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.
Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Pongal, Solstice, and New Years.
Celebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, books, and movies.
On November 11, we honor the 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 all American veterans.
The following lessons, activities, games, and resources will help your students celebrate service men and women past and present.
Get active, stay fit, and have fun doing it with sports, games, and activities described in the following lesson plans and resources.
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.
The March 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”
Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions in the following lessons and activities.
Make February 14 a special day with these classroom resources.
- Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages & Bingo Sheets
Valentine-themed cards, coloring pages, and 10 different Bingo games! (Grades K-3)
- Free printable Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages
Add a little color to Valentine’s Day with our free coloring pages—for kids and adults!
- Heart Bookmark
Make a bookmark template with card stock and Valentine bookmarks from decorative paper. (Grades 2-4)
Check out these curriculum resources for teaching the history and meaning behind the “Stars & Stripes.”
History of the Stars & Stripes
- Flag Day Celebrated
A brief description of Flag Day for students in grades K-5 with images and audio files.
- Today in History: June 14th: Flag Day
Text, images, songs, and links to additional resources for grades 6-12.
- Our Flag ( PDF, 11.4 MB, 56 pgs.)
A background resource with history and images of the flags of the United States and other historical flags, proportions and anatomy of the flag, flag laws and regulations, flag etiquette, images of state and territory flags, brief history of Flag Day, and more.
- Flag Timeline
An illustrated timeline of flags for 1775 to a proposed flag with 51 stars.