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Watching the Summer Night Sky

Brush up your stargazing skills and enjoy humankind’s first TV, the night sky. Whether you’re working with young people or spending time with your own children or grandchildren this summer, these lessons, activities, and resources will help you locate and identify celestial objects with equipment as basic as your own eyes.

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Summer Reads for Every Age

good bookAre you or a child in your life looking for some new reading material this summer? Here are a few lists of great summer books to check out.

 

 

7 Techniques for Managing End-of-Year Stress

Although many people think the weeks leading up to summer break are a breeze for educators, it is, in fact, one of the most stressful times of the year.

“There’s an incredible amount of paperwork for teachers to do, and students often take advantage of that,” says educational consultant Angela Watson, who worked as a classroom teacher for 11 years. Getting it all done while maintaining control of the classroom can be a challenge—but it’s not impossible.

NEA Member Benefits has gathered 7 stress-relieving tips to help you greet summer vacation with your sanity intact.
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Memorial Day Lesson Ideas

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, a day to honor American Civil War dead. Following World War I, Memorial Day became a day to honor soldiers killed in all wars. Honor the nation’s fallen military men and women with the following lessons and activities.

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10 Free Things for Mother’s Day

1. Acrostic Mother’s Day Poems
Students in grades 1-2 write acrostic poems for Mother’s Day.

2. Pop Up Mother’s Day Card

Step-by-step instructions for making a pop up flower card. (K-5)

3. Mother’s Day

(K-12) Brief videos on the history of Mother’s Day around the world.

4. MFA Tour: Motherhood

(K-12) A collection of 64 images and descriptions from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Read more

Teaching Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have contributed to politics, military, medicine, aviation, entertainment, sports, and much more in the United States.

May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which offers a great opportunity to celebrate Asian Americans’ and Pacific Islanders’ heritage and contributions with these lessons and activities.

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Promoting Physical Fitness

Get active, stay fit and have fun doing it with sports, games, and activities described in the following lesson plans and resources.

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Earth Day Curriculum Resources

Earth Day is Monday April 22, 2019. Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.

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Sights and Sounds of Spring

Spring is here! Usher in the season with these lessons, activities, and videos to prepare students for the sights, smells, and sounds of Spring.

Bringing Poetry to the Classroom

April is National Poetry Month, celebrate with these lessons, activities, and video/audio readings.

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