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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

60 Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

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

Lesson Plan

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

National Hispanic Heritage Month, Grades K-5

Description & Tease: Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more for grades K-5.

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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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Iditarod Resources for Grades K-5

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for grades K-5

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Immigration Stories

This site provides stories about coming to the United States as an immigrant – stories include: a boy who arrived in 1920; three kids who recently arrived from India, Kenya, and Viet Nam and a girl who arrived from China in 1933.

Multimedia

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

Jack Prelutsky: Parent and Teacher Info

This site has PDFs of activities for school and home. The kids section provides an interactive selection of poems from the first ever U.S. Children's Poet Laureate.

Multimedia

John Brown & Harpers Ferry

On October 16, 1859, the abolitionist John Brown and 22 followers captured the U.S. Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The following lessons, resources, and activities set and describe an important event leading to the American Civil War.

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John Brown & Harpers Ferry, Grades K-5

On October 16, 1859, the abolitionist John Brown and 22 followers captured the U.S. Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The following lessons, resources, and activities for grades K-5 set and describe an important event leading to the American Civil War.

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Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month

This blog features original posts by 31 different children's authors and bloggers about various people and events related to women's history.

Multimedia

Lewis and Clark Expedition

The following lessons, activities, and resources for all grades 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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Lewis and Clark Expedition, Grades K-5

The following lessons, activities, and resources for grades K-5 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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Library of Congress - Teachers pages

Ready-to-use materials that bring the Library’s primary sources into the classroom.

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Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington, Grades K-5

August 28, 2013 is the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom. Examine the March with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos for grades K-5.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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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Memorial Day Lesson Ideas, Grades K-5

Curriculum resources for grades k-5 that reinforce the meaning behind Memorial Day observances.

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Mi Mundo en Palabras

The Cervantes Center has a variety of free interactive materials online for Spanish teachers to use with children ages 7 to 9 to reinforce the Spanish they learn in class.

Multimedia

Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Help students in all grade 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.

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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.

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Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Prior to the arrival of Europeans, indigenous populations were as varied as the stationary Mayas in the Yucatan and the nomadic Plains Indians. Explore Native American culture with the following lessons, activities, and resources for all grades.

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Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, Grades K-5

Prior to the arrival of Europeans, indigenous populations were as varied as the stationary Mayas in the Yucatan and the nomadic Plains Indians. Explore Native American culture with the following lessons, activities, and resources for grades K-5.

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News Flash Five. Get the Scoop!

This site provides activities for younger students.

Multimedia

Poetry Idea Engine

Write haiku, free verse, limericks, and more.

Multimedia