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Get Educated During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Twenty-three million American kids are overweight and at risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke during childhood.
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Get the School Year Started Off Right!

For Teachers K - 12th
Ten teacher tips to ensure a fresh, but smooth start to your school year.
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Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Motivate your class to acquire and utilize a library card all year long.
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Tribal Origin Stories

For Teachers K - 2nd
The teacher reads and retells Californian tribal origin or creation stories that come from the traditions of a variety of California Indian tribes. Then, pupils get together in groups and retell the stories they just heard; just as the...
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Relationship with Nature

For Teachers K - 2nd
After a class discussion that focuses on kinship and extended family, young learners explore how Native Americans have lived in clans and other forms of extended family divisions. Pupils also see how Native Americans relate to the...
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Colonial Jobs Pictionary

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pictionary is a fun and effective way to add a visual element to lessons that encourage critical thinking. Colonial trades had specific tools and dress that make this game a perfect way to have students illustrate their understanding of...
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Map Exploration

For Teachers 2nd
Are you looking for a terrific lesson on map activities for your second graders? Then, this resource is for you! The activities range from decoding, to fill-in-the-blank, to read-and-search. There is a website activity related to maps...
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Fly High with Flag Day

For Teachers K - 3rd
Wave goodbye to the school year with these lesson ideas on how to teach about the significance of the US flag.
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Piqua Historical Area State Memorial

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Here is an outstanding field trip guide to the Piqua State Historical Park in Ohio. If you happen to be an Ohio teacher who is planning a trip to the park with your class, this guide will be invaluable. In it, there are suggestions for...
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Start Planning for the Fall Now

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Spend some time reviewing the current school year in order to give yourself a break this summer.
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Soar Into Spring With Kites!

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
The kite has an amazing history! It has been used for thousands of years, has led to many scientific disoveries, and has made some people very famous. Just ask Ben Franklin! This terrific lesson offers many cross-curricular activities...
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Six Ways to Appreciate Educators All Year Long

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Why, and how, parents should appreciate teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and all year.
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Baby Elephant Orphans Get New Home, Families

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher...
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Symbols of Our State: Arkansas

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here are a series of lessons designed to assist early elementary learners to discover the symbols of Arkansas. They learn about the state flag, insect, state seal, state bird, flower, tree, and gem. A booklet (emedded in the plan), is...
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British Royalty Tours the U.S.

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners share their knowledge of England, then read a news article about Prince Charles's anticipated visit to the U.S. In this current events lesson (written prior to Prince Charles's visit), the teacher introduces the article with a...
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Chicago White Sox Win World Series

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about the World Series, then read a news article about the Chicago White Sox winning the 2005 World Series. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion...