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Lewis and Clark: The Journey West
In 1803, Meriwether Lewis was selected to lead an expedition that would map a water route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Included: Classroom lessons to help you celebrate the 200th anniversary of this historic journey.

Teaching About Tolerance
These lessons are designed to teach kids about Martin Luther King's dream of tolerance. Included: Lessons on stereotyping, appreciating differences, recognizing how words can hurt (or heal), and more!

Voice of Experience: Teaching Religion in Public Schools: Removing the Angst
Do you run from any mention of religion in your public school classroom? How do you escape that during this month of holy celebrations? Educator Max Fischer has been thinking about this issue, and his thoughts might help relieve some of your angst.

Simulations Engage Students in Active Learning
Teacher Max Fischer, the author of a book of simulation activities for the social studies classroom, shares his initial simulation experiences, his process for creating simulations, and tips for using simulations in the classroom. Included: Fischer shares a favorite activity.

Move Over Halloween - Here Comes Historical Figure Day!
Historical Figure Day is a celebration held at a middle school in Moorpark, California. Find out how middle schoolers get into character and bring the past to life. Teacher Mike Winters shares project details, and students voice their reactions to the learning experience!

Thinking About Thanksgiving: Lessons Across the Curriculum
Are you teaching about the "First Thanksgiving" as it is written in many children's books, or are you teaching about it as it really happened? Education World helps put Thanksgiving in perspective and challenges students to "think about Thanksgiving."

Remembering September 11
Education World offers five new lessons to help teachers commemorate the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attack on the United States. Those lessons will keep alive the spirit of patriotism and tolerance stimulated by the events of 9/11.

Bring Ancient History to Life!
Five lessons that challenge students to use and translate hieroglyphics, solve math problems using Roman numerals, learn about gods and goddesses, explore the society of ancient Egypt, and draw like an Egyptian.

Women's History Month
Each March, Education World -- and the rest of the world -- recognizes Women's History Month. These lessons, activities, and resources will involve your students in the study of women's contributions to the world.

Celebrate African American History Month
Black history is such a part of the American fabric -- and the school curriculum -- that it's difficult to imagine a time when that wasn't so. This special archive offers lesson plans, activities, resources, and more to emphasize the history and achievements of African Americans.


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