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Around the Block

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Arthur and his friends help children explore the concepts of family, community, and diversity in a fun series of activities. From performing peer interviews to mapping out the different places students have lived or visited, this...
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Recycling

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Raise young children's environmental awareness with this early elementary recycling lesson. After discussing garbage and the importance of recycling, students perform a variety of activities that explore different ways of recycling and...
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We the Students

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson plan on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young...
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All about Me!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the uniqueness of your students with this character building lesson series. In order to learn about and appreciate diversity and individuality, children create All About Me books by cutting out and drawing pictures that...
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Lesson 1 - Community Social Studies Unit

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Some problems are so big it takes an entire community to solve them. So was the case in the children's book Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda and Richard Hall. This primary grade lesson uses a class read-aloud of this...
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Doing Our Share

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
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Need or Want?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Even as adults it can be hard to distinguish needs from wants. Using pictures of common, everyday items, children make a pocket chart separating the objects they need from those that they want. Discuss their choices, explaining that...
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Needs of Living Things: Pre-Assessment

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Determine your class's prior knowledge about the necessities of life with this pre-assessment for a unit on living things. Learners draw pictures of themselves with all the things they need to live, grow, and survive. These drawings will...
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What's That Food?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Get things cooking with the first lesson in this series on the science of food. Working in small groups, young scientists make and record observations about different mystery foods. These descriptions are then shared with the class and...
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See and Tell

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Here is a fun activity that will boost memory and observation skills, while introducing several bird species. Little ones examine several images of birds; they are instructed to observe as many details as they can. The class reconvenes...
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Staying Safe Online

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Discuss with your class online safety and show them how to choose sites that are appropriate. Youngsters then play an interactive game which helps them determine suitable websites. An excellent, lively lesson that teaches a very...
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Going Places Safely

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In this internet safety lesson, students discuss the rules for staying safe on the internet. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience how the Internet can take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. This...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Differentiate instruction with a unit focused on community helpers. A pre-assessment levels scholars into three groups. Learning contracts offer participants the choice of activities to complete and show what they know about specific...
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Sending Email

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Kindergarten students discuss how they can send email messages to other people as forms of communication. This instructional activity helps students see that the Internet provides a means of communicating with real people through a...
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Follow the Digital Trail

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Any information you put online leads to a trail called a digital footprint. Youngsters follow the digital information trails of two fictional animals. They make observations about the size and content of each trail, and discuss the kind...
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Screen Out The Mean

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Students discuss what to do if they are being cyberbullied by someone online. Students read a scenario about mean online behavior. They discuss ways to respond to the behavior, and create a tip sheet on ways to respond to cyberbullying....
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Oklahoma Stone Soup

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Class members complete activities related to the story "Oklahoma Stone Soup." First, pupils read, discuss, and answer questions about the story. Next, to incorporate math into the activity, learners make stone soup using a variety of...
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This Little Pig

For Teachers 1st Standards
First graders study basic information about swine. They write and identify vocabulary words relating to the subject. They write a recipe for "Pigs in a Blanket," using canned crescent rolls and small sausages. They trade recipes and...
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Bee Dance

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Everything a bee does serves a purpose. Learners in grades one through five explore the behaviors of bees through reading and dramatic puppet play. First children will create honey bee puppets, then they will discuss how bees dance to...
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Garden Grid

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Basically, your class reads about different garden plants from an included handout and seed packets that you provide, and then uses a grid to plan out where to place the plants. They can practice counting with the seeds, grouping,...
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Vocabulary Practice-Grade One

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
In this grade one vocabulary worksheet, students use a word box to fill in blanks and correctly complete 5 sentences. Page has links to answers and additional activities.