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Oh! the Places You'll Go!

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Honor Dr. Seuss on his birthday with a read aloud of the story Oh! the Places You'll Go! and a variety of activities that inspire scholars to dream of their future endeavors. Readers take part in conversations, research the life of...
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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
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Idea Book – For Creating Lessons and Units About American Indians

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Augment a unit on the traditions and legacies of Native Americans with an informational packet. With pages that detail the tribal origins of commonly used words, a list of ways that Native American customs influenced American democracy,...
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Remembering Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What does it take to be a hero? On 9/11 heroes came in all shapes and sizes. Learners write a mini biography about their chosen hero from that fateful day in a collaborative and thoughtful activity. Then, as a class, learners build a...
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Brave Individuals

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
"Be strong, be brave, and be steady." The words of Bravemole, the hero of Lynne Jonell's picture book, model for young readers courage, perseverance, and inner strength—the attributes brave people manifest when bad things happen. After...
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Oral History Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Oral history has brought a multitude of lessons, stories, and factoids to our current knowledge of the past. Let us continue to use oral history traditions through a lesson plan that encourages pupils to discover and appreciate where...
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Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Anansi the Spider

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Accompany the African folktale, Anansi the Spider, with a collection of five lessons, each equipped with supplemental activities. Lessons offer multidisciplinary reinforcement in English language arts, social studies, science, and arts...
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Where Are Our Commons?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What are commons and how do we take care of them? This is the driving question in which scholars answer through grand conversations, brainstorm sessions, and small group field trips to collect data. Once your class has completed this...
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George Washington: Centerpiece of a Nation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A neat Presidents Day activity, this lesson provides a culminating learning experience for upper elementary aged learners. After analyzing George Washington's, "A Display of the United States of America," your learners will conduct...
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Grandview Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Get your young journalists above the fold with a set of lessons about newspapers. Kids focus on writing articles using the 5 Ws before creating a slide show presentation and blog entry to publish their writing.
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What Can We Do with All This Stuff?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Need a way to boost community and involve local neighborhoods into your school? This may be your answer. Ecology is the way! Think, plan, and consider living in a no-waste place as your class embarks on this unit to learn about the...
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Thanksgiving Lessons for Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A historical journey of Thanksgiving explores the Mayflower voyage pact and the life of the colonial people by providing an understanding through writing and research.
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Minibeasts

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Lead young scientists to discover insects outdoors. After investigating, students will record observations, learn about these fascinating creatures, craft, and role play.
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Soar with Bats: A Science Explorations Activity | Scholastic.com

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This easy-to-navigate interactive lesson of bats includes activities, research, and informational text that captures the audience. Perfect for engaging young minds during the fall months.  
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Scientific Method

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Encourage your students' inner scientist by conducting experiments and recording their findings. This printable incorporates every part of the scientific method into an easy-to-read outline of experimental questions, research,...
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Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh Animals!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Fear not, this thematic unit on animals and habitats poses no threat to you or your students. In fact, this fun series of whole class, small group, and independent learning activities will have your class engaged in learning about the...
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Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
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Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 3 ELA/Literacy)

For Students 3rd Standards
Monitor your third graders' progress with the Common Core ELA standards with this practice assessment. Provided with collection of three narrative reading passages, children must answer a series of evidence-based multiple choice...
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Seafood and Human Health

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Whether your young biologists realize it or not, humans play a significant role in marine ecosystems. To help them understand this fact children first create graphical representations that show homo sapiens' place in marine food chains,...
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Charlotte’s Web Activity Pack

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
That Wilbur is some pig! Use Charlotte's Web as the starting point for this group of activities. Ranging from trust-building exercises to collaborative writing assignments to a debate where kids take on the points of view of various...
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The Greatest President

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Who is the greatest US president? George Washington? Abraham Lincoln? FDR? Find out the opinions of your young historians with this cross-curricular writing prompt that engages them in researching the accomplishments of these influential...
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A Planet in the Solar System

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Take young scientists on an exploration of the cosmos with this cross-curricular writing exercise. Tasked with producing an expository composition describing a planet of their choosing, students perform research and present their...
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Walking with Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Breath new life into your class's study of dinosaurs with this extensive collection of materials. Offering everything from a printable T-rex mask, word searches, and connect-the-dots activities to informational handouts, hands-on...
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Multicultural Multiplication

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids in Egypt are learning multiplication, too... but they're doing it a little differently. Take a multicultural approach to math using this lesson and featured videos showing kids how multiplication is taught in other countries (you'll...