Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade)

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Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Native American Heritage Month

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November is Native American Heritage Month, which we celebrate to honor Native Americans and their history, culture and traditions. Did you know that there are 574 tribes recognized in the United States today? Would you be able to name the 10 largest Native American tribes in the United States? It’s important for us all to realize that Native American cultures are alive, breathing, and beautiful.

Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): Gratitude

Teen Think Tank
Gratitude is pausing to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family, even computer access. It's taking a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are when something good happens — whether it's a small thing or a big thing. Did you know that making a habit of gratitude is good for us? Like other positive emotions, feeling grateful on a regular basis can have a big effect on our lives. Brain research shows that positive emotions are good for our bodies, minds, and brains!

Teen Think Tank (6th - 12th Grade): NaNoWriMo

Teen Think Tank

It's finally November, and NaNoWriMo 2021 has officially begun! I love to write, and look forward to this challenge every year. NaNoWriMo is shorthand for National Novel Writing Month, which began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel in thirty days. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand new novel.


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