools?
     How Do Geothermal Power Plants Make Electricity?
     How Do Guide Dogs Do Their Job?
     How Do I Make a Great Decision?
     How Do Magnets Work?
     How Do New Species Form?
     How Do Pacemakers Work?
     How Do Penguins Survive the Cold?
     How Do Search and Rescue Dogs Do Their Jobs?
     How Do Solar Cells Work?
     How Do Steel Drums Work?
     How Do Twisty Light Bulbs Work?
     How Do Washers and Dryers Work?
     How Do Windmills Produce Energy?
     How Do You Handle Stress?
     How Do You Rate?
     How Does Animal Camouflage Work?
     How Does GPS Work?
     How Does Laundry Detergent Work?
     How Does Paint Work?
     How Does Poison Ivy Work?
     How Does Sunscreen Work?
     How Does Super Glue Work?
     How Does Wii Work?
     How Does Your Boat Float?
     How Does a Cable Car Work?
     How Does a Cactus Survive?
     How Does a Camera Take Pictures?
     How Does a Canoe Work?
     How Does a Cell Phone Work?
     How Does a Checking Account Work?
     How Does a Hurricane Work?
     How Does a Kite Work?
     How Does a Microwave Oven Work?
     How Does a Nor'easter Work?
     How Does a Parasail Work?
     How Does a Piano Work?
     How Does a Radar Gun Work?
     How Does a Refrigerator Work?
     How Does a Savings Account Work?
     How Does a Sewing Machine Work?
     How Does a Submarine Work?
     How Does a Surfboard Work?
     How Does a TV Work?
     How Does a Traffic Camera Work?
     How Does a Trombone Work?
     How Does a Vending Machine Work?
     How Does a Venus Flytrap Trap Flies?
     How Does a Yo-Yo Work?
     How Does a Zamboni Work?
     How Does an Air Conditioner Work?
     How Does an Escalator Work?
     How Does the Outgoing President Leave on Inauguration Day?
     How Eyeglasses Work
     How Infrared Works
     How Is Paper Money Made?
     How Is Paper Recycled?
     How Microscopes Work
     How Thermometers Work
     How Vaccines Work
     How Was the Solar System Formed?
     How a Bicycle Works
     How a Bill Becomes a Law
     How an Olympic City is Chosen
     How is Cereal Made?
     How to Handle Your Teacher
     How to Play Checkers
     How to Play Chess
     Hull House
     Human Genome Project
     Human Geography
     Hungary - History
     Hunting for Dinosaur Fossils
     Huntsville, Alabama, The Rocket City
     Hurricane Hunters
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     Hurricanes of History
     Hybrid Cars Update
     Hybrid Cars
     Hyenas
     Ibn Battuta
     Ice Age Mammals: The Uintatherium
     Icefish
     Iceland - History
     Icing on the Cake!
     Immigrants Against Their Will
     Immigration and the United States Economy
     Inaugural Address
     Inca 101
     Indian Food and a Short History of Spices
     Indian Territory Becomes the State of Oklahoma
     Indonesia - History
     Indus Valley Civilization
     Industrialization and Immigration
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     Inland Taipans
     Integumentary System
     International Year of Sanitation: Saliha's Story
     Introduction to Civil Rights - The 50's
     Introduction to Polar Regions
     Inventions for Babies
     Inventors of Recipes
     Inventors of Toys
     Inventors of the Alphabet
     Inventors of the Automobile Engine
     Invertebrates
     Iraq's New Constitution
     Ireland
     Irene Hunt
     Ironic, isn’t it
     Iroquois - The Six Nations
     Is It Mintonette or Volleyball?
     Is It Table Tennis or Ping Pong?
     Is It a Butterfly or a Moth?
     Isolation vs. Expansion - Background of America's War with Spain
     It's Alive!
     It's Just a Spider
     It's Time to Motivate!
     It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Sugar Glider!
     Iwo Jima
     Jack London
     Jacques Cartier
     Jacques Cousteau
     Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the Calypso
     Jaguars
     James Meredith
     James Monroe - The Monroe Doctrine
     James Ramsey Ullman
     Japanese Cranes
     Javed in Pakistan: A Problem with Illiteracy
     Jean-Jacques Rousseau
     Jefferson Davis
     Jellyfish
     Jennifer Lopez
     Jews in Germany (Nuremberg Laws)
     Joan W. Blos
     Johannes Kepler and the Mystery of Six-Cornered Snowflakes
     Johannes Kepler
     John Adams
     John Cabot
     John Calvin
     John Christopher
     John Coy
     John Deere
     John F. Kennedy
     John Glenn
     John Grisham - Author
     John J. "Black Jack" Pershing
     John and Sebastian Cabot
     Jonathan Swift
     Journey's End - Life after the Expedition, Part 1
     Journey's End - Life after the Expedition, Part 2
     Juan Ponce de Leon
     Judith St. George
     Julius Caesar
     Jupiter
     Just Say No
     Just the Earth Facts!
     Kaiser Wilhelm II
     Karate
     Karen Cushman
     Karen Hesse
     Karl Marx
     Katharine Hepburn
     Kathe Koja
     Kathleen Karr
     Keep Your Germs to Yourself, Please
     Keeping Things in Check – Three Branches of Government
     Kendall’s Kiteboarding Adventure
     Keys to Success
     Kim Il-sung
     King George III
     King Henry VII
     King Henry VIII
     King James VI and I
     Kingdom Fungi
     Kingdom: Monera (Archaebacteria and Eubacteria)
     Kitchen Chemistry
     Kites and Balloons Go to War
     Kiwis
     Komodo Dragons
     Korea - How the Cold War Got Hot
     LBJ and the Great Society
     Ladybugs
     Languages of the Spanish World
     Lanny Barnes, U.S. Biathlete
     Lao Tzu
     Latin American Freedom Fighters, Part 1 - The Roots of War
     Latin American Freedom Fighters, Part 2 - After the War
     Laura Amy Schlitz
     Laurie Halse Anderson
     Lead in Toys: Mrs. Cooney Worries
     Leaded Gasoline Becomes a Thing of the Past
     Leader of the Free World
     Leaders in Crisis - Franklin D. Roosevelt
     Leaders in Crisis - Herbert C. Hoover
     Leaders in the Executive Branch
     Leaders in the Judicial Branch
     Leaders in the Legislative Branch
     Leap Year 2008
     Leatherback Turtles
     Lebanon - History
     Legal Immigration vs. Illegal Immigration
     Leisure Time
     Lemmings
     Lenora Learns About Italy's Art Issue
     Lensey Namioka
     Leonardo da Vinci - Architect
     Leonardo da Vinci - Military Engineer
     Leonardo da Vinci - Music Maker
     Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist
     Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings
     Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines
     Leonardo da Vinci's Labor Saving Machines
     Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks
     Leonardo da Vinci's Paintings
     Leonardo da Vinci's Robots
     Leonardo da Vinci's Sculpture
     Let Me Demonstrate
     Letter from a Birmingham Jail
     Lewis Carroll
     Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea, and Pomp
     Lexington and Concord
     Life During the Cenozoic Era
     Life as an Immigrant
     Life in the English Countryside
     Life in the Triassic Period
     Life on an Explorer's Ship
     Lift
     Light and Color
     Lightning
     Lincoln (Part 1)
     Lincoln (Part 2)
     Lions
     Liquid Rocks - How Magma Is Formed
     Little Blue Penguins
     Live 8 Concert
     Live Earth Concert 2007
     Living on a Reservation: Shawn's Story
     Llamas
     Locks
     London
     Looking for Happy Endings — America in the 1890s
     Lord Dunmore's War
     Lorenzo de'Medici
     Louis Pasteur
     Low Voter Turnout
     Loyalty
     Lymphatic System
     M.A.S.H., Part 1 - A Look at Military Medicine
     M.A.S.H., Part 2 - Nitty-Gritty Medicine
     M.T. Anderson
     Machines for the Industrial Revolution
     Madagascar - History
     Magnetism
     Make an Emergency Aid
     Making Maple Syrup
     Making a Sport of Running and Throwing
     Malcolm X
     Mammals
     Managing Your Emotions
     Manatees
     Manhattan Project
     Mantids
     Mantis Shrimp
     Mapping the Earth's Surface
     Marco Polo
     Marcus and Narcissa Whitman
     Marfan Syndrome
     Margaret Thatcher
     Mark Twain: "Roughing It"
     Mark Wakely
     Market Incentives, Substitutes, and Complements
     Marking Time Geologically
     Markus Zusak
     Marquis de Lafayette
     Mars
     Martin Luther
     Mary Anderson, Inventor of the Windshield Wiper
     Mary Cassatt
     Mary Downing Hahn
     Mary Jane Auch
     Mary Wollstonecraft
     Masaccio
     Mathematics in Mesopotamia
     Mathematics, Science, and Technology of Ancient Egypt
     Matter - Introduction
     Matthew Henson
     Matty McNair: Polar Explorer
     Mayan Planting Techniques
     Mealtime in the Middle Ages
     Measuring the Shake
     Mechanical Engineer
     Medicine in Ancient Egypt
     Medieval Fashion
     Meerkats
     Meg Cabot
     Meiosis
     Melting Glaciers
     Melting Pot, Salad Bowl, or Ethnic Stew?
     Mental Disorders
     Mercury
     Mesopotamia and the Bible
     Metamorphosis of Insects
     Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites
     Mexican Immigration
     Mexican Independence Day
     Mexico's Rainforest
     Mice
     Michael Scott
     Migration
     Mildred Gillars AKA Axis Sally
     Milton Bradley and the Checkered Game of Life
     Minimum Wage in Germany
     Misguided Fanatic or Hero? John Brown
     Missouri State Nicknames
     Mitch Albom
     Mitosis
     Mixtures, Solutions, and Compounds
     Mixtures
     Moles
     Moliére
     Mollusks
     Monarch Butterflies
     Money and Prices
     Mongolia - History (Grades 6-8)
     Mood or Tone
     Mosquitoes
     Mosses
     Mountains Formed by Magma
     Mt. Vesuvius and the City of Pompeii
     Mudskippers
     Mulindwa Experiences the Crisis in Zambia
     Mummies
     Muscular System
     Music Videos, Murder, and Weird Science
     Music and Dance
     Musk Oxen
     Myanmar Cyclone Relief: Ler Shee's Story
     NASA
     NATO
     Naked Mole-Rats
     Nancy Farmer
     Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House
     Napoleon Bonaparte
     Napoleon's Wars
     Narwhals
     Nature's Fireworks, the Northern Lights
     Nautiluses
     Naval Changes in the War
     Neil Armstrong
     Nellie Bly - First Female War Correspondent
     Nepal - History
     Neptune
     Nervous System
     Netherlands - History
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     New Orleans
     New World Heritage Sites
     Newton's Three Laws of Motion
     Nicaragua - History
     Nicole's Story: Dealing with Scoliosis
     No Ordinary Day - 9/11 Hero Noel Sepulveda
     Noah McCullough, Author
     Nominating the Presidential Candidates
     Non-Clastic Sedimentary Rocks
     Not Just Soldiers
     Nuclear Energy
     Nuclear Testing in North Korea
     Obituary - a Brief Biography
     Ocean Sunfish
     Ocean Waves
     Octopuses
     Okinawa - WWII's Bloodiest Battle
     Olmec 101
     Olympic Cycling
     Olympic Express
     Olympic Swimming: Katie Hoff and Michael Phelps
     On The Road With Alice Ramsey
     On the Road with Burma Shave - Advertising in the Fifties
     Operation Iraqi Freedom
     Optics - The Study of Light
     Orangutans
     Organizing Your Brainstorming
     Other Ways of Determining Age
     Our Economy and the U.S. Constitution
     Our Living Constitution, Part 1
     Our Living Constitution, Part 2
     Our Sense of Hearing
     Our Sense of Sight
     Outlines for Better Reports
     Pablo's Problem: Drug Trafficking in Colombia
     Pakistan - History
     Panama - History
     Pangolins
     Paraguay - History
     Paramecium
     Parents Demand Schools!
     Parthenon
     Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy
     Patrick Henry
     Paul Fleischman
     Peace Corps
     Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
     Pearl Harbor
     Pebbles to Mountains
     Peg Kehret
     Perfume - The Science of Smell
     Pericles
     Personification in Poetry
     Persuade Me!
     Peru - History
     Petra, Caravan Central
     Petrarch the Poet
     Pharaoh Tutankhamun
     Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
     Pictures in the Stars, Legends in the Sky
     Pigeons
     Pigs
     Pioneer African-American Writers
     Pioneers in Entertainment
     Piranhas
     Pisacane's Propaganda
     Planet X Becomes Pluto
     Plant Adaptations
     Plant Behaviors and Evolution
     Plant Parts
     Plant vs. Animal
     Plate Tectonics
     Plato
     Platypuses
     Plot
     Pluto - Not a Planet Anymore
     Pocahontas and John Smith
     Poetry - Rhyme, Rhythm, and More
     Poetry of the Renaissance
     Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
     Poinsett: the Man Behind the Flower
     Poison Dart Frogs
     Pokémon
     Poland - History
     Polar Bears
     Polar Regions
     Polio and FDR's Disability
     Political Prisoners and Spies
     Politics and Family Values: Do They Mix?
     Politics in the 90s - The Clinton Years
     Pompey the Great
     Pontiac's Rebellion, Part 1
     Pontiac's Rebellion, Part 2
     Population Three Hundred Million
     Portrait Painters
     Poverty in America
     Powhatan Confederacy
     Predicting Earthquakes
     Predicting the Weather
     Prelude to the French and Indian War
     Prescription Drug Question
     President Carter's Mission of Peace
     President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and the Environment
     President George W. Bush
     Presidential Appointments
     Presidential Travel
     Pressure
     Preventing Abuse
     Principles of Relative-Age Dating
     Prisoners of War
     Prohibition in Kansas
     Prohibition
     Projecting the World
     Protesting the Iraq War
     Pterosaurs
     Pueblo Revolt
     Puerto Rico - History
     Puerto Rico and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade
     Pull Factors in Immigration
     Push Factors in Immigration
     Pyramids
     Qing - China's Last Dynasty
     Qing Ming Festival
     Queen Anne's War
     Queen Elizabeth I
     Railroads
     Rails Across America - The Union Pacific Railroad in Indian Territory
     Rails across America - "Done!" The Last Spike
     Rails across America - CP Conquers the Mountains
     Rails across America - The Beginning
     Rails across America - UP Deals with Grasshoppers and Hell on Wheels
     Rain Forests
     Rainbows
     Rainforest Logging Banned in New Zealand
     Rainforest Plants
     Rainforests Are Amazing!
     Rations, Salvage, and Victory Gardens
     Rattlesnakes
     Reaching for the Moon
     Reading and Writing in the Renaissance
     Reconstruction : A "Tag Team" Event
     Reconstruction: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again
     Red Cloud: A Leader in War and Peace
     Red Stick Conflict
     Red Summer - A Season of Fear
     Red or Green, Some Like Them Hot
     Red-eyed Tree Frogs
     Reform in Armenia: Mikhail's Story
     Rehema's Story: Health Crises in Tanzania
     Reindeer
     Religions in China
     Remember the Maine! - Causes of America's War with Spain
     Remoras
     Renaissance Actors
     Renaissance Fashion
     Renaissance Guilds
     Renaissance Music
     Renaissance Theatres
     Rene Descartes
     Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy
     Resources- Renewable or Nonrenewable?
     Respiration
     Respiratory System
     Results of the French and Indian War
     Rhinoceros
     Richard Allen - The AME Church
     Richard Nixon - The End of a Decade
     Rising from the Ruins — The Burning of Washington, Part 2
     Roadrunners
     Robert Ballard, Discoverer of the Wreck of the Titanic
     Robert Kennedy
     Robert Newton Peck
     Robert Peary
     Rock Deformation, Part 1
     Rock Deformation, Part 2
     Rock and Roll Comes to TV
     Rocks Rock! Part 1
     Rocks Rock! Part 2
     Rococo Style
     Roger Lancelyn Green
     Roger Williams: Founder of Providence, Rhode Island
     Roland Smith
     Romania: The Story of Irgiz and the Abandoned Children
     Ronald Reagan
     Royal Beginnings: Miniature Horses
     Royal Penguins
     Running for Dear Life — The Battle of Bladensburg
     Russell Freedman
     Russian Winter Olympic History
     Ruth White
     Rwanda Since the Genocide
     Séance - fiction
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sacagawea
     Sacred River, Dirty River
     Safe Exercise
     Salamanders
     Sally Walker
     Samuel Adams
     Samuel de Champlain
     Sanitary Fairs: Civil War Fundraisers
     Sarah Walker
     Sarah Winnemucca - Paiute Princess
     Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins: Native American Author and Educator
     Satellites
     Saturn
     Say "Uncle!" — The Strange End of the War of 1812
     Science and Technology in Ancient India
     Sea Otters
     Seahorses
     Secession of the Southern States
     Second Battle of Bull Run-Manassas
     Secretary Birds
     Segregation in America
     Self-Esteem
     Selma to Montgomery
     Senryu
     September 11 Memorials
     Sequoyah
     Servals
     Setting
     Seward's Folly
     Sharon Creech
     Sharon Draper
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Shopping
     Shuttle to the Stars
     Sign Language
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     Sima Qian
     Simple Machines
     Sinclair Lewis
     Sir Alexander Fleming
     Sir Francis Bacon
     Sit-Ins
     Six Kingdoms
     Skeletal System - Healthy Bones
     Skeletal System
     Sky-Watching in Mesopotamia
     Skywriting
     Slave Economy
     Slavery and the Law
     Sleep for Your Physical Fitness
     Slow Worms
     Snow Monkeys
     Snow and the Number Six
     Social Sciences
     Social Security
     Soft Money
     Sojourner Truth
     Solon
     South Africa
     Space Shuttle Columbia
     Space Stations
     Space Walkers
     Spain - History (Grades 6-8)
     Spanish Civil War
     Spartacus
     Spending Time in the World of Harry Potter
     Spiders
     Spies for the Confederacy
     Spies for the Union
     Spinosaurus: A Sail or a Hump?
     Sponges
     Sports Heroes Who Were Immigrants
     Sports and Fitness
     Standing Up for Workers - Cesar Estrada Chavez
     Standing for Peace - Oscar Romero
     Star Wars Hits the Big Screen
     Star-Gazing - Entertainment in the Fifties
     Stardust Mission
     Stars
     Starting Your Own Business
     State Governments
     State of the Union
     Stay Away from Steroids
     Staying Safe on Facebook
     Steam Power
     Steve Irwin
     Storms
     Strategies for Effective Reading - After You Read
     Strategies for Effective Reading - Before You Read
     Strategies for Effective Reading - While You Read
     Stress
     Strike One on the World Trade Center
     Strong Muscles
     Stuttering
     Style
     Suffering in Somalia: Jawahir's Story
     Suicide
     Summarizing
     Sun Bears
     Sun Wu
     Supply and Demand at the Lemonade Stand
     Surinam Toads
     Suriname - History
     Susan B. Anthony
     Susan Cooper
     Sustainable Development
     Sweatshops in Indonesia: Kade's Story
     Sword Wizard Crunch
     Symbiosis
     Symbols
     Symmetry in Animals
     System Earth, Part 1
     System Earth, Part 2
     TODALSIGS - Maps
     TV Quiz Show Scandals
     Tadeusz Kosciuszko
     Tanith Belbin's Story: May I Have this Ice Dance?
     Tapirs
     Tarantulas
     Tarsiers
     Tasmanian Devils
     Tectonic Events During the Cenozoic Era
     Tecumseh and the Native American Alliance
     Telling Time in the Renaissance
     Temperate Rain Forests
     Temperature
     Termites
     Texas Rangers
     Thailand - History
     That's Debatable!
     The "Blast Off" Engineers
     The "Maine" Reason to Pick Your Teeth
     The "Unsinkable" Titanic
     The Merci Train
     The 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The 2010 Winter Olympics
     The Age of Computers Begins
     The Age of Enlightenment
     The Alien and Sedition Acts
     The American Appaloosa: State Horse of Idaho
     The Ancient Olympics
     The Animal Kingdom
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 1
     The Apache Kid: Outlaw Legend of the Southwest, Part 2
     The Appian Way
     The Archaic Period
     The Arms Race
     The Art of Persuasion
     The Assassination of President McKinley
     The Attack on Pearl Harbor
     The Ave Maria Grotto: "The Scenic Shrine of the South"
     The Bahamas - History
     The Barker-Karpis Gang, Part 1
     The Barker-Karpis Gang, Part 2
     The Beatles
     The Beginning of Life on Earth
     The Beginning of War in Japan
     The Berlin Airlift
     The Berlin Wall Falls
     The Berlin Wall
     The Bermuda Triangle
     The Birth of an Idea
     The Black Hand
     The Black Hawk Wars
     The Black Hills, Where Two Worlds Met
     The Boston Massacre
     The Boston Tea Party
     The Boxer Rebellion
     The Brain
     The Brooks and Baxter War
     The Campaign for the 2008 Presidential Election
     The Case of Peculiar Remembrances
     The Case of the Disappearing Bats
     The Celebration Continues
     The Census
     The Chartist Movement
     The Chinese Exclusion Act
     The Christmas Tree Ship Disaster
     The Civil War and Inflation
     The Coliseum -- Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
     The Collapse of Communism
     The Colonies
     The Color of Fear - America's "Red Scare"
     The Congress of Vienna
     The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
     The Constitution
     The Constitutional Convention
     The Corn Laws
     The Cuban Missile Crisis
     The DMZ - A Dragon is Born
     The Department of State Is Created
     The Digestive System
     The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue
     The Draft
     The Driest Place on Earth
     The Dust Bowl
     The Earth's Interior
     The Earth's View (A Speech To Humans)
     The Election of 1796
     The Endangered Species Act
     The English Civil War
     The Everglades
     The Executive Branch
     The Expository Essay
     The Fall of Constantinople
     The Filipinos in Alaska
     The Final Battle - Yorktown 1781
     The Final Blow
     The First Americans
     The First Battle of the Philippines
     The First Capitals of the United States
     The First Crusade
     The First Thanksgiving: What Was It Really Like?
     The First U.S. Women's Rights Movement (1800s)
     The Flat Sphere
     The French and Indian War, Part 1
     The French and Indian War, Part 2
     The French and Indian War, Part 3
     The Friendship Train
     The Galapagos Islands
     The Gas Effect, Part 1
     The Gas Effect, Part 2
     The Golden Fleece
     The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964
     The Great American Newspaper War, Part 1 - Rise of the Giants
     The Great American Newspaper War, Part 2 - Yellow Journalism
     The Great Depression - What Crashed and Why?
     The Great Doctor
     The Great Exhibition
     The Great Zamboni
     The Greatest Storms on Earth, Part I
     The Greatest Storms on Earth, Part II
     The Green, Prickly Things of Christmas
     The Heat Meter
     The Helicopter Flies High
     The Hindenburg Disaster
     The History of Red Ribbon Week
     The History of Tsunamis
     The History of the Bear Flag of California
     The History of the Vote
     The Humorous Approach
     The Iliad and the Odyssey, Part 2
     The Importance of National Parks
     The Intolerable Acts
     The Inventors of Penicillin
     The Irish Fight for Independence
     The Irish Potato Famine
     The Iron Curtain
     The King James Bible
     The Kitchen Debate
     The Know Nothing Party
     The Korean War
     The Kyoto Treaty
     The Language of Sound
     The Last Man - Waiting Out the Dust Bowl
     The Layered Earth
     The Layers of a Rain Forest
     The Leaning Tower of Pisa
     The Life Cycle of a Star
     The Little General
     The London Underground
     The Long Island Express: The New England Hurricane of 1938
     The Loss of the Honeybees
     The Lost Colony
     The Lost Titanic Is Found
     The Louisiana Purchase
     The Man in the Moon?
     The Manhattan Project
     The March on Washington
     The Marva Collins Story: "A Brilliant Child Inside Every Student"
     The Mauryan Dynasty
     The Medici Family
     The Middle Colonies
     The Monster of Lake Champlain
     The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports: The Kentucky Derby
     The Mughal Dynasty
     The Munich Massacre
     The Narrative Essay
     The Navajo Wars
     The Navigator's Tools
     The Nazi Party
     The Negro Leagues
     The Never-Ending War
     The New England Colonies
     The Nez Perce War
     The Night of Broken Glass
     The Nile and Ancient Egypt
     The North after the Civil War
     The Northwest Ordinance
     The Nosy Space Ship
     The Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
     The Oath of Office
     The Ocean Floor
     The Old Man of the Mountain
     The Old Swamp Fox: General Francis Marion
     The Olympic Torch Makes Its First Trip Around the World
     The Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Cycle
     The Ozone Layer and You
     The Paper Clips Project
     The Paris Peace Conference
     The Peace Corps
     The Peace of Westphalia
     The Pequot War
     The Periodic Table
     The Philippine Sea
     The Plant Kingdom
     The Power of Sound
     The Powers of the Judicial Branch
     The Powers of the Legislative Branch
     The President Is Shot
     The President's Cabinet
     The President's Role in Passing Laws
     The President's Staff
     The Protist Kingdom
     The Queen of Talk Shows
     The Race to the South Pole
     The Rainforest
     The Red Scare
     The Reign of Terror
     The Renaissance in France
     The Renaissance in Northern Europe
     The Road to Publication
     The Rogue and Red River Wars
     The Roman Republic
     The Romans in Britain: Hadrian's Wall
     The Russian Defeat at Tannenberg
     The Sago Mine Disaster
     The San Francisco Earthquake
     The Science of Fireworks
     The Secret of Silk
     The Secret of the Code Breakers, Part 1
     The Secret of the Code Breakers, Part 2
     The Seminoles Wars
     The Sforza Family
     The Sioux Wars
     The Slave Trade
     The Space Needle: A Washington Landmark
     The Space Race
     The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
     The Spelling Bee
     The Stamp Act
     The Statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro
     The Story Behind Christmas (religious)
     The Story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
     The Structure of Ancient Egyptian Society
     The Structure of a Leaf
     The Structure of a Root
     The Structure of a Stem
     The Tale of the Taj Mahal
     The Tango Hits New York
     The Thirty Years War
     The Titans
     The Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
     The Townshend Acts
     The Tri-State Tornado of 1925
     The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
     The United Nations Becomes a Reality
     The United States Enters World War I
     The Ute Wars
     The War of Spanish Succession
     The Water Cycle
     The Wet Treatment, Part 1
     The Wet Treatment, Part 2
     The White House Staff
     The Winter Olympics in Italy
     The iPhone Arrives
     Theme
     Theodore Roosevelt
     Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park
     Thomas Fitzpatrick, AKA Broken Hand, Part 1
     Thomas Fitzpatrick, AKA Broken Hand, Part 2
     Thomas Jefferson
     Thomas Ponders Genetically Engineered Food
     Thousands Die in Bhopal
     Three Day Event: The Gift Horse
     Three Kinds of Fishes
     Three Types of Mammals
     Thriftiness
     Through the Golden Door — Immigration in the 1890s, Part 2
     Through the Golden Door-Immigration in the 1890s, Pt. 2
     Tides
     Tigers
     Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too
     Todd Strasser
     Tony Johnston
     Tornado Twisters
     Tornadoes, Nature's Twisters
     Tough Guy — Andrew Jackson and the Battle for the South
     Track and Field Beijing Olympics 2008
     Trade Restrictions
     Trade and Its Global Effect
     Tradition Meets Culture
     Trail of Tears, Part 1
     Trail of Tears, Part 2
     Train Bombing in Madrid
     Trajan
     Trans-Asian Railway
     Transpiration
     Troubadours and Minstrels
     Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
     Tuataras
     Tundra
     Turkey - History (Grades 6-8)
     Tuscarora and Yamasee Wars
     Two Earth Days?
     Tycho Brahe
     Types of Fish
     Types of Magma
     Types of Volcanoes
     Typhoid Mary
     Tyrannosaurus Rex
     Ukraine - History (Grades 6-8)
     Under the Cover of Darkness
     Underground Railroad
     Understanding Pictures and Graphics
     Understanding Point of View
     Unicellular Organisms
     United States Citizenship
     United States Immigration Laws 1900-1960
     United States Immigration Laws 1960-2001
     United States Immigration Laws in the 18th and 19th Centuries
     Unusual Mammals: Marsupials & Monotremes
     Unusual Molecules: Buckyballs
     Uranus, the Sideways Planet
     Uranus
     Urban Planning
     Uruguay - History
     Use Me Reuse Me
     Using Different Reading Rates
     Using Energy Efficiently
     Using Technology to Study Lightning
     V-J Day, Part 1 - Longing for Peace
     V-J Day, Part 2 - "It's Over!"
     Valley Forge - Winter of 1777-1778
     Vasco Nunez de Balboa
     Vasco da Gama
     Vatican - History
     Venezuela - History
     Venus
     Vertebrate Classification: Phylum Chordata
     Victoria Woodhull
     Victorian Dances
     Victorian Gardens
     Vietnam - History (Grades 6-9)
     Vietnam
     Violence Prevention
     Virginia City - A Boom Town
     Volcanic Hot Spots
     Volcanic Material
     Volcanoes and the Power of Three
     Walruses
     War in Afghanistan
     War on Disease, Part 1 - Attacking Polio
     War on Disease, Part 2 - New Weapons
     Warrior's Heart, Part 1 - Ira Hayes
     Warrior's Heart, Part 2 - Ira Hayes
     Warriors and Heroes - Native Americans in World War II
     Washington, D.C.
     Watch Out, Here Comes a Horseless Carriage
     Water Pollution in the Hudson River: Captain Maher's Story
     Water Skis
     Water Vapor and Weather
     Waves and Rays, Part I
     Waves and Rays, Part II
     We Got Rhythm!
     Wentworth Cheswill, Revolutionary Patriot
     West to Freedom - Nat Love and Bill Pickett
     Whaling Controversy
     What Are Literary Elements?
     What Can You Do About Global Warming?
     What Do You Say When Someone Dies?
     What Does Health Really Mean?
     What Does a Biologist Do?
     What Does a Botanist Do?
     What Does a Chemist Do?
     What Does a Geneticist Do?
     What Does a Zoologist Do?
     What Does an Astronomer Do?
     What Goes Into a Political Poll?
     What Happens on Inauguration Day?
     What Is Buddhism?
     What Is Communism?
     What Is Humanism?
     What Is Inflation?
     What Is Islam?
     What Is Judaism?
     What Is LD?
     What Is NASA?
     What Is Opera?
     What Is Pi?
     What Is Religion?
     What Is Scientific Notation?
     What Is Scientology
     What Is Sikhism?
     What Is Unitarian-Universalism?
     What Is a Citizen?
     What Is a Geologist?
     What Is a Light-year?
     What Is a Mir?
     What Is a Quaker?
     What Is a Taiga?
     What Is an Allergist?
     What Led to the Attack on Pearl Harbor?
     What Makes Popcorn Pop?
     What Makes a Plane Fly?
     What Substances Are In Tobacco Smoke? (Grades 6-8)
     What To Do if You Have the Flu
     What Was the Renaissance?
     What We See
     What You Can Do to Save the Earth
     What is Christianity?
     What is Hinduism?
     What is Islam?
     What is Spiritism?
     What is Taoism?
     What is Terrorism?
     What is Zoroastrianism?
     What is an Illegal Alien?
     What is the Baha'i Faith?
     Whatever Happened to Pluto? Dr. Mike E. Brown, The Planet Hunter
     When Is a War Not a War?
     When the Earth Hiccups
     Where Are the Farm Animals Going?
     Where Do Volcanoes Occur?
     Where in the World Are You?
     Where's Robbie? Chapter 3
     Where's the Party? - Prohibition and the Mood of the Roaring Twenties
     Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge? The Emily W. Roebling Story
     Who Did What in the Roman Republic
     Who Invented Paper?
     Who Invented UPC Bar Codes?
     Who Wanted to Be the First Female Vice President?
     Who Was Isaac Newton?
     Who Were the First Immigrants in America?
     Wholly Mole!
     Why Did Russians Come to America?
     Why Did the Cubans Come to America?
     Why Did the Dinosaurs Die Out?
     Why Did the Germans Come to America?
     Why Did the Irish Come to America?
     Why Do Immigrants Come to the United States Today?
     Why Do We Have Arbor Day?
     Why Do We Have Earth Day?
     Why Was the Earth So Hot?
     Wikipedia
     William "Boss" Tweed - Adventures in Justice
     William "Boss" Tweed - How to Make Money in Politics
     William Bradford
     William Henry Harrison
     William Howard Taft
     William Seward Burroughs
     William Wordsworth
     Wind Farms
     Wisconsin's House on the Rock
     With Magma You Get Igneous, Part I
     With Magma You Get Igneous, Part II
     Wolves
     Women Vote in Kuwait
     Women and Health Care
     Women at War
     Women in Science
     Women in Sports
     Women of Saudi Arabia: Respected or Restricted?
     Women on the Home Front - Rosie the Riveter
     Women's Roles in the Family
     Women's Work
     Woodpeckers
     Woodstock
     Worms
     Wrestling Takes a Hold
     Write a Family Biography
     Write a Found Poem
     Write a Quinzaine
     Writing List Poetry
     Writing the Nonhuman Biography
     Y2K
     Yangqin
     Yearning to Breathe Free — Immigration in the 1890s, Part 1
     Yearning to Breathe Free-Immigration in the 1890s, Part 1
     Yellowjackets
     You Have the Right...
     You, the Consumer
     Young Immigrants and Crime in Germany - What Is the Connection?
     Your Amazing Body
     Your Individual Program for Fitness
     Zebras
     Zhang Qian & The Silk Road

Literature Units

     Grade 8 Book Units


Biographies

     Grade 8 Biographies - Reading Comprehensions



Stories

     The Great Train Robbery
     Model Behavior
     The Marmalade War


Grade 8 Daily Themes

January
    Jan 01  Donating Blood
    Jan 01  Paul Revere
    Jan 06  January 6th - the Alternate Christmas
    Jan 08  Top 10 Interesting Facts about J.R.R. Tolkien and his works
    Jan 12  John Hancock
    Jan 16  Dragons of the World
    Jan 17  First Lady and Public Servant
    Jan 19  Stella's Strange Book
    Jan 20  Inaugural Parades
    Jan 22  Diets are Not Our Friends
    Jan 27  Lewis Carroll

February
    Feb 04  Angola's War for Independence Day
    Feb 05  Predicting the Weather
    Feb 06  The History of the Monopoly® Board Game
    Feb 09  Milton Hershey: Candy Maker
    Feb 11  Thomas Edison: More than the Light Bulb
    Feb 12  Honest Abe
    Feb 14  George W. G. Ferris
    Feb 19  Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
    Feb 26  Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans

March
    Mar 03  The Star-Spangled Banner
    Mar 07  The Name Game
    Mar 12  Commonwealth Day
    Mar 14  History of Pi
    Mar 14  Celebrating Pi Day
    Mar 15  The Buzzards of Hinckley, Ohio
    Mar 17  The Tale of Patricius: Kidnapped! Part 1
    Mar 17  The Tale of Patricius: Kidnapped! Part 2
    Mar 17  The Tale of Patricius: Voyage, Part 1
    Mar 17  The Tale of Patricius: Voyage, Part 2
    Mar 17  The Tale of Patrick: Exile
    Mar 19  Swallows Return To Capistrano

April
    Apr 04  Roberto Luongo
    Apr 13  The Biggest Water Fight Ever
    Apr 24  The World's Largest Library
    Apr 25  The Man Who Named America
    Apr 26  The Telescope

May
    May 02  Suicide Prevention
    May 04  Bach's Favorite Bird?
    May 05  Cinco de Mayo
    May 08  V-E Day
    May 08  Pemberton's Drink
    May 16  Charles Elmer Hires - Inventor of Root Beer
    May 19  Victoria Day
    May 19  Queen Victoria
    May 22  What is Biodiversity?
    May 24  All That Jazz
    May 26  Memorial Day
    May 30  Remembering the Cost

June
    Jun 01  A Rich Musical Heritage
    Jun 06  Remembering D-Day
    Jun 06  What Is a Headache?
    Jun 15  Credit - Beware
    Jun 16  A March for Education
    Jun 17  The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra
    Jun 24  St. Jean Baptiste Day
    Jun 24  Discovering Newfoundland
    Jun 29  Athletic Thoughts

July
    Jul 01  Canada Day
    Jul 04  The Independence of Charlene and Cathy
    Jul 08  Rising to the Challenge
    Jul 19  Horseradish
    Jul 20  Who Invented Lollipops?
    Jul 20  Moon Day
    Jul 21  World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
    Jul 27  Wassup, Doc?
    Jul 29  The Wedding of the Century

August
    Aug 03  North Pole Adventure
    Aug 04  The Life of Barack Obama
    Aug 04  Coast Guard Day
    Aug 06  The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    Aug 07  Scrabble
    Aug 09  Veep Day
    Aug 11  The Ten Percent Club
    Aug 12  The Perseids Meteor Shower
    Aug 15  Will You Please Relax?
    Aug 15  The World of Reiki
    Aug 21  Gold Rush!
    Aug 23  Who's Doing the Driving?
    Aug 24  America's Number One Snack
    Aug 26  Women's Equality Day
    Aug 29  Limiting Your Salt Intake
    Aug 31  Career Day

September
    Sep 01  The Ascension of Mohammed
    Sep 11  What Does It Take to Be a Hero?
    Sep 21  The Attitude of Gratitude

October
    Oct 04  The Space Race
    Oct 05  The Pet Peeve Police
    Oct 06  The Labyrinth of New Harmony
    Oct 07  Margaux Isaksen, Pentathlete
    Oct 08  4-H National Youth Science Day
    Oct 13  Fear: Healthy or Unhealthy?
    Oct 13  Thanksgiving History
    Oct 26  Differences

November
    Nov 09  The Eastern Band of Cherokee People
    Nov 11  Veterans Day
    Nov 11  The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Nov 11  Angola Independence Day
    Nov 17  A Baker's Dozen
    Nov 22  Independence Day in Lebanon
    Nov 25  Sinkie Day
    Nov 30  Viruses, Trojans, and Worms, Oh My!

December
    Dec 05  The King's Birthday in Thailand
    Dec 06  Independence Day in Finland
    Dec 06  Who Was St. Nicholas?
    Dec 08  Falkland Islands Battle Day
    Dec 09  Seeking Orion the Hunter
    Dec 12  The Geminids Meteor Shower
    Dec 15  The Bill of Rights
    Dec 16  Reconciliation Day in South Africa
    Dec 18  Occupation: Funmaker — Steven Spielberg
    Dec 21  Explorer's Triumph



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