History of Inauguration Day(Webquest)

Inauguration Day FREEBIE(INA)

How Do We Elect a President?

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New Book: Fashion Rules!

New Book:Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

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Reader's Theater Scripts(Biographies in Ancient History):

Reader's Theater Scripts (Biographies in US History)

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Materials for experiential,active learners


Is That FAKE News?

Anti-Bullying Resources

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Bell Ringers!

In the News!
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Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis

and the Purple Adventure Goggles


The Wooden Cookie Box Story The Wooden Cookie Box

DBQ Activities!

Facts to Wow your Friends!

Calendar Specific Resources!

World Landmarks: Lots of fun things to use with your students!

Teaching Ideas!


Geography Activities

Geography Ideas!

Purpleannie's Travels


Crossword Puzzles!

Short Reads of interest

Dive into Career Choices

Teaching Tips A-Z

Mrs. Waffenschmidt

Science Fun!




Gail's Glimmerings

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Gail Hennessey


DogoNews: Fodder for Young Minds


BBC Website for Kids

Purple Turtle EBOOKS!

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Award winning site for April 2008!

The official U.S. time - snapshot

Interviewing young people who are doing note-worthy things and sidebar topics of things going on in the news are my most often assigned projects. I enjoy writing in the content areas of social studies education, science, geography and economics.

I have been on the teacher advisory boards for Instructor Magazine and was a teacher advisory for a number of years for Time for Kids until my retirement from teaching. Working as a teacher/consultant, I have also contributed to social studies textbooks and have written sidebars on topics in science and reading for science and reading textbooks.

Additionally, I have written social studies test questions for both ACT Testing Company and the New York State Department of Education.

I wrote the monthly teaching guides for Cobblestone's Click, Spider and Ladybug Magazines from 2006-2012 and also wrote teaching guides for Studies Weekly's quarterly news publications. I also wrote the content for Studies Weekly's Grade 6 World Culture Newspapers(28 issues) in 2009. From time to time, I have consulted with Leanna Landsmann's A+ Advice,a weekly column for parents.

I continue to be interested in freelance writing projects in social studies, science and Language Arts(upper elementary-middle school). My latest children's book, Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps, was published in 2020 by Red Chair Press and is available at Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com. My latest book of biographical plays was published by Social Studies School Service, in 2016. Please check some of the links below to see samples of my work by click on "Previous Works". Contact me at: Gail Hennessey

NEW: August 2020: Fashion Rules! published by Red Chair Press

Fashion Rules!

January, 2020:Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps