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National School Lunch Week

This week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program, which provides balanced, low-cost or free lunches to millions of children each school day.

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5 Resources for Teaching Metamorphosis

Five websites provide grade-specific resources for helping students at all levels learn about the biological process by which an animal develops physically after birth or hatching.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Teaching About the Selma to Montgomery Marches

Lessons, activities & other curriculum resources for teaching grades K-12 about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches, nonviolent activism, the Voting Rights Movement, and more.

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Classroom Resources for Nelson Mandela, Apartheid, and South Africa

These lessons and resources will provide biographical information and historical context for a study on Nelson Mandela and his contributions to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

NASA Wavelength

This digital collection of Earth and space science resources illustrates connections between science concepts, such as clouds, the motion of the earth, and plant growth, and how those concepts build upon one another across grade levels.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

Q?rius

Inspire curiosity and the excitement of discovery with this first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space - a unique supplement to your science curriculum!

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Learning and Practicing Good Manners, Grades 6-8

Use the following lessons, resources, and activities for grades 6-8 to practice good manners, investigate temporal and cultural differences, and test students’ knowledge.

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The Particle Adventure

This interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, Higgs Bosons, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators, and particle detectors allows students to explore learning modules, clicking through slides and answering questions as they progress.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Lewis and Clark Expedition, Grades 6-8

The following lessons, activities, and resources for grades 6-8 will let students examine the expedition and its discoveries from the view points of the expedition members and the Native Americans who helped them along the way.

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Spelling and Vocabulary, Grades 6-8

Resources for learning and practicing language arts skills for grades 6-8.

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Interesting Things for ESL Students

For people studying English as a Second Language (ESL), there are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagram, a random-sentence generator, and other computer assisted language learning activities.

Learning Game; Multimedia; Quiz

Teaching Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander heritage and their contributions to American history and culture with these multidisciplinary curriculum resources for all grade levels.

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Watching the Summer Night Sky

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for all grade levels.

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A Sightseer’s Guide to Engineering

This virtual field trip takes students through each of the 50 states to visit engineering projects. The resource could support social studies or STEM classes.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more for grades K-12.

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Google Search Education

Help your students become better searchers. Google Search Education provides lessons, activities, posters, tips, and webinars to help teachers hone their own and their students’ web search skills.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

4-H Robotics Curriculum

Activities for students in fourth grade and beyond.

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Teaching about the European Union

Lessons, activities and other resources shed light the EU financial crisis.

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The Story of Stuff

Find short online movies and other resources that explore key features of our relationship with stuff. Resources examine sustainability, national debt, corporate power and democracy, electronics, cosmetics, bottled water, and cap and trade.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Solar System 101

This NASA website borrows from computer games designers to create visually engaging resources for grades 5-8. Find activities, lessons, background information and resources for student reports, like factoids, images, PowerPoint templates and more.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Games and Interactives from the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has Games and Interactives for K-12 students, including an “I Spy” activity using downloadable posters, “critter cards,” a unique “go fish” game, and more.

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Learning Game

BizKids

This companion website to the television program of the same name offers resources for teaching business and money skills, including lesson plans, four online games, calculators, budgets, business plans, and more.

Background Reading; Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Engines of Our Ingenuity

This long running public radio program describes how art, technology, and ideas have shaped the world we live in. Audio file and transcripts introduce students to science concepts and offer detailed explanations.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Learn To Be Healthy

This web site offers free online lesson plans, assessment tests, and supplemental materials for teachers as well as interactive games and group and self-directed activities for children.

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Legislative Branch

Teach about the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government with these recommended resources.

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