Teach students about International Women's Day with these activities. (Grades 5-8)

International Women's Day

Teach students about International Women's Day and Women's History Month with these activities.

A collection of games that teachers can use in class to explore issues around immigrants and refugees.

Exploring the World in Your Class

Excellent article on games teachers can use in class to explore issues around immigrants and refugees. Several suggestions and tips.

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.

FutureFit Project

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.

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. Grades K-12

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.

Learn about the origins of Halloween traditions through these educational videos and activities. Students will learn about Halloween's Irish roots, the Celtic festival of Samhain, All Souls' Day, and the origins of trick-or-treating. Each Halloween video is paired with three extension activities for your classroom. Grades K-12

Halloween Videos & Activities

Learn about the origins of Halloween traditions through these educational videos and activities.

Share a reading passage about Día de los Muertos with your students. After reading about Day of the Dead celebrations, students will use a dictionary to define vocabulary words from the passage. As part of the vocabulary review, they will match Spanish words and phrases with English descriptions. Grades 6-10.

Day of the Dead Reading Passage & Vocabulary Printable (Grades 6-10)

Talking about current events in the classroom can be tricky, but the right approach will help students expand their worldview and consider new perspectives.

Facilitating Productive Class Discussions About Current Events

Talking about current events in the classroom can be tricky, but the right approach will help students expand their worldview and consider new perspectives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Compare Daylight Saving Time observances in Canada, the United States, Mexico, the European Union, Australia, and China.   Grades: 3-12 Subjects: Social Studies, History, Math

Daylight Saving Time Observances Around the World

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.

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…

Thanksgiving Traditions at the White House

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. Each video is paired with four extension activities for your classroom. Subjects covered include Mexican history, geography, religious and cultural celebrations, and North American history.

Day of the Dead Videos & Activities

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

Learn about the construction of the Panama Canal by reading the background information and doing one of the related activities. (Grades 5-8)

Panama Canal

Learn about the construction of the Panama Canal by reading the background information and doing one of the related activities.

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.  Grades:	7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12  Subjects:	Reading and Literature | Social Studies and History | Science  Themes:	Women in STEM  Type: Literature Guide | Worksheet  Holidays:	Black History Month | Women's History Month

Flygirl: Book Discussion Guide (Literature Printable, 7th-12th Grade)

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.

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