Geography Awareness Week
Geography lessons can make a "world" of difference in students' awareness of our world and in their test scores. That's because geography is multidisciplinary by nature. Our archive presents geography lessons that teach geography as well as math, language, and cultural literacy. Included: Dozens of lessons for Geography Awareness Week, November 14-20, 2010.
More Reading Fun
Dozens of special activities shine the spotlight on reading all year long.
Back in the Day: Lessons from Colonial Classrooms
Encourage students to experience the lives of colonial children by engaging them in some of the same activities children enjoyed -- or endured -- more than 200 years ago. Included: Authentic lessons from colonial times and similar lessons -- updated for the technological age.
The Great American Smokeout (November 18, 2010)
Use these activities to help you impart the "stamp out smoking" message.
Take Note: Five Lessons for Note-Taking Fun
If recent surveys are any indicator, cheating and plagiarism are on the rise. As teachers, however, we might be able to reverse that trend by teaching our students to take good notes. Included: Five fun lessons that teach needed note-taking skills.
Ideas for teaching about Thanksgiving then and now.
Native American Heritage Month
Explore the history and culture of America's original inhabitants.
Lesson Plan of the Day
See lesson plans posted on recent days:
Mondays Lesson of the Day
Create a Navajo rug; a lesson in symmetry. (Grades 3-8)
Tuesdays Lesson of the Day
Pennies can be used for everything from teaching probability to challenging students creativity. (Grades 3-12)
Wednesdays Lesson of the Day
Learn the truth about the "First Thanksgiving." (Grades 3-8)
Thursdays Lesson of the Day?
Find the country names that match the latitude and longitude points, solve the riddle. (Grades 3-12)
Fridays Lesson of the Day
Make Thanksgiving placemats as a community service project. (Grades PK-12)
See more Lesson Plans of the Day.
Learning Game of the Week
"Sequence Surprise" reinforces sequential order, numbers.
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: "Race To 1000" teaches place value.
Challenge students to create a human number line.
Vicki Cobbs Show-Biz Science
Gravity -- the force thats with us.
Special Activities for This Week
Turkey, Turkey (Art)
Turkey Hide and Seek
Thanks for the Corn (Math)
Cookin Up Thanksgiving Words
A Harvest Snack
From the Learning Machine
Explore the coolest resources on the Web.
From the Reading Machine
The Plural Girls reinforces spelling and plurals. (Grades 2-12)
From the Math Machine
Operation Order is a fun Web site for teaching order of math operations. (Grades 6-10)
From the Science Machine
Use Metals and Magnetism to explore the topics of chemistry and magnetism. (Grades 1-4)
Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plans
Teacher Lesson #1
Write fractions to represent vowels, consonants in words.
Teacher Lesson #2
Students have fun, review words as the play "Desktop Spelling."
Teacher Lesson #3
Create persuasive TV commercials for common products.
More Lesson Ideas
Book Report Makeover
Backpack-tivities (Homework Activities)
Technology Lesson Plans
Bulletin Boards That Teach
Merry Christmas Around the World -- Students use an online resource to complete this interactive lesson.
Month of Fun: November
See some timely, fun, and educational Web resources for kids:
Sentence Structure Quiz (Grades 3-6)
Sorting Recyclable Items Game (Grades PreK-2)
Native American Place Names Game (Grades 5-12)
GeoSpy Geography Game (Grades 6-12)
Corn on the Cob Jigsaw Puzzle (Grades 3-8)
Gettysburg Address Vocabulary Activity (Grades 9-12)
Traffic Sign Coloring Page (Grades Pre-K-K)
Just for This Month!
See our November Month of Fun, November Word Search, and November Coloring Calendar. PLUS! Create your own work sheets for this months holidays and special days.