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Independence Day

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Independence Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, take a...
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4th of July Word Search

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this word puzzle worksheet, students locate and circle 17 Independence Day-related words in a word search puzzle. A word bank is provided.
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Handwriting Practice Worksheets for Independence Day

For Students K - 3rd
Celebrate the holiday with your youngsters by practicing cursive writing and crafting wonderfully formed wording, including Independence Day, the fourth of July, July 4, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence.
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Independence Day Around the World

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about Independence Day around the world and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Independence Day Around the World

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about Independence Day Around the World and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.  
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Independence Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
How do your students celebrate Independence Day? Watch a short video about how the Founding Fathers designated the Fourth of July as an annual way to commemorate their newfound freedom.
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4th of July Worksheet - Fill in the Vowels

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this vowels worksheet, learners look at 8 pictures and words associated with the 4th of July and fill in the missing vowels in each word. A good, basic letter and sound recognition worksheet.
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Independence Day Word search

For Students 3rd - 5th
For this social studies worksheet, students complete a word search with vocabulary pertaining to Independence Day. Students locate 16 words associated with the holiday.
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Independence Day Word Search

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Independence Day worksheet, students read 7 words that pertain to the Fourth of July. Students find these words in a word search puzzle.
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Independence Day Crossword

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Fourth of July activity, students read 7 words or phrases in a word bank that pertain to Independence Day. Students read the clues and fit their answers in a crossword puzzle.
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The 4th of July Inspires Reflection and Creativity

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Watch the fireworks go off in your learner's minds as you creatively bring the 4th of July into your classroom
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Fourth of July

For Teachers K - 1st
Independence Day is explored in this guided reading lesson. Learners take a picture walk through Fourth of July noting important events illustrated and difficult words used. They read the book independently, make self-to-text...
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What to Expect on the 4th of July

For Teachers K - 12th
Social stories are technically written devices used to assist children with autism in handling social situations. Print or use this social story on an electronic device to prepare your student with autism for the 4th of July. Bright...
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Independence Day: ESL Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore the history and traditions of the Fourth of July in this ESL presentation. It includes basic facts about the Revolutionary War and American Independence Day, as well as various ways to celebrate the holiday. A good way to...
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Independence Day Alphabetizing Activity

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this Independence Day worksheet, students alphabetize 7 terms pertaining to the Fourth of July. Some begin with the same letter; all are multiple words. Example: Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party.
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4th of July Symbols

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this categorization worksheet, students view symbols of the 4th of July and identify what they all have in common. Students complete the sentence, "These are all..."
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Playing with my calculator on the 4th of July

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
This fun activity guides learners through an exploration of the effects of replacing f(x) with -f(x), f(x) + c, k f(x), and f(x + c). Using graphing calculators, students experiment with variations of the graph of y = x^2 to design a...
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July 4th Writing Prompt

For Students 5th - 8th
In this daily writing prompt worksheet, students learn that the United States declared independence from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776. Students reflect on how fireworks became part of the tradition of celebrating the holiday.
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4th of July Art Project

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars make their own artistic version of a 4th of July fireworks display using straws and paint. There are instructions for a variety of grade levels when attempting this lesson.
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4th of July Word-Picture Match

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this 4th of July worksheet, students match a set of 6 4th of July words to their pictures. A website reference for additional activities is given.
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July 4th Word Scramble Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this July 4th word scramble worksheet, students look at each picture and unscramble the letters next to it. They write the word on the line under the scrambled letters. They see items such as a flag, a pie, a rocket, and a drum.
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4th of July Picture Matching Worksheet

For Students Pre-K
In this 4th of July picture matching worksheet, students draw lines to match 6 pictures to their identical copies in another column.
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July 4th Matching Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this July 4th matching worksheet, students draw a line from the word on the left to the color clip art picture on the right. They match words such as flag, rocket, firecracker, and hat.
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4th of July Worksheet - Count to Four

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early childhood 4th of July counting to 4 worksheet, students count 4 flags shown on the worksheet and identify the appropriate number at the bottom of the page by coloring or circling it.
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4th of July - Alphabetical Order Worksheet

For Students 1st - 3rd
This worksheet provides a novel way for students to practice putting words in alphabetical order. Students take a list of words related to the 4th of July and put the words in alphabetical order.
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4th of July Worksheet - Count to Seven

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early childhood 4th of July counting to 7 worksheet, students count 7 flags shown on the worksheet and identify the appropriate number at the bottom of the page by coloring or circling it.
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4th of July Worksheet - Count to Five

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early childhood 4th of July counting to 5 activity, learners count 5 flags shown on the activity and identify the appropriate number at the bottom of the page by coloring or circling it.
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4th of July Preschool Concepts Worksheet - Different

For Students Pre-K - K
In this early childhood concepts instructional activity, students look at the 4th of July pictures in each row and identify which one is different from the others.
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4th of July Counting Worksheet

For Students K - 1st
In this 4th of July counting practice learning exercise, learners examine 4 sets of pictures, count the objects pictured in each set, and record the numbers.
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4th of July Counting Worksheet

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this 4th of July counting instructional activity, students practice their math skills as they count the number of flags and then circle the appropriate number.
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4th of July Counting Worksheet

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this 4th of July counting worksheet, students practice their math skills as they count the number of firecrackers and then circle the appropriate number.
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4th of July Counting Worksheet

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this 4th of July counting worksheet, students practice their math skills as they count the number of rockets and then circle the appropriate number.
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Celebrating July 4th

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students celebrate the 4th of July with a flag activity. In this flag lesson, students view a picture of the flag and write a detailed description. They read the Pledge of Allegiance and complete an activity page. 
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Visual Art: Independence Days Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research patriotic holidays from around the world. After reading about their own country's independence day, they choose another country and examine the traditions and symbols associated with it. Using cardboard, ribbon, and...
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Independence Day Acrostic Poetry

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding the 4th of July using the letters INDEPENDENCE. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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Independence Day Alphabetical Order

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this Independence Day activity, students read a list of ten words pertaining to the Fourth of July. Students alphabetize the words.
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4th of July Word Jumble

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this 4th of July worksheet, students unscramble words that represent the 4th of July. Students unscramble 20 words about the 4th of July.
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Independence Day Web Hunt

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover the history of Independence Day. Examining different celebrations, they examine how others celebrate the 4th of July. They write complete sentences to share their own experiences on Independence Day.
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4th of July Mock Celebration

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Russian learners engage in a mock 4th of July celebration. In this American Traditions lesson, students with visual impairment identify patriotic symbols songs and traditions typical to the United States. They attend a picnic and...
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Independence Day (The Fourth of July)

For Students 3rd
In this Independence Day (The Fourth of July) worksheet, 3rd graders read the two paragraph passage and write the answers to five questions.
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Remembering Texas Independence Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss what they already have studied about Texas Independence Day. They discuss and pantomime/role play specific selections from the book, VOICES OF THE ALAMO including portions regarding Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas".
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Independence Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss and complete activities associated with Independence Day. For this Independence Day lesson, students brainstorm about holidays and their symbols. Students complete organization charts and work in pairs to develop their...
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Independence Day

For Students 5th
In this Independence Day instructional activity, 5th graders write using a given hypothetical situation. Discussing the Patriots and the Loyalists students write a letter pertaining to the time period.
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Independence Day

For Students 5th - 6th
In this movie review instructional activity, students view the movie "Independence Day" and write comprehensive answers in complete sentences. Students answer 12 questions.
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4th of July Counting Worksheet

For Students K
In this 4th of July worksheet, students count items that are associated with this American holiday. They count flags, hat, firecrackers, and rockets. They circle the correct number of items.
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History of Independence Day

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a selection regarding the history of Independence Day and respond to 9 fill in blank questions.
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Independence Day- July 4th Work Search and Word Puzzle

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Independence Day word search worksheet, students read the definition of Independence Day at the top of the page before they locate 16 words that are given in a word bank. They use letters from the puzzle to write the name of the...
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Independence Day: Wordsearch

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this Independence Day learning exercise, students find words related to Independence Day in a wordsearch. Students find 27 words in the wordsearch.
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Independence Day Vocabulary

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this Independence Day worksheet, students read 7 definitions pertaining to the Fourth of July and match them to the correct words that are in a word bank. Students write the word on the line in front of each definition.
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Holiday Paper Projects for Kids

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
No matter what time of year it is, there's a holiday craft to make! Kindergartners construct several holiday craft projects in a series of holiday art lesson. They complete several paper projects such as 4th of July flags, Thanksgiving...
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National Holidays

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students read about national holidays. In this national holiday lesson, students read short resources about Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Columbus Day. There are no directions given with...
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July 4th Word Scramble

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this 4th of July worksheet, students unscramble a set of eight 4th of July words. A website reference for additional activities is given.
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4th of July: Fill in the Vowel

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this 4th of July instructional activity, learners fill in the missing vowels in eight 4th of July words. A website reference for additional activities is given.
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4th of July Preschool Concepts Worksheet- Same

For Students Pre-K
In this 4th of July picture matching worksheet, students examine 3 pictures of holiday symbols and circle the matching picture in the row.
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4th of July Counting Worksheet

For Students 1st
For this counting practice worksheet, 1st graders read the directions in each of the boxes and then circle the correct number of 4th of July pictures.
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Fourth of July Coloring Page

For Students K - 1st
In this Independence Day learning exercise, students color a patriotic poster any way they like. There are two flags and the words "Happy 4th of July!" and "Independence Day".
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Perspectives on the Fourth of July

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the foundation of the United States. In this Independence Day instructional activity, students investigate the significance of the Declaration of Independence as they research American historical events in the light of...
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Fourth of July Door Hangers

For Students K - 1st
In this Independence Day worksheet, students cut out two colorful Fourth of July door hangers. Both have patriotic pictures and say Happy Independence Day and Happy 4th.
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Bookmarks and Pencil Toppers

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this Independence Day worksheet, learners cut out three bookmarks and two pencil toppers. Each has a Fourth of July theme with colorful words and graphics.
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Independence Day!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders role play the colonists separation from England. In this colonial independence instructional activity, 3rd graders pretend their class has decided to form a school of their own and form groups to gather information about...
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Fireworks Coloring Page

For Students K - 1st
In this Independence Day worksheet, students color a picture of a flag with fireworks. The words on the page are "Happy 4th of July!"
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The Power of Remembrance

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
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Writing Activity: July 4th

For Students 2nd - 3rd
For this writing worksheet, students look at a picture and write a story about how they celebrated the 4th of July. 
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Independence Day Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this word jumble worksheet, students unscramble the letters to write words associated with Independence Day. Students spell 20 words.
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4th of July fireworks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
students wrap multi-colored 10 x 1 1/2 " strips around their pencils one at a time to make a curl. After all strips are curled, glue the strips (alternating colors)to the top of the can, around the mouth opening, so that the curls...
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Fourth of July Add or Subtract Worksheets

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
There are actually two Independence-Day-themed worksheets in this resource. Patriots solve three-digit addition and subtraction problems, then find the letter from the key that corresponds to each of their answers. As they place each...
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Fourth of July Visor

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this Independence Day worksheet, students cut out a visor and punch holes before attaching an elastic string or yarn. The visor says "Celebrate July 4th".
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Parade of Colors

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this American holidays worksheet, learners follow directions to make a wand using construction paper and crepe paper streamers. Background information on Memorial Day and Independence Day is provided for teachers.
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The 4th of July

For Students 4th - 5th
In this writing skills worksheet, students read the first part of a story titled 'The 4th of July.' Students finish the story by writing the ending on the provided lines.
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Social Studies: Micronesian Independence Day

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners pretend that they are visiting a relative in Micronesia and compare its Independence Day with the U.S. holiday. They compare the two countries' flags while older students in grades three through five create travelogues. Younger...
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Examining the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students examine the Declaration of Independence and its significance to American history. They read the document, identify America's grievances with Great Britain, and restate a part of the document in their own words.
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Chuuk Introduction

For Teachers K - 5th
Students compare the flags and create travelogues for the Independence day of Micronesia. In this culture lesson plan, students compare the U.S. Independence day with that of Micronesia.
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La prise de la Bastille: fête national de la France

For Students 10th - 12th
What is Bastille Day? While the United States celebrates July 4th, the French celebrate their independence on July 14th. This reading passage contains information about the holiday, and reading comprehension questions follow. There's...
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Holiday Picture Cards

For Students K - 12th
Teach your class the symbols of various holidays. Use the 36 colored cards to help individuals recognize the symbols and signs associated with Easter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day.
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Fourth of July Crossword Puzzle

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this Fourth of July crossword activity worksheet, students use the 10 clues and word bank to identify the words needed to complete the crossword puzzle.
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Celebrating Juneteenth in Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders describe the origins and significance of Texas Independence day and Juneteenth. They identify the similarities and differences within racial, ethnic, and religious groups in Texas. They sumarize the contributions of people...
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A Pale Blue Dot: That's Here. That's Home. That's Us.

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
21st-century learners live in such a visual world that many are unused to letting their minds imagine the picture that words create. An excerpt from Carl Sagan's lecture, "The Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space,"...
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The Party

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils view examples of various sculptures by different artists. Individually, they create two sculptures and costumes to represent a boy and a girl going to a 4th of July party. They also create jewelry to accompany the sculptures...
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Monster Foam

For Teachers 5th - 9th
In honor of the 4th of July, Steve Spangler shows how to make an explosive concoction in red, white, and blue. Using hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing liquid, and yeast, he creates a colorful chemical reaction. Consider this combination...
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Monster Foam

For Teachers 5th - 9th
In honor of the 4th of July, Steve Spangler shows how to make an explosive concoction in red, white, and blue. Using hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing liquid, and yeast, he creates a colorful chemical reaction. Consider this combination...
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Fourth of July Color Words

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this coloring worksheet about the Fourth of July, students read color words to tell them the color to use for each item. Students color 9 items.
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Classroom Constitution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study Independence Day, the Constitution, etc. In groups, they write a set of rules for a given place. They design their own class Constitution and vote on the individual rules, requiring a 2/3 vote to put them into effect.
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Breaking Down the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. For this colonial America lesson, students analyze the three sections of the Declaration and determine the beliefs the founding fathers had about rights.
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Bastille Day Reading Comprehension Passage

For Students 6th - 7th
For this reading comprehension/ holiday worksheet, students read about the French holiday called Bastille Day. They answer 2 multiple choice questions, 1 short answer question, and fill in a table in which they compare US Independence...
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My Spelling Words-- Spelling List #162a

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this spelling worksheet, students learn to spell 12 words which pertain to Independence Day. Students write each word, then find the words in a word search puzzle.
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Understanding Freedom: Catching "The Spirit of '76"

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders complete activities about colonial history through an examination of art from the American Revolution period. In this history and art lesson, 6th graders define an iconic image, sing the song 'Yankee Doodle,' and analyze...
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Chuuk Introduction (Middle School)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers pretend they are visiting a relative in the Chuuk nation of Micronesia. Using their knowledge of the 4th of July, they compare and contrast the holiday to the Chuuk's independence day. They create travelogues that...
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Holidays: Independence and Canada Days

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss and compare national holidays in the United States and Canada. They make posters and T-charts analyzing Independence Day and Canada Day. Students find or draw pictures depicting how the holidays are celebrated with...
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Traditions of the Family -- American Celebrations and Philanthropy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the values that are demonstrated around the 4th of July holiday. They analyze current events and discover how the holiday is connected with family values. They describe why most people celebrate the holiday in a...
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Make an Uncle Sam Folk Art Figure

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners create an Uncle Sam art figure. In this patriotic lesson, students use wood, paint, twigs, and glue to create a folk-art style figure of Uncle Sam.
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Holidays

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use a wide range of strategies to interpret, evaluate, appreciate, and construct meaning from print materials. They use appropriate reference sources with assistance for a variety of purposes and use the writing process...
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students reflect on the Declaration of Independence.  In this U.S. History lesson, students read the Declaration of Independence then complete an activity and worksheet on the topic.
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Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered...
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Terrorism, War, and Bush 43

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It can be difficult to reach and cover the events of the twenty-first century in a United States history course; in such cases, this is a fantastic video to refer to in order to provide a quick synopsis of recent American history, while...
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The Civil War, Part I

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was the Union victory during the Civil War a foregone conclusion? This fantastic video not only recaps basic information from the war, but also highlights the importance of border states, religious motivations among southern and northern...
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The Standard Model Poster

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry classes will appreciate this color-coded, single-page reference sheet for The Standard Model of particle physics. It is divided into two main sections: elementary particles and compound particles, both with their antiparticles....
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Clowning Around: Drawing

For Teachers K - 1st
Kids create a clown out of shapes. They work to show emotions while practicing their drawing skills. Pupils use circles, triangles, squares, oil pastels, and their imagination to draw, color, and decorate a sad or happy clown. Tip: Have...
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The Market Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover what John Green describes as "one of the least studied but most interesting periods in American history: the Market Revolution." The video details the nation's shift from the Jeffersonian ideal of Americans producing for...
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The Reagan Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers learn about Ronald Reagan's conservative platform, abilities as a communicator, and implementation of trickle-down economics. The video places a heavy emphasis on major economic shifts of the period and the lasting effects of...
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Taxes & Smuggling - Prelude to Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why are the American Revolution and the War for Independence not the same thing? Were taxes really the main point of contestation for the colonists? Listen as this fantastic presenter discusses the roots of the American Revolution,...
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The Seven Years War and the Great Awakening

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This fantastic video discusses the economic foundations and major implications of the Seven Years War in the United States. It begins by covering the roots of the war in the battle between the British and French over trade in the...
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Women in the 19th Century

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did women transform pre-Civil War America? Your young historians will learn about the cult of domesticity and discover the efforts of women to improve prisons, schools, and end slavery in the United States during the nineteenth...
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19th Century Reforms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a closer look at the religious and moral reform movements in nineteenth century America, including the creation of utopian communities in response to the growth of the market economy, the fundamental ideals of Protestant religious...
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Progressive Presidents

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover the motivations and policies of progressive presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, and Woodrow Wilson in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. The video discusses how the presidents handled the domestic...
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Rube Goldberg Machines

For Students 7th - 12th
Use humor to study simple machines! An engaging set of nine lessons allows learners to explore simple machines, kinetic, and potential energy as they work through cartoon renditions inspired by Rube Goldberg. Choose one or multiple...
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Every Day Edit - Sousa Marches

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this everyday editing worksheet, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about John Philip Sousa. The errors range from punctuation, spelling, grammar, and capitalization.
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Who Was Saint Patrick?

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars discover who Saint Patrick was with help from a brief informational text followed by a series of challenge worksheets designed to boost reading comprehension and vocabulary. Class members complete a graphic organizer, take a...
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Writing Effective Dialogue

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wait, there is an effective way to practice writing dialogue with your high school class? Great! High schoolers will have a blast writing dialogue using a list of potentially silly situations and an image of people talking. Employ the...
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A Burst of Light: Mineral Use in Fireworks

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the role of minerals in industries. They use minerals that are found in the grocery store to complete flame tests. They complete an experiment using fireworks.
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Clay Gargoyles and Grotesques

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Grotesques or gargoyles are wonderful subjects for stories or art projects. Here is a simple "how to" for creating a lesson about sculpting clay gargoyles. Tip: Have learners research gargoyles throughout history.
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Mixing Colors with Corn Syrup and Food Coloring

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anyone who has worked with small children know that color identification and color mixing can be fun! This simple idea has a lot of potential. It suggests to mix food coloring with corn syrup to provide an opportunity for color mixing...
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Watercolor Rainbows

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Who doesn't love a rainbow? Little ones adore them, so why not make rainbows the subject of your next art project. Your class can use watercolor to paint rainbows. As they do, have them identify the colors in the rainbow, talk about how...
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Writing Review 3

For Students 4th - 6th
After reviewing basic capitalization and punctuation rules, give your young grammarians this four-question quiz to assess their understanding of the most basic English language conventions. 
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Summer Challenge

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this summer challenge learning exercise, student choose the correct answer from the four choices they are given in 9 examples. They choose from ideas and items related to summer in each one.
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Your Year Covered

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Feeling stuck? Want to energize the class? Use activities such as quizzes and fill-in-the-blank worksheets to get class members' attention with a year's worth of holiday celebrations. From Mother's Day to Robert Burns's birthday,...
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Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine readings and symbols to learn about the War of Independence and Thomas Jefferson. In this War of Independence lesson, students explore the role of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration for Independence. Students answer...
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President Calvin Coolidge

For Students 5th - 8th
In this President Calvin Coolidge worksheet, learners read a 4 page description of the life and presidency of President Calvin Coolidge. This reading discusses his upbringing, career, family and death. Students then answer 8 multiple...
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Ender's Game: Ender's Shadow Projects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Most likely intended for a secondary remedial class. This instructional activity engages young scholars in literary analysis through a creative project. They choose one project focused on taking the protagonist through a hero's journey....
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"I Have a Dream"

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the role Martin Luther King Jr. played in America's history and what life was like in the 1960's. They watch and discuss an online video about the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the holiday enacted in his...
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Connecting a Main Idea and Details

For Students 6th - 7th
In this main idea and details worksheet, students learn to connect details and examples in expository paragraphs to the topic sentences. Students read the four sentences and identify them as M for main idea or D for detail. Students then...
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Seasons--Spring

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
Learning about the seasons, and the vocabulary associated with it, are important for both elementary and ESL students. Using an attractive and varied format, this 20 question activity has students identify words related to spring, and...
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Celebrate the Constitution

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the process of writing our Constitution through an interactive program. They are to put themselves in the place of the statesmen and predict how they felt at the time. They compare the founding fathers.
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Reading Comprehension Sheet #5: Mars

For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students learn facts about the planet Mars by reading a one page text. Students then complete a Venn diagram and two essay questions about Mars.
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The US and WV: In Pursuit of Independence - Lesson 4

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders consider the purpose the Declaration of Independence. In this U.S. and West Virginia government lesson, 8th graders participate in a classroom activity that requires them to identify primary and secondary sources and then...
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Lesson 11: Second Continental Congress

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders consider the effectiveness of the Second Continental Congress. In this early American history lesson, 10th graders read the Olive Branch Petition and discuss its purpose. Students then analyze an image of the Second...
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¡Me Encanta el 4 de Julio!

For Students 6th - 8th
Let's celebrate! Have your beginning Spanish learners read the short paragraph about a boy and his family's Fourth of July tradition. There are five reading comprehension questions that follow, and a vocabulary matching activity. A great...
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School Month Calendars (Jun 2014 - Sep 2015)

For Teachers K - 12th
At last! A template for an editable calendar that includes major holidays and permits users to easily design their own format. Key concepts to be covered can be indicated at the top of the template as can the course name and/or the...
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Summarizing: The Yang's First Thanksgiving

For Students 4th - 5th
In this summarizing worksheet, students read the story 'The America's Patriotic Holidays.' Students then answer the 5 questions about summarizing.
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A Monster's World

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Study African American inventor Jan Ernst Matzeliger and create imaginary monsters using texture.
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Van Gogh's Sunflowers

For Teachers K - 6th
Students create replicas of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers using construction paper, tissue paper, glue, and scissors in this art lesson for the elementary classroom. The flowers can then be displayed in the room as a class bulletin board.
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Adjectives

For Students 4th - 5th
In these adjectives worksheets, students review the definition and examples for article adjectives. Students then complete three pages of activities for adjectives.
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Reporters at Gettysburg A WebQuest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers create newsletters about the Battle of Gettysburg. In this Civil War lesson, students create a webquest based on the battle. High schoolers use the information and sources to create a Gettysburg newsletter.
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Prepositions I

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this prepositions worksheet, students fill in the sentences with the correct prepositions. Students complete this for 10 sentences.
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Forth of July Subtraction Practice: Single-Digit Subtraction

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this subtraction practice worksheet, students solve 10 problems that require them to subtract 1-digit numbers from 1-digit numbers.
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Patriotic Poems and Songs

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students memorize poems and songs to recite and sing at a Fourth of July concert. For this poems and songs lesson, students practice reciting 9 songs and poems while holding small flags.
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"What to Expect on the Fourth of July" Social Story

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
The social story "What to Expect on the Fourth of July" not only lets learners with autism know what to expect on this very American holiday, but also explains what behaviors are appropriate when at a fireworks display or picnic.
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Fourth of July Vocabulary

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Flag, fireworks, parade. Introduce learners with autism to nine words associated with the Fourth of July. Each word is illustrated with either a photograph or drawing.
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Fourth of July Addition and Subtraction

For Students 2nd - 3rd
What is Thomas Jefferson signing? Focus on American history with this cross-curricular math puzzle. Learners utilize addition and subtraction skills to solve the mystery of the Fourth of July. All numbers are 3-digit, and there are no...
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The 50 States and its Holidays

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Though the format of this ELL lesson is confusing (the standards listed are for plate tectonics, yet the objectives are for American geography and holidays), a teacher could glean some ideas from the main idea. Here, pupils complete a...
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Improving Descriptive Writing: Painting an Original Picture

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Descriptive writing is rich in sensory appeals and paints pictures in the minds of readers. Show young writers how to use an on-line thesaurus and a cliché website to create fresh, descriptive writing. The presentation ends with an...
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What to Expect on Valentines Day: A Social Story

For Students 1st - 6th
Valentine's Day is fun and exciting for most members of your class, but for learners on the autism spectrum, it can be disorienting. A social story demonstrates what one can expect on Valentine's Day. It explains what happens on...
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Improving Descriptive Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Banish clichés from descriptive writing! Class members listen to and identify the overused phrases in the presentation. An activity is proposed, and a sample poem full of clichés ends the show. Some of the sound effects are distracting,...
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U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzles: Basic #2

For Students 5th - 6th
Fifty prompts make up a crossword puzzle that challenges scholars to show what they know about the U.S. Constitution. 
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I'm Thinking Of...

For Teachers K - 6th
Learning how to describe an object or a person is a great way to develop verbal and written expression. Learners with special needs improve their verbal expressive skills and concept development skills while playing a guessing game. The...
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Learning About America

For Teachers 1st
Each slide has a grid to be filled in by a student or team. In order to have that spot active, the student must answer a question about the general history of America and national holidays correctly. There are 10 pages, and each has...
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U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzles: Basic #1

For Students 5th - 6th
Reinforce U.S. Constitution facts with a crossword puzzle. Scholars show what they know by completing the 53 prompts. 
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Father Knows Best

For Teachers K - 1st
Students recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places identifying George Washington by historical account. They describe everyday life in the present and in the past and begin to recognize that things...
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Malaysia Ten Minute Quiz

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Malaysia learning exercise, middle schoolers respond to 12 fill in the blank, 4 true or false, 2 short answer, 4 matching, and 3 multiple choice questions about the geography and culture of the country.
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Jewish Assimiliation in Contemporary American Literature

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Students read a collection of stories and watch videos to learn about the Jewish assimilation in American literature. In this American literature activity, students watch videos about Judaism, read stories from a contemporary Jewish...
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The Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students examine the Declaration of Independence. In this colonial America lesson, students read literature regarding the document as well as excerpts of the document itself. Students also perform a Reader's Theatre script based on the...
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When is a Block, not a Block?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students use a stamped shape image to create a piece of imaginative art. In this stamped art lesson, students use a stamped shape as a starting point to create their own imaginative piece of art that incorporates the stamped shape.
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From Egg to Independence

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students reseach information about owls and write about a young owl's life. They make a time line of an owl's development from chick to owlet. Finally, they have to record in a journal their observations, development and experiences...
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A Burst of Light

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils discover the many uses of minerals in industry. They use minerals to conduct flame tests and to demostrate color. They practice safety tips in the lab.
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The Declaration of Independence: What Are They Complaining About?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners explore American History by researching the Declaration of Independence. In this American Freedom activity, students identify the causes for the creation of the Declaration of Independence and why it was based around injustices...
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Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students listen to the book, Columbus Day, by Paul Showers and discuss the historical significance of Christopher Columbus. They create Columbus Day booklets, sing a Christopher Columbus song, and develop graphic organizers.
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Chulseok

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this reading comprehension activity, students read a one paragraph text about a festival in Korea called Chulseok. Students answer one multiple choice question.
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Red, White, and Blue Holidays Timeline

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a time line listing six national holidays in chronological order of occurrence. For this historical events lesson, 5th graders research holidays and write a paragraph summarizing each one. They then place each...
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Thirteen Colonies Word Jumble

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this American colonies worksheet, learners unscramble the letters in 20 words to spell vocabulary pertaining to the thirteen original colonies. There is a word bank provided.
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Lesson Plan: The Math of Removal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars consider the plight of those who walked the Trial of Tears. In this Indian Removal lesson plan, students compare statistics regarding Indian survival rates.
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Utah County

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This slide show on Utah County presents important facts about the county, along with maps and photographs. This presentation could be used most-effectively to show students who have been assigned a state report how to put together a...
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Face Study: Draw the Other Half

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Build fine motor, spatial, and drawing skills by having the class complete the other half of a portrait. They choose an image of a face from a magazine, then attempt to draw the other half of the face as accurately as they can. Two book...
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Handprint Apples

For Teachers Pre-K - K
If you're using an apple theme in your pre-school or kindergarten class, then this project is perfect. Little ones make hand print apples in order to create art while exploring a tactile sensation. 
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Winter Crayon Resists

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
In need of a quick art project to chase away those winter blues? In just six steps you'll know how to instruct learners on creating winter scenes using crayon resist. 
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Lining Up the Cars

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students review how to count the total amount of arrangements using multiplication. Using a computer, they determine the amount of cars needed for a parade in their local community to move the town's officials. They identify any patterns...
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How to Use Commas Correctly

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Commas can be quite confusing. Young writers target troublesome grammar skills by focusing on the four most troubling uses: joining two independent clauses, separating introductory materials in a sentence, separating unnecessary...
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Writing Names of Holidays

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this capitalization practice worksheet, students write the 7 holiday names with the correct capitalization and then rewrite 3 sentences with the correct capitalization.
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Columbus Day / Computer

For Teachers 1st
Help your class explore holidays and important people. They will use a computer to find out important information on Christopher Columbus. The will research his voyages, ships, and history of that time period. They will then incorporate...
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Deep Impact Comet On A Stick

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners investigate the concept of a comet. They construct a model of a comet. The design is done using the same thoughts of an engineer. Students work together to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the comet models. If the model...
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Paper Comet Model with a Deep Impact

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create paper comet models. They discuss facts about comets and build a model to determine the way the sun affects a comet. They create a comet and label the head and tail portions. They discuss their comet model and share it...
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Coffee Can Drum

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners create and decorate a drum made from a coffee can.
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Beautiful Numbers

For Teachers K - 6th
Students focus on the shape of numbers.
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Freedom, Rights, and Responsibilities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students look at the primary sources that emerged from the Exodus (the Ten Commandments) and the War of Independence (the Declaration of Independence) and examine how each attempts to construct a free society and a definition of freedom....
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The Presidents of Mount Rushmore

For Teachers K
Students understand the importance of Mount Rushmore as a national symbol. In this Mount Rushmore lesson, students locate Mount Rushmore on the map and investigate each of the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore. Students understand how...
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Signers of the Declaration of Independence Word Jumble #2 Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this online interactive Declaration of Independence activity, students examine the word bank with the names of the 20 signers of the document. Students use the word bank to unscramble 20 sets of letters. This activity may also be...
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United States Symbols

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify symbols that represent the United States on a worksheet. In this United States symbols lesson plan, 1st graders identify 5 symbols on the sheet.
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Life in a Box: Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students view pictures of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson and explain what they see.  In this primary source lesson, students work in groups to look for picture clues to find which President they are looking at.
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U.S. Celebrations

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Youngsters recognize the importance of each of the eight national holidays.  They access prior knowledge of the national holidays and chart it together. Assign each small group one of the holidays to research and prepare a class poster...
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The Fourth of July "Do" and "Does" Review

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Fourth of July review worksheet, students read the following 5 sentences and then create questions using "do" and "does".
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Ye Olden Times And New

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the changes that occurred during the Industrial Revolution by comparing primary source documents from the Lewiston Evening Journal of 1895. They evaluate the document using a guided worksheet and discuss the changes...
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Economic Choices for Exploring the Fronteir

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explain the hardship of economic limitations in Westward Expansion . They describe the effects of fluctuations in supply and demand. They put themselves in the place of pioneers hoping to build a homestead.
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First Grade, First Grade, What Do You See?

For Teachers 1st
First graders read the book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" by Bill Martin, Jr. and work cooperatively to create an online book about their geographic region. Books can be posted on the internet with other books from around...
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Compound Words

For Students 3rd
In this language arts worksheet, 3rd graders will focus on compound words. Students will read ten sentences and circle the compound words in each.
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Sunshine Math-4

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this math skills worksheet, students solve the 7 problems on this page using a variety of math skills. On this worksheet, students work with charts, estimating, fractions, and shapes.
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Balance of Nature and the Westward Movement

For Teachers 1st
In this U.S. history instructional activity, 1st graders study the westward expansion movement of the mid-1800's. Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast a modern road trip to the methods of travel in the days of the...
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"We few, we happy few": Motivational Speech in Henry V

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how to write and deliver a motivational speech by examining King Henry's in "Saint Crispin's Day".
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The American Revolution and Its Heroes

For Teachers 1st
Students, through a variety of activities, discover historical aspects of the American Revolution. They make maps and create timelines to track significant events. They create a book about the American Revolution and re-enact Paul...
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A Is For America

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students listen to the story A Is For America and make predictions before reading and recall details after reading. In this America instructional activity, students listen to this story and learn important facts about America.
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The History of the First Thanksgiving

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete a project about the first Thanksgiving.  In this history lesson plan, 1st graders read The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving, answer comprehension questions, and complete a booklet about the first Thanksgiving.
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Zoom-In: Famous Women in US History- Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women lesson plan,  students watch a slide show about Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks. Students will complete a worksheet and discuss...
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The Constitution.

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study the Constitution. They examine the meaning and fundamentals of the Preamble of The Constitution of USA. They assess the importance of having a Supreme Law that states the rights and obligations of the citizens. They...
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Where I Come From

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine family traditions as a microcosm of larger cultures. They examine their own family traditions to identify how beliefs, values, and customs vary from culture to culture and how those traditions influence their perception...
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Vocabulary Quiz--Group Nouns

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this interactive grammar worksheet, students read the 10 sentences which include sets of nouns and identify the proper group noun to use. Students can view the answers from the drop down menu.
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Seasons--Autumn (fall)

For Students 3rd - Higher Ed
As part of a discussion of seasonal words, class members identify words relating to autumn and then identify the language used to describe what happens during this time of year. 
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Seasons--Winter

For Students 3rd - 4th
This well-designed seasons worksheet has students look at 33 words, circle the words that are associated with winter, and complete 8 sentences by circling the multiple choice words that completes each sentence correctly. Students...
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Patriot or Loyalist? A Revolutionary Decision

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research as a reporter would and present the loyalist and patriot point of view on the American Revolution.  In this patriots versus loyalist lesson, students produce a project such as a video debate or webpage explaining the...
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Fourth Grade Earning and Learning Podcast

For Teachers 4th - 5th
While this lesson is connected to social studies curriculum that is not identified, the activity could be used as a template for a review of any material. The lesson focuses on a review of vocabulary relating to the economy. Pupils...
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Have you seen the man on the moon?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study about the phases of the moon and create a picture of the night sky. They use Super print or Kid Pix to create the picture. Students also decide if the picture they have chosen is good for seeing moon and stars or not.
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Fourth of July Fireworks

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners create their own fireworks displays on black paper with easy to make paint.
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Customs and Our History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify stories and folktales that describe various customs practiced in America and or local communities (e.g., John Henry, Pocahontas). They list examples of past traditions found within the local community. Pupils discuss...
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History of France: Big Picture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this French history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of France from the Reformation to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 25 short...

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