Now, when some public school music programs can face budget cuts, is a critical time to support music in our schools. March is Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) website provides ideas for how to participate in MIOSM and promote support for school music. A menu offers downloadable MIOSM logos for web and print use, and activity ideas. Read more
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The March 2017 theme for National Women’s History Month is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions with the following lessons and activities.
On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow—or not. Explore light and shadow in math, science, and art lessons and have fun with the following collection of groundhog games and activities.
Sky 2: Shadows
Students in grades K-2 investigate shadows by discussing stories and manipulating shadows.
What Makes Shadows? Observing and Drawing Shadows
Students in grades 1-3 observe and draw the shadow of a classmate, and in an extension activity, they observe and discuss shadows changing over time.
Light and shadows
Students in grades K-4 discover that light travels from a source and that shadows are formed when an object blocks light.
Exploring Rembrandt’s Chiaroscuro Technique through Mosaic Design
Students in grades 6-12 observe and discuss works of Rembrandt and other artists explore chiaroscuro by creating paper mosaic designs. Read more
Help students put in perspective Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.
Check out these lesson plans, activity ideas, and other resources for teaching Martin Luther King Jr. Day
We’ve made it to the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year!
These lessons, activities, and other resources help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.
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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.
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.