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60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

These strategies promote students’ literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate.

Lesson Plan

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

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades K-5

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades K-5.

Themed Package

6 + 1 Trait Writing

Are you the best writing teacher you can be? These instructional materials and customized training can help improve your writing instruction and ability to help students achieve the quality of writing called for in the Common Core State Standards.

Professional Development Course

Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying

Curriculum Resources Address Identifying, Confronting and Stopping Bullying

Lesson Plan

Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom, Grades K-5

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzebooks, and movies for grades K-5.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Flag Day Resources

These recommended web sites explore the history of the stars and stripes through images, songs, timelines, crafts and activities, lesson plans, interactive quizzes and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Columbus Day, Grades K-5

Columbus Day is celebrated in the U.S., Spain, and many countries in Latin America. Whether Christopher Columbus is thought of positively or negatively depends on point-of-view. The following themed package for grades K-5 presents a rangs of opinions.

Themed Package

The Great Depression for Kids

An excellent complement for social studies lessons on The Great Depression with age-appropriate and kid-centric stories of struggle and survival. Recommended for grades 4 and up. Extra resources are listed here also.

Background Reading; Leader/Contact

Halloween Lessons, Activities & Resources, Grades K-5

Pumpkin carving traditions began in Scotland and Ireland with the carving of turnip lanterns. Make your own, carve a virtual pumpkin, download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins, and have fun on Halloween with this themed package for grades K-5.

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Grades K-5

Help students in grades K-5 levels put in perspective the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.

Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

Teaching Harry Potter

The latest Harry Potter movie is playing in local theaters. Here are lessons, activities, and resources to add to the fun.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Themed Package

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington

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.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Teaching Resources for Non-Mandated Curriculum

Teaching resources for the arts, performing arts, foreign languages and financial literacy.

Themed Package

The Rusty Key

This site reviews children's literature - picture books through teen fiction – and offers interviews with authors and information about book events

Multimedia

Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in all grades discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

Themed Package

Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad, Grades K-5

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in grades K-5 discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

Themed Package

Veterans Day Activities, Grades K-5

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for grades K-5 focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

Themed Package

Veterans Day Activities

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for all grade levels focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

Themed Package

Vocabulary.com

Vocabulary resources (like a visual thesaurus), lesson plans, and words on words. Free interactive word puzzles and activities help participants learn English vocabulary in context.

Multimedia

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for all grades levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades K-5

These lessons, activities, and other resources for grades K-5 will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

Themed Package

Women’s History Month for the Classroom

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life in the following interdisciplinary lessons and activities for all grade levels.

Themed Package

Test Prep & Review Strategies

These resources provide solutions to common test prep and test-taking problems. Help students relax and gain confidence, study more effectively, perform better on tests, and most importantly...increase learning.

Themed Package