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Ruby Bridges

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A two-part activity features Civil Rights hero, Ruby Bridges. Part one focuses on the heroic actions of Ruby Bridges then challenges scholars to complete a Venn diagram in order to compare themselves to her. Part two begins with a...
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Write a Letter to Santa

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Here comes a writing assignment, here comes a writing assignment, right in time for Christmas. Young letter writers respond to a series of questions posed by the interactive that then formats their responses into a letter to Santa.
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Instruments Have a Family

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Are the instruments in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in the same family as those in George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue? Elementary musicians work on their music theory and their instrumental ear as they listen to clips of famous...
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Sun Blocks: Building a Foundation for Healthy Skin

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Here comes the sun! Primary graders engage in activities that teach them how to protect themselves from the effects of UV rays. They learn that each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer) offers its own special challenges so they...
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Living in the Milky Way

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Get to know our galaxy with an astronomy-themed, hands-on activity. Scholars watch an informative video, answer questions, and construct a model of the Milky Way in order to examine its contents and the distance inside it.  
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Foundations of Wellness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
You may be physically healthy, but what about mentally and emotionally? How is your social health? Kindergartners and first and second graders learn about the importance of maintaining their health in all aspects of their lives with a...
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Compare and Contrast deciduous and evergreen tree leaves to aid in tree identification

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost observational skills and get to know the difference between deciduous, coniferous, and evergreen trees with a lesson that challenges scholars to compare, contrast, identify, sort, and draw their findings.   
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Social Play Action Figures

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Three activities stem from one hands-on project designed to explore character traits. Scholars create an action figure that reflects their personality to teach others about themselves and role play conversational skills.
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Educating Children about Autism in an Inclusive Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
How do we meet the needs of learners with autism? Find out with an in-depth study that offers a thorough explanation of autism—what it is and how unique every individual's case may be, nine lesson plans spanning from kindergarten to 12th...
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Every Thing On It Lessons and Activities

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Honor the great poet, Shel Silverstein with eighteen activities and lessons showcasing his collection of poems from the book, Every Thing On It. Activities challenge scholars to rhyme words, make inferences, recite a poem, and more! 
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Valentine's Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
Look no further for a Valentine's Day-themed packet intended for math and literacy centers. Learners practice writing, reading, and representing numbers in a variety of ways, including skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100. The pink...
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Valentine Math and Literacy Practice

For Students K - 1st Standards
Looking for math and literacy practice with a Valentine's Day theme? Look no more, because this 43-page packet is filled with practice pages intended to reinforce basic math, reading, and writing skills. From counting to writing words to...
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Eric Carle Mural

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Inspire first grade artists to learn about abstract and realistic art while reading Eric Carle's Where are you Going? To See My Friend. Young artists design and make a mural collage by tearing shapes of paper while comparing English and...
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What Makes a Good Citizen

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Scholars answer the question, What makes a good citizen?, with the help of a variety of stories that highlight different forms of active citizenship. After multiple engaging read-alouds, individuals discuss character traits observed, and...
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Good Classroom Citizens

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What makes a good citizen? This is the driving question of a lesson designed to address the importance of having an active presence and positive effect on the community. With the help of three learning strategies, scholars listen and...
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Are the "Star-Belly Sneetches" Good Citizens?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Create a tight-knit classroom community with a lesson that stresses the importance of belonging. First, Dr. Seuss lends his wise words about citizenship through The Sneetches and Other Stories. After a grand conversation about the...
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Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?

For Teachers 1st Standards
Who keeps animals safe? Who keeps us safe? Discover the helpers that make learning and growing possible through a medley of activities that focus on habitats—ours and those in the rainforest. Scholars are asked to identify one helper who...
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How Do Jaguars and Howler Monkeys in Belize Depend on Us?

For Teachers 1st Standards
How does weather play a role in the lives of land and sea creatures? Find out with a lesson focused on habitats and the ways animals from different homes are connected. Here, learners explore how the life of a jaguar and howler monkey...
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Protecting the Critical Habitat of the Manatee and Loggerhead Turtle

For Teachers 1st Standards
Explore ocean habitats with a lesson that showcases the home of manatees and loggerhead turtles in Belize. Here, pupils compare and contrast the homes of ocean animals to those of humans, listen to an original short story about the...
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Knowing the Essential Elements of a Habitat

For Teachers 1st Standards
To gain insight into the many different types of habitats, individuals must first get to know their own. Here, scholars explore their school environment, draw a map, compare and contrast their surroundings to larger ones. They then write...
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In Case of an Emergency

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
There's a reason we have emergency procedures in place—to be prepared! After hearing about the useful role flashlights had in numerous September 11th rescues, scholars discuss the importance of having and following a routine when an...
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Mental and Emotional Well Being

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Promote positive ways to express emotions with five lessons that focus on feelings, friendship, and dealing with stress. Scholars learn how to identify and express feelings through role play, grand conversation, a game, poetry reading,...
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Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Three mini units make up one large unit designed to explore multiculturalism and encourage cultural identity. Each lesson sparks thoughtful discussion, critical thinking, and are equipped with activities and assignments geared to...
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We Can Do It!: Challenge Activities (Theme 10)

For Teachers 1st Standards
We Can Do It! is the theme of a unit comprised of challenge activities designed to stretch knowledge and encourage reflection. Pupils take part in creating a classroom mural depicting learning outcomes, making a gift a card to help...