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Volume 10, Issue 47
November 19, 2008
Celebrate Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22)
Geography lessons can make a "world" of difference in students' knowledge of the world and in their test scores. That's because geography is multidisciplinary by nature. Our archive presents geography lessons that teach geography as well as math, language, and cultural literacy. Included: Dozens of lessons for Geography Awareness Week.
The Great American Smokeout (November 20)
The Great American Smokeout is a great time to get out the message: Smoking kills! Included: A "pack" of activities to drive home the anti-smoking message and a "carton" of anti-smoking Internet sites to visit.
Bullying Awareness Week (November 16-22)
For many years, bullying was seen as a necessary evil -- an unpleasant, but unavoidable, rite of childhood. Ignore it, we thought, and it would go away. The problem hasn't gone away, though, and educators can’t ignore it. Included: Ten special activities for Bullying Awareness Week (November 16-22) -- activities for teaching kids about empathy, anger management, and effective conflict resolution.
More Timely Lesson Ideas
Native American Heritage Month
Reading Fun for All Year Long
Thanksgiving Lesson Ideas
Lesson Plan of the Day
Click the link above to see dozens of recent Lesson Plans of the Day, including the five lessons below that were posted last week.
Thanksgiving Placemats - A community service project (PK-12)
Thanksgiving Feast - Where are Thanksgiving foods grown? (3-8)
Graph the Annual Food Drive - A practical activity. (K-12)
Anti-Smoking Letters - Encourage a friend not to smoke. (3-12)
Be a Historian - Learn about the First Thanksgiving (3-8)
Best Books for
Click the links below for some great books for teaching about these timely topics.
Best Books for Teaching About... Reading
Be sure to see all of our reading themes. Check out "best books" for teaching about Authors, Biographies, Fables, Fairy Tales, Libraries, Poetry, and Tall Tales.
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Learning Game of the Week
A dice game reinforces students’ computation skills.
Use our Math BINGO cards to reinforce math skills across the grades.
News for Kids
Students' "Bank" Loans Money to Start Businesses
Some U.S. students are helping poor women build businesses that improve their families’ lives.
Vicki Cobb’s Show-Biz Science
Can measurement predict race winners?
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
Math Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: “3 Addend Snap.”
Early Childhood Center
* Rhyme Time
This week's poem for Early Childhood educators:
Thinking About Thanksgiving
* Early Childhood Teaching Themes
Health: The Flu Season
The Many Faces of Thankfulness