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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
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The Genius of the Ancients

For Teachers 5th Standards
It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Fifth graders prove this with help from three lessons that examine how ancient cultures used their needs to drive innovations. In lesson one, pupils identify main ideas and supporting...
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Singing for Justice: Following the Musical Journey of “This Little Light of Mine”

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars go on a musical journey to discover the origin, importance, and evolution of the song, "This Little Light of Mine". Class members boost their voice talents and clap to the beat while learning the lyrics in both English and Zulu....
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COVID-19: What's It All About?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars discover the novel virus COVID-19. Pupils fill out the K and W of a KWL chart in preparation for a viewing of an informative presentation. After ten slides, class members discuss their new-found knowledge, fill out the L of the...
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Multiplication – End Number

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Know if the product is not correct. Pupils learn a quick check to see if a product is incorrect. The video uses the value of the units to check solutions to multi-digit multiplication problems. Two short worksheets allow learners to...
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Multiplication Traditional

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Provide a more traditional approach. The video introduces the more traditional approach to multiplying multi-digit numbers—using the column method. Pupils watch the presenter multiply by one-digit, two-digit, and three-digit numbers for...
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Multiplication: Grid Method

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Find a different method for multi-digit multiplication. An instructional video introduces the grid method, or area method, of multiplying multi-digit numbers to pupils. Learners see how the method works to multiply a one-digit number...
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Election Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th Standards
Election Day, the first Tuesday after November 1, is the focus of a short PBS video that details why that date was chosen, where ballots can be cast, and why it's important to vote.
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Ordering Fractions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Put fractions in their place. An informative video shows learners how to order fractions with common denominators. The class sees a method of ordering fractions with uncommon denominators by creating equivalent fractions with a common...
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Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Mix things up a little to be improper. The presenter shows three example of changing a mixed number to an equivalent improper fraction. Scholars work several practice problems and application questions to refine the process.
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Simplifying Fractions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Put fractions in simpler terms. Learners watch a video showing how to simplifying fractions. They then work through two worksheets to practice the skill.
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Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the proper way to convert fractions? A short video shows three quick examples of converting an improper fraction to a mixed number. Pupils practice doing their own conversions to better understand the skill.
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Multiplying Fractions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Multiply straight across. A video shows straightforward examples of multiplying fractions by multiplying the numerators and the denominators. Pupils practice the skill and give their answers as simplified fractions.
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Think Positive!

For Teachers 4th Standards
Following an attention-grabbing read-aloud, scholars brainstorm ways they can change negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Small groups plan and perform a skit that showcases one of the new ideas to uplift one's feelings....
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I’m A Star!

For Teachers 4th Standards
A lesson encourages scholars to be star community members. Pupils take part in a class discussion that challenges them to brainstorm at least two ways to show responsibility within one's community. Small groups play a game in which...
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I’m Thumbody!

For Teachers 4th Standards
Positive and negative thinking is the focus of a lesson that boost self-awareness. Beginning with a whole-class discussion, scholars brainstorm what positive thinking looks and sounds like then compares and contrast the two types of...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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A Charlie Brown Christmas

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Charlie Brown may not feel the Christmas spirit this year, but your elementary students can use the season to practice important cross-curricular skills! A set of worksheets and activities based on A Charlie Brown Christmas guide apply...
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Decimals to Fractions

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Look at decimals in a different light. The resource uses place value to show learners how to convert decimals to fractions. Afterwards, class members practice their skills with two different worksheets.
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Sitting Bull: Spiritual Leader and Military Leader

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Sitting Bull was not expected to be a great warrior. Yet, he led the Lakota people and other tribes to several pivotal victories against the United States government when federal troops threatened their land. Using primary sources, such...
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Cesar Chavez: Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Cesar Chavez believed so much in the cause of farmworkers that he put his money where his mouth was. Chavez quit his well-paying job to organize them into labor unions. Using a speech, photograph, and short biographical video, pupils...
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Mixed Numbers

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Is it proper to write an improper fraction as a mixed number? The resource first provides the definition of a mixed number. Pupils then learn the procedures to perform conversions between mixed numbers and proper fractions.
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Why can't mathematicians add just like they multiply fractions? The resource provides a counterexample to show that the same rules for multiplying fractions do not work for addition. Using the counterexample, learners see the proper way...