Teen Writers Group

Our Teen Writers Group is a group of teens who create content for SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Currently, they are working on creating short stories for our This Day in History course. Membership to the site is not required. If you would like more information about what is required to join the Teen Writers Group, please contact Tammie Bairen, Executive Manager, at tbairen@theoldschoolhouse.com.

These teens have written the following stories for our This Day in History course. This Day in History leads your family on an exploration of history from ancient times through today with worksheets, living book lists, short fiction, discussion and research questions, hands-on activities, upper grade options, and more. This is a perfect way to work a little history into your day. Topics include everything from serious historic events to fun facts such as the birthday of the man who invented the salad bar! Our teens are creating short stories for numerous historical events to help bring them to life for your students. Come take a look at all the resources in This Day in History.

  • April 25, 2007, What Truly Matters
  • July 21, 1925, What I Believe
  • August 14, 1945, When Anger Is No More
  • November 5, 1639, Peacemakers
  • November 9, 1938, Getting Perspective
  • January 20, 1841, A Powerful Document
  • October 6, 1973, A Desperate Fight
  • March 20, 1985, Libby in the Lead
  • July 11, 1899, E. B. White’s Story
  • October 8, 1871, Peshtigo’s Fire
  • December 25, 1974, The Unforgettable Christmas
  • April 23, 1616, William’s Death
  • June 18, 1983, Sally Ride
  • January 12, 2010, Earthquake in Haiti
  • February 10, 1996, Deep Blue Beats Kasparov
  • February 9, 1737, Toby and Tess
  • January 11, 1949, Los Angeles Snowfall
  • January 21, 1954, Nautilus
  • January 24, 1993, The Funeral
  • February 13, 1981, Sewer Explosions in Louisville, Kentucky
  • March 23, 1775, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • May 19, 1780, New England’s Dark Day
  • July 2, 1908, The Funeral
  • June 6, 1944, The Ultimate Sacrifice
  • March 7, 1933, Building the Boardwalk
  • March 10, 1876, The Day the Phone Rang
  • March 17, 0461, The History of Saint Patrick’s Day
  • March 18, 2003, The Importance of Sign Language
  • March 31, 1918, An Accidental Road Trip
  • April 7, 1906, From Fear to Freedom
  • April 14, 1912, A Part of Something Great
  • April 21, 1965, Overcoming Setbacks
  • May 15, 1919, Rainbow After the Storm
  • May 26, Soaring Confidence
  • June 1, 1938, A Heroic Act
  • August 10, 1876, Going the Distance
  • November 29, 1898, Natural Talents
  • December 13, 1577, Sailing the Seven Seas
  • January 2, 1788, Georgia: Fourth State to Join the Union
  • June 12, 1987, Walls
  • February 12, 1789, Ethan Allen’s Death
  • February 26, 1919, Trevor’s Vacation
  • April 27, 1791, The Uncle Graham Letters
  • June 17, 1775, Dr. Gerald
  • August 2, 1909, Pennies and Poverty
  • August 17, 1786, Two Geniuses Equals Two Too Many
  • September 1, 1752, The Liberty Bell Is Not Made of Solid Gold!
  • September 27, 1825, Clara’s Ride
  • October 2, 1950, Panel by Panel
  • December 26, 1933, FM Radio: The Musical
  • August 9, 1173, Leaning
  • August 20, A Mosquito’s Story
  • August 21, 1959, The Last Queen
  • July 24, 1897, An Aviator
  • September 26, 1985, The Oceanographer
  • October 17, 1091, The Storm
  • November 17, 1749, Appertisation
  • November 21, 1789, The Tar Heel State
  • November 30, 1874, A Letter to Anne of Green Gables
  • January 27, 1967, An Apollo 1 Account
  • January 15, 1759, Journal of Tom Morgan
  • February 7, 1812, Journal of Henry Dowling
  • March 2, 1962, Teamwork Matters
  • March 16, 1751, Anticipation
  • March 26, 1945, Brothers in Pain, Yet Joy
  • August 1, 1498, Lantern Glass
  • January 21, 1924, Only Time Will Tell
  • March 15, 44BC, A Confusing Day
  • March 16, 1839, Dreamer
  • May 4, 1953, Marlins for Momma
  • May 8, 1945, Victory in Europe!
  • February 3, 1809, Colors
  • April 1, 1973, Project Persevere
  • July 20, 1969, Cosmos
  • January 9, 1788, Birthday Hunt
  • February 16, 1804, Fire on Water
  • April 10, 1963, Finding the USS Thresher
  • July 29, 1954, Light at the Battle’s End
  • August 11, 1999, An Unusual Day
  • August 28, 1830, A Race for Trains
  • September 19, 1881, Two Great Men
  • October 4, 1777, Wins and Losses
  • October 7, 1968, Apollo 7 Returns to Earth
  • December 10, 1787, Helping Hands
  • December 16, 1775, A Jane Austen Wedding
  • January 8, 1815, The Battle of New Orleans
  • November 20, 1945, Their Souls Cry Out for Justice
  • January 30, 1836, Let’s Go There Together
  • August 6, 1926, Gertrude Ederle Swims the English Channel
  • May 18, 1980, When the Warning Comes
  • June 2, 1953, Coronation Day
  • June 20, 1214, A Way to Focus
  • October 16, 1859, A Moral Dilemma
  • November 8, 1908, Midnight Rescue
  • January 31, 1865, Freedom
  • February 8, 1887, Soon
  • March 6, 1836, Can’t Always Win
  • March 14, 1794, Greene-Seeds
  • March 21, 1999, Music
  • March 22, 1765, The First Step
  • March 24, 1603, Where Did Wyatt Go?
  • March 31, 307, A Distraction
  • April 6, 1917, The Story
  • April 8, 1913, The Race
  • April 9, 1865, Ask and Receive
  • April 22, 1500, Finally
  • May 27, 1819, The Mother’s Day Gift
  • June 8, 793, Leaving Lindisfarne
  • June 9, 1772, Achieving a Goal
  • June 15, 1215, The Lord’s Document
  • June 18, 1815, War at Waterloo
  • June 23, 1314, Nothing Is Impossible
  • June 30, 1534, Inspiration
  • June 30, 1794, The Attack
  • July 14, 1987, Flooding in Montreal
  • August 1, 1876 The Centennial State
  • August 13, 1860, Little Sure Shot
  • August 18, 1587, Through the Forest
  • August 23, 1990, Equal Once Again
  • August 24, 1456, Something to Be Excited About
  • August 24, 1814, Escaping
  • September 2, 1666, Flames and Family
  • September 15, 1916, The Tank
  • September 19, 1356, Just Like Gideon
  • October 31, 1517, The Truth
  • October 25, 1940, Accepted
  • November 13, 1843, Teapot Eruption
  • November 19, 1863, The Speech
  • November 21, 1620, New Laws
  • December 7, 1941, Bombs and Basements
  • December 10, 1815, Understanding Algebra
  • December 16, 1850, Good and New
  • December 19, 1154, A Glimpse of the King
  • July 28, 1945, Daytime Nightmare
  • September 4, 1937, Gritty Legacies
  • October 9, 1962, Fulfill

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