History & Literacy Help Students
SUPPORTS common core readINESS for grades 3-6
Webcast featuring: Scholastic authors Gordon Korman, Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Jude Watson, and Dove Self-Esteem Ambassador Jess Weiner
Guide students to read about historical role models
and use their text skills to identify attitudes that can strengthen their lives.
Featuring: Louis Braille, Amelia Earhart, and Madam C.J. Walker
Teach the Be Unstoppable Lessons
Biographies and hands-on literacy activities that demonstrate how your students can face life challenges to become unstoppable.Biography Book List >>
Unstoppable Role Models
Students read short biographies and write text reflections.
Students use history to examine how to be unstoppable in their own lives.
Students create a plan for being unstoppable in their own lives.
We Are Unstoppable
Start a conversation about how history’s heroes can help students be unstoppable.
Experience the Unstoppable Webcast
Bring history and literacy alive in your
classroom with an interactive webcast
that demonstrates how four historical
figures—Amelia Earhart, Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, Jackie Robinson,
and Dorothy Dandridge—taught three
bestselling Scholastic authors to be
unstoppable. Join us for this inspiring
Gordon KormanGordon Korman is a #1 New
York Times best-selling author
who has written more than 60
books for kids, including the
Swindle series, which will be
released as a Nickelodeon TV
movie. His newest book is
Andrea Davis PinkneyNew York Times best-selling
author Andrea Davis Pinkney
has won many awards for her
picture books, novels, and
nonfiction for young readers.
Her latest book is Martin &
Mahalia: His Words, Her Song.
Jude WatsonJude Watson, best-selling
author of Star Wars: Last of the
Jedi, won a National Book Award
for What I Saw and How I Lied
(written as Judy Blundell). Her
latest book, Nowhere to Run, is
the first in the new The 39 Clues:
Jess WeinerDove Self-Esteem Ambassador
Jess Weiner is a social media
strategist committed to impacting
how media messages influence
women and girls. Forbes named
Weiner one of the “14 Power
Women to Follow on Twitter.”
My Historical Role Model
Help your students deepen
their engagement with
unstoppable role models with
this post-webcast activity.
Prepare for the Webcast
Prepare your students for the webcast by discussing inspiring historical heroes such as Louis Braille, Madam C.J. Walker, and Amelia Earhart. Click “Continue” to cue the video player.
Unstoppable: Lessons From History's Heroes
We hope you enjoy the webcast. After the presentation, distribute the post-webcast “My Historical Role Model” worksheet and have your students select their own role model to profile.