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George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

Today, some of Washington’s 110 rules of civil behavior may seem peculiar or silly, but their focus is on others rather than our own self-interests. They urge us to treat everyone with respect.

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Halloween Lessons, Activities & Resources

Pumpkin carving traditions began in Scotland and Ireland with the carving of turnip lanterns. Make your own turnip lantern, carve a virtual pumpkin, download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins, and have fun this Halloween these lessons and activities.

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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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National Hispanic Heritage Month, Grades 6-8

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

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Exploring Impressionism

Students in all grade levels learn about artists’ lives and explore their art with lessons, galleries, activities, and videos.

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Flight - Celebrating the First 100 Years

Learn more about the Wright brothers' historic flight with these NEA-recommended online resources.

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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 6-8

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

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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 6-8

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 6-8 set and describe an important event leading to the American Civil War.

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Korea in the Classroom

The following lessons, activities, and resources will help establish a context for current events surrounding North and South Korea.

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Legislative Branch

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

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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 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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Library of Congress - Teachers pages

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

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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 6-8

Curriculum resources for grades 6-8 that reinforce the meaning behind Memorial Day observances.

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Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Grades 6-8

Help students in grades 6-8 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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Learning about Independence Day, Grades 6-12

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 other resources.

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National Geography Awareness Week, Grades 6-8

The theme for Geography Awareness Week 2013 is The New Age of Exploration. The following lessons and activities focus on how geography enables us all to be intrepid explorers in our own way.

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Arts Across the Curriculum

Our hand-picked resources for all grades help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

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Arts Across the Curriculum, Grades 6-8

Our hand-picked resources for grades 6-8help you integrate music and visual arts with social studies, math and science.

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Autumn-Themed Classroom Resources

Explore the season of harvest and migration with lessons, activities, poetry, and song for all grade levels.

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Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 6-8

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 6-8.

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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.

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