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LESSON PLAN OF THE DAY ARCHIVE

Balloon Volleyball
Stuck indoors? Set up a net, blow up a balloon, and play balloon volleyball. (Grades 3-12) 12/03/2010

Guide Word Game lesson plans
Students locate dictionary guide words in this timed team game. (Grades 3-8) 12/02/2010

Bury Those Negative Thoughts
This powerful activity will help bury students I cant thoughts and build perseverance. (Grades K-12)

Biograph Chat
Conduct interviews with historic figures in a TV talk-show format. (Grades 3-12) 11/30/2010

Getting Started With Essays
Reading an essay about teen issues inspires reflective writing about ones own life. (Grades 6-12) 11/29/2010

Rosa Parks Changed The Rules
Recognize the anniversary of Rosa Parks historic bus ride (December 1) by completing a diagram of the bus. (Grades K-5) 11/24/2010

Synonym Match Game
Challenge students to find the matching synonyms. Synonym list included. (Grades 3-12) 11/23/2010

5-Minute Mug Cake (An Easy Chocolate Gift)
An easy recipe makes a great holiday gift for kids to give. (Grades K-12)11/22/2010

Thanksgiving Placemats: A Community-Service Project
Make Thanksgiving placemats as a community service project. (Grades PK-12) 11/19/2010

Where in the World?
Find the country names that match the latitude and longitude points, solve the riddle. (Grades 3-12) 11/18/2010

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Learn the truth about the First Thanksgiving. (Grades 3-8) 11/17/2010

Penny Power
Pennies can be used for everything from teaching probability to challenging students creativity. (Grades 3-12) 11/16/2010

Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry
Create a Navajo rug; a lesson in symmetry. (Grades 3-8)11/15/2010

Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign
Celebrate the Great American Smokeout (November 18) by having students write a letter to encourage a friend not to smoke. (Grades 3-12) 11/12/2010

Speed State-ing
Tons of fun resources for teaching students U.S. states names and locations. (Grades K-12) 11/11/2010

Lewis and Clark's Journey West: A Timeline Activity
Recognize the anniversary (November 18) of Lewis & Clark reaching the Pacific. (Grades 3-12) 11/10/2010

Riddle BINGO
Play a fun thinking game, Riddle BINGO. A great reward activity! (Grades 3-8) 11/9/2010

Smoking Danger Demonstration
Recognize the Great American Smokeout (November 18) by demonstrating the dangers of smoking. (Grades K-12) 11/8/2010

How Did Civil War Soldiers Battle Boredom?
Battling boredom in Civil War days; a Venn diagram activity. (Grades 3-8) 10/29/2010

Parachute Drop
Follow directions to create parachutes that safely carry paperclip passengers. (Grades K-4) 10/28/2010

The Story of Louis Braille
Learn about Louis Braille's system for the blind. Use an online Braille translator. (Grades 3-8) 10/27/2010

Where Are They Today?
Explore the history of native peoples of the United States. (Grades 3-8) 10/26/2010

Taking Stock in the Stock Market
Track the ups and downs of the stock market -- and the reasons for those fluctuations too. (Grades 4-12) 10/25/2010

Fun With Origami!
Hands-on activities teach about origami, an Asian paper-folding art form. (Grades 3-12) 10/22/2010

"War of the Worlds": A Broadcast Re-Creation
Relive -- and re-create -- the panic-causing 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds." (Grades 6-12) 10/21/2010

What Is Your B-estimate? (Making Best Estimates)
Estimate the number of kernels on an ear of corn. Plus more estimating challenges! (Grades 2-12) 10/20/2010

Going Batty
Use maps to find the answers to questions about bat habitats in the United States. (Grades 3-12) 10/19/2010

Capital Ideas (for Teaching State Capitals)
Ideas and resources for teaching state capital names and locations. (Grades K-12) 10/18/2010

Autumn Colors Shine Through
Let autumn shine through with colorful window decorations. (Grades K-5) 10/15/2010

Im Not Good at
A powerful activity to help bury students' "I'm not good at" and "I can't" thoughts. (Grades K-12) 10/14/2010

Riddle BINGO
A fun game for exercising students higher-level thinking skills. (Grades 3-8) 10/13/2010

Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF
Replace your Halloween party with a valuable service-learning project. (Grades PreK-12) 10/12/2010

Math on the Move
Reinforce any math skill. Get kids moving with this math active-ity. (Grades K-12) 10/11/2010

Im Not Good at
A powerful activity to help bury students Im not good at and I cant thoughts. (Grades K-12) 10/08/2010

Celebrate Character Counts! Week In October
Ten ideas for celebrating Character Counts Week (October 17-23). (Grades PreK-12) 10/07/2010

The Pumpkin in the Jar -- A Riddle Story from the Philippines
Solve the riddle in this cause-and-effect folktale from the Philippines. (Grades 3-8) 10/06/2010

Facing Fire Facts
Read graphs about fire safety statistics; answer questions about them.(Grades 3-8) 10/05/2010

Sybil Ludington: The Other Paul Revere
Learn about Sybil Ludington, a young girl who is often called the other Paul Revere. (Grades 3-8) 10/04/2010

Celebrate Character Counts! Week In October
Ten ideas for celebrating Character Counts Week (October 17-23). (Grades PreK-12) 10/01/2010

Im Not Good at
A powerful activity to help bury students Im not good at and I cant thoughts. (Grades K-12) 09/30/2010

Oink! -- A Math Game
Students aim to hog all the cards as they practice math skills. (Grades K-12) 09/29/2010

Facing Fire Facts
Read graphs about fire safety statistics; answer questions about them.(Grades 3-8)
Wednesdays Lesson Plan of the Day 09/28/2010

Parts of Speech Game
Students win this game by matching words on the teachers list. (Grades 2-12) 09/27/2010

Read-a-Thon
Read books to raise funds for the school library. (Grades K-12) 09/24/2010

P Is for Poetry
Young students, ESL students build vocab as they create simple ABC poems. (Grades K-12) 09/23/2010

Think Twice for Rice: A Grammar and Vocabulary Game
This game offers fun and learning as it helps to feed hungry people around the world. (Grades 3-12) 09/22/2010

Earn Spelling Points!
More than 20 activities for spicing up your weekly spelling lessons. (Grades K-12) 09/21/2010

Nouns Around the World
Use online translators to explore nouns and foreign languages. (Grades 3-8) 09/20/2010

The Week That Was
A weekly writing assignment results in a year-end volume of work that documents students' writing progress. (Grades K-12) 09/17/2010

Then and Now
Compare, contrast current and historical maps of your community. (Grades 3-12) 09/16/2010

Sum of the Square
Practice adding a column of numbers. (Grades 3-5) 09/15/2010

Read a Fall Foliage Map
Use a color key to read a fall foliage map. Printable work sheet included. (Grades 3-8) 09/14/2010

High and Low Temperatures (A Monthly Bulletin Board)
Plot daily high/low temps on this bulletin board. Follow-up activities included. (Grades K-12) 09/13/2010

Graph the Results: Applesauce Taste Test
Make three kinds of applesauce, hold an applesauce taste test. (Grades PreK-8) 09/10/2010

Fall-Leaf Sun Catchers
Use pipe cleaners and tissue paper to make eye-catching fall leaf sun catchers. (Grades K-8) 09/09/2010

Did You Know...
Take a true-false quiz about Hispanic history. (Grades 6-8) 09/08/2010

5-Minute Writing: A Daily Activity
Use a daily 5-Minute Writing period to help build better writers. (Grades 3-12) 09/07/2010

How Well Do You Follow Directions?
Teach valuable lessons about listening and following directions. (Grades K-12) 09/06/2010

Tracking Falls Falling Temperatures
Reinforce many skills by tracking falling temperatures this fall. (Grades 3-12) 09/03/2010

Heads Up for Open House
Create a fun display for Open House Night. (Grades K-8) 09/02/2010

Pinwheels for Peace
Create "pinwheels for peace" to celebrate International World Peace Day September 21. (Grades K-12) 09/01/2010

Lesson of the Day
Five quick games build reading skills. (Grades K-8) 08/31/2010

Lesson of the Day
Use tiny pieces of state maps as clues to figuring out the state. (Grades 3-12) 08/30/2010

Where Do Words Come From?
Discover the foreign-language roots of English words. (Grades 6-12) 08/27/2010

Heads Up for Headlines!
Write headlines that express the main ideas of news stories. (Grades K-12) 08/26/2010

A "Typical Day Then and Now
Celebrate Grandparents Day (Sept. 12). Students compare their "typical day" to a grandparent's childhood. (Grades K-8) 08/25/2010

Goldilocks: The Sequel
Write a sequel to the classic story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." (Grades 3-8) 08/24/2010

President Jefferson's Cipher: Cracking the Code
Crack the code President Jefferson used to communicate with Lewis & Clark. (Grades 3-12) 08/23/2010

Where Do Words Come From?
Discover the foreign-language roots of English words. (Grades 6-12) 08/20/2010

Heads Up for Headlines!
Write headlines that express the main ideas of news stories. (Grades K-12) 08/19/2010

A "Typical Day Then and Now
Celebrate Grandparents Day (Sept. 12). Students compare their "typical day" to a grandparent's childhood. (Grades K-8) 08/18/2010

Goldilocks: The Sequel
Write a sequel to the classic story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." (Grades 3-8) 08/17/2010

President Jefferson's Cipher: Cracking the Code
Crack the code President Jefferson used to communicate with Lewis & Clark. (Grades 3-12) 08/16/2010

Experiencing Slavery and Imagining Freedom
Read slaves personal accounts of slavery; write a slave's account of freed

(Grades 3-12) 08/13/2010

Stage a Debate: A Primer for Teachers (Lincoln-Douglas Debate Format)
Ten strategies for creating lively debates in the classroom. (Grades 3-12) 08/12/2010

Guess-timating Fun
Fun activity reinforces estimation, number lines, mean, median, more. (Grades K-12) 08/11/2010

Create a Word
Have fun making up new words, writing definitions for them. (Grades 3-12) 08/10/2010

Puzzle Race Builds Cooperative-Group Skills
A puzzle race builds cooperative group work skills. (Grades K-8) 08/09/2010

Getting-to-Know-You Crossword Puzzle
A class crossword puzzle makes a great back-to-school activity or bulletin board. (Grades K-12) 08/06/2010

Presidential Timeline
Create a Presidents of the United States timeline. (Grades 3-12) 08/05/2010

Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)
Word problems put students' time-telling skills to practical use. (Grades 3-8) 08/04/2010

Kudos by Kiddos
Students design and award medals for their favorite children's books. (Grades 3-12) 08/03/2010

Simon Says "Who Are You?"
This Simon Says game highlights students similarities, differences. (Grades K-5) 08/02/2010

Copy-Paper Scrap Projects
Turn scrap paper into a lesson in following directions. (Grades 3-8) 07/30/2010

Rockin' Rhythm Band
Create rhythms from ordinary objects. (Grades K-12) 07/29/2010

Graphing Greenery
Plot on graph paper the coordinates for the shape of a leaf. (Grades 3-8) 07/28/2010

Fabulous Firsts in African-American History
Learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12 07/27/2010

Spelling BINGO
Review spelling words by playing Spelling BINGO. (Grades K-12) 07/26/2010

Puzzles With Partners
A fun reward activity involves puzzles and cooperative groups. (Grades K-12) 07/23/2010

Headline News
Create simple stories using words cut from newspaper headlines. (Grades 3-12) 07/22/2010

Be on the Lookout!
Create Wanted posters for destructive bugs. (Grades 3-8) 07/21/2010

Honor Your School and Community Heroes
Students create special event or award to honor a community hero. (Grades K-12) 07/20/2010

Magic Sum
Learn a "magic" trick as you practice two-digit addition. (Grades 3-8) 07/19/2010

The Mail Race
Students write friendly letters to random schools; track responses on a map. (Grades 3-8) 07/16/2010

Five Spelling Games
Spice up spelling routines with these five activities. (Grades K-8) 07/15/2010

Working on the Slant
Learn about slant by comparing how several newspapers cover a story. (Grades 3-12) 07/14/2010

Globe Game
Challenging Globe Game develops geography skills. (Grades K-12) 07/13/2010

Lewis and Clark and the Native Americans
Learn how the Lewis & Clark expedition impacted Native tribes. (Grades 6-12) 07/12/2010

Do the Hokey Pokey in Many Languages
Do the hokey pokey -- in many languages! (Grades K-8) 07/09/2010

How Long Does Trash Last? (A Cooperative Learning Activity)
In this cooperative activity, learn how long trash lasts. (Grades 3-8) 07/08/2010

"Place the State" Game
Can students correctly place all 50 states on a U.S. map? (Grades 3-8) 07/07/2010

Popcorn Math
Use popcorn to teach a wide range of math concepts. (Grades K-8) 07/06/2010

Breaking the Code
Learn about the importance of cryptography during WWII. (Grades 6-12) 07/05/2010

Fun With Numbers
Use Lakota Indian number words to solve math problems. (Grades 3-5) 07/02/2010

Around-the-Room Review
The around the room review game engages everyone. (Grades K-12) 07/01/2010

Where in the World?
Locate famous landmarks around the world; develop research skills. (Grades 3-8) 06/30/2010

"We Love to READ" Bulletin Board
Bulletin board makes perfect backdrop for mini book reports. (Grades K-5) 06/29/2010

The Presidential Campaign Game
Experience the presidential campaign process. (Grades 8-12) 06/28/2010

Editorial Cartoons
Study editorial cartoons; create your own. (Grades 9-12) 06/25/2010

Just a Minute!
This activity helps students put one minute in perspective. (Grades K-12) 06/24/2010

Book Report BINGO
Book Report BINGO offers a variety of book report approaches. (Grades 3-12) 06/23/2010

Money Math Match
Hunt for the classmate who holds a bag of coins of equal value to yours. (Grades K-5) 06/22/2010

Lewis and Clark: Equipping the Expedition
Learn about preparations Lewis & Clark made to equip their expedition. (Grades 3-12) 06/21/2010

"Carousel Brainstorm" Book Report
A fun way to review a book the whole class has read. (Grades K-12) 06/18/2010

Write a Caption!
Write captions for amusing photos. (Grades 4-12) 06/17/2010

Retablo-Style Self-Portraits
Celebrate Frida Kahlos birthday (July 6). Create self-portraits in the style of her art. (Grades 3-12) 06/16/2010

Australia: Lessons About the 'Land Down Under'
Learn about Australias culture, geography, language (Grades K-12) 06/15/2010

Proverbs of One World
Create a book of proverbs that offer lessons of tolerance and respect. (Grades 3-12) 06/14/2010

Popcorn Science
Five simple science experiments explain what makes popcorn pop. (Grades K-12) 06/11/2010

World War I Art and Artists
Learn about the artists behind paintings of World War I. (Grades 9-12) 06/10/2010

Huey and Louie Meet Dewey
Use this work sheet and resources to teach about the Dewey Decimal System. (Grades 3-8) 06/09/2010

Student Learning-Strengths Inventory
Take an inventory of your students learning strengths. (Grades K-12) 06/08/2010

Holiday Greeting Cards: A Graphing Activity
Create a graph to show the holidays that account for the most greeting-card sales. (Grades 3-12) 06/07/2010

Folktale Writing
Author helps students write folktales of their own. (Grades 3-8) 06/04/2010

You Can Count on Spelling
Scrabble spelling offers spelling and math practice. (Grades K-12) 06/03/2010

Civil War Photos Tell a Story
Write a story about one of Matthew Bradys Civil War photographs. (Grades 5-12) 06/02/2010

20 Field Day Activities Any Kid Can Do (And Do Well!)
Twenty PE activities any student will enjoy. (Grades K-8) 06/01/2010

Soccer Spelling
Capitalize on World Cup excitement. Combine spelling and soccer in this fun game. (Grades K-5) 05/28/2010

Roman Numeral Math
Solve simple math problems using Roman numerals. (Grades 3-12) 05/27/2010

Hang a Flag Mural
Greet school visitors with a student-created flag mural. (Grades K-12) 05/26/2010

Pet Pellets
Create an advertising campaign for a new pet food. (Grades 3-12) 05/25/2010

Round-Robin Reading Quiz
A cooperative reading strategy that works. (Grades K-12) 05/24/2010

Teaching About Tolerance Through Music
Analyze Peter, Paul and Mary lyrics with themes of tolerance. (Grades 3-12) 05/21/2010

Those Tear-Me-Apart, Put-Me-Back-Together, Never-Be-the-Same-Again Blues
This powerful activity illustrates how words can hurt -- or heal. (Grades PK 8) 05/20/2010

Mysteries in the Bag
Build a mystery story around a bag of evidence. (Grades K-12) 05/19/2010

"Photograph Math" Word Problems
Students write their own problems and stage photos to illustrate them. (Grades K-12) 05/18/2010

Global Economy: A Simple Activity
Explore where in the world things we use come from. (Grades 3-12) 05/17/2010

Make a Music Video
Create a short music video for a familiar children's song. (Grades K-12) 05/14/2010

Mapping the Most Common U.S. City Names
Map locations of the most common U.S. city names. (Grades 4-12) 05/13/2010

Five-O
Use logic and deductive reasoning to guess a vocab word in this team game. (Grades 3-12) 05/12/2010

"Mind Reader" Math Trick
A math-based card trick to convince their friends that they can read minds. (Grades 3-12) 05/11/2010

Wind and Wings
Experiments help students understand the principles of flight. (Grades K-8) 05/10/2010

Map Projections: The Grapefruit Activity
Hands-on activity teaches about different map projections. (Grades 6-12) 05/07/2010

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
In, time for Memorial Day, inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 05/06/2010

Candy Colors: Figuring the Mean, Median, and Mode
Count candies by color; then calculate mean, median, and mode. (Grades 3-12) 05/05/2010

Rock My World
Hands-on activity demonstrates how continents, oceans formed. (Grades 6-8) 05/04/2010

Four Corner Fun: A Review Game
Multiple-choice questions are center stage in this review activity. (Grades PK12) 05/03/2010

Spelling Takes a Hit!
This game puts the active in spelling active-ity! (Grades K-5) 04/30/2010

What Did It Cost 100 Years Ago?
Compare prices of goods today and 100 years ago. (Grades 3-12) 04/29/2010

Civil War Photos Tell a Story
Write a story about one of Matthew Bradys Civil War photographs. (Grades 5-12) 04/28/2010

Math Madness: A Game for Small Groups
Adapt this active game for any math skill you are teaching. (Grades K-12) 04/27/2010

Earth at Night
Identify 10 cities on an Earth at Night map. (Grades 3-12) 04/26/2010

A 'Teacher Appreciation Week' Card For the Teacher
A nice project for art class; every student creates a different card for the teacher. (Grades K-8) 04/23/2010

Crazy Laws: There Must Have Been a Good Reason?
Investigate some crazy laws on Law Day, May 1. (Grades 5-12) 04/22/2010

Write a Teacher-Appreciation Letter
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by having students write a letter to a former teacher. (Grades 3-12) 04/21/2010

Fifty States Field Day
Fifty States Field Day exercises geography skills. (Grades PK 12) 04/20/2010

Lesson of the Day
Read and reflect on the letters of President Harry Truman, whose birthday is May 8. (Grades 6-12) 04/19/2010

Using Graphic Organizers to Generate Genre Definitions
Use a graphic organizer to form definitions of a variety of literary genres. (Grades 3-12) 04/16/2010

Draw Like an Egyptian
Learn how to draw like an Egyptian. (Grades K-12) 04/15/2010

Create a Graph Online
Students create beautiful graphs with an easy-to-use online tool. (Grades K-12)04/14/2010

Civil War Slang
Explore slang words and phrases used during the Civil War. (Grades 6-12) 04/13/2010

Arbor Day Across the United States -- A Color-Key Map Activity
Use a color key map to learn about planting times in the U.S. (Grades 3-8) 04/12/2010

"Giggle Poetry" Theater
Perform silly poems as theater during Poetry Month. Scripts provided. (Grades 3-8) 04/09/2010

The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Recognize the anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake (April 18) with this comprehension activity. (Grades 4-12) 04/08/2010

Earth Day Jeopardy
Play this Jeopardy-like game on Earth Day, or anytime. (Grades 3-12) 04/07/2010

Water Use Around the World
Compare your water use with water use in other places around the world. (Grades 3-12) 04/06/2010

You Be the Editor
Student-editors work in teams to correct errors in this fast-paced activity. (Grades K-12) 04/05/2010

Postmark U.S.A.
Collect postmarks; track them on a classroom map. (Grades K-8) 04/02/2010

Overflowing the Banks
Hands-on activity teaches how floods happen. (Grades 3-8) 04/01/2010

Postmark U.S.A.
Collect postmarks; track them on a classroom map. (Grades K-8) 03/31/2010

Overflowing the Banks
Hands-on activity teaches how floods happen. (Grades 3-8) 03/30/2010

Vegetable Rock Garden
Grow vegetable sections without soil. (Grades K-5) 03/30/2010

Kids Bullying Kids
Survey, discuss data about bullying in your school. (Grades 3-8) 03/30/2010

Spelling Counts!
Create and solve codes based on the numerical values of spelling list words. (Grades 3-8) 03/29/2010

The Case of the Disappearing Frogs
Students work to solve The Case of the Disappearing Frogs. (Grades 3-8) 03/26/2010

Weekly Math Challenge
Set up a Math Challenge Center in your classroom. (Grades 3-12) 03/25/2010

Students' Favorite Reading Topics
During National Library Week (April 11-17), have students survey classmates reading preferences. (Grades K-8) 03/24/2010

Up-to-Date Aesop
Rewrite an Aesop fable in modern language and a modern setting. (Grades K-12) 03/23/2010

Think About It!
Creative-thinking problems. Perfect for April Fools day fun. (Grades 3-8) 03/22/2010

Let Your Fingers Do the Estimating
Estimate the number of phone listings in you local telephone directory. (Grades 3-12) 03/19/2010

In Your Opinion: Are Athletes Heroes?
Stage a classroom debate of the question Are athletes heroes? (Grades 6-12) 03/18/2010

Backwards Day
Plan a "Backwards Day" on April Fool's Day or for a fun reward. (Grades PK - 8) 03/17/2010

"Two Diamond Baseball" Review Game
This "baseball" game can be used to reinforce skills in any subject. (Grades K-12) 03/16/2010

Bug Me While I'm Eating!
Its Nutrition Month -- compare the nutritional values of insects and your favorite foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/15/2010

Best-Selling Books Bar Graph
Create a graph of the best-selling childrens books of all time. (Grades K-5) 03/12/2010

Art Imitating Life
Explore role of women by examining art through history. (Grades 6-12) 03/11/2010

Egg Hunt Reinforces Math, Language Skills
Do it indoors, or take kids outdoors for a fun learning activity and a little exercise. (Grades K-8) 03/10/2010

String Eggs
Decorate the classroom with beautiful string eggs for Easter, which is April 4. (Grades 3-8) 03/09/2010

Graphing Our Snacks
During Nutrition Month, graph the fat content of favorite snack foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/08/2010

What Happened?
Explore legends surrounding volcanoes, write your own legend. (Grades 3-12) 03/05/2010

Create a BIG Book
Create a big book edition of a favorite story. (Grades K-2) 03/04/2010

Eating Up Idioms
During Nutrition Month (March), feed your students a diet of food idioms. (Grades 3-12) 03/03/2010

Word-zles
Wordzle puzzles make fun thinking activities. (Grades 3-12) 03/02/2010

Grow a Great Spring Bulletin Board: Eggshell Flowers
Create a colorful spring bulletin board using this fun art project. (Grades K-5) 03/01/2010

Chain Together a Book Report
Students work in small groups to put together Chain Book Reports. (Grades K-12) 02/26/2010

Women's Words of Wisdom
Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women. (Grades 4-12) 02/25/2010

Immigrants Who Built America
Explore the lives of ten immigrants who helped make American strong. (Grades 5-12) 02/24/2010

Multiple Meanings Game
Hunt for the classmate whose definition card leads to the same word as yours. (Grades 2-8) 02/23/2010

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
During Nutrition Month (March), use this fun food quiz to test students knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 02/22/2010

Black History Rap
Write a rap lyric about a famous African-American. (Grades 3-12) 02/19/2010

Visual Fractions Game
Create a classroom fractions competition using a Web-based game. (Grades 3-8) 02/18/2010

Plan a Read-All_Day Day
Celebrate Read Across America/World Book Day on March 2. (Grades K-12) 02/17/2010

Three-Way Match: Famous Black Americans
A unique three-way matching activity teaches about famous African Americans. (Grades 4-12) 02/16/2010

Who Wrote That?
Students have fun identifying which classmate wrote each response to a writing prompt. (Grades K-12) 02/15/2010

365 Days of African-American History
During Black History Month, create a 365-day calendar of African-American history. (Grades 6-12) 02/12/2010

George Washington Teaches Map Directions
George Washington teaches math, directions. (Grades 3-8) 02/11/2010

Word Processing Can Be Lots of Font
Fun poem activity reinforces basic word processing skills. (Grades 3-8) 02/10/2010

Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too
Learn how Langston Hughes expressed his dreams through poetry. (Grades 2-12) 02/09/2010

Meet Our Presidents Bulletin Board
Research and create a "Meet Our Presidents" bulletin board display. (Grades K-12) 02/08/2010

Follow the Drinking Gourd
Create an art project based on a song used to guide slaves to freedom. (Grades K-2) 02/05/2010

Secrets of the Presidents
Learn secrets of the presidents with this printable activity. (Grades 3-8) 02/04/2010

Multiple Meanings Game
Hunt for the classmate whose definition card leads to the same word as yours. (Grades 2-8) 02/03/2010

Fabulous Firsts in African-American History
During Black History Month, learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12) 02/02/2010

Graph the Presidents At Inauguration: How Old Were They?
For Presidents Day, graph the presidents' ages at inauguration. (Grades K-8) 02/01/2010

Candy Heart Stories
Use the text on candy hearts to write a story. (Grades 1-8) 01/29/2010

How Tolerant Are Kids in Your School?
Graph results of a survey about attitudes and tolerance in your school. (Grades 6-12) 01/28/2010

Broken-Heart Matching Game
Reinforce skills with this Valentines Day matching game. (Grades PK-12) 01/27/2010

Coin Count & Classification
Celebrate Abe Lincoln by making penny predictions. (Grades 3-12) 01/26/2010

The Recycle Games
You know the Olympic Games. How about the Recycle Games? (Grades K-12) 01/25/2010

Everybody Is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others
Art activity teaches about respect for others unique qualities. (Grades K-8) 01/22/2009

The Magician's Apprentice
Performing magic tricks teaches the importance of following directions. (Grades 3-8) 01/21/2009

Pictures Tell a Story: A Lesson in Sequencing
Students illustrate sequential events in a story or in history. (Grades K-8)01/20/2009

Hoot, the Movie And Classroom Activities Too
Teaching activities to accompany the book Hoot.. (Grades 5-8) 01/19/2009

Dictionary Detective
Build students' dictionary skills with this fun activity. (Grades 3-12) 01/18/2009

Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
Celebrate Mozart (January 27) by comparing Beethoven and Mozart. (Grades 3-12) 01/15/2010

Anticipation Guides Improve Reading Comprehension
Use anticipation guides to help your students focus on content-area reading assignments. (Grades K-12) 01/14/2010

Map Projections: The Grapefruit Activity
Hands-on activity teaches about different map projections. (Grades 6-12) 01/13/2010

How Do Clouds Form?
A hands-on experiment illustrates how clouds form. (Grades K-5) 01/12/2010

Chinese New Year: A Simple Lesson in Debt, Percent, and Loan Interest
A Chinese New Year (February 14) lesson in percent and loan interest. (Grades 5-12) 01/11/2010

Tissue, Please!
Teach cold-season manners with a read-aloud story, art project. (Grades PK -2) 01/08/2010

Power Problem
Calculate losses caused by a snowstorm. (Grades 3-8) 01/07/2010

Snow Paintings
Use food-coloring mixtures to paint on snow. Fun winter art activity. (Grades PK-5) 01/06/2010

Martin Luther King Jr.: Pre- and Post-Reading Activity
A pre- and post-reading exercise about the life of Dr. King. (Grades 3-8) 01/05/2010

Lewis and Clark: Equipping the Expedition
Prep along with Lewis & Clark for their 1803 expedition. (Grades 3-12) 01/04/2010

Speedy Spelling Bee
Teams of students work together in this spelling bee with a twist. (Grades K-12) 12/17/2009

Following Directions
This lesson proves that frequent practice can improve skills. (Grades 5-8) 12/16/2009

Use Literature to Teach Tolerance
Use popular literature to teach tolerance. (Grades PK 12) 12/15/2009

Hieroglyphics: It's Not Greek to Me! (It's Egyptian!)
Use hieroglyphic characters, an online hieroglyphic translator too. (Grades 3-12) 12/14/2009

The Betsy Ross Story: Truth or Legend?
Just in time for Betsy Ross Day (January 1): the Betsy Ross story -- truth or legend? (Grades 3-12) 12/11/2009

H2O to Go
Sponge relay race offers a fun way to learn math (measurement) skills. (Grades K-8) 12/10/2009

100 Years Ago in History
Start the new year by investigating events that happened 100 years ago this year. (Grades 5-12) 12/09/2009

Fact-O!
Practice math facts with this game of skill and chance. (Grades K-12) 12/08/2009

Sunrise, Sunset: Quickly Go the Days
Why does Alaska have less daylight than your state has? (Grades 3-12) 12/07/2009

Holiday Wreath Ornament
Fun holiday project: create a holiday wreath ornament. (Grades K-5) 12/04/2009

How the Kangaroo Got Its Pouch
Create a play based on an Australian kangaroo legend. (Grades 3-5) 12/03/2009

Seasonal Notepad Gift
In this simple technology lesson, students create a seasonal notepad gift. (Grades K-12) 12/02/2009

Planet X
Celebrate the Bill of Rights anniversary (December 15) by writing a Bill of Rights for a colony you are founding on a distant planet. (Grades 4-8) 12/01/2009

A Musical Holiday Gift
A CD song collection by your students makes a great gift for any holiday. (Grades PreK-12) 11/25/2009

Teaching Students to Tell Time: Three Resources for Busy Teachers
Three activity sheets develop, reinforce time-telling skills. (Grades K-5) Math 11/24/2009

A Math Game for Reinforcing Computation Skills
This dice-and-math game provides practice in many math skills. (Grades K-12) 11/23/2009

Geography Twister
Students exercise while they play this fun geography game based on Twister. (Grades K-12) 11/20/09

Rosa Parks Changed The Rules
Recognize the anniversary of Rosa Parks historic bus ride (December 1) by completing a diagram of the bus. (Grades K-5) 11/19/09

Bowling Math
Keeping score of a bowling match is a fun way to learn math. (Grades 3-8) 11/18/09

"Book Report Gallery Bulletin Board
A camera is all you need to create this fun bulletin board for Book Week or anytime. (Grades PK-8) 11/17/09

May I Take Your Order, Please? (A Sequencing Activity)
Adapt this "sequencing" reading lesson to all subjects. (Grades 3-12) 11/16/09

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Learn the truth about the First Thanksgiving. (Grades 3-8) 11/13/2009

Thanksgiving Feast (Read the Charts)
Learn about where some Thanksgiving foods are grown. (Grades 3-8) 11/12/2009

Graphing the Annual Food Drive
Graph the amount of food that comes in during the annual food drive. (Grades K-12) 11/11/2009

Thanksgiving Placemats: A Community- Service Project
Make Thanksgiving placemats as a community service project. (Grades PK-12) 11/10/2009

Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign
Celebrate the Great American Smokeout (November 19) by having students write a letter to encourage a friend not to smoke. (Grades 3-12) 11/09/2009

Drafting the Gettysburg Address
Recognize the anniversary of Lincolns Gettysburg Address (November 19) by comparing its draft to the final version. (Grades 6-12) 11/06/2009

Turkeys Gobble Up Bulletin Board Space
Two fun ways for turkeys to gobble up bulletin board space. (Grades K-5) 11/05/2009

Lewis and Clark's Journey West: A Timeline Activity
Recognize the anniversary (November 18) of Lewis & Clark reaching the Pacific. (Grades 3-12) 11/04/2009

Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry
Create a Navajo rug; a lesson in symmetry. (Grades 3-8) 11/03/2009

Smoking Danger Demonstration
Recognize the Great American Smokeout (November 19) by demonstrating the dangers of smoking. (Grades K-12) 11/02/2009

Native American Misconceptions
Blast students stereotypes about Native Americans. (Grades K-5) 10/30/09

Wacky Word Play
Combine students' love of word games and drawing. (Grades 3-12) 10/29/09

What a Pair! A Cross-Grade Writing Activity
Young students role play being President of the United States. (Grades K-3) 10/28/09

Stage a Poetry Slam!
Stage a classroom or school-wide poetry slam. (Grades 3-12) 10/27/09

Every Day Is Presidents' Day At the White House
Older and younger students team up in this cross-grade writing activity. (Grades K-12) 10/26/09

Huey and Louie Meet Dewey
Use this work sheet and resources to teach about the Dewey Decimal System. (Grades 3-8) 10/23/2009

365 Days of African-American History
Create a 365-day calendar of African-American history. (Grades 6-12) 10/22/2009

Help Wanted: President of the United States
Learn about the Presidents responsibilities; write a want ad for the position. (Grades 3-12) 10/21/2009

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
Inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 10/20/2009

Dead Word Wall Kills Overused Words
Create a Dead Word Wall to kill words overused in student writing. (Grades K-12) 10/19/2009

The Top Ten Reasons for Going Into Space
Consider the validity of the top ten reasons for going into space. (Grades 6-12) 10/16/2009

Bueno Brothers' Bean Dip
How many words can be formed from a scoop of lima bean letters? (Grades K-8) 10/15/2009

"War of the Worlds: A Broadcast Re-Creation
Relive -- and re-create -- the panic-causing 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds." (Grades 6-12) 10/14/2009

Tabloid Tales
Write a story for one of these unbelievable tabloid news headlines. (Grades 3-12) 10/13/2009

Postmark U.S.A.
Collect postmarks; track them on a classroom map. (Grades K-8) 10/12/2009

Report on a Reporter
Invite a news reporter to visit class; write news reports about the visit. (Grades 3-12) 10/09/2009

Rescuers: Those Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others
Read Holocaust rescue accounts, write reflective essays. (Grades 6-12) 10/08/2009

The Alphabet Game
Use alphabet cards to play a small-group spelling game. (Grades K-8) 10/07/2009

Saying No!
Celebrate Red Ribbon Week (October 18-26) by presenting plays about saying no to drugs. (Grades 3-12) 10/06/2009

Students' Favorite Reading Topics
Students survey their classmates reading preferences. (Grades K-8) 10/05/2009

Celebrate Character Counts! Week In October
Ten ideas for celebrating Character Counts Week (October 19-25). (Grades PreK-12) 10/02/2009

Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF
Replace your Halloween party with a valuable service-learning project. (Grades PreK-12) 10/01/2009

Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)
Explore how New World explorers changed the Old World's diet. (Grades K-12) 09/30/2009

Space Tourism Brochure
Create travel brochures to sell tourists on the concept of space travel. (Grades 6-12) 09/29/2009

Go West With Columbus
Go West With Columbus game teaches map skills. (Grades K-5) 09/28/2009

Create a Globe
Make globes from balloons and a paper-paste mixture. (Grades 3-5) 09/25/2009

Fire Safety Songs (and Poems Too)
Songs, poems for Fire Safety Week, October 4-10. (Grades PreK-2) 09/24/2009

Catchy Captions
A lesson in newspaper photo captions and caption writing. (Grades K-5) 09/23/2009

The Million $ Mission
Calculate the quickest way to earn $1 million in one month. (Grades 3-12) 09/22/2009

The Great Chicago Fire: Did Mrs. OLearys Cow Really Cause It?
Investigate the cause of the Great Chicago Fire (October 8, 1871). (Grades 6-12) 09/21/2009

An Immigration Graph
Create a graph to show the number of immigrants by country of origin. (Grades 3-8) 09/18/2009

Graph the Results: Applesauce Taste Test
Make three kinds of applesauce, hold an applesauce taste test. (Grades PreK-8) 09/17/2009

Where Am I?
Use latitude and longitude to identify volcano locations. (Grades 6-12) 09/16/2009

Did You Know...
Take a true-false quiz about Hispanic history. (Grades 6-8) 09/15/2009

Autumn Colors Shine Through
Let autumn shine through with colorful window decorations. (Grades K-5) 09/14/2009

Bark Art
Learn about Australias Aborigines, create Aboriginal bark art. (Grades K-5) 09/11/2009

Read a Fall Foliage Map
Use a color key to read a fall foliage map. Printable work sheet included. (Grades 3-8) 09/10/2009

Tracking Falls Falling Temperatures
Reinforce many skills by tracking falling temperatures this fall. (Grades 3-12) 09/08/2009

Pinwheels for Peace
Create "pinwheels for peace" to celebrate International World Peace Day September 21. (Grades K-12) 09/07/2009

How Well Do You Follow Directions?
Teach valuable lessons about listening and following directions. (Grades K-12) 09/4/2009

Five-O
Use logic and deductive reasoning to guess a vocab word in this team game. (Grades 3-12) 09/3/2009

Civil War Slang
Explore slang words and phrases used during the Civil War. (Grades 6-12) 09/2/2009

The Week That Was
A weekly writing assignment results in a year-end volume of work that documents students' writing progress. (Grades K-12) 09/1/2009

Geography Bee
Hold a classroom Geography Bee. (Grades 3-12) 08/31/2009

Ball and Triangle Game
Create a modern version of an old Native American childrens game. (Grades K-8) 08/28/2009

Create a New Amendment
Recognize Constitution Day (September 17). Work in groups to propose a new amendment to the Constitution. (Grades 6-12) 08/27/2009

Bing!
This game combines spelling words and chance. (Grades K-12) 08/26/2009

Who Are Your Heroes?
Work sheet helps students organize their Who is my hero? thinking. (Grades 3-8) 08/25/2009

Map Your Favorite Sports Team's Next Road Trip
Use maps to chart a favorite sports teams next road trip. (Grades 3-12) 08/24/2009

Memorable Maps
Memorable maps lesson shows a year of geography skill growth. (Grades K-12) 08/21/2009

A "Typical Day Then and Now
Celebrate Grandparents Day (Sept. 13). Students compare their "typical day" to a grandparent's childhood. (Grades K-8) 08/20/2009

Getting-to-Know-You Crossword Puzzle
A class crossword puzzle makes a great back-to-school activity or bulletin board. (Grades K-12) 08/19/2009

I Think, Therefore
Use logic to complete a statement by Charles Darwin. (Grades 9-12) 08/18/2009

What's in a Name?
Use clues to identify U.S. cities with unusual names. (Grades 3-12) 08/17/2009

World War I Art and Artists
Learn about the artists behind paintings of World War I. (Grades 9-12) 08/14/2009

Drafting the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence: compare Jeffersons draft with the final version. (Grades 6-12) 08/13/2009

Simon Says "Who Are You?"
This Simon Says game highlights students similarities, differences. (Grades K-5) 08/12/2009

Puzzle Race Builds Cooperative-Group Skills
A puzzle race builds cooperative group work skills. (Grades K-8) 08/11/2009

Cutting Costs With Coupons
Clip newspaper food coupons, add up the savings. (Grades 3-8) 08/10/2009

Germs Experiment 2
Use glitter to demonstrate how germs travel. (Grades K-5) 08/07/2009

Understanding Needs and Feelings
Complete this story to show how different people deal with needs, feelings. (Grades 3-5) 08/06/2009

The World Of Anne Frank
Ideas for teaching about the life and diary of Anne Frank. (Grades 6-12) 08/05/2009

Civil War Recipes
Prepare foods Civil War soldiers might have eaten. (Grades K-12) 08/04/2009

The Human Body: A Life-Size Model on Paper
Create life-size diagram of the human body. (Grades K-12) 08/03/2009

Germs Experiment
Observe the growth of germs on three germ-covered potato slices. (Grades K-8) 07/31/2009

Guide Word Sentences
Creative writing: write sentences using guide words on a dictionary page. (Grades 3-8) 07/30/2009

Triangles Are Not Bad!
Perform a play about prejudice, tolerance. (Grades K-4) 07/29/2009

The Anger Suit
An old suit helps students explore the feeling of anger. (Grades K-2) 07/28/2009

'Targets'
Examine the real messages behind advertising. (Grades 6-12) 07/7/2009

Yellow Pages Ad-dition
Real math: Figure out how much those Yellow Pages ads cost. (Grades 3-12) 07/24/2009

My Own Picture Dictionary
Students create personal picture dictionaries. (Grades K-2) 07/23/2009

Daily Language Practice Builds Skills, Test Scores
Turn daily language practice into a game, build test scores too. (Grades 3-12) 07/22/2009

Map a World of Facts
On a map mark ten places associated with these fun facts. (Grades 4-8) 07/21/2009

Around the World
A simple and fun game for reviewing math facts. (Grades 1-6) 07/20/2009

The Gods of Ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome
Create a diary or postcard to share knowledge of ancient gods. (Grades 3-12) 07/17/2009

Popcorn Nutrition
How nutritious are the snack foods you eat? (Grades 3-8) 07/16/2009

Bubble Blast
Bubbles inspire learning, fun -- and they clean desks too. (Grades K-8) 07/15/2009

Incredible Shrinking Notes
A fun 3-step process helps students "boil down" note taking. (Grades 3-12) 07/1342009

Friendly Feud
Play the Friendly Feud game when reviewing for a test. (Grades K-12) 07/13/2009

Music Math: Create a Clapping Symphony (Plus Fraction Math)
Use fractions as you create a clapping symphony. (Grades 3-12) 07/10/09

Using Fairy Tales to Debate Ethics
Use fairy tales to debate ethics in the classroom. (Grades K-8) 07/09/09

Leaf Weight-Loss Plan
Weigh a container of leaves daily; how quickly does it grow lighter? (Grades 3-8) 07/08/09

Ten Characters from American Folklore
Learn about 10 characters from American folklore. (Grades 3-12) 07/07/09

15 Relays for Field Days
Fifteen fun relays for anytime PE fun. (Grades K-8) 07/06/09

Detective Spellcheck Game
Hunt for spelling errors in this game of skill and quick reaction. (Grades K-8) 07/02/09

Retablo-Style Self-Portraits
Celebrate Frida Kahlos (July 6) birthday. Create self-portraits in the style of her art. (Grades 3-12) 07/01/09

Nuts for Peanuts: Peanut Plants, Peanut Timeline, and Peanut-s-timation!
Peanuts spur activities across the curriculum and across the grades. (Grades K-5) 06/30/09

Reporting Live from the 20th Century
Report live from one of the top news stories of the 20th century. (Grades 3-12) 06/29/09

A Monument, Please, For the Big Cheese
Choose one president; design a monument that reflects his achievements. (Grades 3-12) 06/26/09

A Unique Drawing Experience
With one set of directions, everyone creates a unique work of art. (Grades K-12) 06/25/09

Design a Poet-T
Transform a plain white T-shirt into a Poet-T. (Grades 3-12) 06/24/09

Invent a Great New Game!
Given four items of equipment, students invent a game that can be played. (Grades K-12) 06/23/09

Write a Round-Robin Story
In groups of five, every student takes part in writing a round-robin story. (Grades 3-12) 06/22/09

Math Magic
Students impress others by calculating a persons age. (Grades 3-12) 06/19/09

This Is America! Flag Collage
For Fourth of July, make a flag collage from cut-up magazine photos. (Grades K-12) 06/18/09

Build an Oxygen Plant
Understand the human circulatory system. (Grades 6-12) 06/17/09

Put a Woman on a Stamp
Nominate a woman to be honored on a new commemorative stamp. (Grades 6-12) 06/16/09

Eggshell People
Create eggshell people; write eggshell people diaries, poems. (Grades K-5) 06/15/09

'Indescribably' Excellent Descriptions
Engage students in writing indescribably excellent descriptions. (Grades K-12) 06/12/09

Native American Glossary
Create a glossary of words with Native American origins. (Grades 3-8) 06/11/09

Heroes in History ABC Book
Create a Heroes in History ABC book. (Grades 3-12) 06/10/09

A Moth Is Not a Butterfly
Students create a Venn diagram comparing moths and butterflies. (Grades K-5) 06/09/09

Art Imitates Life
Study postcards of World War I; create postcards that reflect your life. (Grades 3-12) 06/08/09

Do You See What I See?
Reproduce a work of art by following oral directions. (Grades 6-12) 06/05/09

Soccer Spelling
Capitalize on World Cup excitement. Combine spelling and soccer in this fun game. (Grades K-5) 06/04/09

Boomerang Fun
Learn about boomerangs, create them in different styles. (Grades 3-5) 06/03/09

Sound It Out
Introduce phonetic spellings with this activity. (Grades 3-8) 06/02/09

Hang a Flag Mural
Greet school visitors with a student-created flag mural. (Grades K-12) 06/01/09

ZIP Code Math
Students add or subtract to solve ZIP Code math word problems. (Grades 3-12) 05/29/09

Passport to Stories Around the World
Students fill out a passport as they read tales from each continent. (Grades K-12) 05/28/09

What's Inside My Computer?
Draw a picture of what a computer might look like inside. Then explore more. (Grades 3-12) 05/27/09

"Bursting" Stereotypes
Burst stereotypes in this fun balloon activity. (Grades 3-12) 05/26/09

Hang a Flag Mural
Greet school visitors with a student-created flag mural. (Grades K-12) 05/25/09

Design a Coin
Design and mint a quarter for your state or another one. (Grades K-12) 05/22/09

Inner Circle/Outer Circle Debate Strategy
Inner/outer circle debate strategy emphasizes listening to others' views. (Grades 3-12) 05/21/09

Pet Perspective
Explore the world from the point of view of a favorite pet. (Grades K-12) 05/20/09

Fingered Felons
Analyze fingerprint evidence to solve a classroom crime. (Grades 3-8) 05/19/09

The Following-Directions Follies
A challenging following directions activity for all ages. (Grades K-12) 05/18/09

Step and Spell
This spelling "active-ity" reinforces students' awareness of the computer keyboard. (Grades K-4) 05/15/2009

How Many Blades of Grass In a Football Field? (An Estimating Activity)
How many blades of grass on a football field? (Grades 4-12) 05/14/2009

Team Up for Telling Time
Use a fun online tool for a class telling-time competition. (Grades K-3) 05/13/2009

Poetry of War and Peace
Use In Flanders Fields to inspire poetry writing. (Grades 6-12) 05/12/2009

Charting Historical Gas Prices
Does gasoline eat up more of a person's paycheck today than it did years ago? (Grades 6-12) 05/11/2009

Making Predictions: "The King's Choice"
A fairy tale and follow-up activities teach the skill of making predictions. (Grades K-8) 05/08/2009

A Lesson in "Comma Sense"
Have fun with this lesson in comma sense. (Grades 6-12) 05/07/2009

Understanding Idioms Is a Piece of Cake
Teaching about idioms can be great fun. Included: Idiom resources. (Grades 3-12) 05/06/2009

Creating Energy From Water
Learn about hydroelectricity, make a model water turbine. (Grades 3-8) 05/05/2009

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
In, time for Memorial Day, inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 05/04/2009

If the World Were a Village...
A popular picture book leads to lessons in multicultural awareness, graph-making, more. (Grades K-12) 05/01/2009

And You Thought Gasoline Was Expensive!
Compare the cost of a gallon of gas to a gallon of other liquids. (Grades 3-12) 04/30/2009

"Concentration" Review Game
Create a Concentration-style review game for any subject. (Grades K-12) 04/29/2009

Try a Money Bee for a "Change"
Adapt the spelling bee format and hold a money bee for a "change!" (Grades K-12) 04/28/2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Needs Math in Life at All?
A fun bulletin board helps students explore how they use math in their lives. (Grades PK-12) 04/27/2009

Cafeteria Compost
Use lunchroom food scraps and yard clippings to create a compost pile. 04/24/2009

Surname Survey
Use a local phone book to learn if your community reflects U.S. surname data. (Grades 3-12) 04/23/2009

Create Your Own Homophone Work Sheets
Everything you need for a great homonym activity. (Grades K-12) 04/22/2009

Save the Library!
Students write letters to save a library from closure. (Grades 3-8) 04/21/2009

Junk Mail Overload!
Students track, graph the amount of junk mail their families receive. (Grades 3-12) 04/20/2009

Earth from Space Maps
Use maps from space to create large local, U.S., or world maps. (Grades 3-12) 04/17/2009

Persuade the Aliens!
Be an alien. Persuade your master to adopt a custom you witnessed on Earth. (Grades K-12) 04/16/2009

Using Primary Sources: Letters from the Presidents
Learn about the U.S. presidents through actual letters they wrote. (Grades 6-12) 04/15/2009

Ten Prompts For Student Writing
Ten prompts for engaging writing assignments. Take your pick! (Grades 3-8) 04/14/2009

Act It Out: Dramatizing Stories from Asian American Cultures
Act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from Asian American cultures. (Grades K-12) 04/13/2009

A Letter to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Sarah, Plain and Tall inspires students as they write friendly letters. (Grades 3-8) 04/10/2009

Who Said That?
Complete a tutorial on Web literacy; use what you learn to evaluate a Web site. (Grades K-5) 04/09/2009

How Much Water Do Plants Need?
Study effects of varying amounts of water on plants. (Grades K-8) 04/08/2009

Run the Circulatory System Relay
Students participate in a circulatory-system relay race. (Grades 6-12) 04/07/2009

Write a Song About American History
Songs about events in history inspire students to write their own song lyrics. (Grades 5-12) 04/06/2009

True Grid
Explore probability; predict the occurrence of each M&M color. (Grades 3-8) 04/03/2009

A Month of Mapping Literature
Use literature to take your students on a world tour. (Grades 3-12) 04/02/2009

Native American Recipes
Make journey cakes and other Native American foods. (Grades K-12) 04/01/2009

Human Body Simon Says Game
Play a fun human-body Simon Says game. (Grades K-12) 03/31/2009

By the Numbers
Use a chart to answer questions about Native populations in U.S. states. (Grades 3-8) 03/30/2009

Surprising Facts About Life 50 Years Ago
Compile interesting facts about life in another time. (Grades 5-12) 03/27/2009

"Two Diamond Baseball" Review Game
This "baseball" game can be used to reinforce skills in any subject. (Grades K-12) 03/26/2009

The Cost of War
Study a chart of Civil War deaths, answer the questions. (Grades 3-8) 03/25/2009

Busted!
This game can be adapted to reinforce math skills, vocabulary, much more. (Grades K-12) 03/24/2009

Critical Thinking With Fables New and Old
Powerful modern-day fable leads to exploring Aesop's fables, writing your own. (Grades 3-12) 03/23/2009

Think About It!
Creative-thinking problems. Perfect for April Fools Day (or anytime) fun. (Grades 3-8) 03/20/2009

String Eggs
Decorate the classroom with beautiful string eggs for Easter, which is April 12. (Grades 3-8) 03/19/2009

Tom's Tempting Tongue Twister Truly Tangled My Tongue
Create challenging tongue twisters that truly tangle the tongue. (Grades 3-12) 03/18/2009

Bug Me While I'm Eating!
Its Nutrition Month -- compare the nutritional values of insects and your favorite foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/17/2009

Backwards Day
Plan a "Backwards Day" on April Fool's Day or for a fun reward. (Grades PK - 8) 03/16/2009

Egg Hunt Reinforces Math, Language Skills
Do it indoors, or take kids outdoors for a fun learning activity and a little exercise. (Grades K-8) 03/13/2009

1-800-MATHFUN
Combine numbers, letters to form creative 1-800 numbers for local businesses. (Grades 3-8) 03/12/2009

Eating Up Idioms
During Nutrition Month (March), feed your students a diet of food idioms. (Grades 3-12) 03/11/2009

Math Bingo
Adapt the game of BINGO for reviewing math facts. (Grades K-12) 03/10/2009

Graphing Our Snacks
During Nutrition Month, graph the fat content of favorite snack foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/09/2009

Cells are 3-D
Students make 3-dimensional models of plant and animal cells. (Grades 6-12) 03/06/2009

Grow a Great Spring Bulletin Board: Eggshell Flowers
Create a colorful spring bulletin board using this fun art project. (Grades K-5) 03/05/2009

Women's Words of Wisdom
Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women. (Grades 4-12) 03/04/2009

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
During Nutrition Month (March), use this fun food quiz to test students knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 03/03/2009

"Greenhouse" Sprouts Garden
Grow sprouts from seeds using soil in clear plastic bags. (Grades K-8) 03/02/2009

Made in...
Plot the sources of students clothing on a world map. (Grades 3-5) 02/27/2009

P Is for Poetry
Young students, ESL students build vocab as they create simple ABC poems. (Grades K-12) 02/26/2009

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
During Nutrition Month (March), use this fun food quiz to test students knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 02/25/2009

Earth Day PSA
Students develop PSAs to draw attention to community environmental issues. (Grades 3-12) 02/24/2009

Read-a-Thon
Read books to raise funds for the school library. (Grades K-12) 02/23/2009

Black History Rap
Write a rap lyric about a famous African-American. (Grades 3-12) 02/20/2009

Code Talkers
Learn about Navajo code talkers; create, decode secret messages. (Grades 3-12) 02/19/2009

Three-Way Match: Famous Black Americans
A unique three-way matching activity teaches about famous African Americans. (Grades 4-12) 02/18/2009

Plan a Read-All-Day Day
Celebrate Read Across America/World Book Day on March 2. 02/17/2009

Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too
Learn how Langston Hughes expressed his dreams through poetry. (Grades 2-12) 02/16/2009

Follow the Drinking Gourd
Create an art project based on a song used to guide slaves to freedom. (Grades K-2) 02/13/2009

George Washington Teaches Map Directions
George Washington teaches math directions. (Grades 3-8) 02/12/2009

365 Days of African American History
During Black History Month, create a 365-day calendar of African-American history. (Grades 6-12) 02/11/2009

"Meet Our Presidents" Bulletin Board
Research and create a "Meet Our Presidents" bulletin board display. (Grades K-12) 02/10/2009

Now Let Me Fly -- A Black History Reader's Theater Script
Celebrate Black History Month by staging a classroom production of this play. (Grades 3-12) 02/09/2009

Presidents at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They?
For Presidents day, graph the presidents' ages at inauguration. (Grades K-8) 02/06/2009

Candy Heart Stories
Write a story that includes the text of the candy conversation hearts you chose. (Grades 1-8) 02/05/2009

Fabulous Firsts in African American History
During Black History Month, learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12) 02/04/2009

Presidents Picture Book
Learn secrets of the presidents with this printable activity. (Grades 3-8) 02/03/2009

Broken-Heart Matching Game
Reinforce many skills with this Valentine's Day broken-heart matching game. (Grades PK-12) 02/02/2009

Presidents Picture Book
Create a picture book of U.S. presidents. (Grades K-8) 01/30/2009

Crack the Code
Learn about fossil fuels as you solve cryptograms. (Grades 3-8) 01/29/2009

A Bernoulli Levitator
Suspend an object in the air by blowing down on it. (Grades 9-12) 01/28/2009

Coin Count & Classification
Just in time for Abe Lincolns birthday: make, test a prediction about how 100 pennies will sort by decade or year. (Grades 3-12) 01/27/2009

Earn Spelling Points!
More than 20 activities for spicing up your weekly spelling lessons. (Grades K-12) 01/26/2009

President for a Day
Students pretend they are president for a day. (Grades K-8) 01/23/2009

Dramatizing Folktales, Legends, and Myths
Read, act out folktales from Native American cultures. (Grades 3-8) 01/22/2009

Parachute Drop
Follow directions to create parachutes that safely carry paperclip passengers. (Grades K-4) 01/21/2009

Review Game
This review game can be adapted to any subject, any grade. (Grades K-12) 01/20/2009

Basketball for Better Verse
Students write poems about basketball. (Grades 3-12) 01/19/2009

Tissue, Please!
Share a read-aloud story and a fun art project to teach cold-season manners. (Grades PK -2) 01/16/2009

Four Corner Debate
The "four corner" debate strategy gets kids thinking and moving. (Grades K-12) 01/15/2009

Chinese New Year: A Simple Lesson in Debt, Percent, and Loan Interest
A Chinese New Year (January 26, 2009) tradition lends itself to a simple lesson in percent and loan interest. (Grades 5-12) 01/14/2009

What's in a Name?
Learn about states whose names have Native American origins. (Grades 3-12) 01/13/2009

Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
Celebrate Mozarts birth (January 27) by comparing Beethoven and Mozart. (Grades 3-12) 01/12/2009

Power Problem
Calculate losses caused by a snowstorm. (Grades 3-8) 01/09/2009

Four Corner Debate
The "four corner" debate strategy gets kids thinking and moving. (Grades K-12) 01/08/2009

Snow Paintings
Students use a water/food coloring mixture to paint on snow. Fun winter art activity. (Grades PK-5) 01/07/2009

Fun With Calendars
This lesson combines algebra and fun with calendars. (Grades 6-12) 01/06/2009

Martin Luther King Jr.: Pre- and Post-Reading Activity
A pre- and post-reading exercise documents learning about the life of Martin Luther King. (Grades 3-8) 01/05/2009

Lewis and Clark: Equipping the Expedition Learn about preparations Lewis & Clark made in January 1803 to equip their expedition. (Grades 3-12) 01/02/2009

100 Years Ago in History
Start the new year by investigating events that happened 100 years ago this year. (Grades 5-12) 01/01/2009

U.S. Puzzle Map Bulletin Board
Research the states, then create a U.S. puzzle map bulletin board for fun and reference. (Grades 3-8) 12/18/2008

Five Quick Games Build Reading Skills
Five quick games build reading skills. (Grades K-8) 12/17/2008

What Did It Cost 100 Years Ago?
Compare prices of goods today and 100 years ago. (Grades 3-12) 12/16/2008

Secret Agent Stan
Help Secret Agent Stan figure out the crime by doing his math. (Grades 3-8) 12/15/2008

The Dictionary Game
A fun activity for building students vocabulary. (Grades 3-8) 12/12/2008

Sunrise, Sunset: Quickly Go the Days
Why does Alaska have less daylight than your state has? (Grades 3-12) 12/11/2008

Comparing Countries
Graphic organizer helps compare, contrast countries. (Grades 3-12) 12/10/2008

The Betsy Ross Story: Truth or Legend?
Just in time for Betsy Ross Day (January 1): the Betsy Ross story -- truth or legend? (Grades 3-12) 12/09/2008

A Musical Holiday Gift
A CD song collection by your students makes a great gift for any holiday. (Grades PreK-12) 12/08/2008

Holiday Wreath Ornament
Fun holiday project: create a holiday wreath ornament. (Grades K-5) 12/05/2008

Guide Word Game
Students locate dictionary guide words in this timed team game. (Grades 3-8) 12/04/2008

Seasonal Notepad Gift
In this simple technology lesson, students create a seasonal notepad gift. (Grades K-12) 12/03/2008

Planet X
Celebrate the Bill of Rights anniversary (Dec. 15) by writing a Bill of Rights for a colony you are founding on a distant planet. (Grades 4-8) 12/02/2008

Synonyms in the News
Use synonyms to rewrite news headlines and articles. (Grades 3-8) 12/01/2008

Best-Selling Books Bar Graph
Create a graph of the best-selling childrens books of all time. (Grades K-5) 11/26/2008

Multiplication Bee
Stage a "Multiplication Bee." (Grades 3-5) 11/25/2008

Immigrant Arrivals
Compare the experience of immigrants at Ellis and Angel Islands. (Grades 6-12) 11/24/2008

There Are Algae in Your House!
Youll be amazed at the foods you eat that contain algae! (Grades 3-12) 11/21/2008

Rosa Parks Changed The Rules
Recognize the anniversary of Rosa Parks historic bus ride (December 1) by completing a diagram of the bus. (Grades K-5) 11/20/2008

The Average Kid
Create visual profiles of the "average" boy/girl in your class. (Grades 3-8) 11/19/2008

Where in the World Is That Volcano?
Locate active volcanoes on a world map. (Grades 3-8) 11/18/2008

"Book Report Gallery" Bulletin Board
A camera is all you need to create this fun bulletin board about students favorite books. (Grades PK-8) 11/17/2008

Thanksgiving Feast (Read the Charts)
Learn about where some Thanksgiving foods are grown. (Grades 3-8) 11/14/2008

Graphing the Annual Food Drive
Graph the amount of food that comes in during the annual food drive. (Grades K-12) 11/13/2008

Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign
Write a letter to encourage a friend not to smoke. (Grades 3-12) 11/12/2008

Thanksgiving Placemats: A Community Service Project
Make Thanksgiving placemats as a community service project. (Grades PK-12) 11/11/2008

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Learn the truth about the "First Thanksgiving." (Grades 3-8) 11/10/2008

Lewis and Clark's Journey West: A Timeline Activity
Recognize the anniversary (November 18) of Lewis & Clark reaching the Pacific. (Grades 3-12) 11/07/2008

Smoking Danger Demonstration
Recognize the Great American Smokeout (November 20) by demonstrating the dangers of smoking. (Grades K-12) 11/06/2008

Turkeys Gobble Up Bulletin Board Space
Two fun ways for turkeys to gobble up bulletin board space. (Grades K-5) 11/05/2008

Drafting the Gettysburg Address
Recognize the anniversary of Lincolns Gettysburg Address (November 19) by comparing its draft to the final version. (Grades 6-12) 11/04/2008

Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry
Create a Navajo rug; a lesson in symmetry. (Grades 3-8) 11/03/2008

Book Week Celebration
Great book activities for all year long. (Grades K-12) 10/31/2008

"One-Minute Monologue" Builds Communication Skills
Every student deserves 60 seconds in the spotlight. (Grades 3-12) 10/30/2008

How Does Your Tree Measure Up?
Work in groups to calculate the height of a tree. (Grades 3-12) 10/29/2008

Guess-timating Fun
Fun activity reinforces estimation, number lines, mean, median (Grades K-12) 10/28/2008

Spelling Counts!
Create and solve codes based on the numerical values of spelling list words. (Grades 3-8) 10/27/2008

Fun With Origami!
Hands-on activities teach about origami, an Asian paper-folding art form. (Grades 3-12)10/24/2008

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
Inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 10/23/2008

Charge!?
Compare the features of three different types of credit cards. (Grades 9-12) 10/22/2008

The Electoral College
When has the Electoral College been a factor in an election? (Grades 3-12) 10/21/2008

Rockin' Rhythm Band
Create rhythms from ordinary objects. (Grades K-12) 10/20/2008

Circulatory System Travel Brochures
Create travel brochures for a trip through the human circulatory system. (Grades 6-12) 10/17/2008

 

Honor Your School and Community Heroes
Students create special event or award to honor a community hero. (Grades K-12) 10/16/2008

Biography Chat
Conduct interviews with historic figures in a TV talk-show format. (Grades 3-12) 10/15/2008

"War of the Worlds": A Broadcast Re-Creation
Relive -- and re-create -- the panic-causing 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds." (Grades 6-12) 10/14/2008

Electoral Versus Popular Vote
A simple lesson teaches about workings of the Electoral College. (Grades K-8) 10/13/2008

Create a BIG Book
Create a "big book" edition of a favorite story. (Grades K-2) 10/10/2008

Track the Polls
Track poll results leading up to Election Day. (Grades 6-12) 10/09/2008

Cutting Costs With Coupons
Clip newspaper food coupons, add up the savings. (Grades 3-8) 10/08/2008

Celebrate Character Counts! Week In October
Ten ideas for celebrating Character Counts Week (October 19-25). (Grades PreK-12) 10/07/2008

Take a Stand!
A unique, fun approach to a classroom discussion/debate as Election Day draws near. (Grades 3-12) 10/06/2008

Saying No!
Celebrate Red Ribbon Week (October 18-26) by presenting plays about saying no to drugs. (Grades 3-12) 10/03/2008

Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF
Replace your Halloween party with a valuable service-learning project. (Grades PreK-12) 10/02/2008

Hispanic Heritage Activity Fun
Puzzles, activities for celebrating Hispanic heritage. (Grades 3-12) 10/01/2008

Mysteries in the Bag
Build a mystery story around a bag of evidence. (Grades K-12) 9/30/2008

Draw Like an Egyptian
Learn how to draw like an Egyptian. (Grades K-12) 9/29/2008

Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)
Explore how New World explorers changed the Old World's diet. (Grades K-12) 9/26/2008

Create a Graph Online
Students create beautiful graphs with an easy-to-use online tool. (Grades K-12) 9/25/2008

Fire Safety Songs (and Poems Too)
Songs, poems for teaching about fire safety. (Grades PreK-2) 9/24/2008

Go West With Columbus
"Go West With Columbus" game teaches map skills. (Grades K-5) 9/23/2008

The Great Chicago Fire: Did Mrs. OLearys Cow Really Cause It?
Investigate the cause of the Great Chicago Fire (October 1871). (Grades 6-12) 9/22/2008

Piecing It Together!
Use tiny pieces of state maps as clues to figuring out the state. (Grades 3-12) 9/19/2008

The Human Body: A Life-Size Model on Paper
Create life-size diagram of the human body. (Grades K-12) 9/18/2008

Goldilocks: The Sequel
Write a sequel to the classic story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." (Grades 3-8) 9/17/2008

Make a Music Video
Create a short music video for a familiar children's song. (Grades K-12) 9/16/2008

Autumn Colors Shine Through
Let autumn shine through with colorful window decorations. (Grades K-5) 9/15/2008

Tracking Falls Falling Temperatures
Reinforce many skills by tracking falling temperatures this fall. (Grades 3-12) 9/12/2008

Graph the Results: Applesauce Taste Test
Make three kinds of applesauce, hold an applesauce taste test. (Grades PreK-8) 9/11/2008

Read a Fall Foliage Map
Use a color key to read a fall foliage map. Printable work sheet included. (Grades 3-8) 9/10/2008

Did You Know...
Take a true-false quiz about Hispanic history. (Grades 6-8) 9/9/2008

How Well Do You Follow Directions?
Teach valuable lessons about listening and following directions. (Grades K-12) 9/8/2008

Kids Bullying Kids
Survey, discuss data about bullying in your school. (Grades 3-8) 9/5/2008

The Week That Was
A weekly writing assignment results in a year-end volume of work that documents students' writing progress. (Grades K-12) 9/4/2008

Create a New Amendment
Recognize Constitution Day (September 17). Work in groups to propose a new amendment to the Constitution. (Grades 6-12) 9/3/2008

Simon Says "Who Are You?"
This Simon Says game highlights students similarities, differences. (Grades K-5) 9/2/2008

How Did Civil War Soldiers Battle Boredom?
Battling boredom in Civil War days; a Venn diagram activity. (Grades 3-8) 9/1/2008

Four Corner Fun: A Review Game
Multiple-choice questions are center stage in this review activity. (Grades PK-12) 8/28/2008

Candy Colors: Figuring the Mean, Median, and Mode
Count candies by color; then calculate mean, median, and mode. (Grades 3-12) 8/27/2008

"Mind Reader" Math Trick
A math-based card trick to convince their friends that they can read minds. (Grades 3-12) 8/26/2008

Create a BIG Book
Create a "big book" edition of a favorite story. (Grades K-2) 8/25/2008

A "Typical Day" Then and Now
Celebrate Grandparents Day (Sept. 7). Students compare their "typical day" to a grandparent's childhood. (Grades K-8) 8/22/2008

True or False?
Students complete a tutorial on Web literacy and identify Web hoaxes. (Grades 6-12) 8/21/2008

Heads Up for Headlines!
Write headlines that express the main ideas of news stories. (Grades K-12) 8/20/2008

Spelling BINGO
Review spelling words by playing Spelling BINGO. (Grades K-12)8/19/2008

Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)
Word problems put students' time-telling skills to practical use. (Grades 3-8) 8/18/2008

Getting-to-Know-You Crossword Puzzle
A class crossword puzzle makes a great back-to-school activity or bulletin board. (Grades K-12) 8/15/2008

Art Imitating Life
Explore role of women by examining art through history. (Grades 6-12) 8/14/2008

Puzzle Race Builds Cooperative-Group Skills
A puzzle race builds cooperative group work skills. (Grades K-8) 8/13/2008

Then and Now
Compare, contrast current and historical maps of your community. (Grades 3-12) 8/12/2008

In Your Opinion: Are Athletes Heroes?
Stage a classroom debate of the question "Are athletes heroes?" (Grades 6-12) 8/11/2008

Back to Geography Lesson Plan Globe Game
Challenging "Globe Game" develops geography skills. (Grades K-12) 8/8/2008

Civil War Photos Tell a Story
Write a story about one of Matthew Bradys Civil War photographs. (Grades 5-12) 8/7/2008

Rock My World
Hands-on activity demonstrates how continents, oceans formed. (Grades 6-8) 8/6/2008

Create a Galactic Mobile
Students learn about the Milky Way and create a galactic mobile. (Grades 2-5) 8/5/2008

Presidential Eligibility
Could Britney Spears be elected president? Derek Jeter? (Grades 3-12) 8/4/2008

Design a Coin
Design and "mint" a quarter for your state or another one. (Grades K-12) 8/1/2008

Five Spelling Games Spice up spelling routines with these five activities. (Grades K-8) 7/31/2008

Puzzles With Partners A fun reward activity involves puzzles and cooperative groups. (Grades K-12) 7/30/2008

Where Do Words Come From? Discover the foreign-language roots of English words. (Grades 6-12) 7/29/2008

Pet Pellets Create an advertising campaign for a new pet food. (Grades 3-12) 7/28/2008

Copy-Paper Scrap Projects
Turn scrap paper into a lesson in following directions. (Grades 3-8) 7/25/2008

Stage a Debate: A Primer for Teachers (Lincoln-Douglas Debate Format)
Ten strategies for creating lively debates in the classroom. (Grades 3-12) 7/24/2008

Do the Hokey Pokey in Many Languages
Do the hokey pokey -- in many languages! (Grades K-8) 7/23/2008

Money Math Match Hunt for the classmate who holds a bag of coins of equal value to yours. (Grades K-5) 7/22/2008

The Black History Rap Write a rap lyric about a famous African-American. (Grades 3-12) 7/21/2008

President Jefferson's Cipher: Cracking the Code
Crack the code President Jefferson used to communicate with Lewis & Clark. (Grades 3-12) 7/18/2008

Those Tear-Me-Apart, Put-Me-Back-Together, Never-Be-the-Same-Again Blues
This powerful activity illustrates how words can hurt -- or heal. (Grades Pre-K 8) 7/17/2008

Kudos by Kiddos
Students design and award medals for their favorite children's books. (Grades 3-12) 7/16/2008

Earth at Night
Identify 10 cities on an "Earth at Night" map. (Grades 3-12) 7/15/2008

Spelling Takes a Hit!
This game puts the "active" in spelling active-ity! (Grades K-5) 7/14/2008

Graphing Greenery
Plot on graph paper the coordinates for the shape of a leaf. (Grades 3-8) 7/11/2008

Up-to-Date Aesop
Rewrite an Aesop fable in modern language and a modern setting. (Grades K-12) 7/10/2008

Weekly Math Challenge
Set up a "Math Challenge Center" in your classroom. (Grades 3-12) 7/9/2008

Let Your Fingers Do the Estimating
Estimate the number of phone listings in you local telephone directory. (Grades 3-12) 7/8/2008

Every Day Is Presidents' Day at the White House
Young students role play being President of the United States. (Grades K-3) 7/7/2008

You Be the Editor
Student-editors work in teams to correct errors in this fast-paced activity. (Grades K-12) 7/3/2008

A Better Class of Journal-ists
Create a current events news folder, reflect on the news and main ideas. (Grades K-12) 7/2/2008

Experiencing Slavery and Imagining Freedom
Read slaves’ personal accounts of slavery; write a slave's account of freedom. (Grades 3-12) 7/1/2008

Dead Word Wall Kills Overused Words
Create a "Dead Word Wall" to "kill" words overused in student writing. (Grades K-12) 6/30/2008

Bueno Brothers' Bean Dip
How many words can be formed from a scoop of lima bean letters? (Grades K-8) 6/27/2008

Retablo-Style Self-Portraits
Celebrate Frida Kahlos (July 6) birthday. Create self-portraits in the style of her art. (Grades 3-12) 6/26/2008

Presidential Time Line
Create a "Presidents of the United States" timeline. (Grades 3-12) 6/25/2008

Fabulous Firsts in African American History
Learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12) 6/24/2008

Postmark U.S.A.
Collect postmarks; track them on a classroom map. (Grades K-8) 6/23/2008

Map Your Favorite Sports Team's Next Road Trip
Use maps to chart a favorite sports teams next road trip. (Grades 3-12) 6/20/2008

Native American Misconceptions
Blast students stereotypes about Native Americans. (Grades K-5) 6/19/2008

The Alphabet Game
Use alphabet cards to play a small-group spelling game. (Grades K-8) 6/18/2008

I Think Therefore
Use logic to complete a statement by Charles Darwin. (Grades 9-12) 6/17/2008

Create a Word
Have fun making up new words, writing definitions for them. (Grades 3-12) 6/16/2008

Germs Experiment 2
Use glitter to demonstrate how germs travel. (Grades K-5) 6/13/2008

Report on a Reporter
Invite a news reporter to visit class; write news reports about the visit. (Grades 3-12) 6/12/2008

Bark Art
Learn about Australias Aborigines, create Aboriginal bark art. (Grades K-5) 6/11/2008

Five-O
Use logic and deductive reasoning to guess a vocab word in this team game. (Grades 3-12) 6/10/2008

Reacting to Conflict
Explore different ways people deal with conflict. (Grades 6-8) 6/09/2008

Around the World
A simple and fun game for reviewing math facts. (Grades 1-6) 6/06/2008

Drafting the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence: compare Jeffersons draft with the final version. (Grades 6-12) 6/05/2008

Rescuers: Those Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others
Read Holocaust rescue accounts, write reflective essays. (Grades 6-12) 6/04/2008

Soccer Spelling
Combine spelling and soccer in this fun game. (Grades K-5) 6/03/2008

Civil War Recipes
Prepare foods Civil War soldiers might have eaten. (Grades K-12) History 6/02/2008

"Photograph Math" Word Problems Students write their own problems and stage photos to illustrate them. (Grades K-12)5/30/2008

Following Directions This lesson proves that frequent practice can improve skills. (Grades 5-8) 5/29/2008

H2O to Go
Sponge relay race offers a fun way to learn math (measurement) skills. 5/28/2008

Stage a Poetry Slam!
Stage a classroom or school-wide poetry slam. (Grades 3-12) 5/27/2008

Tabloid Tales
Write a story for one of these unbelievably wacky tabloid news headlines. (Grades 3-12) 5/23/2008

The Case of the Disappearing Frogs
Students work to solve "The Case of the Disappearing Frogs." (Grades 3-8) 5/22/2008

Hang a Flag Mural
Greet school visitors with a student-created flag mural. (Grades K-12) 5/21/2008

Civil War Slang
Explore slang words and phrases used during the Civil War. (Grades 6-12) 5/20/2008

Vegetable Rock Garden
Grow vegetable sections without soil. (Grades K-5) 5/19/2008

Space Tourism Brochure
Create travel brochures to sell tourists on the concept of space travel. (Grades 6-12) 5/16/2008

Students' Favorite Reading Topics
Students survey their classmates reading preferences. (Grades K-8) 5/15/2008

Ball and Triangle Game
Create a modern version of an old Native American childrens game. (Grades K-8) 5/14/2008

'Targets'
Examine the real messages behind advertising. (Grades 6-12) 5/13/2008

Guide Word Sentences
Creative writing: write sentences using guide words on a dictionary page. (Grades 3-8) 5/12/2008

Headline News
Create simple stories using words cut from newspaper headlines. (Grades 3-12) 5/09/2008

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
In, time for Memorial Day, inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 5/08/2008

What a Pair! A Cross-Grade Writing Activity
Older and younger students team up in this cross-grade writing activity. (Grades K-12) 5/07/2008

The Million $ Mission
Calculate the quickest way to earn $1 million in one month. (Grades 3-12) 5/06/2008

Be on the Lookout!
Create “Wanted” posters for destructive bugs. (Grades 3-8) 5/05/2008

The Anger Suit
An old suit helps students explore the feeling of anger. (Grades K-2) 5/02/2008

Motherhood Math: Mothers in the Workforce
Answer questions about a "Mothers in the Workforce" table. (Grades 3-12) 5/01/2008

A "Teacher Appreciation Week" Card for the Teacher
A nice project for art class; every student creates a different "teacher appreciation" card. (Grades K-8) 4/30/2008

The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Read and reflect on the letters of President Harry Truman, whose birthday is May 8. (Grades 6-12) 4/29/2008

Five-O
Use logic and deductive reasoning to guess a vocab word in this team game. (Grades 3-12) 4/28/2008

Crazy Laws: There Must Have Been a Good Reason?
Investigate some crazy laws on Law Day, May 1. (Grades 5-12) 4/25/2008

Germs Experiment
Observe the growth of germs on three germ-covered potato slices. (Grades K-8) 4/24/2008

Write a Teacher-Appreciation Letter
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-10) by having students write a letter to a former teacher. (Grades 3-12) 4/23/2008

Magic Sum
Learn a "magic" trick as you practice two-digit addition. (Grades 3-8) 4/22/2008

Postmark U.S.A.
Collect postmarks; track them on a classroom map. (Grades K-8) 4/21/2008

From One Child to Another: Letters About the Holocaust
Read a "Children of the Holocaust" biography; write a letter to that child. (Grades 3-8) 4/18/2008

Round-Robin Reading Quiz
A cooperative reading strategy that works. (Grades K-12) 4/17/2008

Rock My World
Hands-on activity demonstrates how continents, oceans formed. (Grades 6-8) 4/16/2008

Just a Minute!
This activity helps students put one minute in perspective. (Grades K-12) 4/15/2008

Civil War Slang
Explore slang words and phrases used during the Civil War. (Grades 6-12) 4/14/2008

Water Use Around the World
This Earth Day, compare your water use with water use in other places around the world. (Grades 3-12) 4/11/2008

Around-the-Room Review
The "around the room" review game engages everyone. (Grades K-12) (Grades 3-12) 4/10/2008

Space Tourism Brochure
Create travel brochures to sell tourists on the concept of space travel. (Grades 6-12) 4/09/2008

The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Recognize the anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake (April 18) with this comprehension activity. (Grades 3-12) 4/08/2008

Civil War Photos Tell a Story
Write a story about one of Matthew Bradys Civil War photographs. (Grades 5-12) 4/07/2008

"Giggle Poetry" Theater
Perform silly poems as theater during Poetry Month. Scripts provided. (Grades 3-8) (Grades 3-12) 4/04/2008

"101 Amazing Earth Facts" Game
Play this Jeopardy-like game on Earth Day, or anytime. (Grades 3-12) 4/03/2008

Overflowing the Banks
Hands-on activity teaches how floods happen. (Grades 3-8) 4/02/2008

Students' Favorite Reading Topics
During National Library Week (April 13-19), have students survey classmates reading preferences. (Grades K-8) 4/01/2008

Use Literature to Teach Tolerance
Use popular literature to teach tolerance. (Grades Pre-K 12) 3/31/2008

Working on the Slant
Learn about slant by comparing how several newspapers cover a story. (Grades 3-12) 3/28/2008

"Two Diamond Baseball" Review Game
This "baseball" game can be used to reinforce skills in any subject. (Grades K-12) 3/27/2008

What's in a Name?
Use clues to identify U.S. cities with unusual names. (Grades 3-12) 3/26/2008

Egg Hunt Reinforces Math, Language Skills
Do it indoors, or take kids outdoors for a fun learning activity and a little exercise. (Grades K-8) 3/25/2008

Using Graphic Organizers to Generate Genre Definitions
Use a graphic organizer to form definitions of a variety of literary genres. (Grades 3-12) 3/24/2008

Graphing Our Snacks
During Nutrition Month, graph the fat content of favorite snack foods. (Grades 3-12) 3/21/2008

Use Literature to Teach Tolerance
Use popular literature to teach tolerance. (Grades Pre-K -12) 3/20/2008

Backwards Day
Plan a "Backwards Day" on April Fool's Day or for a fun reward. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 3/19/2008

Fact-O!
Practice math facts with this game of skill and chance. (Grades K-12) 3/18/2008

Bug Me While I'm Eating!
Its Nutrition Month -- compare the nutritional values of insects and your favorite foods. (Grades 3-12) Science, Health 3/17/2008

My Own Picture Dictionary
Students create personal picture dictionaries. (Grades K-2) 3/14/2008

An Immigration Graph
Create a graph to show the number of immigrants by country of origin. (Grades 3-8) History 3/13/2008

Word-zles
Wordzle puzzles make fun thinking activities. (Grades 3-12) 3/12/2008

Eating Up Idioms
During Nutrition Month (March), feed your students a diet of food idioms. (Grades 3-12) 3/11/2008

Wind and Wings
Experiments help students understand the principles of flight. (Grades K-8) 3/10/2008

Grow a Great Spring Bulletin Board: Eggshell Flowers
Create a colorful spring bulletin board using this fun art project. (Grades K-5) 3/07/2008

The Great Egg Roll Online Project
Join schools from all over the world for a fun springtime activity. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 3/06/2008

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
During Nutrition Month, use this fun food quiz to test students’ knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 3/05/2008

The World of Anne Frank
Ideas for teaching about the life and diary of Anne Frank. (Grades 6-12) 3/04/2008

Women's Words of Wisdom
Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women. (Grades 4-12) 3/03/2008

String Eggs
Decorate the classroom with beautiful string eggs for Easter, which is March 23. (Grades 3-8) 2/29/2008

Create a Country Students apply geography skills as they create a map of an imaginary country. (Grades 3-12) 2/28/2008

Math Madness: A Game for Small Groups
Adapt this active game for any math skill you are teaching. (Grades K-12) 2/27/2008

Word Processing Can Be Lots of Font!
Fun poem activity reinforces basic word processing skills. (Grades 3-8) 2/26/2008

"We Love to READ" Bulletin Board
Bulletin board makes perfect backdrop for mini book reports. (Grades K-5) 2/25/2008

The Mail Race
Students write friendly letters to random schools; track responses on a map. (Grades 3-8) 2/22/2008

Wacky Word Play
Combine students' love of word games and drawing. (Grades 3-12) 2/21/2008

Follow the Drinking Gourd
Create an art project based on a song used to guide slaves to freedom. (Grades K-2) 2/20/2008

Understanding Needs and Feelings
Complete this story to show how different people deal with needs, feelings. (Grades 3-5) 2/19/2008

Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too
Learn how Langston Hughes expressed his dreams through poetry. (Grades 2-12) 2/18/2008

Plan a Read-All-Day Day
Plan ahead! Celebrate Read Across America/World Book Day on March 3. 2/15/2008

George Washington Teaches Map Directions
George Washington teaches math directions. (Grades 3-8) 2/14/2008

Three-Way Match: Famous Black Americans
A unique three-way matching activity teaches about famous African Americans. (Grades 4-12) 2/13/2008

Bing!
This game combines spelling words and chance. (Grades K-12) 2/12/2008

The Black History Rap
Write a rap lyric about a famous African-American. (Grades 3-12) 2/11/2008

Secrets of the Presidents
Learn secrets of the presidents with this printable activity. (Grades 3-8) 2/8/2008

Where Am I?
Use latitude and longitude to identify volcano locations. (Grades 6-12) ) 2/7/2008

Candy Heart Stories
Write a story that includes the text of the candy conversation hearts you chose. (Grades 1-8) 2/6/2008

"Meet Our Presidents" Bulletin Board
Research and create a "Meet Our Presidents" bulletin board display. (Grades K-12) ) 2/5/2008

Now Let Me Fly -- A Black History Reader's Theater Script
Celebrate Black History Month by staging a classroom production of this play. (Grades 3-12) 2/4/2008

Fabulous Firsts in African American History
During Black History Month, learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12) 2/1/2008

Thinking About Our Troops
A handful of ways to connect students with our overseas troops. (Grades K-12) Soc St, 1/31/2008

Lewis and Clark and the Native Americans
Learn how the Lewis & Clark expedition impacted Native tribes. (Grades 6-12) 1/30/2008

How Long Does Trash Last (A Cooperative Learning Activity)
In this cooperative activity, learn how long trash lasts. (Grades 3-8) 1/29/2008

Click here to return to the article Presidents at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They?
For Presidents Day, graph the presidents' ages at inauguration. (Grades K-8) 1/28/2008

Fabulous Firsts in African American History
During Black History Month, learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12) 1/25/2008

Everybody Is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others
Art activity teaches about respect for others’ unique qualities. (Grades K-8) 1/24/2008

Global Economy: A Simple Activity
Explore where in the world things we use come from. (Grades 3-12) 1/23/2008

Popcorn Math
Use popcorn to teach a wide range of math concepts. (Grades K-8) 1/22/2008

Coin Count & Classification
Just in time for Abe Lincoln’s birthday: make, test a prediction about how 100 pennies will sort by decade or year. (Grades 3-12) 1/21/2008

The Magician's Apprentice
Performing magic tricks teaches the importance of following directions. (Grades 3-8) 1/18/2008

Create a Globe
Make globes from balloons and a paper-paste mixture. (Grades 3-5) 1/17/2008

Teaching Students to Tell Time: Three Resources for Busy Teachers
Three activity sheets develop, reinforce time-telling skills. (Grades K-5) 1/16/2008

Catchy Captions
A lesson in newspaper photo captions and caption writing. (Grades K-5) 1/15/2008

Chinese New Year: A Simple Lesson in Debt, Percent, and Loan Interest
A Chinese New Year (February 7, 2008) tradition lends itself to a simple lesson in percent and loan interest. (Grades 5-12) 1/14/2008

Triangles Are Not Bad!
Perform a play about prejudice, tolerance. (Grades K-4) 1/11/2008

Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
Celebrate Mozart’s birth (January 27) by comparing Beethoven and Mozart. (Grades 3-12) 1/10/2008

Power Problem
Calculate losses caused by a snowstorm. (Grades 3-8) 1/9/2008

Snow Paintings
Students use a water/food coloring mixture to paint on snow. Fun winter art activity. (Grades Pre-K-5) 1/8/2008

100 Years Ago in History
Start the new year by investigating events that happened 100 years ago this year. (Grades 5-12) 1/7/2008

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Pre- and Post-Reading Activity
A pre- and post-reading exercise documents learning about the life of Martin Luther King. (Grades 3-8) 1/4/2008

Tissue, Please!
Share a read-aloud story and a fun art project to teach cold-season manners. (Grades Pre-K -2) 1/3/2008

Lewis and Clark: Equipping the Expedition
Learn about preparations Lewis & Clark made in January 1803 to equip their expedition. (Grades 3-12) 1/2/2008

The Betsy Ross Story: Truth or Legend?
Just in time for Betsy Ross Day (January 1): the Betsy Ross story -- truth or legend? 12/13/2007

Sunrise, Sunset: Quickly Go the Days
Why does Alaska have less daylight than your state has? (Grades 3-12) 12/12/2007

How Do Clouds Form?
 A hands-on experiment illustrates how clouds form. (Grades K-5)) 12/11/2007

"Write-a-Letter-to-the-Teacher" Book Report
Combine writing a book report with writing a friendly letter. (Grades K-5) 12/10/2007

A Musical Holiday Gift
A CD song collection by your students makes a great gift for any holiday. (Grades PreK-12) 12/07/2007

May I Take Your Order, Please? (A Sequencing Activity)
Adapt this "sequencing" reading lesson to all subjects. (Grades 3-12) 12/06/2007

Holiday Wreath Ornament
Fun holiday project: create a holiday wreath ornament. (Grades K-5) 12/05/2007

Seasonal Notepad Gift
In this simple technology lesson, students create a seasonal notepad gift. (Grades K-12) 12/04/2007

Planet X
Celebrate the Bill of Rights anniversary (Dec. 15) by writing a Bill of Rights for a colony you are founding on a distant planet. (Grades 4-8) 12/03/2007

Immigrants Who Built America
Explore the lives of ten immigrants who helped make American strong. (Grades 5-12) 11/30/2007

Popcorn Science
Five simple science experiments explain what makes popcorn pop. (Grades K-12) 11/29/2007

The Top Ten Reasons for Going Into Space
Consider the validity of the “top ten reasons for going into space.” (Grades 6-12) 11/28/2007

Chain Together A Book Report
Students work in small groups to put together “Chain Book Reports.” (Grades K-12) 11/27/2007

"Place the State" Game
Can students correctly place all 50 states on a U.S. map? (Grades 3-8) 11/26/2007

Map Projections: The Grapefruit Activity
Hands-on activity teaches about different map projections. (Grades 6-12) 11/21/2007

Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry
Create a Navajo rug; a lesson in symmetry. (Grades 3-8) 11/20/2007

Rosa Parks Changed the Rules
Recognize the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ historic bus ride by completing a diagram of the bus. (Grades K-5) 11/19/2007

Human Body Simon Says Game
Play a fun human-body Simon Says game. (Grades K-12) 11/16/2007

Crack the Code
Learn about fossil fuels as you solve cryptograms. (Grades 3-8)) 11/15/2007

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving
Learn the truth about the “First Thanksgiving.” (Grades 3-8) 11/14/2007

"Book Report Gallery” Bulletin Board
A camera is all you need to create this fun bulletin board for Book Week or anytime. (Grades Pre-K-8) 11/13/2007

Thanksgiving Feast (Read the Charts)
Learn about where some Thanksgiving foods are grown. (Grades 3-8) 11/12/2007

Graphing the Annual Food Drive
Graph the amount of food that comes in during the annual food drive. (Grades K-12) 11/09/2007

Turkeys Gobble Up Bulletin Board Space
Two fun ways for turkeys to gobble up bulletin board space. (Grades K-5) 11/08/2007

Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry
Create a Navajo rug; a lesson in symmetry. (Grades 3-8) 11/07/2007

Thanksgiving Placemats: A Community Service Project
Make Thanksgiving placemats as a community service project. (Grades Pre-K-12) 11/06/2007

Drafting the Gettysburg Address
Recognize the anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address by comparing its draft to the final version. (Grades 6-12) 11/05/2007

"Carousel Brainstorm" Book Report
A fun way to review a book the whole class has read. (Grades K-12) 11/02/2007

Smoking Danger Demonstration
Recognize the Great American Smokeout (November 15) by demonstrating the dangers of smoking. (Grades K-12) 11/01/2007

Fifty States Field Day
Fifty States Field Day “exercises” geography skills. (Grades Pre-K – 12) 10/31/2007

Fun With Numbers
Use Lakota Indian number words to solve math problems. (Grades 3-5) 10/30/2007

It's Up for Debate
Debate two issues of WWII era: atomic bomb and internment camps. (Grades 9-12) 10/29/2007

Breaking the Code
Learn about the importance of cryptography during WWII. (Grades 6-12) 10/26/2007

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
For Veterans Day, inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 10/25/2007

Student Learning-Strengths Inventory
Take an inventory of your students’ learning strengths. (Grades K-12) 10/24/2007

Up from the Roots
Dissect the roots -- and root meanings -- of some words. (Grades 3-8) 10/23/2007

20 Field Day Activities Any Kid Can Do (And Do Well!)
Twenty PE activities any student will enjoy. (Grades K-8) 10/22/2007

"Visual Fractions" Game
Create a classroom fractions competition using a Web-based game. (Grades 3-8) 10/19/2007

Multiple Meanings Game
Hunt for the classmate whose definition card leads to the same word as yours. (Grades 2-8) 10/18/2007

Take a Stand!
A unique, fun approach to a classroom discussion/debate. (Grades 3-12)10/17/2007

Australia: Lessons About the 'Land Down Under'!
Learn about Australia’s culture, geography, language… (Grades K-12) 10/16/2007

You Can Count on Spelling
“Scrabble spelling” offers spelling and math practice. (Grades K-12) 10/15/2007

Anticipation Guides Improve Reading Comprehension
Use anticipation guides to help your students focus on content-area reading assignments. (Grades K-12) 10/12/2007

Mapping the Most Common U.S. City Names
Map locations of the most common U.S. city names. (Grades 4-12) 10/11/2007

"War of the Worlds”: A Broadcast Re-Creation
Relive -- and re-create -- the panic-causing 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds." (Grades 6-12) 10/10/2007

Pictures Tell a Story: A Lesson in Sequencing
Students illustrate sequential events in a story or in history. (Grades K-8) 10/09/2007

The Human Body: A Life-Size Model on Paper
Create life-size diagram of the human body. (Grades K-12) 10/08/2007

Art Imitates Life
Study postcards of World War I; create postcards that reflect your life. (Grades 3-12) 10/05/2007

A Bernoulli Levitator
Suspend an object in the air by blowing down on it. (Grades 9-12) 10/04/2007

Celebrate CHARACTER COUNTS! Week In October
Ten ideas for celebrating Character Counts Week, October 21-27. (Grades PreK-12) 10/03/2007

Sound It Out
Introduce phonetic spellings with this activity. (Grades 3-8) ) 10/02/2007

Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF
Replace your Halloween party with a valuable service-learning project. (Grades PreK-12) 10/01/2007

Where Did Foods Originate? (Foods of the New World and Old World)
Explore how New World explorers changed the Old World's diet. (Grades K-12) 09/28/2007

Go West With Columbus
"Go West With Columbus” game teaches map skills. (Grades K-5) 09/27/2007

Fire Safety Songs (and Poems Too)
Songs, poems for teaching about fire safety. (Grades PreK-2);09/26/2007

The Great Chicago Fire: Did Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow Really Cause It?
Investigate the Great Chicago Fire (October 8). What was its real cause? (Grades 6-12) 09/25/2007

Autumn Colors Shine Through
Let autumn shine through with colorful window decorations. (Grades K-5) 09/24/2007

Tracking Fall’s Falling Temperatures
Reinforce many skills by tracking falling temperatures this fall. (Grades 3-12) 09/21/2007

Read a Fall Foliage Map
Use a color key to read a fall foliage map. Printable work sheet included. (Grades 3-8) 09/20/2007

Did You Know...
Take a true-false quiz about Hispanic history. (Grades 6-8) 09/19/2007

Speedy Spelling Bee?
Teams of students work together in this spelling bee with a twist. (Grades K-12) 09/18/2007

A Math Game for Reinforcing Computation Skills
This dice-and-math game provides practice in many math skills. (Grades K-12) Math (Grades K-12 ) 09/17/2007

Create a Globe
Make globes from balloons and a paper-paste mixture. (Grades 3-5) 09/14/2007

Hispanic Heritage Activity Fun
Puzzles, activities for celebrating Hispanic heritage. (Grades 3-12) 09/13/2007

Applesauce Taste Test
Make three kinds of applesauce, hold an applesauce taste test. (Grades PreK-8) 09/12/2007

How Well Do You Follow Directions?
Teach valuable lessons about listening and following directions. (Grades K-12) 09/11/2007

The Week That Was
A weekly writing assignment results in a year-end volume of work that documents students' writing progress. (Grades K-12) 09/10/2007

Pinwheels for Peace
Create "pinwheels for peace" to celebrate International World Peace Day September 21. (Grades K-12) 09/07/2007

Create a New Amendment
Recognize Constitution Day (September 17). Work in groups to propose a new amendment to the Constitution. (Grades 6-12) Soc St, History 09/06/2007

A "Typical Day” Then and Now
Celebrate Grandparents Day by having students compare their "typical day" to a grandparent's typical day when he or she was a child. (Grades K-8) 09/05/2007

Simon Says "Who Are You?"
This Simon Says game highlights students’ similarities, differences. (Grades K-5) 09/04/2007

Who Wrote That?
Students have fun trying to identify which classmate wrote each response to a writing prompt. (Grades K-12) 08/31/2007

Map a World of Facts
On a map mark ten places associated with these fun facts. (Grades 4-8) 08/30/2007

Step and Spell
This spelling "active-ity" reinforces students' awareness of the computer keyboard. (Grades K-4) 08/29/2007

Tom's Tempting Tongue Twister Truly Tangled My Tongue
Create challenging tongue twisters that truly tangle the tongue. (Grades 3-12) 08/28/2007

Popcorn Nutrition
How nutritious are the snack foods you eat? (Grades 3-8) 08/27/2007

Create Your Own Homophone Work Sheets
Everything you need for a great homonym activity. (Grades K-12) 08/24/2007

Student Learning-Strengths Inventory
Take an inventory of your students' learning strengths. (Grades K-12) 08/23/2007

Book Week Celebration
Great book activities for all year long. (Grades K-12) 08/22/2007

The Presidential Campaign Game
Experience the presidential campaign process. (Grades 8-12) 08/21/2007

Daily Language Practice Builds Skills, Test Scores
Turn daily language practice into a game, build test scores too. (Grades 3-12) 08/20/2007

Secret Agent Stan
Help Secret Agent Stan figure out the crime by doing his math. (Grades 3-8) 08/17/2007

Four Corner Debate
The "four corner" debate strategy gets kids thinking and moving. (Grades K-12) 08/16/2007

Puzzle Race Builds Cooperative-Group Skills
A puzzle race builds cooperative group work skills. (Grades K-8) 08/15/2007

Music Math: Create a Clapping Symphony
Use fractions as you create a clapping symphony. (Grades 3-12) 08/14/2007

"Concentration" Review Game
Create a Concentration-style review game for any subject. (Grades K-12) 08/13/2007

Code Talkers
Learn about Navajo code talkers; create, decode secret messages. (Grades 3-12) 08/10/2007

Getting-to-Know-You Crossword Puzzle
A class crossword puzzle makes a great back-to-school activity or bulletin board. (Grades K-12) 08/09/2007

Editorial Cartoons
Study editorial cartoons; create your own. (Grades 9-12) 08/08/2007

Language Arts Lesson Plan
Use synonyms to rewrite news headlines and articles. (Grades 3-8) 08/07/2007

Made in...
Plot the sources of students’ clothing on a world map. (Grades 3-5) 08/06/2007

Who Are Your Heroes?
Work sheet helps students organize their "Who is my hero?” thinking. (Grades 3-8) 08/03/2007

Immigrant Arrivals
Compare the experience of immigrants at Ellis and Angel Islands. (Grades 6-12) 08/02/2007

Design a Coin
Design and "mint” a quarter for your state or another one. (Grades K-12) 08/01/2007

Incredible Shrinking Notes
A fun 3-step process helps students "boil down" note taking. (Grades 3-12) 07/30/2007

Mysteries in the Bag
Build a mystery story around a bag of evidence. (Grades K-12) 07/27/2007

The Following-Directions Follies
A challenging "following directions" activity for all ages. (Grades K-12) 07/26/2007

Where in the World?
Locate famous landmarks around the world; develop research skills. (Grades 3-8) 07/25/2007

Book Report BINGO
Book Report BINGO offers a variety of book report approaches. (Grades 3-12) 07/23/2007

Passport to Stories Around the World
Students fill out a passport as they read tales from each continent. (Grades K-12) 07/20/2007

15 Relays for Field Days
Fifteen fun relays for anytime PE fun. (Grades K-8) 07/19/2007

Multiplication Bee
Stage a "Multiplication Bee." (Grades 3-5) 07/18/2007

Using Dictionary Entries
Use this student work sheet with any dictionary page. (Grades 3-8) 07/16/2007

Mysteries in the Bag
Build a mystery story around a bag of evidence. (Grades K-12) 07/13/2007

Round Robin Post-It Review
Small-group activity a fun way to review, prep students for test. (Grades K-12) 07/12/2007

Comparing Countries
Graphic organizer helps compare, contrast countries. (Grades 3-12) 07/11/2007

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Needs Math in Life at All?
A fun bulletin board helps students explore how they use math in their lives. (Grades Pre-K-12) 07/09/2007

Mysteries in the Bag
Build a mystery story around a bag of evidence. (Grades K-12) 07/06/2007

Five Quick Games Build Reading Skills
Five quick games build reading skills. (Grades K-8) 07/05/2007

How the Kangaroo Got Its Pouch
Create a play based on an Australian kangaroo legend. (Grades 3-5) 07/03/2007

Inner Circle/Outer Circle Debate Strategy
Inner/outer circle debate strategy emphasizes listening to others' views. (Grades 3-12) 07/02/2007

What Did It Cost 100 Years Ago?
Compare prices of goods today and 100 years ago. (Grades 3-12) 06/29/2007

Cafeteria Compost
Use lunchroom food scraps and yard clippings to create a compost pile. (Grades K-12) 06/28/2007

Fingered Felons
Analyze fingerprint evidence to solve a classroom crime. (Grades 3-8) 06/27/2007

"Bursting" Stereotypes
Burst stereotypes in this fun balloon activity. (Grades 3-12) 06/25/2007

Retablo-Style Self-Portraits
Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s (July 6) birthday. Create self-portraits in the style of her art. (Grades 3-12) 06/22/2007

A Unique Drawing Experience
With one set of directions, everyone creates a unique work of art. (Grades K-12) 06/21/2007

What's Inside My Computer?
Draw a picture of what a computer might look like inside. Then explore more! (Grades 3-12) 06/20/2007

Ten Characters from American Folklore
Learn about 10 characters from American folklore. (Grades 3-12) 06/18/2007

Yellow Pages Ad-dition
Real math: Figure out how much those Yellow Pages ads cost. (Grades 3-12) 06/15/2007

This Is America! Flag Collage
Make a Fourth of July flag collage from cut-up magazine photos. (Grades K-12) 06/14/2007

Design a Poet-T
Transform a plain white T-shirt into a "Poet-T." (Grades 3-12) 06/13/2007

Proverbs of One World
Create a book of proverbs that offer lessons of tolerance and respect. (Grades 3-12) 06/11/2007

President for a Day
Students pretend they are president for a day. (Grades K-8) 06/08/2007

Native American Recipes
Make journey cakes and other Native American foods. (Grades K-12) 06/07/2007

Cutting Costs With Coupons
Clip newspaper food coupons, add up the savings. (Grades 3-8) 06/06/2007

How the Kangaroo Got Its Pouch
Create a play based on an Australian kangaroo legend. (Grades 3-5) 06/05/2007

Think About It!
These problems demand logic, common sense, creative thinking. (Grades 3-8) 06/04/2007

Mysteries in the Bag
Build a mystery story around a bag of evidence. (Grades K-12) 06/01/2007

Detective Spellcheck Game
Hunt for spelling errors in this game of skill and quick reaction! (Grades K-8) 05/31/2007

Hieroglyphics: It's Not Greek to Me! (It's Egyptian!)
Use hieroglyphic characters, an online hieroglyphic translator too. (Grades 3-12) 05/30/2007

Review Game
This review game can be adapted to any subject, any grade. (Grades K-12) 05/29/2007

ZIP Code Math
Students add or subtract to solve ZIP Code math word problems. (Grades 3-12) 05/25/2007

Hang a Flag Mural
reet school visitors with a student-created flag mural. (Grades K-12) 05/24/2007

Junk Mail Overload!
Students track, graph the amount of junk mail their families receive. (Grades 3-12) 05/23/2007

Eggshell People
Create eggshell people; write eggshell people diaries, poems. (Grades K-5) 05/22/2007

A Monument, Please, for the Big Cheese!
Choose one president; design a monument that reflects his achievements. (Grades 3-12) 05/21/2007

Earth Day PSA
Students develop PSAs to draw attention to community environmental issues. (Grades 3-12) 05/18/2007

Ten Prompts for Student Writing
Ten prompts for engaging writing assignments. Take your pick! (Grades 3-8) 05/17/2007

"Greenhouse" Sprouts Garden
Grow sprouts from seeds using soil in clear plastic bags. (Grades K-8) 05/16/2007

Run the Circulatory System Relay
tudents participate in a circulatory-system relay race. (Grades 6-12) 05/15/2007

365 Days of African American History
Create a 365-day calendar of African-American history. (Grades 6-12) 05/14/2007

Honor Your School and Community Heroes
Students create special event or award to honor a community hero. (Grades K-12) 05/11/2007

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
Inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 05/10/2007

World War I Art and Artists
Learn about the artists behind paintings of World War I. (Grades 9-12) 05/09/2007

Biography Chat
Conduct interviews with historic figures in a TV talk-show format. (Grades 3-12) 05/08/2007

Do You See What I See?
Reproduce a work of art by following oral directions. (Grades 6-12) 05/07/2007

There Are Algae in Your House!
You’ll be amazed at the foods you eat that contain algae! (Grades 3-12) 05/04/2007

Postmark U.S.A.
Collect postmarks; track them on a classroom map. (Grades K-8) 05/03/2007

The Dictionary Game
A fun activity for building students’ vocabulary. (Grades 3-8) 05/02/2007

Creating Energy from Water
Learn about hydroelectricity, make a model water turbine. (Grades 3-8) 05/01/2007

Team Up for Telling Time
Use a fun online tool for a class telling-time competition. (Grades K-3) 04/30/2007

The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Read and reflect on the letters of President Harry Truman, whose birthday is May 8. (Grades 6-12) 04/27/2007

If the World Were a Village...
A popular picture book leads to lessons in multicultural awareness, graph-making, more. (Grades K-12) 04/26/2007

Guide Word Game
Students locate dictionary guide words in this timed team game. (Grades 3-8) 04/25/2007

Write a Teacher-Appreciation Letter
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by having students write a letter to a former teacher. (Grades 3-12) 04/24/2007

Five-O
Use logic and deductive reasoning to guess a vocab word in this team game. (Grades 3-12) 04/23/2007

Crazy Laws: There Must Have Been a Good Reason?
Investigate some crazy laws on Law Day, May 1. (Grades 5-12) 04/20/2007

A "Teacher Appreciation Week" Card for the Teacher
A nice project for art class; every student creates a different card for the teacher. (Grades K-8) 04/19/2007

Rock My World
Hands-on activity demonstrates how continents, oceans formed. (Grades 6-8) 04/18/2007

Arbor Day Across the United States -- A Color-Key Map Activity
Use a color key map to learn about planting times in the U.S. (Grades 3-8) 04/17/2007

Civil War Slang
Explore slang words and phrases used during the Civil War. (Grades 6-12) 04/16/2007

Space Tourism Brochure
Create travel brochures to sell tourists on the concept of space travel. (Grades 6-12) 04/13/2007

"The King's Choice"
A fairy tale and follow-up activities teach the skill of making predictions. (Grades K-8) 04/12/2007

Create a Word
Have fun making up new words, writing definitions for them. (Grades 3-12) 04/11/2007

"Giggle Poetry" Theater
Perform silly poems as theater during Poetry Month. Scripts provided. (Grades 3-8) 04/10/2007

Civil War Photos Tell a Story
Write a story about one of Matthew Brady’s Civil War photographs. (Grades 5-12) 04/09/2007

Overflowing the Banks
Hands-on activity teaches how floods happen. (Grades 3-8) 04/06/2007

Water Use Around the World
Compare your water use with water use in other places around the world. (Grades 3-12) 04/05/2007

Students' Favorite Reading Topics
During National Library Week (April 15-21), have students survey classmates’ reading preferences. (Grades K-8) 04/04/2007

The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Recognize the anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake (April 18) with this comprehension activity. (Grades 4-12) 04/03/2007

From One Child to Another: Letters About the Holocaust
Read a "Children of the Holocaust" biography; write a letter to that child. (Grades 3-8) 04/02/2007

"Two Diamond Baseball" Review Game
This "baseball" game can be used to reinforce skills in any subject. (Grades K-12) 03/30/2007

How Much Water Do Plants Need?
Study effects of varying amounts of water on plants. (Grades K-8) 03/29/2007

Save the Library!
Students write letters to save a library from closure. (Grades 3-8) 03/28/2007

Bowling Math
Keeping score of a bowling match is a fun way to learn math. (Grades 3-8) 03/27/2007

Surname Survey
Use a local phone book to learn if your community reflects U.S. surname data. (Grades 3-12) 03/26/2007

Using Graphic Organizers to Generate Genre Definitions
Use a graphic organizer to form definitions of a variety of literary genres. (Grades 3-12) 03/23/2007

Backwards Day
Plan a "Backwards Day" on April Fool's Day or for a fun reward. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 03/22/2007

Roman Numeral Math
Solve simple math problems using Roman numerals. (Grades 3-12) 03/21/2007

Nuts for Peanuts!
Peanuts spur activities across the curriculum and across the grades. (Grades K-5) 03/20/2007

What Happened?
Explore legends surrounding volcanoes, write your own legend. (Grades 3-12) 03/19/2007

Act It Out: Dramatizing Stories from Asian American Cultures
Act out folktales, fairy tales, or myths from Asian American cultures. (Grades K-12) 03/16/2007

Help Wanted: President of the United States
Learn about the President’s responsibilities; write a want ad for the position. (Grades 3-12) 03/15/2007

Basketball for Better Verse
Students write poems about basketball. (Grades 3-12) 03/14/2007

Graphing Our Snacks
During Nutrition Month, graph the fat content of favorite snack foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/13/2007

Egg Hunt Reinforces Math, Language Skills
Do it indoors, or take kids outdoors for a fun learning activity and a little exercise. (Grades K-8) 03/12/2007

String Eggs
Decorate the classroom with beautiful string eggs for Easter. (Grades 3-8) 03/09/2007

Rockin' Rhythm Band
During Music in Our Schools Month, create rhythms from ordinary objects. (Grades K-12) 03/08/2007

Bug Me While I'm Eating!
It’s Nutrition Month -- compare the nutritional values of insects and your favorite foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/07/2007

Build an Oxygen Plant
Understand the human circulatory system. (Grades 6-12) 03/06/2007

Grow a Great Spring Bulletin Board: Eggshell Flowers
Create a colorful spring bulletin board using this fun art project. (Grades K-5) 03/05/2007

North, South, East, or West
This fun any-time game teaches/reinforces geographic directionality. (Grades K-5) 03/02/2007

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
During Nutrition Month, use this fun food quiz to test students’ knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 03/01/2007

Guess-timating Fun
Fun activity reinforces estimation, number lines, mean, median… (Grades K-12) 02/28/2007

Eating Up Idioms
During Nutrition Month (March), feed your students a diet of food idioms. (Grades 3-12) 02/27/2007

Women's Words of Wisdom
Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women. (Grades 4-12) 02/26/2007

Make a Music Video
Create a short music video for a familiar children's song. (Grades K-12) 02/23/2007

Reporting Live from the 20th Century
Report live from one of the top news stories of the 20th century. (Grades 3-12) 02/22/2007

Native American Glossary
Create a glossary of words with Native American origins. (Grades 3-8) 02/21/2007

Persuade the Aliens!
Be an alien. Persuade your master to adopt a custom you witnessed on Earth. (Grades K-12) 02/20/2007

Draw Like an Egyptian
Learn how to draw like an Egyptian. (Grades K-12) 02/16/2007

Now Let Me Fly -- A Black History Reader's Theater Script
Celebrate Black History Month by staging a classroom production of this play. (Grades 3-12) 02/15/2007

Follow the Drinking Gourd
Create an art project based on a song used to guide slaves to freedom. (Grades K-2) 02/14/2007

Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too
> Learn how Langston Hughes expressed his dreams through poetry. (Grades 2-12) 02/13/2007

George Washington Teaches Map Directions
George Washington teaches math, following directions. (Grades 3-8) 02/12/2007

Secrets of the Presidents
Learn secrets of the presidents with this printable activity. (Grades 3-8) 02/09/2007

Three-Way Match: Famous Black Americans
A unique three-way matching activity teaches about famous African Americans. (Grades 4-12) 02/08/2007

"Meet Our Presidents" Bulletin Board
Research and create a "Meet Our Presidents" bulletin board display. (Grades K-12) 02/07/2007

The Black History Rap
Write a rap lyric about a famous African-American. (Grades 3-12) 02/06/2007

Candy Heart Stories
Write a story that includes the text of the candy conversation hearts you choose. (Grades 1-8) 02/05/2007

Broken-Heart Matching Game
Reinforce many skills with this Valentine's Day broken-heart matching game. (Grades Pre-K-12) 02/02/2007

365 Days of African American History
Create a 365-day calendar of African-American history. (Grades 6-12) 02/01/2007

Fabulous Firsts in African American History
Learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12) 01/31/2007

Presidents at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They?
Graph the presidents' ages at inauguration. (Grades K-8) 01/30/2007

Coin Count & Classification
Make, test a prediction about how 100 pennies will sort by decade or year. (Grades 3-12) 01/29/2007

Parachute Drop
Follow directions to create parachutes that safely carry paperclip passengers. (Grades K-4) 01/26/2007

1-800-MATHFUN
Combine numbers, letters to form creative 1-800 numbers for local businesses. (Grades 3-8) 01/25/2007

And You Thought Gasoline Was Expensive!
Compare the cost of a gallon of gas to a gallon of other liquids. (Grades 3-12) 01/24/2007

P Is for Poetry
Young students, ESL students build vocab as they create simple ABC poems. (Grades K-12) 01/23/2007

Earth from Space Maps
Use maps from space to create large local, U.S., or world maps. (Grades 3-12) 01/22/2007

'Indescribably' Excellent Descriptions
Engage students in writing "indescribably excellent" descriptions. (Grades K-12) 01/19/2007

Write a Caption!
Write captions for amusing photos. (Grades 4-12) 01/18/2007

GBest-Selling Books Bar Graph
Create a graph of the best-selling children’s books of all time. (Grades K-5) 01/17/2007

Goldilocks: The Sequel
Write a sequel to the classic story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." (Grades 3-8) 01/16/2007

Those Who Fought
Students interview veterans of World War II. (Grades 6-12) 01/15/2007

Snow Painting
Use a water/food coloring mixture to paint on snow. Fun winter art activity. (Grades Pre-K-5) 01/12/2007

Charting Historical Gas Prices
Does gasoline eat up more of a person's paycheck today than it did years ago? (Grades 6-12) 01/11/2007

Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
Celebrate Mozart’s birth: compare Beethoven and Mozart. Work sheet included. (Grades 3-12) 01/10/2007

Busted!
This game can be adapted to reinforce math skills, vocabulary, much more. (Grades K-12) 01/09/2007

A Lesson in "Comma Sense"
Have fun with this lesson in "comma sense." (Grades 6-12) 01/08/2007

100 Years Ago in History
Start the new year by investigating events that happened 100 years ago this year. (Grades 5-12) 01/05/2007

Lewis and Clark: Equipping the Expedition
Learn about preparations Lewis & Clark made to equip their expedition. (Grades 3-12) 01/04/2007

Tissue, Please!
Share a read-aloud story and a fun art project to teach cold-season manners. (Grades Pre-K -2) 01/03/2007

Martin Luther King Jr.:
A pre- and post-reading exercise documents learning about the life of Martin Luther King. (Grades 3-8) 01/02/2007

Earn Spelling Points!
More than 20 activities for spicing up your weekly spelling lessons. (Grades K-12) 12/14/2006

Sunrise, Sunset: Quickly Go the Days
Alaska Statehood anniversary: January 3. Why does Alaska have less daylight than your state has? (Grades 3-12) 12/13/2006

A Musical Holiday Gift
A CD song collection by your students makes a great gift for any holiday. (Grades PreK-12) 12/12/2006

The Betsy Ross Story: Truth or Legend?
Recognize Betsy Ross’s birthday (January 1) with this truth vs. legend activity. (Grades 3-12) 12/11/2006

Copy-Paper Scrap Projects
Turn scrap paper into a lesson in following directions. (Grades 3-8) 12/08/2006

Create a Country
Students apply geography skills as they create a map of an imaginary country. (Grades 3-12) 12/07/2006

President Jefferson's Cipher: Cracking the Code
Crack the code President Jefferson used to communicate with Lewis & Clark. (Grades 3-12) 12/06/2006

Money Math Match:
Hunt for the classmate who holds a bag of coins of equal value to yours. (Grades K-5) 12/05/2006

"We Love to READ" Bulletin Board:
Bulletin board makes perfect backdrop for mini book reports. (Grades K-5) 12/04/2006

A World of Information
>: Color maps to illustrate "top ten" statistics about our world. (Grades 3-12) 12/01/2006

Holiday Wreath Ornament
Fun holiday project: create a holiday wreath ornament. (Grades K-5) 11/30/2006

Dictionary Detective
Build students' dictionary skills with this fun activity. (Grades 3-12) 11/29/2006

Planet X
Celebrate the Bill of Rights anniversary (Dec. 15) by writing a Bill of Rights for a colony you are founding on a distant planet. (Grades 3-8) 11/28/2006

Seasonal Notepad Gift
In this simple technology lesson, students create a seasonal notepad gift. (Grades K-12) 11/27/2006

Rosa Parks Changed the Rules
Complete a diagram of the Montgomery bus that carried Rosa Parks. (Grades K-5) 11/22/2006

Norman Rockwell Paints America
Take a "gallery walk" of Norman Rockwell paintings, discuss the stories they tell. (Grades 3-12) 11/21/2006

What's in a Name?
Learn about states whose names have Native American origins. (Grades 3-12) 11/20/2006

By the Numbers
Use a chart to answer questions about Native populations in U.S. states. (Grades 3-8) 11/16/2006

Gap vs. Old Navy: Mapping Brand Names Across the U.S.
Use the MapMuse online tool to map brand names. (Grades 3-12) 11/15/2006

Thanksgiving Feast (Read the Charts)
Learn about where some Thanksgiving foods are grown. (Grades 3-8) 11/13/2006

Turkey Hunt Math
Stage a turkey hunt that reinforces number sequence and other math skills. (Grades Pre-K - 5) 11/11/2006

Puzzles With Partners
A fun reward activity involves puzzles and cooperative groups. (Grades K-12) 11/10/2006

Pine Cone Turkeys
Decorate your classroom or students’ dinner tables with pine cone turkeys. (Grades K-8) 11/09/2006

"Book Report Gallery" Bulletin Board :
A camera is all you need to create this fun bulletin board for Book Week or anytime. (Grades Pre-K-8) 11/08/2006

You Are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving :
Learn the truth about the "First Thanksgiving." (Grades 3-8) 11/07/2006

Piecing It Together! :
Use tiny pieces of state maps as clues to figuring out the state. (Grades 3-12) 11/06/2006

Graphing the Annual Food Drive :
Graph the amount of food that comes in during the annual food drive. (Grades K-12) 11/03/2006

Dramatizing Folktales, Legends, and Myths :
Read, act out folktales from Native American cultures. (Grades 3-8) 11/02/2006

Drafting the Gettysburg Address :
Recognize the anniversary (Nov. 19) of the Gettysburg Address; compare the draft to the final version. (Grades 6-12) 11/01/2006

Turkeys Gobble Up Bulletin Board Space :
Two fun ways for turkeys to gobble up bulletin board space. (Grades K-5) 10/31/2006

Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign :
Recognize the Great American Smokeout; write a letter to encourage a friend not to smoke. (Grades 3-12) 10/30/2006

Thanksgiving Placemats:
Make Thanksgiving placemats as a community service project. (Grades Pre-K-12) 10/27/2006

Smoking Danger Demonstration
Demonstrate the dangers of smoking for the Great American Smokeout on November 16. (Grades K-12) 10/26/2006

Animal Encyclopedia Search
Learn interesting animal facts using this classroom computer-center activity. (Grades 2-6) 10/25/2006

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
Inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 10/24/2006

Remember Our Soldiers
There are many special ways to recognize our soldiers this Veterans Day. (Grades K-12) 10/23/2006

My Pumpkin Story
Use an online tool to create a unique pumpkin, then write a story about its special characteristics.
(Grades K-5) 10/19/2006

'Indescribably' Excellent Descriptions Students train their eyes to look more closely at detail and imperfections as they write "indescribably" excellent descriptions of places, people, and things!
(Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 ) 10/19/2006

Make a Mummy: The Science of Mummification Learn about mummification by making an apple (or chicken) mummy. (Grades 3-12) 10/17/2006

"War of the Worlds": A Broadcast Re-Creation  Relive -- and re-create -- the panic-causing 1938 radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds." (Grades 6-12) 10/16/2006

Saying No! Celebrate Red Ribbon Week (October 21-29) by presenting plays about saying no to drugs. (Grades 3-12) 10/12/2006

The Truth About Bats
This work sheet will help students learn the truth about bats. (Grades 3-6) 10/11/2006

Halloween Party Alternatives from UNICEF
Replace your Halloween party with a valuable service-learning project. (Grades PreK-12) 10/10/2006

Eight-Square Scrabble® Spell-Off
Build words from eight Scrabble tiles. Who'll earn the highest score? (Grades 2-12) 10/09/2006

How Do Clouds Form?
A hands-on experiment illustrates how clouds form. (Grades K-5) 10/06/2006

Hairy Monster Stories
Create "hairy monsters" and write fun stories about them. (Grades 2-6) 10/05/2006

Guide Word Game
Celebrate Noah Webster's birthday (October 16) with this dictionary guide word game. (Grades 3-8) 10/04/2006

Graphing Names in a Historic Cemetery
Tally and graph the most common names found in a local historic cemetery. (Grades 2-8) 10/03/2006

Where Did Foods Originate?
Explore how New World explorers changed the Old World's diet. (Grades K-12) 10/02/2006

Monarch Butterfly Migration Map
Create a map to illustrate the migration of monarch butterflies. (Grades 4-8) 09/29/2006

Fire Safety Songs (and Poems Too)
Songs, poems for teaching about fire safety. (Grades PreK-2) 09/28/2006

Stained-Glass-Window Leaves for Autumn
Make "stained-glass" fall leaves to decorate classroom windows. (Grades K-6) 09/27/2006

The Great Chicago Fire
Investigate the Great Chicago Fire. What was its real cause? (Grades 6-12) 09/26/2006

Meet Mr. Gallon
Use Mr. Gallon to help your students learn about liquid measurement. (Grades 2-4) 09/25/2006

Read a Fall Foliage Map
Use a color key to read a fall foliage map. Printable work sheet included. (Grades 3-8) 09/22/2006

"And That's The Way It Is…" Today in History
Students create a nightly-news broadcast for a special time/date in history. (Grades 4-12) 09/21/2006

Graph the Results: Applesauce Taste Test
Make three kinds of applesauce, hold an applesauce taste test. (Grades PreK-8) 09/20/2006

An Unfinished Tale…
Challenge students to write an ending for this tale of a lesson learned. (Grades 1-4) 09/19/2006

Autumn Colors Shine Through
Let autumn shine through with colorful window decorations. (Grades K-5) 09/18/2006

Go West With Columbus
"Go West With Columbus" game teaches map skills. (Grades K-5) 09/15/2006

20 Questions: Can You Stump the Machine?
Students build critical thinking skills as they attempt to stump a "20 Questions" machine. (Grades K-12) 09/14/2006

What's in a Name?
Use clues to identify U.S. cities with unusual names. (Grades 3-12) 09/13/2006

Pinwheels for Peace
Create "pinwheels for peace" to celebrate International World Peace Day September 21. (Grades K-12) 09/12/2006

The Alphabet Game
Use alphabet cards to play a small-group spelling game. (Grades K-8) 09/11/2006

Tracking Fall's Falling Temperatures
Reinforce many skills by tracking falling temperatures this fall. (Grades 3-12) 09/08/2006

The Week That Was
A weekly writing assignment results in a year-end volume of work that documents students' writing progress. (Grades K-12) 09/07/2006

How Well Do You Follow Directions?
Teach valuable lessons about listening and following directions. (Grades K-12) 09/06/2006

A "Typical Day" Then and Now
Compare a "typical day" to a grandparent's typical day when he or she was a child. (Grades K-8) 09/05/2006

Simon Says "Who Are You?"
This Simon Says game highlights students' similarities, differences. (Grades K-5) 09/01/2006

Up-to-Date Aesop
Rewrite an Aesop fable in modern language and a modern setting. (Grades K-12) 08/31/2006

Kids Bullying Kids
Survey, discuss data about bullying in your school. (Grades 3-8) 08/30/2006

Native American Word Search
Complete a Native American tribe word search. (Grades 3-8) 08/29/2006

Read-a-Thon
Read books to raise funds for the school library. (Grades K-12) 08/28/2006

Weekly Math Challenge
Set up a "Math Challenge Center" in your classroom. (Grades 3-12) 08/25/2006

Math Bingo
Adapt the game of BINGO for reviewing math facts. (Grades K-12) 08/24/2006

Hieroglyphics: It's Not Greek to Me!
Use hieroglyphic characters, an online hieroglyphic translator too. (Grades 3-12) 08/23/2006

Wacky Word Play
Combine students' love of word games and drawing. (Grades 3-12) 08/22/2006

Huey and Louie Meet Dewey
Use this work sheet and resources to teach about the Dewey Decimal System. (Grades 3-8) 08/21/2006

A Month of Mapping Literature
Use literature to take your students on a world tour. (Grades 3-12) 08/18/2006

True Grid
Explore probability; predict the occurrence of each M&M color. (Grades 3-8) 08/17/2006

Getting-to-Know-You Crossword Puzzle
A class crossword puzzle makes a great back-to-school activity or bulletin board. (Grades K-12) 08/16/2006

Heads Up for Headlines!
Write headlines that express the main ideas of news stories. (Grades K-12) 08/15/2006

Heroes in History ABC Book
Create a Heroes in History ABC book. (Grades 3-12) 08/14/2006

Presidents Picture Book
Create a picture book of U.S. presidents. (Grades K-8) 08/11/2006

Cells are 3-D!
Students make 3-dimensional models of plant and animal cells. (Grades 6-12) 08/10/2006

Puzzle Race Builds Cooperative-Group Skills
A puzzle race builds cooperative group work skills. (Grades K-8) 08/09/2006

Circulatory System Travel Brochures
Create travel brochures for a trip through the human circulatory system. (Grades 6-12) 08/08/2006

Put a Woman on a Stamp
Nominate a woman to be honored on a new commemorative stamp. (Grades 6-12) 08/07/2006

Working on the Slant
Learn about slant by comparing how several newspapers cover a story. (Grades 3-12) 08/04/2006

Around-the-Room Review
The "around the room" review game engages everyone. (Grades K-12) 08/03/2006

Charge!?
Compare the features of three different types of credit cards. (Grades 9-12) 08/02/2006

Who Said That?
Complete a tutorial on Web literacy; use what you learn to evaluate a Web site. (Grades K-5) 08/01/2006

Using Primary Sources: Letters from the Presidents
Learn about the U.S. presidents through actual letters they wrote. (Grades 6-12) 07/31/2006

Around-the-Room Review
The "around the room" review game engages everyone. (Grades K-12) 07/27/2006

Tabloid Tales
Write a story for one of these unbelievable tabloid news headlines. (Grades 3-12) 07/26/2006

Popcorn Math
Use popcorn to teach a wide range of math concepts. (Grades K-8) 07/25/2006

'Targets'
Examine the real messages behind advertising. (Grades 6-12) 07/24/2006

Teaching Students to Tell Time: Three Resources for Busy Teachers
Three activity sheets develop, reinforce time-telling skills. (Grades K-5) 07/21/2006

Magic Sum
Learn a "magic" trick as you practice two-digit addition. (Grades 3-8) 07/20/2006

Where Am I?
Use latitude and longitude to identify volcano locations. (Grades 6-12) 07/19/2006

Ball and Triangle Game
Create a modern version of an old Native American children's game. (Grades K-8) 07/18/2006

Those Tear-Me-Apart, Put-Me-Back-Together, Never-Be-the-Same-Again Blues
This powerful activity illustrates how words can hurt -- or heal. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 07/17/2006

Five Spelling Games
Spice up spelling routines with these five activities. (Grades K-8) 07/14/2006

Stage a Poetry Slam!
Stage a classroom or school-wide poetry slam. (Grades 3-12) 07/13/2006

Pet Pellets
Create an advertising campaign for a new pet food. (Grades 3-12) 07/12/2006

What a Pair! A Cross-Grade Writing Activity
Older and younger students team up in this cross-grade writing activity. (Grades K-12) 07/11/2006

Got the Time? (Math Word Problems)
Word problems put students' time-telling skills to practical use. (Grades 3-8) 07/10/2006

Every Day Is Presidents' Day at the White House
Young students role play being President of the United States. (Grades K-3) 07/07/2006

The World of Anne Frank
Ideas for teaching about the life and diary of Anne Frank. (Grades 6-12) 07/06/2006

Four Corner Fun: A Review Game
Multiple-choice questions are center stage in this review activity. (Grades Pre-K - 12) 06/30/2006

Global Economy: A Simple Activity
Explore where in the world things we use come from. (Grades 3-12) 06/29/2006

Understanding Needs and Feelings
Complete this story to show how different people deal with needs, feelings. (Grades 3-5) 06/28/2006

Word Processing Can Be Lots of Font!
Fun poem activity reinforces basic word processing skills. (Grades 3-8) 06/27/2006

Germs Experiment 2
Use glitter to demonstrate how germs travel. (Grades K-5) 06/26/2006

Thinking About Our Troops
A handful of ways to connect students with our overseas troops. (Grades K-12) 06/23/2006

Retablo-Style Self-Portraits
Celebrate Frida Kahlo's birthday. Create self-portraits in the style of her art. (Grades 3-12) 06/22/2006

Drafting the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence: compare Jefferson's draft with the final version. (Grades 6-12) 06/21/2006

The Gods of Ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome
Create a diary or postcard to share knowledge of ancient gods. (Grades 3-12) 06/20/2006

Just a Minute!
This activity helps students put one minute in perspective. (Grades K-12) 06/19/2006

Native American Misconceptions
Blast students' stereotypes about Native Americans. (Grades K-5) 06/16/2006

The Magician's Apprentice
Performing magic tricks teaches the importance of following directions. (Grades 3-8) 06/15/2006

Soccer Spelling
Capitalize on World Cup excitement. Combine spelling and soccer in this fun game. (Grades K-5) 06/14/2006

Huey and Louie Meet Dewey
Use this work sheet and resources to teach about the Dewey Decimal System. (Grades 3-8) 06/13/2006

Presidential Eligibility
Could Britney Spears be elected president? Derek Jeter? (Grades 3-12) 06/12/2006

Bark Art
Learn about Australia's Aborigines, create Aboriginal bark art. (Grades K-5) 06/09/2006

Create a Globe
Make globes from balloons and a paper-paste mixture. (Grades 3-5) 06/08/2006

Everybody Is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others
Art activity teaches about respect for others' unique qualities. (Grades K-8) 06/07/2006

World War I Art and Artists
Learn about the artists behind paintings of World War I. (Grades 9-12) 06/06/2006

"Mind Reader" Math Trick
A math-based card trick to convince their friends that they can read minds. (Grades 3-12) 06/05/2006

Rescuers: Those Who Risked Their Lives to Save Others
Read Holocaust rescue accounts, write reflective essays. (Grades 6-12) 06/02/2006

How Did Civil War Soldiers Battle Boredom?
Battling boredom in Civil War days; a Venn diagram activity. (Grades 3-8) 06/01/2006

Germs Experiment
Observe the growth of germs on three germ-covered potato slices. (Grades K-8) 05/31/2006

Guide Word Sentences
Creative writing: write sentences using guide words on a dictionary page. (Grades 3-8) 05/30/2006

Create a BIG Book
Create a "big book" edition of a favorite story. (Grades K-2) 05/26/2006

Headline News
Create simple stories using words cut from newspaper headlines. (Grades 3-12) 05/25/2006

Vegetable Rock Garden
Grow vegetable sections without soil. (Grades K-5) 05/24/2006

The Million $ Mission
Calculate the quickest way to earn $1 million in one month. (Grades 3-12) 05/23/2006

An Immigration Graph
Create a graph to show the number of immigrants by country of origin. (Grades 3-8) 05/22/2006

Hang a Flag Mural
Greet school visitors with a student-created flag mural. (Grades K-12) 05/19/2006

The Average Kid
Create visual profiles of the "average" boy/girl in your class. (Grades 3-8) 05/18/2006

Boomerang Fun
Learn about boomerangs, create them in different styles. (Grades 3-5) 05/17/2006

Step and Spell
This spelling "active-ity" reinforces students' awareness of the computer keyboard. (Grades K-4) 05/16/2006

Be on the Lookout!
Create "Wanted" posters for destructive bugs. (Grades 3-8) 05/15/2006

How Many Blades of Grass in a Football Field?
A sample count helps students estimate the total amount of grass. (Grades 4-12) 05/12/2006

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
Inspire students to write letters to veterans at local hospitals. (Grades K-12) 05/11/2006

Team Up for Time Telling
Use a fun online tool for a class telling-time competition. (Grades K-3) 05/10/2006

Reacting to Conflict
Explore different ways people deal with conflict. (Grades 6-8) 05/09/2006

Pictures Tell a Story: A Lesson in Sequencing
In this lesson, students illustrate sequential events in a story or in history. (Grades K-8) 05/08/2006

Catchy Captions
A lesson in newspaper photo captions and caption writing. (Grades K-5) 05/05/2006

"Two Diamond Baseball" Review Game
This "baseball" game can be used to reinforce skills in any subject. (Grades K-12) 05/04/2006

Where in the World Is That Volcano?
Locate active volcanoes on a world map. (Grades 3-8) 05/03/2006

"Visual Fractions" Game
Create a classroom fractions competition using a Web-based game. (Grades 3-8) 05/02/2006

The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Recognize Harry Truman's birthday (May 8) by reading and reflecting on his letters. (Grades 6-12) 05/01/2006

Write a Teacher-Appreciation Letter
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week by having students write a letter to one of their former teachers. (Grades 3-12) 04/28/2006

Five-O
Use logic and deductive reasoning to guess a vocab word in this team game. (Grades 3-12) 04/27/2006

Map a World of Facts
On a world map mark ten places associated with these fun facts. (Grades 4-8) 04/26/2006

Postmark U.S.A.
Collect postmarks; track them on a classroom map. (Grades K-8) 04/25/2006

A "Teacher Appreciation Week" Card for the Teacher
A nice project for art class; every student creates a different card for the teacher. (Grades K-8) 04/24/2006

Rock My World
Hands-on activity demonstrates how continents, oceans formed. (Grades 6-8) 04/21/2006

Crazy Laws: There Must Have Been a Good Reason?
Investigate some crazy laws on Law Day, May 1. (Grades 5-12) 04/20/2006

Space Tourism Brochure
Create travel brochures to sell tourists on the concept of space travel. (Grades 6-12) 04/19/2006

"Giggle Poetry" Theater
Perform silly poems as theater during Poetry Month. Scripts provided. (Grades 3-8) 04/18/2006

Create a Word
Have fun making up new words, writing definitions for them. (Grades 3-12) 04/17/2006

The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Recognize the anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake (April 18) with this comprehension activity. (Grades 4-12) 04/14/2006

Civil War Slang
Explore slang words and phrases used during the Civil War. (Grades 6-12) 04/13/2006

Who Wrote That?
Students have fun trying to identify which classmate wrote each response to a writing prompt. (Grades K-12) 04/12/2006

From One Child to Another: Letters About the Holocaust
Read a "Children of the Holocaust" biography; write a letter to that child. (Grades 3-8) 04/11/2006

Charting Historical Gas Prices
Does gasoline eat up more of a person's paycheck today than it did years ago? (Grades 6-12) 04/10/2006

Civil War Photos Tell a Story
Write a story about one of Matthew Brady's Civil War photographs. (Grades 5-12) 04/07/2006

Hoot, the Movie -- and Classroom Activities Too
Integrate these teaching activities provided by the movie's producers. (Grades 5-8) 04/06/2006

Overflowing the Banks
Hands-on activity teaches about how floods happen. (Grades 3-8) 04/05/2006

"One-Minute Monologue" Builds Communication Skills
Every student deserves 60 seconds in the spotlight. (Grades 3-12) 04/04/2006

Students' Favorite Reading Topics
Students survey their classmates' reading preferences. (Grades K-8) 04/03/2006

"101 Amazing Earth Facts" Game
Play this Jeopardy-like game on Earth Day, or anytime. (Grades 3-12) 03/31/2006

Spelling Takes a Hit!
This game puts the "active" in spelling active-ity! (Grades K-5) 03/30/2006

Egg Hunt Reinforces Math, Language Skills
Do it indoors -- or take kids outdoors for a fun learning activity and a little exercise. (Grades K-8) 03/29/2006

Geography Twister
Students exercise while they play this fun geography game based on Twister. (Grades K-12) 03/28/2006

Daily Language Practice Builds Skills, Test Scores
Turn daily language practice into a game, build test scores too. (Grades 3-12) 03/27/2006

String Eggs
Decorate the classroom with beautiful string eggs for Easter. (Grades 3-8) 03/24/2006

Anticipation Guides Improve Reading Comprehension
Use anticipation guides to help your students focus on the most important concepts in content-area reading assignments. (Grades K-12) 03/23/2006

Invent a Great New Game!
Given four items of equipment, students invent a game that can be played. (Grades K-12) 03/22/2006

"Place the State" Game
Can students correctly place all 50 states on a U.S. map? (Grades 3-8) 03/21/2006

H2O to Go
Sponge relay race offers a fun way to learn math (measurement) skills. (Grades K-8) 03/20/2006

Backwards Day
Plan a "Backwards Day" on April Fool's Day, as a Halloween alternative, or for a fun reward. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 03/17/2006

You Be the Editor
Student-editors work in teams to correct errors in this fast-paced activity. (Grades K-12) 03/16/2006

The Great Egg Roll Online Project
Join schools from all over the world for a fun springtime activity. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 03/15/2006

Bug Me While I'm Eating!
Compare nutritional value of insects to that of your favorite foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/14/2006

Grow a Great Spring Bulletin Board: Eggshell Flowers
Create a colorful spring bulletin board using this fun art project. (Grades K-5) 03/13/2006

Fact-O!
Practice math facts with this game of skill and chance. (Grades K-12) 03/10/2006

Eating Up Idioms
During Nutrition Month, feed your students a diet of food idioms. (Grades 3-12) 03/09/2006

Dead Word Wall Kills Overused Words
Create a "Dead Word Wall" to "kill" words overused in student writing. (Grades K-12) 03/08/2006

Surprising Facts About Life 50 Years Ago
Compile interesting facts about life in another time. (Grades 5-12) 03/07/2006

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
Fun food quiz tests knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 03/06/2006

Graphing Our Snacks
Graph the fat content of favorite snack foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/03/2006

Bueno Brothers' Bean Dip
How many words can be formed from a scoop of lima bean letters. (Grades K-8) 03/02/2006

Women's Words of Wisdom
Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women. (Grades 4-12) 03/01/2006

Let Your Fingers Do the Estimating
Estimate the number of phone listings in you local telephone directory. (Grades 3-12) 02/28/2006

Multiple Meanings Game
Hunt for the classmate whose definition card leads to the same word as yours. (Grades 2-8) 02/27/2006

"Write-a-Letter-to-the-Teacher" Book Report
Combine writing a book report with writing a friendly letter. (Grades K-5) 02/24/2006

Plan a Read-All-Day Day
Celebrate Read Across America/World Book Day on March 2. (Grades K-12) 02/23/2006

Following Directions
This lesson proves that frequent practice can improve skills. (Grades 5-8) 02/22/2006

Langston Hughes Was a Dreamer Too
Learn how Langston Hughes expressed his dreams through poetry. (Grades 2-12) 02/21/2006

Now Let Me Fly -- A Black History Reader's Theater Script
Celebrate Black History Month by staging a classroom production of this play. (Grades 3-12) 02/17/2006

Bing!
This game combines spelling words and chance. (Grades K-12) 02/16/2006

Three-Way Match: Famous Black Americans
A unique three-way matching activity teaches about famous African Americans. (Grades 4-12) 02/15/2006

The Black History Rap
Write a rap lyric about a famous African-American. (Grades 3-12) 02/14/2006

George Washington Teaches Map Directions
If students follow "directions," they'll have a picture of George Washington. (Grades 3-8) 02/13/2006

"Meet Our Presidents" Bulletin Board
Students research and create a "Meet Our Presidents" bulletin board display. (Grades K-12) 02/10/2006

The Recycle Games
You've heard of the Olympic Games. How about the Recycle Games? (Grades K-12) 02/09/2006

Secrets of the Presidents
Learn little-known facts with this printable activity. (Grades 3-8) 02/08/2006

Presidents at Inauguration Graph: How Old Were They?
Graph the presidents' ages at inauguration. (Grades K-8) 02/07/2006

Holiday Greeting Cards: A Graphing Activity
Create a graph to show the holidays that account for the highest greeting-card sales. (Grades 3-12) 02/06/2006

Broken-Heart Matching Game
Reinforce many skills with this Valentine's Day broken-heart matching game. (Grades Pre-K-12) 02/03/2006

365 Days of African American History
Create a 365-day calendar of African-American history. (Grades 6-12) 02/02/2006

Candy Heart Stories
Write a story that includes the text of the candy conversation hearts you chose. (Grades 1-8) 02/01/2006

Fabulous Firsts in African American History
Learn about famous firsts in African-American history. (Grades 3-12) 01/31/2006

Tissue, Please!
Share a read-aloud story and a fun art project to teach cold-season manners. (Grades Pre-K -2) 01/30/2006

My Own Picture Dictionary
Students create personal picture dictionaries. (Grades K-2) 01/27/2006

Tom's Tempting Tongue Twister Truly Tangled My Tongue
Create challenging tongue twisters that truly tangle the tongue. (Grades 3-12) 01/26/2006

Coin Count & Classification
On Lincoln's birthday, make, test a prediction about how 100 pennies will sort by decade or year. (Grades 3-12) 01/25/2006

Understanding Idioms Is a Piece of Cake
Teaching about idioms can be great fun. Included: Idiom resources. (Grades 3-12) 01/24/2006

Triangles Are Not Bad!
Perform a play about prejudice, tolerance. (Grades K-4) 01/23/2006

Making Predictions: "The King's Choice"
A fairy tale and follow-up activities teach the skill of making predictions. (Grades K-8) 01/20/2006

Fun With Calendars
This lesson combines algebra and fun with calendars. (Grades 6-12) 01/19/2006

Busted!
This game can be adapted to reinforce math skills, vocabulary, much more. (Grades K-12) 01/18/2006

Civil War Recipes
Prepare foods Civil War soldiers might have eaten. (Grades K-12) 01/17/2006

If the World Were a Village…
A popular picture book leads to lessons in multicultural awareness, graph-making, more. (Grades K-12) 01/16/2006

Word-zles
Word-zles puzzles make fun thinking activities. (Grades 3-12) 01/13/2006

Chinese New Year: A Simple Lesson in Debt, Percent, and Loan Interest
A Chinese New Year tradition lends itself to a simple lesson in percent and loan interest. (Grades 5-12) 01/12/2006

Power Problem
Calculate losses caused by a snowstorm. (Grades 3-8) 01/11/2006

Snow Paintings
Students use a water/food coloring mixture to paint on snow. Fun winter art activity. (Grades Pre-K-5) 01/10/2006

Comparing Composers: Beethoven and Mozart
Celebrate Mozart's birthday (Jan.27) with this activity that compares him and Beethoven. (Grades 3-12) 01/09/2006

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Pre- and Post-Reading Activity
A pre- and post-reading exercise documents learning about the life of Martin Luther King. (Grades 3-8) 01/06/2006

Around the World
A simple and fun game for reviewing math facts. (Grades 1-6) 01/05/2006

Write a Song About American History
Songs about events in history inspire students to write their own song lyrics. (Grades 5-12) 01/04/2006

There Is Always Something You Can Do
Teach a song to help students deal with anger. (Grades K-2) 01/03/2006

100 Years Ago in History
Start the new year by investigating events that happened 100 years ago this year. (Grades 5-12) 01/02/2006

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