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The Ballad of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Pay tribute to the sixteenth president of the United States with this fun song and activity. From his birth in a Kentucky log cabin and childhood in Indiana, to the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and his eventual assassination,...
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Lessons from Auschwitz: The Power of Our Words

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Some words are best left unspoken.  Words matter, according to Benjamin Zander, conductor, teacher, and lecturer. To illustrate his point, Zander recounts a story told to him by a survivor of Auschwitz. As a result of her experience this...
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A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
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Mingle and Match

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
From Michelangelo and Rembrandt to perspective and apprentice, check out this simple matching activity for your young learners to use when reviewing Renaissance key terms.
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Historical Landmark Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Close a unit or the year with a five-step research project. Class members choose a US landmark, research the landmark, compose a report about it, build a model of it, and present their model and findings to the class. Each step is...
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Picture Planner

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Show your class that there is more than one way to communicate an idea. Pupils note down their ideas and then brainstorm a few things they want to include in their pictures. Then, in the box provided, they sketch and describe their...
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Tube Kazoo

For Students 1st - 3rd
Little musicians make a kazoo out of a cardboard tube, wax paper, and a rubber band. This is a terrific activity to use for enriching a lesson on sound, vibration, or musical instruments.
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PE Dance Skills Picture Posters

For Teachers K - 4th
Whether your youngsters are warming up their muscles or just in need of a body break, you can use these visual cues for movements they can perform as a group. These posters can be very useful if prompting actions during a song, or to...
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Eros and Psyche: Part 1

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
With Eros and Psyche, your learners will have the opportunity to combine the art of reader's theater with a study of the ancient Greek gods! This engaging reader's theater script will also serve as a fantastic way for your class members...
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Cereal Box Book Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
If you need a new way to approach reading assignments in your class, use a creative cereal box project as a book report. With all necessary templates included for each side of the cereal box, the resource guides readers through the...
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Cereal Box Project

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Challenge your class with this fun and engaging engineering design project. The goal, to create a brand new cereal complete with a list of ingredients, a name and logo, and a box to hold it in. Starting with a survey to determine the...
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Charades! Kids

For Teachers K - 12th
Review content, fill a few minutes of time, hold a competition between several teams of students, and more. It all starts with asking pupils to hold tablets or smartphones up to their foreheads! From there, your class will head straight...
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Equal Rhythms

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in learning about fractions with this cross-curricular math and music lesson. After listening to and repeating different beat patterns, children realize that musical notes are just another way of representing...
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Form and Observation

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Use a familiar song and adorable baby animal pictures to teach youngsters about genetic variation. Begin by listening to "Twelve Variations on 'Ah vous dirai-je Maman,'" which you will need to find online (there are several versions...
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"The Inn of Lost Time" Comic Strip Assignment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Has your class recently finished reading "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika? Engage your learners in a comic strip project for which they must retell the plot of one of the three stories in "The Inn of Lost Time." The resource...
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The Magic Opera

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Introduce your young learners to opera by dressing up as Mozart and recounting some of the fascinating details of his life and music. After exploring the Metropolitan Opera's site for kids, the class listens to a reading of Kyra...