An educational blog for teachers and students.

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 September 16, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Latino cultures, contributions and history
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, America observes National Hispanic Heritage Month. I put together the following resources to help you and your students take advantage of the celebration.

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Social studies
Posted on September 6, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Constitution Day
Since 2005, federal law has required that schools receiving federal funds teach about the Constitution on its Sept. 17 anniversary.  You can find lots of resources online; however, you have to be wary of sites with hidden agendas.  The material in the post is free of such influences.

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