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Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
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Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
It’s time to take a trip around the world and experience Christmas in different countries. Students will explore how their Christmas traditions compare and contrast with kids across the world and chart their findings on a Venn diagram.
1st grade
Math
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Learning About Family Traditions
Learning About Family Traditions
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Learning About Family Traditions
Use this lesson to give your students an opportunity to share about their family traditions. Prior to the lesson, they'll complete a worksheet to gather information about the way their family honors their culture and beliefs with traditions. They'll bring their information back to the classroom to share with their peers.
Kindergarten
Math
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Christmas Adventure Writing
Christmas Adventure Writing
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Christmas Adventure Writing
What adventures can a reindeer, candy cane, and a snowman embark on? Let’s find out! In this writing lesson, students will write a Christmas-themed narrative incorporating characters, setting, problem, and solution.
1st grade
Math
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream
Use this lesson to show your students that dreams can become reality with dedication and determination. This lesson will teach them about a man who made his dream come true by standing firm in front of the most challenging obstacles.
4th grade
Math
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Writing Christmas-Themed Word Problems
Writing Christmas-Themed Word Problems
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Writing Christmas-Themed Word Problems
Your students will turn boring number sentences into fun, Christmas-themed word problems! They will get practice with math and writing as they use their creative juices to write and solve single digit addition word problems.
1st grade
Math
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Wish Lists for Santa
Wish Lists for Santa
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Wish Lists for Santa
Have you been naughty or nice this year? It’s time to find out! In this writing lesson, students will practice using invented spelling to write Christmas wish lists to Santa.
Kindergarten
Math
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“I Am Thankful For…”
“I Am Thankful For…”
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“I Am Thankful For…”
Finding reasons to be grateful is a big part of the Thanksgiving season. Students won’t forget these reasons once they write them down!
Preschool
Math
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Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
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Día de los Muertos: Traditions in History
Sugar skulls and fancy dress aren't all there is to the Day of the Dead. In this lesson students will learn about several societies that celebrate their dead, as well as some of the history behind the traditions of the Día de los Muertos.
4th grade
Math
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How Pumpkins Grow
How Pumpkins Grow
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How Pumpkins Grow
In this lesson, students will explore the life cycle of a pumpkin plant. Then they will have the chance to grow their own!
Preschool
Math
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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
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Reading Limerick Poems for St. Patrick's Day
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, teach your students about fun and silly limerick poems. In this lesson, students will learn about the characteristics of limerick poems and will have fun reading a variety of them!
2nd grade
Math
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Focus on Founding Fathers
Focus on Founding Fathers
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Focus on Founding Fathers
This lesson will allow students to explore the backgrounds and contributions of the Founding Fathers by completing an online scavenger hunt and writing a basic biography.
5th grade
Math
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Holly Jolly Christmas Rhymes
Holly Jolly Christmas Rhymes
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Holly Jolly Christmas Rhymes
It’s rhyme time! Get your students in the holiday spirit with this fun and interactive rhyming lesson. Students will gain practice recognizing and producing rhymes using Christmas-themed materials.
Kindergarten
Math
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Learning to Listen With My Heart
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Gabi Garcia's "Listening With My Heart" provides students with an opportunity to reflect on ways to extend themselves compassion all year long. This engaging lesson supports students in understanding what kindness is, as well as how to be kind to themselves and others in their daily lives.
2nd grade
Math
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Counting Money for Red Envelopes: A Chinese New Year Tradition
Counting Money for Red Envelopes: A Chinese New Year Tradition
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Counting Money for Red Envelopes: A Chinese New Year Tradition
“Gong Xi Fa Cai, Hong Bao Na Lai!” This means "Happy New Year, Give me my red envelope!" Students will count coins and write the value all while learning about the Chinese New Year tradition of handing out red envelopes filled with money.
1st grade
Math
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
In honor of Chinese New Year, share with your students a famous Chinese story called *The Monkey King*. Students will practice their comprehension skills as they retell the story, identifying what happens in the beginning, middle, and end.
Kindergarten
Math
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
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A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
5th grade
Math
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Give the Planet a Hand!
Give the Planet a Hand!
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Give the Planet a Hand!
This lesson, perfect for first and second grade learners, will help kids become environmental activists as they think of ways to help the Earth! First, students will brainstorm examples of what it means to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Next, students will partake in a creative art project where they trace their hands and think of way ways they can give the planet a hand. This engaging activity integrates creative writing skills and Earth science.
1st grade
Math
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Math + Love = Valentine's Day Bar Graph
Math + Love = Valentine's Day Bar Graph
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Math + Love = Valentine's Day Bar Graph
What's more romantic than a bar graph on Valentine's Day? In this Valentine's Day lesson plan, students will use information from a data set to create their own tally charts and bar graphs and then analyze these graphs to answer questions.
2nd grade
Math
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
2nd grade
Math
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Pumpkin Math and Science
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Looking closely at pumpkins is a good way to incorporate math, specifically estimation and counting. This lesson can be messy and requires some clean up, but kids love it!
1st grade
Math
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Valentine's Day Differences
Valentine's Day Differences
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Valentine's Day Differences
Have you ever wondered how people in different parts of the world celebrate your favorite holiday? Use this lesson to research the similarities and differences between Valentine's Day celebrations in different regions of the world.
4th grade
Math
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We Love the Earth
We Love the Earth
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We Love the Earth
It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! This music and literature-inspired lesson plan will get your students thinking about how they can help our planet stay healthy.
Kindergarten
Math
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The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Guiding Beliefs of Martin Luther King, Jr.
This lesson will teach your students about the six guiding principles of Martin Luther King, Jr. They'll read a picture book to learn about these beliefs. Then they'll write about how these principles were present in MLK Jr.'s life, and how they're present in their own lives.
3rd grade
Math
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My Teacher for President!
My Teacher for President!
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My Teacher for President!
Need a promotion? Then have your students participate in a writing lesson that will have them voting for you! Give students the opportunity to place teachers in the spotlight, as they persuade others why teachers make the best presidents.
2nd grade
Math
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
My Chinese Zodiac Animal
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My Chinese Zodiac Animal
Are you similar to your Chinese zodiac animal? In this lesson, your students will learn about their zodiac animal and write about an example from their life that captures a time when they displayed traits similar to their zodiac animal.
Kindergarten
Math
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