Learn about our Oceans! World Ocean Day is in June

Jacques Cousteau, A Reader's Theater Script

History of Candy, A Webquest!

FAKE News!Can you Tell The REAL News?

Women Trailblazers.Test Your Knowledge Activity

A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts on Famous Women

A Bundle of Readings on Famous Women

Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer(A Reading)

Writers: A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIographies! 6 Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIOGRAPHIES, Reader's Theater Scripts (Part 2)

Everything has a History!)*also sold individually

Civics:Learn about Our Government: A Bundle of Resources!

U.S. Landmarks!

World Landmarks!

My Book- Fashion Rules!

My Book-Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

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

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Is That FAKE News?

Anti-Bullying Resources

Need a quick activity?
Bell Ringers!

In the News!
Updated regularly

Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis

and the Purple Adventure Goggles


The Wooden Cookie Box Story The Wooden Cookie Box

DBQ Activities!

Facts to Wow your Friends!

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!




Landmarks from Around the World

Calender of Resources for the Year:

Mail Gail:
Mailbox Gail Hennessey

The official U.S. time - snapshot

Previous works:

Printed works(partial listing):

  • Stacey Loizaeaux, Master Blaster, Muse Magazine, p. 35 July/August 2001
  • Fires Down Below, Muse Magazine, p. 35-39, April 2000
  • A Childhood That Shaped A Future,Appleseed, p.10-13, March 2001
  • You're Alive, Boys' Life, p.44-45 , May 1999
  • Landscapes and Landmarks, FACES, p. 18-23, March 1996
  • Off to Blab School, Cricket Magazine, p.52-53, February 1995
  • Learning to Love the Standards, Instructor Magazine, p,.25-27, August 1999
  • Instructor Magazine November/Dec. 2002 p.52-54 On the Trail of Lewis and Clark activities and Cyberhunt
  • Appleseeds, A Cobblestone Publication, Clara Barton /March 2001, "A Childhood that Shaped a Future" p. 10-13
  • Appleseeds, A Cobblestone Publication, "Children of China Long Ago"/October 2002, "How the Chinese Changed the World" p. 26-29.
  • Appleseeds, A Cobblestone Publication, "Growing Up on the Erie Canal"/January 2002, “Montezumas Swamp” p. 22-23
  • Birds and Bloom,"Digging in For a Battle", p.18, August-September 2003
  • Ask Magazine, A Cobblestone Publication,"Water Facts"/ April 2007.
  • Ask Magazine, A Coblestone Publication, "What Kind of Learner are You?"/September 2007
  • Ask Magazine, A Cobblestone Publication, "Moonlight"/October 2007
  • Ask Magazine, A Cobblestone Publication, "Car Costumes"/July-August 2007
  • Yes Magazine, "Plastiki"/ October 2009
  • Faces, A Cobblestone Publication,"What's that Unusual Smell?"/May-June 2009
  • Faces, A Cobblestone Publication,"Yodeling Champ"/August 2009
  • Muse Magazine,"Floating Gold"/ February 2009,p. 24-25.
  • Ask Magazine, A Cobblestone Publication,"Hand Gogh"/2010, p. 14-16
  • Know Magazine, News shorts/March/April 2010
  • Boys Life, News short/January 2010
  • Boys Life, News short/September 2010
  • Calliope, A Cobblestone Publication,"The Last Trek","Burial at Westminster",and "Victoria Falls"/May and June 2010
  • p. 40-41,42 and 16.
  • AppleSeeds, A Cobblestone Publication,"Dirty Jobs are his Business(Mike Rowe)" Cover Story/May and June 2010, p. 2-3.
  • Cobblestone, A Cobblestone Publication,"Opening Day-Brooklyn Bridge"/March 2010, pages.4-7
  • Calliope, A Cobblestone Publication,"Nigerian Dying Pits/September 2010, p. 13-14
  • Dig Magazine, A Cobblestone Publication,"Sweet Buzz"/April 2010, p. 16-17.
  • Highlights for Children 1/2012:My article,"Cooking for Presidents" was published. I interviewed Walter Scheib who, for 11 years, cooked for two Presidents and their families.
  • AppleSeeds: "A Long Hot Walk", pages 10-11. January/2012(Ed Stafford waked the length of the Amazon River
  • My article,"Flight of the Desert Eagle" was published in the 2/2013, issue of Jack and Jill Magazine.

  • My Article,"The Robot That Goes to School" was published in the April 2013 issue of Jack and Jill Magazine.
  • A number of Fast Fact articles and News Shorts appear regularly in Boys' Life Magazine
  • I have written 26 story books from 2011-present for Purple Turtle.Check out a free download,"Purple Meets Freddy at the Lilly Pad" at this link:Purple Meets Freddy at the Lilly Pad

More Published Work:

  • Uncommon Soldiers: Women During the Civil War No longer online
  • Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt

    Additionally I write regularly for Jack and Jill and Highlights for Children doing Q/As with Kids doing things of interest

  • Artist Christoph Niemann(Highlights,2023)

  • Mr. Doodle(Highlights for Children, 2023)

  • History of Pretzels(Faces, 2023)
  • Penguin Pics(Stefan Christmann)(Highlights for Children,2023)

  • Mosaic Culture Art sculptures(Highlights for Children, 2022)

  • Q/A with Erik Pauze, Rockefeller Tree(Highlights for Children, 2022)

  • Q/A with First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden(Highlights for Children, 2022)

  • Camel Library of Pakistan(Jack and Jill 2022)

  • Ice Hotel(FACES, 2022)

  • The BUG Chef(MUSE 2022)

  • Tommy Joseph, Master Carver(Totem Poles)Faces, 2021)

  • Holograms in German Circus, Highlights for Children 2021)

  • Balloon Artist,Highlights for Children 2021)

  • Riley the Art Guardian (Highlights for Children, 2021)

  • Arctic Explorers (Highlights for Children, Dec 2020)

  • Thomas Dambo's Trolls(Highlights for Children, August 2020)

  • The Great Mosque of Djenne(FACES,March 2020)

  • "Ice Music",February 2020 Highlights for Children

  • Runic Jelling Stones of Denmark(FACES,January 2020)

  • Trolling for Trolls(FACES, January 2020)

  • Giant Marionettes(FACES/2020)

  • Ahoy, Pumpkins! Sept/Oct 2019, Jack and Jill Magazine

  • The Giants are Coming! July 2019, FACES Magazine

  • "How Hurricanes Get Their Names", Summer 2018 Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "Art for the Sea", June/2018 Highlights for Children

  • "Amazing Desert Discovery,"January/2018 Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "Growing a Giant Pumpkin,"Sept/October/2017Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "LiLou, the Airport Pig", May/June 2017, Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "Famous April Fool Pranks", April 2017, Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "Amazing Snow Sculptures," January 2017, Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "Underwater Sculpture Park",July/August 2013, Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "The Robot that Goes to School," April 2013, Jack and Jill Magazine

  • "Flight of the Desert Eagle",February 2013, Jack and Jill Magazine

  • Boys' Life: Continue to write News Shorts and Fast Facts(present)

  • 10/26/11:MUMMIES SHARE their SECRETS at Science News for Kids: Click here:Science News for Kids

  • * From AppleSeeds Magazine,Cover Story, May/June 2010, Carus Publishing Company,2010 Used by permission.f

    * From Dig Magazine,Cover Story, April 2010, Carus Publishing Company,2010 Used by permission

    * From Calliope Magazine,Cover Story, May/June 2010, Carus Publishing Company,2010 Used by permission

    *From AppleSeeds Magazine, January 2012, Carus Publishing Company, Used by permission

    *From: January 2017 Jack and Jill Magazine

    *From: September/October 2017 Jack and Jill Magazine

    Highlights for Children 2020