Young people investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions to address the problems. This lesson prompts teams to design a reusable shopping tote out of an old T-shirt using engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication. They take action for the common good by using and sharing their project and by educating the community about problems and solutions to the plastic bag crisis. 

This book and discussion guide provide a personal and informative approach to the origin of the federal holiday known as Juneteenth. After this hot June day in 1865, things would be all different for enslaved African Americans in Texas. Author Angela Johnson and illustrator E.B. Lewis bring readers along through the experience of learning that the end of slavery is in sight. This book tells the story of Juneteenth from a personal and relatable perspective for people of all ages.