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A Celestial Experience that Eclipses the Classroom

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire continental United States. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979, and it will not happen again until 2024. Find out how to turn this rare event into a unique teaching opportunity in your classroom!

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5 Genius Hour Tips

For those unfamiliar, genius hour takes place in the corporate sector, from Google to 3M to Colgate-Palmolive. At these companies, employees get 20% of the day to pursue projects of interest. As a result, employees may be more engaged. And they also tend to innovate. But how does this look in a classroom?

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32 Space-Themed Resources to Explore the Galaxy

Star WarsTM is the movie that proved science fiction could be a blockbuster. Within the Star Wars fandom, May Fourth is celebrated as “Star Wars Day.” We have curated the following lesson plans, videos and more from PBS LearningMedia for those inspired (Jedi) instructors out there.

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Lasting Ways to Spring into Action for Earth Week

EarthEcho Water Challenge resources will help teachers support authentic, project-based learning to help students take a leadership role in uncovering new and innovative ways to address global water issues.

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Growing and Learning Together: Creating a School Garden

A school garden creates endless opportunities to extend learning beyond the school walls. In planning our project, we considered the impact that a school garden would have on our students, our community and the environment.

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21 Pi Day Resources for your Classroom

March 14th (3/14) is recognized as the day to celebrate Pi! Whether you are looking for activities to conduct in the classroom, special Pi day gear, or a unique video to highlight the occasion, keep reading for a plethora of Pi Day fun!

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Integrating the Refugee Crisis into Your Curriculum

Welcome to Canada, and its companion lesson plan, “A Refugee’s Story,” encourages students to explore the impact of immigration as well as the themes of cultural displacement, human rights, and resilience. 

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Teaching Islam: Deconstructing Myths and Clarifying Truths

What I failed to fully recognize until this point was that despite my own knowledge about religious literacy – religions are internally diverse; religions evolve and change over time as opposed to being ahistorical and static; religious influences are embedded in all dimensions of culture – I hadn't communicated this very well to my students.

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Teaching the Election- in an 'Age of Hate,' Part II

It’s 3:00 PM. Wednesday, November 9th. The school day is over and so, too, the 2016 presidential election . . . and that means for my students and me, no more Election Wednesdays.    What did my students think of it all?

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Teaching the Election- in an "Age of Hate," Part I

In this post, high school social studies teacher Peter Paccone wonders whether his students view the behavior of  adults in this election year much like children might typically view their parents going through an ugly divorce. Here, he lays out his strategy to teaching the election under these challenging circumstances.

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