Capstone's PebbleGo Celebrates Women's History Month
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – March 1, 2018 – Capstone’s award-winning PebbleGo™ database is kicking off Women’s History Month with a fun resource for young researchers to discover amazing women. Students in grades K-2 are encouraged to visit the PebbleGo Women’s History website and answer a short, four-question quiz about their interests. The results will reveal a great woman from history who shared similar interests and may be someone the student might enjoy learning more about in PebbleGo.
Women featured in the quiz include: Rachel Carson, Marie Curie, Bessie Coleman, Frida Kahlo, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Wilma Rudolph. From the quiz results page, students can download a report template to share what they learned about their historical figure.
Educators can incorporate this into their curriculum through two lesson plans designed specifically for Women’s History Month, as well as several other lesson plans through the PebbleGo Biographies module. There is also downloadable posters and social media images to help educators promote Women’s History Month in their school.
“It can be difficult for children to relate to a historical figure, and especially daunting when looking at a lifetime’s worth of accomplishments. We designed our quiz for young researchers to learn about women who accomplished extraordinary things and shared similar interests to themselves. We hope this becomes a conversation and research starter to pique kids’ curiosity to learn about more remarkable women,” said Matt Keller, Capstone’s Chief Marketing Officer.
The Women’s History Quiz is available at www.pebblego.com/womenshistory throughout the month of March. Schools do not need to have a PebbleGo subscription to participate in the quiz.
The award-winning PebbleGo modules for grades PreK-2 (Animals, Spanish Animales, Biographies, Dinosaurs, Science, and Social Studies) and PebbleGo Next modules for grades 3-5 (Science, Social Studies, and States and American Indian Studies) include expertly leveled text with read-aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists to provide essential scaffolds to make content accessible for all learners. The databases incorporate a streamlined interface, animated highlighting, educational videos and games, and encompassing activities that teach students how to cite articles, create reports, and share what they’ve learned. The databases are available over the Internet 24/7. Over 3 million students use PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next. During the 2016-17 school year alone, students viewed 104 million articles in the databases.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit www.myCapstone.com.