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Causes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Things usually don't happen without a reason; usually any event has a cause that got the ball rolling. The book, If You Give a Mouse a Muffin is used to help learners understand the concept of causes in literature. Examples from the...
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Black History Lesson Plan: Gwendolyn Brooks

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Learn more about the work of Gwendolyn Brooks with a language arts lesson. Young learners read an informational passage about the acclaimed poet before attempting a shape poem of their own.
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Men, Women, and Careers

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Teach young learners that they can have any job they want, no matter their gender! An elementary instructional activity emphasizes that while some jobs may be more closely associated with men or with women, people of either gender can...
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Mr. Crocodile's Busy Day

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Demonstrate how to read analog and digital clocks to the hour in this time measurement lesson. Read the book What Time is it Mr. Crocodile? and use Mr. Crocodile's schedule to practice telling time. They work in cooperative groups to...
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Thanksgiving Lessons Grades PreK-2

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
A quintessential resource for teaching an elementary unit on the first Thanksgiving addresses a variety of skills, including informational reading, critical thinking, comparing and contrasting facts, technology tools, and historical...
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The Farmer and the Cowman

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What is the difference between a ranch and a farm? After reading and discussing the provided background information, young agriculturalists will color, cut, and create neat little booklets that show the differences between ranches and...
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Beef or Dairy?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Guernsey, Jersey, Holstein. Brangus, Charoloais, Herford. Here’s a truly cross-curricular resource that combines language arts, science, math, and visual arts activities as class members learn to distinguish between beef and dairy...
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Plant Parts We Eat

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
I bet the kids in your class will love to eat their vegetables after an engaging lesson about edible plants. They read information about vegetables and edible plants, sort vocabulary words, identify plant parts, measure and graph the...
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Wanted! A Few Good Friends

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
What are your scholars' rights and responsibilities? As part of a larger unit, this instructional activity references past activities. Use the discussion prompts to help scholars recall school rules, then read Lily's Purple Plastic...
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Agriculture in Motion

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Youngsters learn about simple machines that could be used on a farm.  They learn about agricluture, listen to a farmer speak, compare and contrast different farm machines, and then design their own. Note that although the publisher...
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Agriculture is a Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
What do a bicycle and the life cycle have in common? Cover this and more with the series of cross-curricular activities included in this plan. Learners do everything from making bracelets that represent the life cycle to checking out the...
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"Batty" About Bats!! (Writing)

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Young writers identify the characteristics of a bat and write an essay about bats. They construct a book about bats that includes information that they have learned through print materials and online resources.
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African Internet Safari

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Students write a mystery poem about an animal, which they share with others who try to guess the identity of the animal.
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Looks Like Snow

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Students listen to the teacher read the book, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, and create vocabulary and graphic cards from the story.