It may still feel like summer for now, but today is the first official day of fall and cooler temperatures will be on their way soon. Help your students explore autumn with these lessons, activities, poetry, and songs compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.
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The Constitution has been receiving plenty of attention this election season. Back in July, after Khizr Khan, the father of fallen Muslim U.S. soldier Capt. Humayun Khan, held up a pocket-sized Constitution at the Democratic National Convention, sales of the little book rocketed to number two on the Amazon bestseller list.
September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The following lessons, activities, and other resources will help your students understand the people and the ideas that shaped the Constitution of the United States.
Explore the history of the stars and stripes through these K-12 resources compiled by Phil Nast for NEA.
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.
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. Stand-Up Mom
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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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, 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.