Let this inspiring group — which includes an explorer, a mother, a politician and two other remarkable individuals — expand your knowledge of American history.

Got a car full of restless kids and miles of road ahead of you? These 8 TED-Ed lessons will entertain and amaze them — and teach them a thing or two along the way.

It’s no fun having a needle stuck into your arm. But remember: You’re not just getting a flu shot for yourself — you’re protecting your family, friends, coworkers and community, too.

Confused about the process? Join the rest of us. Read this explainer, adapted from a TED-Ed lesson, and get up to speed on “articles of impeachment,” “supermajorities” and “managers” in a flash.

We asked TED speakers, TED-Ed educators and TED Fellows: “What books would you bring with you to a desert island?” In their deliciously diverse responses, you’ll find there’s something for every kind of reader.

A teacher, psychologist, crisis-line supervisor and others share their suggestions for what you can do.

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves