Intermediate Grades

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  • Abe Lincoln with His Son Tad: In 1863, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November would be Thanksgiving Day. He issued a turkey reprieve - which we would call a pardon - the next month in light of his son Tad's reque...

  • Ambergris - Worth Its Weight in Gold: 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 image.

  • Baseball Cards: With the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series, check out how the game began and investigate some little-known facts about things like baseball cards.

  • CAPTAIN POLLARD MAKES MISTAKES: George Pollard, a Nantucket-based whaler whose first command was the whaling ship Essex, made a series of mistakes soon after leaving the harbor in August of 1819.

  • Charlotte's Web: A spider spinning a web, and the death of a "precious" pig, inspire Andy (E.B.) White to compose a beloved children's classic.

  • Christmas Eve: In his "Nutcracker" story, E.T.A. Hoffman begins his tale on Christmas Eve. Lots of surprises are in store for the children!

  • Conclusion: As "The Nutcracker" tale comes to a close, expect the unexpected for Marie and The Nutcracker.

  • Crackatook: Drosselmeier and his companion continue their quest to find both the hard nut, called Crackatooth, and the person who can crack it. They need both to restore the good looks of Princess Pirlipat.

  • C.S. Lewis: Clive Staples Lewis, commonly called C.S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack," is an author best-known for "The Chronicles of Narnia."

  • Daniel Boone: Daniel Boone, an American hero, faces charges of treason against the United States during the Revolutionary War.

  • Dave the Octopus: Scientists have mapped-out the octopus genome! A villain in "Penguins of Madagascar," Dave is an octopus who changes form. A very intelligent invertebrate, the Common Octopus can change form ... but i...

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Robert Louis Stevenson's story about good and evil comes alive in this abridged version.

  • Drosselmeier Continues: As Godfather Drosselmeier continues his story about Princess Pirlipat, he stuns Marie. What happened to Pirlipat while the cats were asleep?

  • Frankenstein - The Monster Lives: Frankenstein - a student at the University of Ingolstadt (in Germany) - has worked hard for nearly two years on a major project. He has given everything to it. On a November night, the unexpected happ...

  • Frankenstein - The Monster Speaks: 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 destroys the second being.

  • Frankenstein - The Monster Understands His Fate: Aboard a ship in the Arctic, Victor Frankenstein dies. His death greatly upsets the monster. Never accepted by others, the monster threatens to end his own life on a funeral pyre.

  • GEORGE POLLARD and OWEN CHASE: Although the Captain is in charge of a ship, and his word is "law," George Pollard - captain of the Essex, a whaleship - gives-in to Owen Chase, his First Mate, too many times.

  • Go West: U.S. Westward Expansion: Learn about America's expansion westward and the costs and benefits of that expansion.

  • Helen Keller: With the significant help of Annie Sullivan - who arrived at the Keller home on the 3rd of March, 1887 - Helen becomes an inspiration for people worldwide.

  • How to Find Larger Versions of Thumbnail Images: If you're working on a project needing large pictures, how do you find larger versions of thumbnail images?

  • Hunger Games: Katniss, a skilled archer and Tribute in the Hunger Games, will become a rebel leader and the Mockingjay. Does she lose herself along the way?

  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex: An unbelievable tragedy occurs in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when a huge sperm whale rams the Essex, a Nantucket-based whaleship, on November 20, 1820.

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

  • Jurassic Park: Jurassic Park is a fictional movie with the premise that dinosaurs are reborn from DNA found in fossils.

  • King Kong: King Kong, the movie, debuts during the Great-Depression era and stars a huge gorilla which frightens the people of New York City.

  • Land of Sweets: As Nutcracker resumes his ability to speak, he visits Marie. Asking her to travel with him, to see wonderful things, Nutcracker assures Marie that she will be safe.

  • Letter From Birmingham Jail - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: 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 Americans viewed the civil rights of African-Americans.

  • Marie's Pet: The original story of "The Nutcracker," by E.T.A. Hoffman, introduces us to the Nutcracker in Chapter 3 where this interesting wooden creature is called "Marie's Pet."

  • Miracle on 34th Street: The story of Santa Claus has its base in the life of the Bishop of Myra, Saint Nicholas.

  • Miss Potter: At Easter time, we think about bunnies, like Peter Rabbit (based on a real bunny called Peter Piper). Beatrix Potter, the author who created Peter Rabbit and other fun characters, was a very interesti...

  • Night at the Museum: With Robin Williams playing a rambunctious Teddy Roosevelt, "Night at the Museum" (a fictional story featuring some real historical characters) seems more real than fiction.

  • Nutcracker: The Original Story: Enjoy an abridged version, with videos, of Hoffman's original Nutcracker tale featuring The Nutcracker and The Mouse King.

  • Quadrant - Navigational Tool for Mariners: 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 whaleboats to reach the coast of Chile.

  • Santa Claus: The story of Santa Claus has its base in the life of the Bishop of Myra, Saint Nicholas.

  • Shadow of the Vampire: The Real Dracula: Dracula is a fictional vampire, yet he actually lives in the 15th Century.

  • Snow White: Legends tells us that the "Snow White" story, from the Brothers Grimm, is based on a real girl, real miners and real places in Germany.

  • Teaching with AwesomeStories' Vincent Van Gogh Story to Deepen Reading, Reflection and Writing for ESL Students: Vincent Van Gogh found beauty in life. Through his paintings, he hoped to share this idea with others.

  • The Battle: As Marie stays up late, to play with the Nutcracker and her other Christmas gifts, the clock strikes and strange things occur. The Nutcracker comes to life and fights a battle against a strange mouse,...

  • The Invalid: After a wild night of the Nutcracker battling the Mouse King (and his army), Marie wakes-up to a doctor sitting by her bedside. No one believes that she actually saw what she says she observed.

  • The Lorax: Read Across America with "The Lorax," and Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! This favorite story promotes caring for the environment and the Earth's natural resources.

  • The Metropolis: Marie believes that she is on a tour of a magical metropolis, with Nutcracker, but then she wakes up. Was she dreaming or did Nutcracker deliver her safely home?

  • The Presents: In E.T.A. Hoffman's story about "The Nutcracker," a family gathers around the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. In addition to all the wonderful presents, the children see an odd-looking little man, ma...

  • The Story of Pirlipat: As Godfather Drosselmeier tries to help Marie feel better, he begins to tell her the story of Princess Pirlipat.

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

  • Tricky Vic - An Impossibly Good Con Man: Meet the real Count Victor Lustig, the man behind the "Tricky Vic" tale by Greg Pizzoli.

  • Uncle and Nephew: As Drosselmeier concludes his story, Marie begins to wonder if the Nutcracker is actually her Godfather's nephew.

  • Victory: Once again the Nutcracker comes to life, this time eliminating the threat of the Mouse King by ending the seven-headed monster's life.

  • War Horse: War Horse is a movie about the love a young boy has for his horse and how that love lasts for many years, including WWI (also called "The Great War").

  • WHALING LINGO and the NANTUCKET SLEIGH RIDE:

  • Wilma Mankiller: Cherokee Chief: In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, celebrate the life of Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Chief. Showing amazing courage and determination, this heroine fought for human rights for the peop...

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