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Celebrate Kwanzaa!

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Celebrated from December 26 through January 1, the Kwanzaa festival recognizes the traditions and cultural heritage of African Americans. Designed for classroom celebrations of Kwanzaa, this collection of lesson plans, activities,...
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Teaching Nonviolent Direct Action through Children’s Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A five-part lesson collection introduces young learners to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles of  Non-violent Direct Action. Through children's literature, photographs, first-person narratives, and songs. as well as links to...
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching...
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Happy Holidays!

For Students 2nd Standards
Family traditions come in all shapes and sizes. Around the winter holidays, families gather around tables to eat food and play games, while spending time together to sing and give gifts. Whether it is Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, family...
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Defying British Rule: Women's Contributions to The American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Primary and secondary sources are the focus of a lesson that showcases the important role women played during the American Revolution. Pairs review sources and discuss their findings. A close-reading of an informational text leads the...
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Christmas | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A video discusses the American traditions associated with Christmas including gift-giving, decorating, going to church, and spending time with loved ones.
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Thanksgiving | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th
What happens on the fourth Thursday in November? Thanksgiving! Watch a video that introduces young viewers to this American holiday.
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Kwanzaa | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 12th Standards
Introduce young learners to Kwanzaa, an African American heritage celebration, with a short video that explains the basic principles of the seven day holiday. A great tool to inspire further research.
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Recognizing Native American Perspectives: Thanksgiving and the National Day of Mourning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThanksgiving—is it a national celebration or the National Day of Mourning? That depends on the point of view. Young historians analyze a speech written by Wamsutta James that presents a Native American view of Thanksgiving. The lesson...
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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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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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Kwanzaa — A Celebration to Honor African American People and Their Past

For Students K - 3rd Standards
A 10-page packet delivers a plethora of information about Kwanzaa—a week-long holiday that celebrates African American people and their heritage. Each page consists of informational text and an opportunity to respond to through pictures...
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The Pilgrims: Native American Relationship to the Land

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An informative video sets the context for a lesson that asks young historians to consider how cultural values influence perspective. Groups compare the attitudes reflected in a journal entry of a member of the Plymouth Colony to those of...
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Some American Holidays

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this online interactive American holidays worksheet, students respond to 14 fill in the blank questions. Students may check their answers with the click of the mouse.
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Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
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Los Días Festivos y las Celebraciones de España y América Latina

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What do your language learners know about Spanish and Latin American holidays? Expand their knowledge with a group project that involves a written report and a presentation. The assignment sheet lists all of the specific details about...
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Native American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
Watch a quick video to discover why November is Native American Heritage Month. Engaging graphics and eye-catching sound effects detail facts from the origins of the holiday to how we celebrate during the month presently. 
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
An engaging video details the history behind Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Viewers discover how the holiday came to be and sheds light on diverse cultural traditions.  
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Patriots' Day | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Celebrated the third Monday in April, Patriots' Day honors those who battled the British at Lexington and Concord. A short video provides an overview of events that led to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.
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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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U.S. American Flags Vocabulary Word Jumble

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this online interactive Flag Day worksheet, learners examine 20 American flags-related words in a word bank. Students use the word bank to unscramble 13 sets of letters. This worksheet may also be printed for classroom use.
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Federal Holidays

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders complete various activities pertaining to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day. They conduct research and complete writing and art activities on the...
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Celebrating National Holidays

For Teachers K
New ReviewThere's more to holidays than just days off! Young historians explore the meaning behind national holidays in a five-part lesson. They focus on what holidays are and why they are celebrated, as well as learn the meaning of music in the...

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