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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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Living the Dream: 100 Acts of Kindness

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Inspire kindness in and out of school with a instructional activity that challenges scholars to perform 100 acts of kindness during the time between Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Valentine's day. Leading up to a celebration of...
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The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a...
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More Reasons to Love Valentine's Day

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Heart-themed curriculum connections that your class will fall in love with.
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Homeschooling through the Holidays

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use your unique flexibility to help your family explore the holiday traditions of various cultures.
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Find the Meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The spirit of the holidays can shine through with an exploration of A Charlie Brown Christmas and activities that focus on giving.
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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Earnest Research

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Incorporating research and project-based learning while celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
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Celebrate Independence Days Around the World

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Discover how other countries remember their fight for independence and how their celebrations compare to typical American-style revelries
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Jouons dans la neige!

For Students 7th - 8th
Winter is upon us! Teach your beginning French language learners some basic winter-related vocabulary. First, they read a short reading passage that highlights 11 new vocabulary words. Then, they unscramble a list of words and complete a...
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Read-Alouds for the Holidays and Winter

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
These five titles will inspire creativity, research, and reflection in your classroom.
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Thanksgiving in America

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
A rhetorical look at Thanksgiving celebrations from all sides of the American dinner table.
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American Veterans: Past and Present

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Research groups present an audio report on modern veteran issues in a radio show format.
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Color the Turkey!

For Students 2nd - 4th
Celebrate the season! Your elementary Spanish learners will love coloring in this turkey prior to Thanksgiving Day. Each part of the turkey has a designated color, but learners must match up the number associated with each part with its...
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Pumpkin Patch

For Teachers K - 2nd
An excellent lesson plan about pumpkins is designed for young learners! This thorough plan has terrific suggestions for activities to do using pumpkins, ideas for art projects, books to read, some nice coloring sheets, and a page of...
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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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French Halloween Flashcard Game

For Students 7th - 9th
Avez-vous une sorci dans la cuisine? Cut out these cards and play go-fish with your French learners! Practice adjectives, prepositions, and Halloween vocabulary. So fun! 
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Oh, Say, Can You See What the Star-Spangled Banner Means?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars research the historical inspiration for the lyrics of the "The Star Spangled Banner". They explore websites, read articles and analyze poetry in an examination of America's patriotic symbols and history.
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Stars and Stripes Forever: Flag Facts for Flag Day

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars are introduced to the symbolism of the flag of the United States of American. They identify flag components, history, etiquette and lore. They also use constrution paper to make a flag and discuss the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Halloween Math Maze: Worksheet 1

For Students 2nd - 4th
After solving the twenty-six addition problems on this ghostly instructional activity, your class must find the path to the haunted house. By following the even-numbered sums, they will find the way! Answers are provided.
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Teach This Poem: “One day is there of the series” by Emily Dickinson

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
A lesson begins with learners saying three words they associate with Thanksgiving dinner. They examine a picture of a menu from a Thanksgiving meal and discuss what they believe the artist wants them to feel, pointing out details. Small...
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Comparing Cultural Holidays

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A instructional activity examines the holidays, Día de los Muertos and Halloween. After an exciting clip from the movie Coco, class members review vocabulary and discuss what they know about Halloween. The conversation leads into the...
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Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) - A Cultural Holiday: Color Exploration of Warm and Cool Colors

For Teachers 3rd
Young artists examine pictures from and discuss the holiday Día de los Muertos. The symbolic skull showcases the use of warm and cool colors. Color exploration allows learners to use coordinating colors to create two paper...
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Mexican Folk Art: Sugar Skulls

For Teachers K - 5th
Scholars use their knowledge of color to create vibrant skulls for Día de los Muertos. A thoughtful discussion brings forth information about the special holiday. A review of cool colors and warm colors prepares learners for the creation...
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Teach This Poem: "November 2: Día De Los Muertos" By Alberto Ríos

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Scholars examine a colorful and detailed picture, then view an engaging video in preparation for reading the poem "November 2: Día De Los Muertos" by Alberto Ríos. Learners discuss their observations, feelings conveyed, and the...