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Common core
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Earth Day

Earth Day is on Tuesday, April 22.  As it approaches I take advantage of the publicity and cover many different learning elements, from science to math, language arts, history and more.  Inside you'll find plenty of links to Earth Day lesson topics, like learning animal tracks, detailed state by state ozone and pollution maps, environmental issues and an Earth Day Pinterest board with over a hundred lesson plans.  

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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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Common core
Posted on February 11, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Bringing Valentine's Day into your lesson plan

Regardless of how old students are, I find the appeal of Valentine's Day is a natural tie-in with a variety of activities and lessons from anatomy to poetry. No matter your subject or grade level, you should find what you need to turn Valentine’s Day into a teachable moment.

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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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