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Outbreak at Watersedge

This online learning game from the University of Minnesota places students in the role of an intern on a public health team investigating an infectious disease outbreak.

Learning Game

School Garden Curriculum

Turn the schoolyard in a classroom and cultivate your K-8 students' knowledge and passon for the true source of their food with these school garden resources.

; Lesson Plan

"Buy, Use, Toss?" (High School Curriculum)

Ignite your students' learning and inspire them to take action in their communities with these hands-on, standards-aligned global sustainability curricula!

Multimedia; Printable

The African Elephant And The Ivory Trade

Once very common in Africa and Asia, the future of elephants is uncertain due to habitat destruction, the ivory trade, and other man-made conflicts. These lessons and resources examine the threatened future of Earth’s largest living land mammal.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

War and Migration

In 2015, nearly 60 million individuals were displaced worldwide as a result of persecution,war,and human rights violations. These lessons and resources provide background in the displacement of populations as a result of conflict in the Middle East.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

NASA Websites Explore Global Warming

The NASA website Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet provides a foundation for studying and assessing global warming by providing data on carbon dioxide concentration, global surface temperature, Arctic sea ice, land ice, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia

Poetry Pairing

This weekly series is from The New York Times and the Poetry Foundation pairs news articles, opinion pieces and/or video with a poem. The pairings echo, extend or challenge the poem’s themes. Suggested questions and activities are provided.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Day is March 31st. The following lessons and resources will help commemorate the plight of Chavez: organizing farm workers to improve their lives and working conditions and his legacy in American history.

Lesson Plan

Extra History

Extra History is a YouTube channel that features videos on events and figures in ancient and world history. Less than a half-hour each, the videos feature maps, animation, contemporary art, and even some humor!

Multimedia

Moana (2016)

This Disney film blends elements of myth and culture from different parts of Polynesia. These K-12 classroom resources can help you craft lessons and learning opportunities around the movie's theme.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

The Most Magnificent Thing

The Most Magnificent Thing will make a good introduction to a design unit or in subject with a creative element, from academic paper writing to science fair projects.

Lesson Plan

24/7 Science (Lawrence Hall of Science)

24/7 Science (Lawrence Hall of Science) provides activities, games, quizzes for K-8 science students and professional development opportunities for teachers.

Professional Development Course

The Gilded Age

The Guilded Age (roughly 1861 - 1900) saw major advancements in American industry and commerce, but not everyone reaped the benefits. Teach about the inequities that paved the way for reforms in the Progressive Era.

Lesson Plan

Calculation Nation

Math learners in grades 4-8 challenge themselves by investigating significant mathematical content and practicing fundamental skills. Using the power of the Web, students can also challenge opponents from anywhere in the world.

Learning Game

DEEPEND Consortium

DEEPEND Consortium investigates deep-pelagic communities in the Gulf of Mexico to assess recovery following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Here you will find resources and activities for K-12 science based on the consortium’s findings.

Teacher Resources (MediaSmarts)

MediaSmarts is a not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their visions is that K-12 students have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

Lesson Plan

Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts

Help your students produce audio narratives while teaching them about storytelling, interviewing, audio editing, and more!

Article

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 9-12

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, we offer a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit grades 9-12.

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Grades 6-8 Brown vs. Board of Education and School Desegregation Teaching Resources

Commemorate the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown vs. Board of Education on May 17th, 2014. Use these curriculum resources to supplement your American History, Social Studies and English Language Arts teaching plans.

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December Holidays Lessons & Resources, Grades K-5

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ashura, Pongal, and New Years for grades K-5.

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Earth Day Curriculum Resources, Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.

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Halloween Lessons, Activities & Resources

Pumpkin carving traditions began in Scotland and Ireland with the carving of turnip lanterns. Make your own turnip lantern, carve a virtual pumpkin, download patterns for state-of-the-art pumpkins, and have fun this Halloween these lessons and activities.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more for grades K-12.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month, Grades 6-8

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month with the following lessons, activities, videos, and more for grades 6-8.

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Hurricane Season, Grades 9-12

With these lessons, activities, and multimedia resources for grades 9-12, learn how hurricanes form, how hurricanes are tracked, and how hurricane size and intensity are affected by global warming.

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