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Activities for the First Days of School

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In the post-pandemic, post-remote-learning classroom, it’s more important than ever to develop a school community where students feel welcome and safe. The 10 resources in the Activities for the First Days of School Collection are...
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Establishing Opening and Closing Routines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In the post-COVID classroom, it is more important than ever to establish routines that help learners transition into the classroom and focus on the day’s lesson. The 15 activities in the Establishing Opening and Closing Routines...
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First Week of School Grades Pre-K-5

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Nothing is more exhilarating and exhausting than the first week of school. Make those five days meaningful and rewarding for you and your scholars with a collection that offers informative reads, lessons, activities, and icebreakers that...
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Elementary School Ice Breakers

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Break the ice with a collection of icebreakers for Kindergarten through fifth grade. Scholars get to know their new friends through various activities such as quilt design, personal interviews, cootie catchers, singing, a game of "Would...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Middle School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The 21st century has brought many changes. Helping middle schoolers develop the relationship skills they need to be successful at home, in school, in their communities, and the workplace is the focus of this collection of lesson and unit...
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Civics Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The 10 lessons in the Civics Curriculum Guide series, designed for high schoolers, contain 28 activities focused on important civic topics. Young scholars consider what it means to be an American and a good citizen, examine the Four...
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NewseumED: Civil Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a social, economic, and legal/political civil rights study, class members brainstorm a list of current civil rights issues that affect their community and then select one issue that they think they could work to change as a...
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Will You All Please Rise?

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
A three-lesson unit teaches fifth and sixth graders about the importance of participation in a democratic society. The first lesson focuses on the purpose of and importance of civic duty. The second lesson looks at the justice system and...
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Dealing with Dilemmas: Upstanders, Bystanders and Whistle-Blowers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are upstanders, bystanders, and whistle-blowers when it comes to dealing with dilemmas. The four lessons in this unit module ask young scholars to think about injustice and how to resolve difficult situations. Learners research...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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What Makes Democracy Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Eight lessons make up a collection designed to help high schoolers make sense of an election year. Class members learn about voting rights, the importance of a free press, and civic participation. The focus is on the 2020 presidential...
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Environmental Justice Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What to do with environmental hazards and where to put toxic waste is a global concern. The eight resources in the Environmental Justice collection ask young ecologists to consider how to incorporate environmental justice in future waste...
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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Lesson Activity Ideas

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Five resources make up a collection of social-emotional learning activities that target the five core competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making). The activities...
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Around Town—Neighborhood and Community: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three community-themed Houghton Mifflin units. Each unit—challenge, English language development, and extra support—comes equipped with detailed lesson plans,...
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Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
In a time when collaboration is challenging, connect peers through a good book using a remote book club. Core principles include autonomy, goal setting, and collaboration between classmates. Diverse reads boost reading skills as well as...
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Dr. Seuss in the Classroom

For Teachers 6th Standards
Explore the works of Dr. Seuss, such as Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches and Egg, The Sneetches and Other Stories, The Lorax, The Butter Battle Book, and Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. Each story lesson includes reading...
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Promoting Disability Awareness and Acceptance in Childhood

For Teachers K - 12th
Create a safe and respectful school environment with the help of this special education teaching guide. Offering dozens of instructional ideas and activities for raising awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities, this is a...
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The Value of Sports: Unifying a Community

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
New ReviewThe Global Oneness Project presents a lesson about the power of sport to bring a community together. After watching the documentary film, I am Yup'ik, class members use the provided discussion questions to reflect on the importance of...
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Where I'm From: Poetry

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
New ReviewWe carry memories of where we're from; tweens and teens can capture these memories by first listening to several memory poems and then crafting their own. They analyze literary devices other poets use, brainstorm a list of images they...
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Teach This Poem: "When Giving Is All We Have" by Alberto Ríos

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat makes giving meaningful? Class members discuss this question, then listen to Alberto Rios reading his poem, "When Giving Is All We Have." Finally, the class considers what the poet says about the question.
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Incredible Bridges: “Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWho or what do you miss? That's the question that launches an activity that asks writers to craft a paragraph filled with sensory details that shows how they feel. Next, they listen to Richard Blanco reading his poem, "Translation for...
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Introduction to Service Learning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Introduce scholars to Service Learning with a lesson that distinguishes between Service Learning and Community Service. After reading about others involved in Service Learning, class members generate a list of issues in their communities...