Intermediate Grades Story Briefs

3rd to 5th grades students enjoy stories for learning and they can use what they learn and primary sources they find to build stories of their own.

In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be Thanksgiving Day. He issued a turkey reprieve - which we would call a pardo...

In addition to capturing whales for oil, whalers hoped to find ambergris inside a whale's body. Not all whales have the substance depicted in this ima...

Scientists have mapped-out the octopus genome! A villain in "Penguins of Madagascar," Dave is an octopus who changes form. A very intelligent inverteb...

Frankenstein - a student at the University of Ingolstadt (in Germany) - has worked hard for nearly two years on a major project. He has given everythi...

Frankenstein moves to the remote Orkney Islands to work on a companion for his monster. Nearing completion of his task, Victor has second thoughts and...

Aboard a ship in the Arctic, Victor Frankenstein dies. His death greatly upsets the monster. Never accepted by others, the monster threatens to end hi...

If you're working on a project needing large pictures, how do you find larger versions of thumbnail images?

Is the story about Isaac Newton and the falling apple true or just a legend? A 1752 manuscript may provide an answer.

Arrested and jailed for protesting without a permit, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used his time in jail to write a letter urging a change in how Americ...

After the Essex was fatally struck by a whale, in 1820, the ship's steward retrieved a quadrant which the survivors would need as they used their open...

Vincent Van Gogh found beauty in life. Through his paintings, he hoped to share this idea with others.

Edgar Allan Poe's tale of The Tell-Tale Heart remains popular. This is an abridged version.

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