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How Do We Honor Our Country?

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
With this 85-slide presentation, you can offer pupils a broad overview of the history of the United States, as well as key vocabulary words and concepts for celebrating and honoring the country. An excellent supplement to any social...
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Memorial Day Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
From where did Memorial Day originate, and how does it differ from Veterans Day? Offer pupils a great lesson on the history of this important national holiday in the United States, utilizing best teaching practices throughout, such as...
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Easter Activity Book for Young Kids

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Designed especially for parents, home schoolers, and kindergarten teachers, this holiday-themed activity book includes colorful templates for games, tracing and writing practice activities, flashcards of sight words, exercises using...
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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Poems, activities, games, recipes, and leprechaun tricks abound in a resource packet designed for St. Patrick's Day. There are even measuring, graphing, and mapping activities. How lucky! 
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Messy Bessey's Holidays

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
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Famous American Research Project

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Designed specifically for lower elementary pupils, this is a great biographical research project in which students research a famous American, and then design creative poster boards to help them "become" the famous American they have...
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Genre Studies: Biography Kindergarten Unit

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A three-lesson unit study uses short, illustrated biographies of Ruby Bridges, George Washington, and Amelia Earhart to introduce kindergartners to the characteristics of this genre.
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Reader's Theater Exercise: The Night Before Christmas

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Yes, Virginia, there really is a reader's theater script for "The Night Before Christmas." The exercise is a great way to productively channel pre-holiday energy.
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Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog Day Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
What a fantastic collection of activities for celebrating Groundhog Day! This resource includes a variety of holiday reading selections, groundhog facts, links to printables, story comprehension lessons, and much more!
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Christmas Worksheets for Santa's Little Helpers

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Just because children aren't in the classroom over winter break, doesn't mean that learning has to stop. Intended as a resource for parents, this eBook provides Christmas-themed worksheets and activities that engage children in...
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El Dia de los Muertos

For Students 1st - 8th
Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday El Dia de los Muertos! Explore the intricate history behind the traditions, compare other cultural rituals honoring the dead, and create sugar skulls. Learners read informational text on Aztec...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Shout Science!

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Learn how you can use technology to bring together the subjects of English language arts, science, and social studies with this look at Shout Science! Follow along as Rich and Jennifer demonstrate the different features of this storybook...
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Christmas Trees

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
'Tis the season for lights, tress, and ornaments! Use this comprehensive set of holiday-themed printables to work on shapes, color words, handwriting, matching, pattern recognition, graphing, and more! Learners will love the fun theme...
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Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
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Civil War on Sunday

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Reading Mary Pope Osborne's Civil War on Sunday? Here's a packet crammed with activities, exercises, reading guides, and project suggestions. A must-have for your curriculum library.
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EdTech Tuesdays: NewsBug

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Here is a great sneak peek into the NewsBug app, which curates news stories and images that are appropriate for classroom use, and is free from social media connections and in-app purchases.
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Chocolate Taste-Testing: Introduction to Loco for Cocoa

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Is the price of chocolate a good indicator of taste? Your learners will approach this question through experimentation and analysis, and will then delve into the rich history and complexity of cacao and chocolate.
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Sharing Stories/Compartamos Cuentos

For Students 1st - 4th
Parents and grandparents have the best stories! Send kids home with this diversity worksheet, asking them to listen to a story from an older family member. Youngsters draw a picture of the story as they hear it, and then tell the class...
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Telling Tales with Kamishibai

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Kamishibai (paper drama), is a Japanese form of storytelling that uses emakimono (paper picture scrolls), to relay a moral lesson. As part of a series of resources that examine Japanese art and artists, learners watch a video retelling...
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Help a Sister Out: Garden Companions

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Explore Native American gardening traditions with a lesson on companion planting. Based on the concept that certain crops grow better when planted near other specific crops, kids research the gardening method with background links and by...
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George Washington Carver and the Sweet Potato

For Teachers 1st Standards
Learn about George Washington Carver's important contributions to agriculture by studying the sweet potato. First graders read about the inventor's observations and prepare sweet potato slips for the class garden. Additionally, they...
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Best Friends MiniBook

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Share this printable book with young readers and teach them what it means to be best friends with someone. This short, lighthearted story is perfect for primary-aged students still developing their foundational reading skills. 
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Certificate of Reading Achievement

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Want to recognize the achievement of your readers? Reward individuals for great work with a certificate that acknowledges their efforts. The beauty of this template is that you get to name the individuals, as well as their type of...
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Picture Sticker Reward Charts - 5

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Sticker reward charts have been used with small or struggling children and children with special behavioral needs for years. Here are eight different sticker charts with animal themes. When children reach their target, they place a...