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100 Ways to Save the Environment

The site suggests ways everyone can help the community and the planet. A PDF version can be downloaded.

Printable

10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include lesson plans, best practices, learning games, videos, book lists, coloring pages and more.

Themed Package

Ten Free Things for Valentine’s Day

Make February 14th a special day with classroom resources for all grades, including arts & crafts projects, creative writing ideas, historical resources, and more.

Learning about Independence Day

Learn about the men and ideas that influenced the writing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence and how the 4th of July has been celebrated over the years with these lessons, activities, and classroom resources.

Themed Package

Popcorn Activities

October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and we offer a variety of fun, creative activity ideas for multiple subjects and all grade levels.

Themed Package

35 Poets Read Their Work

Each entry includes a short introduction to spark student interest, questions for discussion, teaching tips, and links to standards

Multimedia

366 Community Service Ideas

Here are fourteen categories of community service ideas from the 4-H Club. A PDF version is available.

Printable

Civics Education

Resources for teaching about civics education.

Themed Package

Judicial Branch

Resources for teaching about the Judicial Branch of the Federal Government.

Themed Package

Executive Branch

Resources for teaching about the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.

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National Arts in Education Week

To help you celebrate the arts in your classroom this week and throughout the year, we offer these resources.

Themed Package

Global Youth Service Day

This web site publishes a set of posters, toolkits, and curricula guides to help you plan your Global Youth Service Day (or Semester of Service!) event.

Printable; Themed Package

Think Green Resources Guide

Looking for ideas and resources to inspire environmental awareness and action in your classroom? This guide from Edutopia is full of succinct and practical ways to prepare students for 21st-century success.

Multimedia

It's a Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue World

Using Jonathan Bird's Blue World in the classroom is easy with amazing study guides and resources for educators.

Multimedia

Nature Rocks

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.

Urban Bird Sounds Project

Created BY students FOR students, this audio guide is a way to help others learn about and study birds in their own communities. Listen, download materials, and learn how to make your own.

Multimedia

The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students can read a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., in full-color comic book form.

Multimedia

Japanese Kites at the New Year

These resources explain the cultural and historical importance of kites in Japan. Teachers will find downloadable student readings on kite shapes, kite flying, and Japanese kites at the New Year.

Lesson Plan; Printable

African American World Timeline

This multimedia timeline is divided into four periods: early days and slavery, building democracy, civil rights era, and modern times. Many entries contain links to supporting audio and print resources.

Multimedia; Tool

Inventors' Quiz!

Test your knowledge of the greatest inventors and inventions with this 22-question quiz. Each of your answers will be immediately scored.

Quiz

Abraham Lincoln - Team of Rivals Teacher Resources

Students wear the shoes of our 16th President as he selected – purposely from his opponents — the cabinet that would agonize, argue, and advise him through the challenges of slavery, secession, and war.

Lesson Plan; Printable

Action for Healthy Kids

See how this site helps schools without the resources to improve nutrition programs and increase opportunities for kids to get healthier.

Multimedia; Tool

Vampire Energy - Poster

Download and print this poster that shows the yearly cost of common electronic devices in passive and active standby modes.

Printable

Favorite Poem - Videos

A collection of 50 short video documentaries showcasing Americans reading and speaking personally about poems they love.

Multimedia

Space Program History

An out of this world trove of lessons, NASA learning resources, printables, and tools for teaching about the history of America's Space Program.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable