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7 Resources for Teaching Flag Day

American Flag Explore the history of the stars and stripes through these K-12 resources compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.


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 compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.

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10 Free Things for Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day1. 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. Stand-Up Mom

With this printable decoration, students in grades K-2 color, cut out, and fold stand-up moms, and then attach a heart to one hand and write a special message on her apron. Read more

Earth Day Curriculum Resources

Explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly this Earth Day with these lessons, projects, activities, and games compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.

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Iditarod in the Classroom

sled dogsSetting out on March 5, teams of 12 to 16 dogs and their mushers will cover more than 1,150 miles from Anchorage to Nome in 10 to 17 days. Follow the trek with these lessons and activities.

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Groundhog Day Resources for the Classroom

Photo by James Marvin Phelps, Creative Commons.

Photo by James Marvin Phelps, Creative Commons.

On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil will see or not see his shadow. Explore light and shadow in math, science, and art lessons and have fun with the following collection of groundhog games and activities compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.

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Black History Month Lessons & Resources


One lesson plan from the Kennedy Center allows elementary students to listen to jazz audio clips to learn to identify styles and musicians associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

Black History Month is less than two weeks away. Find resources below compiled by Phil Nast for NEA for integrating African-American culture and history into your curriculum.

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Veterans Day Lesson Plans, Activities, and Resources

Veterans DayOn 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, Veterans Day was established in 1954 to include American veterans of all wars.

The following lessons, activities, games, and resources compiled by Phil Nast for NEA will help your students celebrate service men and women past and present.

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Autumn-Themed Resources for Your Classroom

It still feels like summer today, but fall does officially begin next week and we’ll soon be encountering a nip in the air and red and yellow on the trees. Explore autumn with your students using lessons, activities, poetry, and songs compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.

Teaching About the 1963 March on Washington

The 52nd anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is this August 28. Examine the March and the events leading up to it with these lessons, background resources, audios, and videos compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.

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