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 standards-aligned assignments to 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.
Interesting things happen when people leave. Plants creep back in, animals return, and, slowly, birdsong fills the air. The coronavirus pandemic means public spaces around the world have been temporarily abandoned. Major roads are all but empty. Public squares are eerily quiet. In response, nature is in some cases “taking over towns.” Some reports, like dolphins spotted in Venice, are fake news. But others are real.