CREATING A CLASSROOM HOLIDAY
Students invents a holiday for their classroom, including name, customs, songs, foods, and other defining characteristics based on the research they have conducted and the discussion in Lesson Three.
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Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Holi, Easter, Fassika, Sham El Nessim, and Earth Day are all springtime events that celebrate renewal and hope. Explore how different cultures celebrate the spring season with a three-step lesson plan that incorporates research, social...
1st - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fourth of July (Grades 3-5)
Bring history to life for your young scholars with a Fourth of July lesson series. After a class reading of the Declaration of Independence, students translate this pivotal document into layman's terms before working in small groups to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Getting the Most out of Teaching with Newspapers
No matter what subject you're teaching, you'll find some fun and innovative ideas for using newspapers in your classroom with a helpful resource. Based on Getting the Most Out of Teaching with Newspapers by Rebecca Olien, the series of...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog Day Activities
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!
Pre-K - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Winter Holiday Pencil Toppers
Students research symbols that represent winter holidays. For this pencil topper activity lesson, students discuss family holiday traditions and research family life now and in the past and create a detailed holiday symbol to place on a...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Making an Altar for the Day of the Dead
No El Dia de los Muertos—or the Day of the Dead—celebration is complete without a traditional altar. Follow descriptive instructions to build, and choose items and symbols from various lists to create an altar fit to honor loved ones...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Eight Tips for Eight Nights: Fun Activities For Teaching Hanukkah
Eight Hanukkah themed activities make up a resource designed to bring holiday cheer to everyone far and near. Festive activities include reading stories, singing songs, eating latkes, and more!
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable