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    Awesome (and Free) Tools for Teaching Black History

    Awesome (and Free) Tools for Teaching Black History
    Does the teacher in your life need a few ideas on how to bring the black experience into the classroom during Black History Month? Good news: A slew of free lesson plans, activities, quizzes, videos, and audio files are just a click away, meaning it's easier than ever to expand the historical and cultural horizons of students of all ages. Here ...
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    Harvest Festivals Around the World

    Harvest Festivals Around the World
    Harvest Festivals have been held as long as people have been sowing and gathering food. Show your students how people all over the world celebrate the harvesting of a good crop. People from various cultures all over the world celebrate the gathering of the harvest. Harvest Festivals have been held as long as people have been sowing and gathering food. For ...
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    Trick or Treat: Halloween Lesson Plan Goodie Bag

    Trick or Treat: Halloween Lesson Plan Goodie Bag
    It's that time of year again, and Teaching wants to help you bring some of that spooky Halloween spirit to your classroom. That's why we've put together this goodie bag full of Halloween-inspired lesson plans to share with your students and faculty. We promise this is a treat and no trick! Physics: Making Halloween Glop GloopReader Linda Patton shares these recipes ...
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    Father's Day Crafts for Students

    Father's Day Crafts for Students
    Father’s Day is almost here. I know that many schools have already closed for summer but for those of you who have school next week or kids of your own here are some handmade gifts your children can easily create for their fathers. Coupon Book*: To prepare you can download blank Father’s Day Coupons, use index cards, or create your own ...
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    My Hippo Has the Hiccups- Free eBook in April

    My Hippo Has the Hiccups- Free eBook in April
    What it is: In honor of national poetry month (April), Kenn Nesbitt is offering his book My Hippo Has the Hiccups as a free ebook. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I just opened a “happy spring” present! If you aren’t familiar with Kenn Nesbitt, he writes poetry that hooks kids and makes them instant fans of poetry. ...
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    Answers to the U.S. Women's History IQ Quiz

    Answers to the U.S. Women's History IQ Quiz
    In honor of Women's History Month, Teaching wanted to test your U.S. Women's History IQ knowledge. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your U.S. Women's History IQ quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) In 1848, The U.S. Women’s Rights ...
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    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz

    Answers to the St. Patrick's Day Quiz
    Use the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz to help you learn more about the March 17 holiday. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Are You Ready For St. Patrick's Day? quiz, go take it first. See answers on the next page... [page] 1) When ...
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    St. Patrick's Day Activities

    St. Patrick's Day Activities
    Bring On The Luck of the Irish! Decorating the classroom is often one of the more enjoyable parts of being a teacher. One of the keys to creating a classroom that is engaging and interactive for your students is to incorporate seasonal themes into your room. The month of March brings us the arrival of Spring- and St. Patrick’s Day! St. ...
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    National Grammar Day: March 4, 2010

    National Grammar Day: March 4, 2010
    March 4th is National Grammar Day. Though it may not be as popular as Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day, it's a time to take stock of how important proper grammar is to people of every profession. As educators, instruction with proper grammar is vital in every class taught. No matter the age, no matter the subject, good grammar is the ...
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    NBC Olympics: Science of the Olympics

    NBC Olympics: Science of the Olympics
    What it is: The winter Olympics have started and students around the world will be watching and rooting on their favorite Olympian, sport, or country. The Olympics offers some fun new learning opportunities to the classroom. Olympic Science is one such opportunity. NBC has several Olympic science videos in which students can learn about physics, motion, energy, biology, chemistry and math. ...
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    5 Black Colleges That Changed America

    5 Black Colleges That Changed America
    “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King Jr. February is Black History Month, and Teaching is celebrating the event by taking a look at the most famous black colleges in the nation. Long before Barack Obama was President, these ...
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    Five Black Colleges That Changed America

    Tennessee State University Motto: "Enter to learn; go forth to serve" Oprah Winfrey’s alma mater, Tennessee State University, was founded in Nashville, Tennessee as a land-grant university. It began as a regional and agricultural black college and has grown today to a nationally recognized school with students matriculating from 42 states and 45 countries. Oprah graduated in 1986 and has gone ...
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    Valentine's Day Hearts for ELL

    Valentine's Day Hearts for ELL
    Valentine's Day provides an excellent opportunity to introduce the concept of idiomatic language to intermediate English language learners (ELLs) in Grades 3-12. This unit gives students an occasion to extend their communicative competence in informal settings. It provides them with experience in learning and using language "chunks" and negotiating meaning with native speakers. Students also have the chance to present their ...
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    Aid Comes to Haiti

    Aid Comes to Haiti
    STANDARD: National Civics and Government Standard IV (K-4), (National Center for Civic Education): What is the Relationship of the United States to Other Nations and to World Affairs? How do nations interact with one another? STANDARD: NS.K-4.4 Earth And Space Science: As a result of their activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of changes in earth and ...
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    Helping the Children of Haiti: Writing Prompts

    Helping the Children of Haiti: Writing Prompts
    Grades K-5: If any of these Haitian orphans came to your home, your neighborhood or your school, how would you make them feel welcome and at home? Grades 6-8: Brainstorm 5 ways you and your class could get involved and help these children and the other victims of the Haiti earthquake. (Optional: vote on the most realistic and effective plan and ...
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    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King

    5 Life Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King
    There is probably no other American figure that epitomizes the qualities of leadership and self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds more than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As we celebrate his life on the day set aside to honor him, let’s look back at some of the most important events in his life. From them, there are plenty of lessons ...
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    Lesson About Zhu Zhus

    Lesson About Zhu Zhus
    STANDARD: National Content Standards in Economics (National Council for Economic Education) Standard 7 (K-4): Markets—Price and Quantity Determination. Markets exist when buyers and sellers interact. This interaction determines market prices and thereby allocates scarce goods and services. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • This holiday season’s hottest toy. • What makes a toy popular with children and ...
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    Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa: Lessons for Teachers

    Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa: Lessons for Teachers
    This is always an exciting time during the school year because my students always got excited. Of course when they start putting up Christmas stuff in the stores before Halloween arrives, it really drags the excitement along (but that is another story that I won’t go into!). Usually all of my students are Christians because I live in an area that ...
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    Reading Comprehension Worksheets for Upper Elementary: George Washington

    Download a reading comprehension story and questions for elementary age students about George Washington. Preview materials below. Save PDF, zoom in or out by moving mouse over preview window.
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    Butterfly Worksheets

    Download colorful shapes for students to cut and paste together shapes to make a butterfly. Preview materials below. Save PDF, zoom in or out by moving mouse over preview window.
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