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Next On Kid Scoop

Here’s a look at upcoming topics Kid Scoop will feature in the weeks and months ahead.

Week of October 1

Columbus Day

When Columbus landed in North America, it changed both the American and European continents forever. The Spanish called the Americas the “New World.” But the Americas were not new. However, the trading and interaction between the continents that resulted, created the introduction of new goods around the world.

Week of October 8

The Mighty Oak

The oak tree was an important source of food for many Native Americans. This week, Kid Scoop looks at the role the oak tree played in their lives and cultures.

Week of October 15

Sea Otters

The sea otter is one of nature’s most charming creatures. Watching a sea otter play brings a smile to nearly everyone’s face.

Week of October 22

Halloween Phobias

The term Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween but there are lots of scary images during this time. From cemeteries, coffins and haunted houses to black cats, spiders and vampires, what spooks you about Halloween?

Week of October 29

Money Trade

Fritter wants to trade his old toy car for a comic book. But the owner of the store says he needs to pay for the comic book with money. Long ago people would use different things as money: shells, feathers, beads. But, over time it became easier to create and use money. This week’s page helps students understand math concepts related to money and relative value.

Week of November 5

Veterans Day

Honor the veterans in your community and learn about this very special day and the people we remember.

Week of November 12

Community Service

People in communities around the world gather together to have fun and give back. One of these groups is the Rotary Club. This week Kid Scoop features a look at this club, its 4-way Test and service on both global and international levels. This page provides lessons in civics and character education.

Week of November 19

Gratitude Projects

November has become the month to celebrate more than good harvests. It is also a time to be thankful for all the good things in our lives. This week Kid Scoop looks at different ways kids can think about the things, people, places, events, etc. that they appreciate and ideas for sharing their gratitude.

Week of November 26


Thrifty and Fritter learn and share some important lessons on budgeting on this week’s Kid Scoop page—offering lessons in financial literacy and math.