The FutureFit Projects incorporate social-emotional, 21st Century, and college- and career-readiness skills into core curriculum through our FutureFit skill set. They take the burden off of teachers and allow them to integrate skills like entrepreneurialism, global awareness and creativity seamlessly into the content they are already teaching. The FutureFit Projects are designed to supplement standard curriculum units in all subjects - STEM, social studies, ELA, and more.
History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities
Learn how Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Each educational video on the history of Thanksgiving is paired with three extension activities to use in your classroom.
Talking about current events in the classroom can be tricky, but the right approach will help students expand their worldview and consider new perspectives.
Fake News: Teaching Students to Think Critically About Today's Media
While the terms "fake news" and “alternative facts” may sound new, the concepts of propaganda, bias, and spin are not. The media has disseminated misinformation since practically the conception of the printing press. Throughout history, political parties have used media outlets as an extension of their strategies. Motives have not changed, but technology has. It's important to teach students the value of the media in a democratic society.
Black History Month: 5 Black Leaders Making History Now
During Black History Month, we teach our children about iconic leaders who have advanced the cause of civil rights and equality for black citizens. Names like Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman come to mind. But who is helping to advance that cause and the fight for equality for all today? Here are 5 black figures making history now.
Teaching Children How to Keep Time. Telling time is an important skill, but keeping time is a life skill that will help children navigate way more than the hands on a clock. Time Keeping is a practice. Find ways to help children keep time.
November is Native American Heritage Month. This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson exploring the transition of Native American nomadic societies to farming communities, their use of companion plantings, and the importance of heirloom seeds and the preservation of our agricultural heritage. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and 21st Century skills and concepts.
Since 1947, The National Turkey Federation (NTF) and The Poultry and Egg National Board (PENB) have donated a turkey to the White House each Thanksgiving—a tradition that is often confused with the Thanksgiving presidential turkey pardon. Officially, the presidential turkey pardon began during George H.W. Bush's first Thanksgiving in the White House in 1989. Prior to that event, presidents were more likely to eat the donated birds rather than spare them. Follow this slideshow for more! Gr…
Introduce the history, traditions, and symbols of Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, through educational videos and activities. Students will learn about Mesoamerican beliefs about death and European influences on this celebration
Promote thoughtful discussion about race, heritage, and women's history with this printable discussion guide to Flygirl. It includes questions, research, and activities about World War II and the Women Airforce Service Pilots program.