Thursday, September 1, 2011

Research Information With an Interactive Spin

In 2010, I posted this information on research on our school's media center page. The Kentucky Virtual Library now has an interactive version which takes this wonderful poster to another level. The interface is visually appealing and students of all ages would benefit from this site. Thank you, Richard Byrne of Free Technology For Teachers for posting.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

UPDATES

Here are the posts/pages I have recently modified

POST: "28 Ways to Obtain Grant Information"
PAGE: Free!

PAGE: Infographics
POST: "Holidays From September to June" can now also be found on the K-5 page

25 Places to Find Quotations


Looking to create great motivational posters for your classroom? Big Huge Labs has a free online program called Motivator. Simply fill in a few specifics, upload a picture and type in your text. Your poster is now ready to print. Below you will find a listing of 25 links to the best quotations to inspire your students.

75 Inspirational, Educational Quotes For the Classroom

All Great Quotes- search by topic or author; also special categories are: proverbs, special occasions, literary


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations- search over 11,000

Brainy Quote- search by topic, type or author

Education Quotes

Educational Quotes For the 21st Century

Education and Technology Quotes

Great Quotes- famous quotes, search by author, keyword

Mathematical Quotations Server- yes, mathematical quotations from A-Z


Memorable Quotations- U.S. Presidents

Memorable Quotations- very extensive listing by category; quotes from writers, astronomers, poets, lawyers, much more

Open Directory Listing- 5 categories and over 2,200 listings

Quotations Archive- search by quote

Quotation Reference- search by subject or author

Quotations for Creative Thinking- more than 50,000 quotes from 3,000 famous people

The Quotations Page- 26,000 listed here; 3,100 authors

Quoteland.com- includes user groups listing

Quoteworld- over 15,000 quotations

Monday, August 29, 2011

What a Listing!!! Holiday Resources From September to June

Here's a list you won't want to lose! Resources for all the holidays celebrated from September to June. If you'd like to see any that I haven't listed, just let me know. 

UPDATED   November 5, 2014

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH  (Mid September-Mid October)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage- from Scholastic
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month- Education World
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage- from BIO
Fact Monster's Hispanic Heritage Resources
Hispanic Heritage- book list from the Springfield City Library
Hispanic Heritage Biographies
Hispanic Heritage Month- US Gov. site
Hispanic Heritage Month 2011 Recommended Reading List- Florida Dept. of Education
Hispanic Heritage Resources For Teachers- from Teachervision
Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources- from the Smithsonian
Lesson for Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month- National Register of Historical Places

COLUMBUS DAY (October)
Animated Biography of Christopher Columbus- from the BBC
Beyond Columbus: Teaching the Lessons of 1492
Christopher Columbus: Fact or Fiction- worksheet with answers for the teacher
Christopher Columbus Videos- (4 ) from How Stuff Works
Christopher's Crossing- game for grades 3-5
Columbus Day: Native american Perspective
Columbus Day Crafts and Activities- from Enchanted Learning
Columbus Day Lesson- from elcivics.com; covers how Native Americans were treated
The Columbus Navigation Home Page- history, navigation and landfall
ESL Lesson on Columbus Day 
History Channel Videos on Columbus- (20) listed
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Columbus- from TIME
Walk the Plank- interactive game
Web Quest: An Adventure to the New World- grade 5

HALLOWEEN (October)
ARTS AND CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES / GAMES
7 Halloween Themed Activities- from FreeTech4Teachers

Activity Village


Bat Flyers


Craft Stick Mummy


Enchanted Learning- small list of crafts

Family Fun- wonderful site with loads of ideas


COLORING PAGES / WORKSHEETS

173 Free Halloween Worksheets- from Busy Teacher

Halloween Coloring Pages- from Teachers Corner



LESSONS

MISCELLANEOUS


Halloweenispere.com

MONSTERS AND CREATURES:
Alien: Assembly Required- for younger kids; part of the Arthur site

Goosebumps Monster Maker- based on the R.L. Stine series Goosebumps, students drag and drop body parts to create their own monsters.

Make a Monster- simple interface for younger kids

Me Make Monster- easy to use; share or save the monster created or print it on a tee shirt, mug, bag or baseball hat

Me Make Zombie- students upload a photo and make it into a zombie

Monster Maker- select various body parts for your monster and control the width, height, texture and background

Playnormous Monster Gallery- choose eyes, nose, ears etc. and have your monster rated on the site; gallery currently has over 5400 monsters.

Tinkatolli- create a "Tinka"

Toonix- create a "toonix" on this colorful site; many choices to create

The Troop: Monster Creator- the premise is simple: students recreate the monster they saw by clicking and scaling body parts

RECIPES
Bizarre Halloween Recipes- do you have the nerve???


Gross Halloween Party Food- they look really gross!!

Kids' Turn Central- recipes

RESOURCES / COLLECTIONS
Teacher Planet's Halloween Lessons, Worksheets and Activities

TeacherVision's List of Halloween Resources for Teachers- printables, slideshows, lesson plans, activities and many subject areas, including math, social studies





AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH  (November)
American Indian Heritage Month- from Infoplease
American Indian Heritage Month- FactMonster
American Indian Heritage Month- from Scholastic
American Indian Heritage Month- from the Smithsonian
American Indians and Native American Teacher Resources- nice list of lessons, printables, quizzes and activities from TeacherVision
Celebrating American Indian Heritage
National American Indian Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month- US Gov. site
Native Americans- from Education World
Online Native american Activities For Kids- from Apples4theTeacher



VETERANS DAY (November)


America Honors Its Veterans- slideshow from NBC

CNN's Veterans Day Videos

Experiencing History: Stories From the Veterans Day Project- from the Library of Congress


Fact Monster- Veterans Day resources


 

The History of Veterans Day


MSNBC Picture Stories


Remember Our Soldiers- for any grade; Education World

Remembering Our Veterans- for grade 7

Take a Veteran to School Day- from History Channel

Teacher Guide to Veterans Day- from TeAchnology

The Teacher's Guide to Veterans Day

TeacherVision's List of Veterans Day Resources- articles, lesson plans, printables

Teaching History- learning resources, teaching resources and quizzes

Tomb of the Unknowns- scavenger hunt

United States Department of Veteran Affairs- teacher resources

VA Kids, K-5th

VA Kids- resources for grades 6-12

Veterans Day- printables, resources from Education Place


Veterans Day- activities, lesson plans, worksheets

Veterans Day Clip Art


Veterans Day Crafts- from Enchanted Learning

Veterans Day Lesson- from EL Civics (ESL students)


Veterans Day Lessons- from Education World


Veterans Day Lessons from Scholastic

Veterans Day Lessons and Teacher Resources- from the Lesson Plans Page

Veterans Day Resources- this is a Livebinder with many links

Veterans Day Websites from ReadWriteThink- grade levels are marked


Veterans History Project- from The Library of Congress

Veterans Honored and Remembered- from the Wall Street Journal




THANKSGIVING (November)

AOK Teacher- coloring pages, arts and crafts activities
Apples 4 the Teacher- coloring pages with cute captions

Billy Bear for Kids-games, crafts, puzzles

Coloring Pages- choice of 10 different pages

Coloring Pages- choose from four pages

Coloring Pages- some are funny

Everything For Thanksgiving - Scholastic.com

History of Thanksgiving Videos- from History.com


Kids' Domain- coloring pages

 

The Pilgrim Hill Museum- located in Plymouth, Mass.

Rexanne.com- recipes, cooking ideas, cards, graphics

 

Teacher Planet- lessons, worksheets, clip art

TeAchnology- Thanksgiving printable worksheets

Thanksgiving Crafts, Lessons and Activities

Turkey Hunt- play this game online; primary grades

USA.gov- resource list

CHANUKAH (December)
AtoZ Teacher Stuff- coloring pages and crafts; sorted by grade level
Awesome Library- recipes, worksheets, activities
Billy Bear 4 Kids- crafts and games
Class Brain- coloring pages
Internet 4 Classrooms- games, songs, stories
Kids' Domain- coloring pages
Teachers First- traditions, learn about the menorah, games
Teacher Planet- lessons and worksheets
Teachnology-worksheets, songs, writing paper, workbooks
Yahoo! Kids- cards, recipes, history, stories, poems, games

CHRISTMAS (December)
A to Z Teacher Stuff- sort resources by age level
Christmas Around the World- long list of countries
Christmas Lessons and Teacher Resources- from the Lesson Plans Page
Christmas Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision
K-12 Teacher Resources- nice listing includes lesson plans, worksheets, interactive online activities
Puzzles and Word Searches
Super Teacher Worksheets- includes puzzles and Christmas math worksheets
Teacher's Guide to Christmas Holidays- from TeAchnology
Teacher Planet-lessons, worksheets, clip art
The Teacher's Corner-how Christmas is celebrated around the world

KWANZAA (December)
Apples 4 the Teacher- coloring pages
Class Brain-coloring pages
DLTK Kids-coloring pages (posters)
Kids' Domain- coloring pages
Teachers First- planning materials, fun, games
Teacher Planet- lessons, worksheets

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY (January)



Bio.com- biography of Dr. King

A Box of Crayons- lesson plan for primary grades, based on the book, The Crayon Box That Talked

Education World Resources

Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words Through Diamante Poetry- grades 9-12; from ReadWriteThink



I Have a Dream Speech Analysis Lesson Plan- from Flocabulary

Infoplease- covers biography, facts, timeline and activities

The King Center- "Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

King Papers Project- primary and secondary documents pertaining to Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Lasting Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.- interview with his daughter 


Library of Congress Resources


The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr- from FactMonster (younger kids)


Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Activities- from Lesson Planet


Martin Luther King Online- biography, speeches, (text) quotes, videos and pictures

Martin Luther King Quotes


Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Power of Non-Violence- for older students; from EDSITEment


Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

NAACP- King's biography

NAACP Honors Dr. King's Legacy- includes links to speeches

Nobel Peace Prize: Martin Luther King, Jr

Printables and Worksheets- from Enchanted Learning; for younger students

Videos About MLK- History.com

Visit the MLK National Memorial in 3D- Google Maps

Worksheets and Activities- from ABCTeach


CHINESE NEW YEAR (January)

China Coloring Pages- color or black and white printables

Chinese Dragons- lesson plan from Kinderart


Chinese Lion Paper Bag Puppet

Chinese New Year- activities, lessons, clip art


Chinese New Year- lesson plans, activities, printables


Chinese New Year: 2014


Chinese New Year Activities and Crafts for Preschool and Kindergarten


Chinese New Year Coloring Pages- from DLTK


Chinese New Year Crafts for Children- Pinterest board

Chinese New Year Games and Activities- from Apples4theTeacher

Chinese New Year Recipes- from Food Network

Chinese New Year Recipes For Kids- from Nick jr.

Chinese New Year Symbols- printables

Chinese New Year Teacher Resources
- from TeacherVision


Chinese New Year Traditions and Symbols- History.com has lots of stuff here, including articles and videos

Chinese New Year's Celebration- coloring sheet for primary grades

Chinese Zodiac Coloring Pages- for ages 3-8

Crafts and Activities For Chinese New Year- from Enchanted Learning

Lions, Dragons and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year- EDSITEment lesson plan

Origami Dragon Puppet
The Teacher's Guide to Chinese New Year

Vocabulary, Games, Worksheets and Online Exercises- for ESL students


WatchKnowLearn Videos- filtered by age level


BLACK HISTORY MONTH (February)


20 Great Websites to E-Learn About Black History

47 English and Social Studies Guides for Black History Month- from Shmoop


African Voices- Africans talk about their lives and cultures; EXCELLENT SITE from the Smithsonian Institution.


African-American History Month- site hosted by the Library of Congress, there is a section for teachers


The African-American Mosaic- from the Library of Congress


African-American Scavenger Hunt- grades 7-8


The African-American Migration Experience- contains 8,300 images, 17,000 pages of texts and over 60 maps; this site is hosted by the New York Public Library.




African-American World-from PBS, this site has highlights such as the Kids section (with games and e-cards), and the Brainteaser Quizzes. There are related lessons plans for grades three through twelve.

Black Baseball-from Sports Illustrated, this site has a timeline from 1861-1947, when Jackie Robinson won the Rookie of the Year award.

Black History- from Bio.com; videos and photos

Black History Month Rap- lesson plan for students to create their own rap song; grades 3-12

Books on Black History Month- paperback or Kindle edition; over 5,000 listed

BrainPOP Spotlight: Black History Month- for grade 4 and up; lesson plans, quiz

Culture and Change:Black History in America- Scholastic's site has a timeline, jazz audio clips, and information on famous African Americans.

Enchanted Learning-find out information on African-American women in history, biographies on African-Americans, African-American inventors and inventions and many printable worksheets.

Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Black History Month- timeline, articles, biographies, images and videos



Fact Monster- biography, timeline, quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.

The History Channel-you will find African-American icons, great speeches, maps, video clips and more on this site.

Infoplease- loads of information here, including history and timelines, contemporary issues, special features, holidays, education, awards and quizzes and crosswords.

The King Center- established in 1968, the center was named for Martin Luther King Jr., a leader in the largest nonviolent movement in American history.

A Legacy of Black Talent- from CNN Interactive; honors a different person each day of the month

Lesson Plans Page Black History Month- lesson plans cover grades 4-12

MLK Online- this site is all about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from his biography, to multimedia clips of his speeches.

Reading Rockets- Black children's authors, activities, events and much more here


Snag Films- documentaries

TeachersFirst's Resources for Black History- currently 58 lessons by grade level listed


TIME for Kids

GROUNDHOG DAY (February 2)
Crafts, Worksheets and Printable Books- from Enchanted Learning

DLTK's Crafts for Kids- lots of handouts for younger kids

Groundhog Day Activities- Pinterest board has a lot to choose from, including handouts, worksheets, posters, games, crafts

Groundhog Day Activities and Games- from Apples4theTeacher; nice listing

Groundhog Day Activities, Lesson Plans, Activities and Teaching Resources- from a to Z Teacher Stuff

Groundhog Day for the Classroom- NEA has a long list containing lesson plans, games, activities, resources

Groundhog Day Lesson Plans and Resources- from Edutopia

Groundhog Day Teacher Resources- TeacherVision's site has videos, printables, quizzes

Groundhog.org- Yes, there is a site just about Groundhog Day! The activities here are for elementary school teachers, and include a groundhog newsletter and club.

ReadWriteThink- great lesson for grades K-6; includes links to other related sites and lessons for specific grades

The Teachers Corner- lots here: worksheets, resources, activities

Will He See His Shadow? Groundhog Day Activities- from Scholastic

VALENTINE'S DAY (February 14)

PRESIDENTS' DAY (February)
Abraham Lincoln Videos- from History.com

Abraham Lincoln: Learning Games and Activities For Kids


Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads- interact with Lincoln


Activities, Worksheets and Crafts For Presidents' Day
- from Enchanted Learning


American Presidents- life portraits

Biography: Abraham Lincoln- full episode from Bio.com


The Cherry Tree- from Apples4theTeacher; story about Washington and the cherry tree


 

Educational Videos on Presidents' Day- from WatchKnowLearn


 


George Washington- History.com has videos, photos

George Washington Interactive- from the Smithsonian


George Washington PowerPoint Presentations


Happy Birthday Mr. President- online story for young children



Inside the White House- from National Geographic

A Kid's Heart-puzzles and games are here

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Abraham Lincoln: The Life of a Legend
Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.

Listen and Read: The Path of a President- from Scholastic

National Geographic- Abraham Lincoln video



Presidential Seal- download to color


Presidents' Day- list of activities, lesson plans, printables from A-Z Teacher Stuff

Presidents' Day Activities- from Education World


Presidents' Day Crafts for Kids- coloring pages, puzzles, tracer pages


Presidents' Day Fun- coloring pages, quizzes


Presidents' Day: A Life Lesson- from Edutopia


Presidents' Day Lesson Plans and Resources- from the Lesson Plans Page


Presidents' Day Primary Games

Presidents' Day Quiz- 10 questions; interactive

Presidents' Day Quiz- 10 questions; choose answers from drop-down menu

Presidents' Day Research Project-  for grades 1-2


Presidents' Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision

Presidents' Day Resource Page- Teacher Planet



WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH (March)

INFORMATION
The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century- TIME's list

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

Afro-American Women's History Quiz


An Archive of Memorable Quotes by Women

Campaigners for Women's Rights- from Spartacus Educational; includes biographies, magazines, journals, campaign organizations and male supporters of women's suffrage

Celebrating Women in Technology- from Edutopia

Celebrating Women of Courage and Vision

Children's Encyclopedia of Women- written by 4th and 5th graders

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement- from Duke University


Fact Monster

Famous Firsts By American Women- covers 1587-present; from Factmonster

The First Ladies- wives of the presidents

Franklin Institute's Women's History Hotlist- 29 items on the hotlist

Gender Gap- Wall Street Journal's charts show how women and men fare in the workplace, marriage, employment

Thomson-Gale's List of Biographies

Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation

Women of Our Time- National Geographic's Twentieth Century Photographs Form the National Portrait Gallery

Women of Valor- trailblazing Jewish women

Women Who Changed History

Women Working, 1800-1930- Harvard University's Library's collection of books, pamphlets, journals, records, manuscripts and photographs

Women's History A to Z- scholars, scientists, teachers, talk show hosts, artists, athletes and much more from Bio.com

Women's History Month- from EDSITEment

Women's History Month- from History.com; videos, speeches, pictures

Women's History Month- from Time for Kids

Women's History Month for the Classroom- grades K-12 from NEA

Women's History Stories- Awesome Stories has a list of over 400 here!

Women's History Teaching Resources- from Smithsonian Institution

Women's History Timeline- from Middle Tennessee State University

A Woman's World- New York Times' interactive photo gallery with reader-submitted photos from around the world

LESSON PLANS
A to Z Teacher Stuff

Education World- lesson plans and resources

Lesson Plans Page

Library of Congress- wonderful resources for teachers

Mr. Donn- social studies teacher's website

National Women's Hall of Fame

New York Times Learning Network

ReadWriteThink

Scholastic- plans, activities, websites

Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers- from Edutopia

Teaching History's Women's History Month- primary sources, quizzes, lesson plans

TeacherVision- lesson plans, slideshows, printables, quizzes, resources

Vocabulary for Women's History Month- from Spelling City

Women's History Month Worksheets

Women's History Quiz- from About.com

Word Search Puzzle



READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY
(DR. SEUSS' BIRTHDAY-March 2nd)



33 Ideas For Read Across America- printables and freebies

A to Z Teacher Stuff

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Batholemew and Oobleck

Cat in the Hat Jigsaw Puzzle-online game in English and Spanish

Cat in the Hat Printables


Crafts to Make- nice list from Family Crafts

 

Dr. Seuss Activities- for 15 Dr. Seuss books

Dr. Seuss Cloze Activity- from Enchanted Learning

Dr. Seuss Printables- from ABC Teach

Dr. Seuss Soundwords- playing with phonics and spelling



Just for KindergartenersMeeting and Reading Dr. Seuss- lesson plans for Dr. Seuss week

Math Stories: Dr. Seuss

Scavenger Hunt

Seuss Celebration Week- fun things to do each day of the week

Seuss Dude- board games, Dr. Seuss book club, lesson plans

 

Seussical the Musical- official site for the Broadway show


Teacher Planet- lessons and printablesTeaching Phonograms Through "The Sneeches" by Dr. Seuss- for first grade

The Virtual Vine- activities, websites, games related to Dr. Seuss' books

Who's Who and What's What in the Books of Dr. Seuss- downloadable glossary in pdf format

You've Got a Wocket Where?- lesson plan

PI DAY (March 14)
Activities and Links- from the Lesson Plans Page

Discovering the Magical Pi- lesson plan from TeacherVision; fro grades 6-8


Estimating Pi Three Different Ways-from the New York Times Learning Network


Exploring Pi- fro from Scholastic; grades K-8



The Irrational Webquest- from Math Goodies

Lessons and Activities- from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Lesson Plans and Other Activities for Pi Day- from Education World

Math Resources for Pi Day- from NEA


Pi Across America- activities, word problems

Pi Day- the official site offers tee shirts, videos, news and events

Pi Day Activities- Pinterest board


Pi Day Activities and Lesson Plans- from A to Z Teacher Stuff


Pi Day Fun- from the Mensa Foundation

Pi Day Teacher Resources- from the Lesson Planet


Pi Day Theme Unit- from edHelper; printables in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian


Pinterest Board About Pi

Teach π- "A one-stop Pi Day shop for teachers and number lovers"; activities, music,stories, people

Videos for Pi Day- from WatchKnowLearn; covers ages 7-18

ST. PATRICK'S DAY (March 17)

RESOURCES
10 Things You Didn't Know About St. Patrick's Day- from TIME

A Brief History of St. Patrick's Day- slideshow from TIME

Facts, Pictures, Meanings and Videos- from History.com


St. Patrick's Day Fast Facts: Beyond the Blarney- from National Geographic

St. Patrick's Day Clip Art

TeacherVision's Resources- includes articles, printables

The Three Leprechauns- animated story written by a ten year old boy named Billy

WatchKnow Videos- filter by age

ACTIVITIES / LESSON PLANS / PRINTABLES
A Day in the Life of a Leprechaun- from TeAchnology

Colleen and the Leprechaun- based on the book with that title

ESL St. Patrick's Day Lesson- from El Civics

ESL Vocabulary Quiz- fill in the blanks

Fun With the Leprechauns!- for first graders

Green Food Graph- from TeAchnology

PowerPoints for St. Patrick's Day

Shamrock Pattern- print and kids can cut it out and color it

Shamrock Spelling- grades K-2

St. Patrick's Day Crafts- nice listing of ideas

St. Patrick's Day Lessons and Irish Heritage Month Resources- art, language arts, math, science, social science and other areas for lessons

St. Patrick's Day Linky Party- many printables on this page

St. Patrick's Day Printable Fun

Talking Book About Ireland- created by a sixth grade class

Teacher Planet's Lesson Plans

GAMES / QUIZZES
Click and Drag Puzzles

Games and Activities- jokes, riddles, mazes, coloring book pages, matching games, much more

The Pot of Gold Game

St. Patrick's Day Hangman

St. Patrick's Day Matching Exercise

St. Patrick's Day Quiz

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH (April)

April is National Poetry Month!- from ReadWriteThink

Celebrate National Poetry Month- Scholastic

Different Types of Poems For Kids- site by teacher Kathi Mitchell

Favorite Poem Project- cosponsored by Boston College and The Library of Congress; people read their favorite poems

Infoplease- poetry quizzes, crosswords, famous poets, awards


Library of Congress Poetry Resources

Lit2Go- poems to download in MP3 format

National Poetry Almanac

National Poetry Month- teachers share their activities

National Poetry Month: Celebrating World Poetry- from EDUSITEment


National Poetry Month Resources

Poems For High School Students

Poem in Your Pocket Day- April 24

Poetry Everywhere- videos from the PBS Series

Poetry Lessons and Worksheets- from Teacher Planet


Poetry Month Ideas- LiveBinder


Poetry Resources For Teachers- from TeacherVision

Poetry Word Play

Poets.org Site- teacher resources

Reading Rockets- poets on poetry (video), learning through poetry, resources, lots more


ReadWriteThink- activity, websites and resources for all ages


Shape Poems- printable for grades 3-5

The Teacher's Guide Poetry Month Page

Useful Resources for Teachers and Students- from Edutopia


PASSOVER (April)
Passover Recipes- from the NY Times
Passover Resources- lessons, games, worksheets, activities, clip art
Passover Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision
What is Passover?- recipes, history, multimedia

EASTER (April)
A to Z Teacher Stuff- activities, crafts, poems, themes songs etc. are here
AOK Teacher Resources- recipes, history, coloring pages, mazes etc.
The Lesson Plans Page- games, lessons etc.
Teacher Planet- lesson plans and worksheets

EARTH DAY (April)


10 Engaging Earth Day Activities for Kids- from Help Teaching Blog

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life- PBS LearningMedia

50 Earth Day Activities for Kids- from Tinkerlab


A to Z Teacher Stuff Resources


Billy Bear's Playground

Crafts for Earth Day

Earth Day-crafts, online games, clip art, puzzles, coloring pages and downloads are on this site.

Earth Day Activities: Helping the Environment- from apples4theteacher


Earth Day Activities for the Classroom- ten choices from Education World


Earth Day and All Days: 10 Ways to Learn About the Environment- from the NY Times Learning Network


Earth Day Groceries Project

Earth Day Ideas From My School to Yours- Huffington Post blogger and fourth grade teacher Ted Wells

The Earth Day Network

Earth Day Printables- from Play2Learn printables

Earth Day Teacher Resources- large listing of printables, lesson plans, activities, resources from TeacherVision

Earth Day Through the Years- from the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Earth Day Video Writing Prompts- from TeachHub

Earth Day Videos- WatchKnow

Earth's Birthday Project- activities, fun stuff, photos

Every Day is Earth Day- for younger children or ESL students

Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book- download this 11 page booklet

History Channel- Earth Day resources


Planet Pals- clip art, magazines, earth poetry, eco books....

Population Education-lessons show how humans affect the environment; resource packets for all grade levels


The Science Spot- lesson plans and resources

Teacher Planet- lesson plans, worksheets, activities, clip art, videos, more


Think Green Guide- download PDF from Edutopia


Top 5 Earth Day 
Activities to Use in the Classroom

Using Google Earth on Earth Day- make sure the program is on your school computers!

CINCO DE MAYO (May)
A to Z Teacher Stuff- printables, worksheets lesson plans

Apples for the Teacher- crafts, word searches, puzzles and teaching ideas


Best Books For Teaching About Cinco de Mayo- from Education World

Cinco de Mayo- activities and fun, history

Cinco de Mayo Lesson Plans- grades K-8 from Scholastic

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

The History of Cinco de Mayo- for junior and senior high students

How to Make a Cinco de Mayo Pinata- step by step instructions are clear and easy to follow

Kiddyhouse- lesson plans, webquests, crafts, printables

Scholastic- grade level specific lesson plans and activities are here

The Story of Cinco de Mayo- from K-12 Teacher Resources Wiki

The Teacher's Corner- lesson plans and activities

Teacher's Guide to Cinco de Mayo- from TeAchnology


MOTHER'S DAY (May)
ACTIVITIES, LESSON PLANS, PRINTABLES
15 Mother's Day Cards- from Spoonful; you can save the templates if you sign up for an account

Children's Mother's Day Poems- includes rhymes for Mother's Day

Mother's Day Craft Project

Mother's Day Crafts- 9 projects listed

Mother's Day Crafts and Activities- from DLTK; includes, cards, puzzles, coloring pages, puzzles and much more


Mother's Day Crafts and Activities for Kids- from Danielle's Place

Mother's Day Mazes, Stories- download books (PDF) or read online

Mother's Day Memory Book Ideas- from eHow

Mother's Day Printables-  2 sets include word search, puzzles, word unscramble; second set HERE

Mother's Day Teacher Resources- includes worksheets, puzzles, activities; from TeacherVision

Paper Flowers Project

Pre-School Activities and Crafts


ABOUT MOTHER'S DAY
37th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow- slide show about how Native Americans celebrate the holiday

151 Great Mother's Day Craft Ideas


Amazing Moms of the Animal Kingdom- TIME slideshow


The Best and Worst Countries to Be a Mother- interactive map


Cartoons About Mother's Day- from NBC News




Happy Mother's Day, Dear Dragon- early reader can read this story online


The History of Mother's Day- video from the History Channel


Meet the Founder, and Fighter of Mother's Day- story of Anna Jarvis, who founded Mother's Day


Mother's Day Gifts and Activities- from Teachers.net


Mother's Day Lesson- for ELL students


Mother's Day Lesson Plans- from the Lesson Plan Page


Mother's Day Projects- from Michaels


Mother's Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision


Mother's Day Videos- from WatchKnowLearn; for ages 3-18 (videos labeled by age level)


Mother's Day Worksheets- from SchoolExpress


Remembering Nana on Mother's Day- NY Times slide show


 

Teacher Guide to Mother's Day- from TeAchnology




Who Came Up With Mother's Day and Why?

MEMORIAL DAY (May)

7 Things You Didn't Know About Memorial Day- slideshow from TIME

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

16 Memorial Day Infographics to Honor Our Veterans- from visual.ly

American Experience: War Letters

Best Books for Teaching About Memorial Day- from Education World


Cartoonists Honor Heroes- 22 different cartoonists


Face of the Dead- NY Times interactive

The Great Unknowns- NY Times


History Channel's Memorial Day Presentation


Honoring the Fallen- slideshow from CBS News

Honoring the Fallen- video from CNN

Interactive Timeline- from the Ocean City Register

The Meaning of Memorial Day- TIME for Kids

Memorial Day- Infoplease


Memorial Day- from Teacher Planet

Memorial Day Across America- from NBC News


Memorial Day Activities and Games

Memorial Day: Children Remember Lost Fathers- ABC News story

Memorial Day Crafts, Activities and Worksheets- from Enchanted Learning

Memorial Day Crafts Photo Gallery


Memorial Day Lesson Ideas- from Education World

Memorial Day Observations- slideshow from the NY Times


Memorial Day Quiz- interactive online quiz




Memorial Day Resources- from The U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Memorial Day Teacher Resources- long list from TeacherVision, including video, lesson plans, quizzes, puzzles, worksheets

Memorial Day Tributes Around the World- from TIME


Memorial Day Video Writing Prompts


Memorial Day Worksheets for Kindergarten- hundreds of choices

Teacher Guide to Memorial Day- from TeAchnology

Teaching Memorial Day- this is a Livebinder

The True Meaning of Memorial Day- from Dulcinea


Women in Uniform- slideshow from NBC News


FLAG DAY (June)
The Betsy Ross Homepage- all about the woman who sewed the American flag
Flag Day- from AtoZ Teacher Stuff
Flag Day Activities For Kids
Flag Day Lessons and Teacher Resources- from The Lesson Plans Page
Flag Day Resources
Flag Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision




FATHER'S DAY (June)


Best Books For Teaching About Father's Day- from Education World


Crafts for Father's Day


Father's Day- lessons, worksheets and activities

Father's Day Activities and Games

Father's Day Coloring Pages- from Apples4theTeacher

Father's Day Gifts, Crafts, Activities


Father's Day Lessons and Teacher Resources

Father's Day Resources- from Mrs. Jackson's Classroom

Father's Day Teacher Resources- from TeacherVision

Father's Day Video Writing Prompts







Happy Father's Day- from Billy Bear's Playground


Happy Father's Day: Education.com- crafts, activities, coloring pages

Teacher Planet- lessons, worksheets and activities


Timeline of Father's Day History- from Infoplease
Top 7 Things You Need to Know about Father
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WatchKnowLearn Videos- about the holiday, how to make certain gifts
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