We should celebrate Black History Month every month, but February offers us the chance to focus on this important part of our history. Using children’s picture books is one great way to bring understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of African Americans. Here are eight inspiring books about African American history that you can use with your students during Black History Month.
5 Projects to Help Get You Through the Week Before Halloween
Teaching before Halloween can be rough, but here are 5 projects that will make your week before October 31st just a little easier for you and your students.
Teaching Kids About the Culture of Ukraine – Teach Reading, Writing, and Primary Sources with Historical Perspectives
Teach students about Ukraine and its geography, history, people, and culture through articles and primary source documents. Find ideas for grades 3-5.
Underwater Farming for Kids – Teach Reading, Writing, and Primary Sources with Historical Perspectives
Underwater farming is such a fun topic to discus with students. The impacts that it has on our environment, the new developments in technology, and how this will help change the world by using new spaces to farm! I made a pack of resources to help students understand underwater farming. I included a non-fiction text about underwater farming, a non-fiction… Read More
Fitting Social Studies Into Your Day THE FUN WAY: Historical Perspectives
Math, reading, writing, science, social studies. How do you fit it all in? And, as I write this, we are living in a global pandemic where so many teachers are not even teaching students every single day in the classroom. I have seen this play out over the last 15 years in education…there are new initiatives and a greater emphasis on ELA and math and social studies/science are shoved to the sidelines. I have seen this SO MANY TIMES.
Mystery Pixel™ Activities for Google Sheets™ and Google Classroom™
We always talk about Google Slides and Google Docs, but we rarely use Google Sheets with students. This is an attempt to teach students in grades 2-5 a bit about Sheets in a FUN way using Mystery Pixel activities. See all Mystery Pixel resources here.Here’s the quick version of what kids will do…1. Students research a topic using web sites,… Read More