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FREE! Introducing the Nonfiction Minute-a lesson taped from the CILC PEC Fall Festival
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
The Nonfiction Minute is the most ienriching, original, multi-media, author-driven writing for el-hi students on the web created by 3 dozen award-winning nonfiction authors.  Vicki Cobb-the Master Chef of Hands-On Science and Visual Thinker-author...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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This program has not yet been evaluated.


MUMMIES EXPOSED! The Scoop on Sleeping Beauties, Masked Men & Tattooed Tourists, Traders,& Tribesmen
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Mummies Exposed! goes beyond Egypt’s mummies to uncover mummy secrets everywhere. New technologies expose new facts about old favorites, such as Otzi the Ice Man. Doctors study Hungary’s Orlovits family, entombed in a forgotten crypt. Others...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



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The "We Dare You!" Video Project by Vicki Cobb (STEM and NGSS aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Vicki Cobb, a well-known author of science books for kids (Science Experiments You Can Eat) is creating an unprecedented multi-media approach to kids' science education that you and your students can participate in. Your kids can simultaneously...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ParentPublic Library: Library Patrons



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The Lewis&Clark Expedition Dorothy Patent Tells The Story of Hardship and Discovery (CCSS aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 offers something for everyone—adventure, danger, wild animals, fascinating Indian cultures, and more.  Follow award-winning author Dorothy Hinshaw Patent along on this amazing journey of discovery...
Audience:  Education: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 1 evaluation(s).


How Do We Know the Earth Is Moving? by Vicki Cobb (STEM and NGSS aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
How do we know the earth is moving when it looks like the sky is moving? Today we all know that the earth moves but most people don't know HOW we know that. Vicki Cobb tells the compelling story of how Copernicus and Galileo fought for the...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7



   based on 2 evaluation(s).


Writing Creatively About the Real World--the CCSS in Action-- by Vicki Cobb
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Want your students to learn how to read for knowledge and write powerfully about the real world? Why not learn from Vicki Cobb who wears many hats as a writer? Among them, she is a contributor to the Huffington Post where she writes with a stong...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12



   based on 4 evaluation(s).


Digging Deeper Researching Techniques by Vicki Cobb
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
How do you figure out the angle for an article or project? How do you dig up the most interesting facts? Vicki Cobb, author of books and blogs shares her secrets for uncovering fascinating information that can be used in compelling nonfiction...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners



  based on 2 evaluation(s).


Art & Artists Masterpiece Mix by Roxie Munro (STEAM-aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
“Art & Artists: Masterpiece Mix” is a fascinating talk on great artists, their sometimes wild stories, and the art they’ve created, based upon masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art, by award-winning author/illustrator Roxie Munro...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff



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Mastering the Maze by Roxie Munro (STEM- and STEAM-aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
An overview of mazes and labyrinths throughout history and world cultures. Uses for mazes and labyrinths. Examples of real life contemporary mazes. How Roxie Munro's maze ideas developed, and a sampling of the editorial decisions and research, ...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff



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RODENT RASCALS by author/illustrator ROXIE MUNRO (STEM-aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Roxie Munro discusses and shows illustrations of the fascinating creatures in her new award-winning book, RODENT RASCALS: From Tiny to Tremendous - 21 Clever Creatures at their Actual Size. She also talks about the process of creating the book...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 1 evaluation(s).


Anteaters, Bats & Boas The Animals of the Amazon Rainforest by Roxie Munro
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Based on Munro's beautifully illustrated award-winning book, "Anteaters, Bats & Boas: The Amazon Rainforest from the Forest Floor to the Treetops" (School Library Journal and Booklist starred reviews; American Scientist STEM Best Book 2021...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons



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Brainstorming; Write Exciting Nonfiction on Any Topic with Author Carla Killough McClafferty
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Do you get tired of seeing the same boring research projects from your students? Do you wish they would think “outside the box”? Have award winning non-fiction author, Carla Killough McClafferty, brainstorm with your students about topics and...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 3 evaluation(s).


Hitler's War Against Children How One Boy Survived the Death Camps--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
In a nongraphic presentation,Andrea Warren, author of Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, will introduce students to the story of one brave Jewish boy caught up in World War II and the Holocaust. She will discuss why the Holocaust...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons



  based on 9 evaluation(s).


The Orphan Trains Finding Families for Homeless Children--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Author Andrea Warren takes students along for the journey to study the orphan trains and their impact on homeless children in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In a program both compelling and educational, she'll discuss what happened and why to...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons



   based on 3 evaluation(s).


Wolves of Yellowsone Dorothy Patent Recounts the Wolf's Return to Yellowstone (STEM aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Wonder why ecologists are happy when a top predator returns to its old haunts? Take a look at Yellowstone National Park, where these predators were killed off in the 1920s. Since then the ecology of the park became unbalanced. Learn how the...
Audience:  Education: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 6 evaluation(s).


Shrieking with Excitement Over the Solar System by Vicki Cobb (STEM and NGSS aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
This fresh, new approach to a unit on the solar system combines the excitement of an author visit with Vicki Cobb with the advantages of having her as author-in-residence to produce real student learning and achievement. It meets all CCSS, STEM...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6



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Vietnam War Orphan One Boy's Journey to America--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
This program, based on the author's book Escape From Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy, introduces students to America's participation in the Vietnam War and to the story of one Amerasian orphan caught up in the war's...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons



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How to Find Amazing Primary Sources Online with Nonfiction Author Carla Killough McClafferty
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
The real thing! Every great teacher knows the value of using primary source documents in their classroom. Today, high quality images of millions of original documents and objects are at our fingertips. There are so many in fact that it can be...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



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This Place Is Wet Amazon Rain Forest by Vicki Cobb (CCSS and STEM aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
What's the BIG idea about the Amazon rain forest? Why is it important for the planet? What are some of its most unusual plants and animals? What hands-on science can you do with two main rain forest products, rubber and Brazil nuts?  Award...
Audience:  Education: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Public Library: Library Patrons




Women War Reporters How They Wrote World “Herstory” with Author Kerrie Holllihan
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
When US reporters crowded into battle zones 100 years ago, women were forbidden. Young Peggy Hull took a train to Washington to plea with a general to win her press pass, the first American “girl” to report from the trenches in World War I. But...
Audience:  Education: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 4 evaluation(s).


 

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