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Beluga Whales in the Ice

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students think about how beluga whales survive in icy Arctic and subarctic waters and why they sometimes need to migrate. Students will view and sketch photographs of ice at different stages of thickness, look at pictures of belugas, and...
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Mummies: Honoring the Dead

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine how various ancient cultures honor the dead through mummification. They view online pictures of Incan and Chinese mummies, and write or draw pictures describing an imaginary trip to the "mummy room" of a museum.
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Life Systems- Zoo Central

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners investigate the various aspects associated with living things while also concentrating on their basic needs. They explore the aspects of movement and growth in plants and animals. This is done through research and other...
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What's So Special About Nonfiction?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Discover the world of nonfiction literature. In this language arts lesson, young learners read samples of nonfiction books, maps, magazines, and menus while analyzing the differences between fiction literature. They discuss their...
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PBS Lessons for Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th
Explore US history with your charges by providing age-appropriate Black History Month activities. (Five options are provided with this resource.) Read biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Rosa Parks and other...
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Pet Perspective

For Teachers K - 12th
Discuss point of view through a familiar medium: your pet! Learners write a story from the perspective of their own or the class pet. Prompts such as "My Family" (or "My Class"), "My Day," and "A Day in the Life of a _________" help...
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Wildlife Along the Mississippi River

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create a class book about the wildlife that lives in and near the Mississippi River.
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Geography Skills and Your Town

For Teachers K - 2nd
Primaries are introduced to geography and how it is useful. They view photos of different places in the US, comparing them to their own region, explore maps and landscapes, and more. As a culminating activity, have small groups plan a...
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The Alphabet Tree

For Teachers 1st
First graders, after reading The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni, retell the events of the story on a flow map. Then, utilizing Kid Pix software, they choose an event, illustrate it, and write a caption for it. They finally put their events...
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Author, Author

For Teachers 1st
First graders engage in this interesting lesson on letter writing and writing skills. In it, youngsters listen to the Jan Brett story, The Mitten, as a warm-up. They think of other animals of the world they could ask Jan Brett to include...
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Am I Taller than an Antelope

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate biology by examining body sizes of different animals. In this antelope measurement lesson, students research the physicality of Antelopes and other large animals that inhabit Earth. Students create a model Antelope...
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Density - An Intrinsic Property

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners discover the property of density while participating in a lab exercise. In this scientific measuring lesson, pupils utilize a scale to measure the density of different metal materials. They document their work and present their...
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French and Family

For Teachers K - 2nd
Where is France? Interest young learners in exploring France, French language, and French culture. They identify similarities and differences between French and American families, speak the French words for family members, analyze maps,...
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Book Club Order

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students complete a simulated book order form for their class. In this book club lesson, students budget and plan an order form for their fellow students, discussing why they chose specific books.
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New Hampshire Unplugged

For Teachers K - 6th
Young historians explore how technology and science affected life in the state of New Hampshire. They define technology and give personal experiences of how technology affects people and how people have used technology. They compare the...
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The Drum

For Teachers 1st
First graders read and discuss the folktale from India "The Drum." They locate India on a map, compare and contrast "The Drum" with other stories, and participate in a Words For Storytelling game. Students also complete an adjective...