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Common core
Posted on May 8, 2014 by Rebecca Hagerman
Mother's Day

Did Mother's Day sneak up on you this year? Do you need a lesson plan that addresses the special occasion and integrates topics like historical women figures, character traits and art? Look no further!  We have your free Mother's Day lesson plan inside..come see!

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Common core
Posted on April 18, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Arbor Day
Arbor Day is America’s National Tree Holiday, founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872 to commemorate the importance of trees to humanity. In 1970 Arbor Day was proclaimed the last Friday in April.  Celebrating this day is a wonderful way to integrate lessons and meet Common Core objectives. 

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History
Posted on March 4, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
National Women's History Month

If you’re looking for a topic rich in high interest stories and Common Core-related standards, women in history is it. Using integrated lessons on women’s history stresses diversity, art, history, science and more. Then check learning with a follow-up game of 20 questions.

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History
Posted on February 20, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
African American History Month - February lesson planning
I like to use African American History Month as a way to expand student knowledge and help them develop an appreciation of different cultures and races. I’ve assembled a group of quality resources you can use to build other lessons; some can be used as stand-alone units.

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Social studies
Posted on January 29, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Teaching the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year (Jan. 31) provides an excellent opportunity to create lessons that tie together standards in geography, art, reading, writing and social studies.  Read more inside to get some great ideas on how you can celebrate the Chinese New Year with your students.

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