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Divide by a Two-Digit Divisor

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Through a chapter from a text book, upper-elementary learners explore how to divide by two-digit divisors accurately. In the beginning, they use rounding and compatible numbers to estimate quotients when dividing two-digit divisors. The...
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Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Mathematicians can embark on a math challenge. Fourteen pages of exercises for young algebra learners on fractions, decimals, and percentages let your students put their skills to the test.  
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How to Make a Home Fire Escape Plan

For Students 1st - 6th
This home fire escape plan flyer is a must for Fire Prevention Month. It even includes space for students to create their own escape routes.
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Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books

For Students 6th - 12th
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
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Checking Account and Debit Card Simulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
This excellent selection of worksheets walks learners through fundamental principles of personal finance and economics: writing and endorsing checks, tracking spending, and the how-to's of maintaining a checking account.
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New-Teacher Classroom Set-Up Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Packed with teaching tips and best practice ideas from veterans, this 16-page packet is a real boon to new teachers, as well as a great resources for those more experienced professionals. Ideas about how to set up your classroom physical...
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The State Governor

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In what ways is a state like a "mini-country", and what role does the governor fill in state government? Your pupils will take on the role of governor while playing a fun and informative board game, and identify the role of state...
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Frog Dissection Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sharpen up those scalpels, it's time to dissect some frogs! This step-by-step guide walks young biologists through this surgical process, helping them to identify major organs and unique anatomical characteristics of these amphibious...
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Children’s Choices 2014

For Teachers K - 6th
Books for kids, chosen by kids! What could be better? This packet is made up of book lists, each with approximately 30 books included, organized by age group. Kids will enjoy the summer reading materials they choose from this resource!
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Summer Reading List Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What better activity is there for summer than reading? Provide your pupils with 25 book ideas for their summer reading pursuits. A variety of different genres are represented on this list, and each book is paired with publication...
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Blood Done Sign My Name

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Tim Tyson's Blood Done Sign My Name is the anchor text in a unit study of the history of race relations and the civil rights struggle in the South. The 11 lessons are richly detailed and the unit deserves a space in your curriculum library.
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Learning About Immigration in North Carolina with “A Home on the Field”

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Paul Cuadros's A Home on the Field, the story of his attempt to create a soccer team for Hispanic immigrant children in a North Carolina high school, launches an investigation of immigration and the issues immigrants face.
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The Power of Youth: Exploring the Civil Rights Movement with “Freedom’s Children"

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A reading of Freedom's Children, Ellen Levine's collection of the stories of 30 african Americans who were children during the 1950s and 1960s and were active in the Civil Rights protests, sparks a discussion of the power young people...
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Bill of Rights

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Explore the Bill of Rights in-depth with this resource packet that includes the complete text of the document, scenarios and discussion questions for each amendment, role-playing activities, exercises, questions for a Socratic seminar, a...
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Against All Odds: The African American Founding of Princeville, NC

For Teachers 8th Standards
Princeville, NC, the oldest town in the United States incorporated entirely by African Americans, is the focus of a 31-page packet that not only traces the history of the town, but also examines the challenges that city has faced over...
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The First Amendment and Virginia v. Black

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Are there, and should there, be any limits on the First Amendment's protection of free speech? Class members grapple with this question as they examine several controversial court cases involving the First Amendment.
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United States v. Virginia

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
The Equal Protection Clause is the focus of an activity that asks class members to examine the Supreme Court case, United States v. Virginia, that considered whether or not the all-male admissions policy of the Virginia Military...
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The Power of Youth: Movements Past & Present

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Encourage your class members to get involved in the quest for social justice with a lesson that focuses on youth movements that have created great change.
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The Holocaust: Exploring Active Citizenship through Resistors and Rescuers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Resist, assist, rescue. As part of their study of the World War II Holocaust, class members research citizens who chose to actively oppose Hitler and the Nazi party.
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Teaching the Easter Story

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
If you are looking for a secular approach to teaching about Easter, this may just be the resource for you. Pupils read a paraphrased text depicting the last supper, arrest, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible, while also...
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The Importance of Holocaust Remembrance

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Designed as the culminating activity after a unit study of the Holocaust, class members assume the voice of a world leader, write a speech, and participate in a simulation of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust.
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Presidential Decisions During the Vietnam War

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
To begin a study of the Vietnam War, groups assume the role of a US president, examine primary source documents, and based on this limited information, must make a decision about the United States' actions during the Vietnam War. 
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Trench Warfare in World War I

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
To gain a deeper understanding of the conditions in the trenches during World War I, class members engage in an experiential activity and then research topics related to the exercise. A very powerful and thought provoking activity.