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Teach Magna Carta's 800 Year Legacy with Our Timeline

Written by Brightspark Travel

One of the four surviving originals of Magna Carta is located in the cathedral town of Lincoln, England. Home to a medieval village, a castle and one of England’s most impressive cathedrals, Lincoln comes alive this year as it celebrates Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary.

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EdTech Expert's Guide to Flipping the Classroom

Written by Brightspark Travel

Flipped classrooms remain a controversial subject, but the results are quite compelling. For those unfamiliar with the terminology, in essence, students absorb the content (videos of lectures, reading, etc.) at home and do what would otherwise be considered “homework” in school. EdTech expert Steve Ryan explores the process for flipping the classroom, both in the classroom itself and at home. 

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Get Inspired With Creative School Fundraising Ideas

Written by Brightspark Travel

School fundraisers are great for raising money for a student tour, a booster club or any other educational or performance-related goals. As their popularity increases, however, it takes more than a bland bake sale to attract donors. We wanted to give teachers and performance arts directors a step-by-step guide to executing a modern fundraiser. Our fundraising e-book will walk you through:

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Know Before You Go: Springfield, IL Worksheets

Written by Brightspark Travel

Get students ready for their Springfield student tour with resources that provide essential information on the capitol of Illinois. From Abraham Lincoln to the functions of state governments, these teaching tools cover subjects that will get students excited about the sites they are about to visit.

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2 New Civil Rights Teaching Resources

Written by Brightspark Travel

“The past is a great indicator of the future … We need to appreciate past sacrifices and their accomplishments. I want the next generations to learn about what’s happened in the past.”
— Dr. Ezra Ozdenerol, Associate Director of Hooks Institute

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