Assign this text to deeply engage your students!
Actively Learn provides free ELA, science, and social studies digital content—short stories, primary sources, textbook sections, science articles, novels, videos, and more—and embeds them with assignments aligned to standards for all 50 states that you can assign immediately or customize for your students.
Whether you’re looking for “The Tell-Tale Heart,” The Hate U Give, “The Gettysburg Address,” or current science articles and simulations, Actively Learn is the free go-to source to help you guide your students' growth in critical thinking all year.
In this letter, thirteen year-old Mary Lou Reitler asks President Kennedy why the United States is spending so much money on the space program.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Thinking Like a Historian (Text 1)</u> - This text is part of a Knowledge Set introducing historical thinking and inquiry skills as students examine letters from different periods in U.S. history. This letter was written to President Kennedy in 1962 in response to the government's increased financial investment in the space program and efforts to send a man to the moon. While reading this letter, sutdents will practice summarizing and sourcing a historical source.</i>\n<br><br>\n<a href="https://files.activelylearn.com/Teaching