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Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Photo by Satomi Ichimura via Flickr.

Help students put in perspective Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.

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Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

Winter doesn’t officially begin until December 21, but with many schools facing their first snow day(s) this week, the season feels like it’s already here. These lessons, activities, and other resources help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal changes and how animals have adapted to them.

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December Holidays Lessons & Resources

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, and more.

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Parent–Teacher Conferences Coming Up?

No matter what side of the desk you’re on, parent-teacher conferences can be stressful.

Make the most of this opportunity to lay the groundwork for productive relationships that will benefit your students, their families, and you. Here are some top tips and other great resources to help you prepare for parent-teacher conferences, get more parents to attend, and enlist students as partners in the process.

Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom

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

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Resources for National Geography Awareness Week

Since 1987, Geography Awareness Week has provided opportunities for schools and families to engage in entertaining educational experiences. Geography Awareness Week is celebrated every third week of November, this year that’s November 10-16.

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November Is Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month

Grand Entry, Omaha Powwow Project Collection. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Estimates of the population of the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans range from 8 million to more than 100 million. Cultures were as varied as the stationary Mayas in the Yucatan and the nomadic Plains Indians in North America. Explore Native American culture with the following lessons, activities, and resources.

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Veterans Day Activities

On November 11, we honor the wartime service and sacrifice of men and women in the armed forces. Originally proclaimed Armistice Day in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to include American veterans of all wars.

The following lessons, activities, games, and resources will help your students celebrate service men and women past and present.

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Halloween Lessons, Activities & Resources

Our tradition of carving pumpkins at Halloween began in Scotland and Ireland with the carving of turnip lanterns. Make your own turnip lantern, carve a virtual pumpkin, and download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins. Have fun this Halloween with the following lessons and activities. And keep your Trick-or-Treating safe.

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Autumn-Themed Classroom Resources

Autumn officially arrived on Monday, making it the perfect time of year to help your students learn about the reason for the seasons, why animals migrate, how an object’s shadow changes over the course of a year, and more.

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