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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

Women’s History Month, Grades 6-8

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades 6-8.

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

Black History Month Lessons & Resources

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 for all grade levels.

Themed Package

National Hispanic Heritage Month, Grades 6-8

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more for grades 6-8.

Themed Package

Spelling and Vocabulary, Grades 6-8

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

Themed Package

Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying

Curriculum Resources Address Identifying, Confronting and Stopping Bullying

Lesson Plan

Veterans Day Activities, Grades 6-8

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for grades 6-8 focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

Themed Package

Bringing Poetry to the Classroom, Grades 6-8

Make poetry a more important part of your grades 6-8 curriculum with our recommended lessons, activities, and video/audio readings.

Themed Package

Underground Railroad Digital Classroom

With a prolific set of resources, this web site is devoted to finding new and creative ways for understanding the story of the coming of the American Civil War. For arts and social studies learners in grades K-12.

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

Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation

Navigation, or wayfinding, is the subject of the Exploratorium website Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation. Find ideas for projects and activities in social studies, language arts, science, art, and math.

Multimedia

Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom, Grades 6-8

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, books, and movies for all grades 6-8.

Lesson Plan; 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

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

ESL Resource Center

This site has many worksheets and other printables, quick activities, games and teaching ideas to encourage students to speak in class.

Multimedia

Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org is a clearinghouse for accurate and unbiased information on important controversial public issues. Resources will help students explore both sides of every issue and sharpen their critical thinking skills.

Background Reading

Nellie Bly

This Web site celebrates the life and journalistic achievements of a pioneering investigative reporter and female war correspondent. It’s a good supplementary resource for grades 5-8 social studies and language arts and grades 9-12 journalism.

Background Reading

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

Constitution Day

September 17th is Constitution Day. These lessons, activities, and other resources for grades K-12 will help students understand the men and the ideas that created the Constitution of the United States.

Themed Package

Constitution Day, Grades 6-8

September 17th is Constitution Day. These lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 6 - 8 will help students understand the men and the ideas that created the Constitution of the United States.

Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

December Holidays Lessons & Resources

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these interdisciplinary lessons and resources about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ashura, Pongal, and New Years for all grades.

Themed Package

Books and Book Chapters Online from Stenhouse Publishers

Browse through a book - online - to see if you like it well enough to purchase it. Stenhouse Publishers posts the complete texts of the current season's books and selected chapters of others. Check out their list by grade.

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