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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 12, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Presidents' Day lesson ideas
When you think of Presidents’ Day and lesson planning, think outside the box of the common history lessons.  Use this holiday to incorporate Common Core lessons in both math and language arts.  Click inside for more ideas to use in your classroom…

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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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Common core
Posted on October 31, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Common Core isn't just a hot topic; it's become a way of life for teachers and administrators.  Because schools across the country are working to understand and implement the Common Core Standards, new ideas and information seem to arrive daily.  Check out three new resources.

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