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Groundhog Day for the Classroom

Explore light and shadow in math, science, and art lessons and have fun with the following collection of groundhog games and activities.

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Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric

This website is an online rhetoric and dictionary of rhetorical figures and most useful for speech & debate and writing students in grades 9-12.

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Memorial Day Lesson Ideas

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Now it honors soldiers killed in all wars. Reinforce the meaning behind Memorial Day observances with the following lessons and activities.

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Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington, Grades 6-8

August 28, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos for grades 6-8.

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Teaching the Five Senses

Tried and true methods for teaching Pre-K students all about the five senses.

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Veterans Day Activities, Grades 9-12

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for grades 9-12 focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

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Student Interactives

ReadWriteThink presents 58 Student Interactives to develop skills in organizing & summarizing, inquiry & analysis, writing poetry, writing & publishing prose, and learning about language for students in grades K-12.

Learning Game

Science and Music Composition

Two online resources investigate the link between biology and music. Online activities and lesson plans allow students to create new music compositions and learn how music impacts human emotion and biology.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs for PreK-12 teachers and their students to improve agricultural literacy.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Your Heart & Circulatory System

Learn about your heart and its parts in this media-rich resource covering the wonder of our cirulatory system.

Multimedia

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Resources for high school journalism students include tutorials on data analysis, interviews of investigative reporters, tips for debunking myths with online tools, and advice for harnessing social media.

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Encyclopedia of Life

Find information and images of all known species of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria. Educator tools illustrate how site resources can be used to structure lesson plans, plan activities, reinforce concepts, and introduce biology topics.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Access, Analyze, Act: From Economic Theory to Financial Reality

This web site is designed to help students dive deeper into today’s economy and to see how it affects their lives. From PBS Teachers.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

December Holidays Lessons & Resources, Grades 6-12

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources on Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ashura, Pongal, and New Years for grades 6-12.

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Donations From Businesses

This is a tried and true tip from an NEA member who wants to share with YOU how she acquires FREE classroom resources (computers, paper, general supplies) from local businesses who are happy to help.

Asia for Educators

Asia for Educators is an initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University.

Multimedia; Tool

Iditarod in the Classroom

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.

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Promoting Physical Fitness, Grades K-5

Classroom resources that reinforce the benefits of physical fitness for grades K-5.

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Purple America: Lesson Plans and Activities

Purple America is inviting teachers across America to strengthen the nation through classroom discussions.

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Watch Draw Think

Watch Draw Think offers visual presentations of complex cross-curricular concepts for grades 5-12 and provides a space for teachers to share ideas, lessons, and projects. The goal is for teachers to use a whole, or part of, a video with a lesson.

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Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

The 12 Brain Rules, Illustrated

In this interactive website based on his book Brain Rules, John Medina describes how the brain works best and what we can do to improve the workplace and the classroom.

Multimedia; Printable

Mother Goose Day

May 1st is Mother Goose Day. Explore one of the largest collections of rhymes for children with online texts, video and audio recordings, illustrations, recipes, fingerplays and costume suggestions.

Multimedia

Exploring Impressionism

Students in all grade levels learn about artists’ lives and explore their art with lessons, galleries, activities, and videos.

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Finding Information on the Internet

UC Berkeley Library offers an online tutorial covering search strategies, search tools, recommendations for evaluating web pages and other resources that will be of interest to educators and secondary students.

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