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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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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

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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Teaching About the Selma to Montgomery Marches, Grades 6-12

Lessons, activities & other curriculum resources for teaching grades 6-12 about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Marches, nonviolent activism, the Voting Rights Movement, and more.

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Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 9-12

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 9-12.

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World War 1 Resources, Grades 9-12

These lessons, activities, and multimedia resources will help support and enrich a study for grades 9-12 of this massive, global war.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Themed Package

Presidents’ Day Activities, Grades 9-12

On this Presidents Day, celebrate the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United States, and the lives and contributions of all our 44 Presidents.

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Sights and Sounds of Spring, Grades 9-12

A variety of curriculum resources for grades 9-12, focus on bees, the changing seasons, myths, and haiku.

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John Brown & Harpers Ferry, Grades 9-12

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 9-12 set and describe an important event leading to the American Civil War.

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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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Studying Ancient Egypt, Grades 6-8

Learn about ancient Egyptians with these lessons and videos, activities, and games for grades 6-8.

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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

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

Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades 9-12

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for grades 9-12 levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

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Teaching about the European Union

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

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Test Prep & Review Strategies for Grades 9-12

Help students in grades 9-12 prepare for and take tests of all kinds.

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Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, books, and movies for all grade levels.

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Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom, Grades 9-12

Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, books, and movies for all grades 9-12.

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The Berlin Wall

The rise, the fall, and the symbolism from both sides of the Berlin Wall: this media-rich lesson package for grades 9-12 will help recreate the mood of the Cold War and the wall that became a striking symbol of it.

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The Big Religion Chart

This comparison chart summarizes 43 religions and belief systems. The web site also provides other side-by-side comparison charts, religious statistics and facts, and glossaries.

Fact Sheet; Multimedia; Reference Center

The Black Past: Pursuing the Past in the Twenty-First Century

The web site provides an encyclopedia, transcripts of speeches, primary documents, audio and video, timelines, and links to museums and research centers dedicated to African American history.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Reference Center

The Civil War and Emancipation

From PBS, this site includes stories of people on both sides of the slavery debate, journal articles from the times, and opinions from current historians. (background information)

Background Reading; Tool

The REALIA Project

Rich Electronic Archive for Language Instruction Anywhere. Faculty-reviewed media for the teaching and study of modern languages and cultures.

Multimedia

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Alva Edison: genuis inventor of the electrical age. With these activites, lessons, and resources, students in all grades can learn about the man who created the modern world.

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