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25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids—Spring You can't always get there in person, but lucky for you, lots of places will let you "visit" online. These are the best virtual field trips out there! Virtual Travel, Virtual Tour, Summer School, Summer Fun, Virtual Field Trips, Home Learning, Home Schooling, Travel With Kids, Kids Education

The Best Virtual Field Trips to Take During Spring 2020

You can't always get there in person, but lucky for you, lots of places wil let you "visit" online. These are the best virtual field trips out there!

Use Scholastic Magazines to teach inspiring knowledge-building stories perfect for Black History Month and beyond! Social Studies Activities, Teaching Activities, Teaching Tools, Black History Month, Grade 3, Kids Learning, American History, Homeschool, Knowledge

5 Black History Heroes (Grades 3-12)

The month of February is Black History Month, but you can use these five articles from Scholastic Classroom Magazines all year long to celebrate the black history heroes every student should know.

MLK Day Writing Activity - Learn how to teach Dr. Martin Luther’s King Jr’s message of peace and equality to primary stude - Writing Resources, Writing Activities, Classroom Activities, Writing Prompts, Writing Lessons, Writing Ideas, Creative Writing, Classroom Decor, Kindergarten Writing

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free Writing Resources - A Kinderteacher Life

Hello there! In this blog post, I will share resources and free writing prompts to teach your students about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. How can I teach Dr. King to primary-aged students? Teaching Dr. King’s life and legacy can be a difficult subject for primary teachers. Some teachers think Dr. King’s dream and what ... Read More about Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free Writing Resources

In honor of MLK Day, we're sharing some lesson plans to teach students of all ages about nonviolence & civil rights. Middle School, High School, Found Poetry, Social Studies Activities, Civil Rights Movement, I Have A Dream, Martin Luther King, Kids Learning, Elementary Schools

“I Have a Dream”: Lesson Plans for MLK Day

MLK Day is almost here and we’ve gathered up some meaningful ways to remember the extraordinary man who inspired this holiday. From the “I Have a Dream” speech to inspired found poetry, here’s how to...

Mansa Musa, the century African king of the Mali Empire, is said to have amassed a fortune that possibly made him one of the wealthiest people who ever lived. Jessica Smith tells the story of how Mansa Musa literally put his empire – and himself – on Jessica Smith, 7th Grade Social Studies, Teaching Social Studies, African Empires, African History, Economic Geography, Ancient World History, Wealthy People, Story Of The World

Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest people who ever lived - Jessica Smith

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/mansa-musa-one-of-the-wealthiest-people-who-ever-lived-...

Send your students around the world with a scavenger hunt Social Studies Projects, 6th Grade Social Studies, Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Resources, Social Studies Classroom, Classroom Tools, Science Classroom, Future Classroom

GOOGLE EARTH SCAVENGER HUNT

How to plan a Google Earth Scavenger Hunt for students to complete at home. Includes tips for setting up the assignment on Google Classroom too!

Get to know the life of Mexican nun, poet and scholar, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, who was censored by the Church for her critical writings. Social Studies Activities, Language Activities, Fun Activities, Inspirational Leaders, Classroom Images, World History, Art History, Spanish Language, Ted Talks

History's "worst" nun - Theresa A. Yugar

Get to know the life of Mexican nun, poet and scholar, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, who was censored by the Church for her critical writings. -- Juana Ramírez ...

Dig into the 800 year history and architecture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and find out what gives the tower its infamous tilt. -- In the Italian gove. Social Studies Activities, Science Activities, Pisa Tower, Classroom Images, Fall Over, American Soldiers, Class Projects, Fun Facts, Ted

Why doesn’t the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over? - Alex Gendler

Dig into the 800 year history and architecture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and find out what gives the tower its infamous tilt. -- In 1990, the Italian gove...

Trace the year old history of the domestication of corn, or maize, and its effects on global agriculture. -- Corn currently accounts for more than one . Social Studies Activities, Fun Activities, Tim Armstrong, Crop Production, Printable Coupons, World History, Agriculture, Kids Learning, Geography

The history of the world according to corn - Chris A. Kniesly

Trace the 9,000 year old history of the domestication of corn, or maize, and its effects on global agriculture. -- Corn currently accounts for more than one ...

The Mayan myth of the morning star Discover the Mayan myth of Venus the morning star plotting revenge on his brother the sun and his allies. -- Chak Ek the morning star rose from the und. Social Studies Activities, Fun Activities, Sabrina Gonzalez, Dear Theodosia, Genre Study, World Mythology, Summer Reading Program, Morning Star, Kids Videos

The Maya myth of the morning star

Discover the Maya myth of Venus, the morning star plotting revenge on his brother, the sun, and his allies. -- Chak Ek’, the morning star, rose from the unde...

Ugly History: Japanese-American internment camps - Densho Dig into the historic injustice of Japanese-American internment camps during World War II through the experience of survivor Aki Kurose. -- On December 7 Social Studies Activities, Teaching Social Studies, Melvin Williams, Tim Armstrong, Japanese American, Anti Racism, 16 Year Old, Camps, Kids Learning

Ugly history: Japanese American incarceration camps - Densho

Dig into the historic injustice of Japanese American incarceration camps, also known as internment camps, during World War II. -- On December 7, 1941, 16 yea...

The first and last king of Haiti - Marlene Daut Dive into the life of Henry Christophe a former slave and leader in the Haitian Revolution and the only king of Haiti. -- The royal couple of Haiti rode int. Social Studies Activities, Fun Activities, Morgan Williams, Mark Morris, Haitian Revolution, Classroom Images, Social Awareness, Professional Logo Design

The first and last king of Haiti - Marlene Daut

Dive into the life of Henry Christophe, a former slave and leader in the Haitian Revolution and the only king of Haiti. -- The royal couple of Haiti rode int...

Discover recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and other ideas to try. Ancient Egypt Pyramids, Ancient Egypt Lessons, Ancient Egypt Activities, Ancient Egypt Crafts, Ancient Egypt For Kids, Ancient History, European History, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Civilizations Lessons

5 Awesome Ancient Egypt Activities! – Student Savvy

Hi Teacher Friends, Do you love teaching Ancient Civilizations as much as I do? I often feel overwhelmed looking on Pinterest or Instagram with how many great ideas and activities there are out there for Ancient Civs. I could probably spend the whole year in the classroom just focusing on Ancient Egypt alone, with its

History might be old, but our approach to teaching it shouldn’t be! Find engaging history lessons for Canadian History, Remembrance Day, and Veterans Day. History Education, History Teachers, Teaching History, Teaching Tips, Teacher Style, Drama Teacher, Teacher Salary, Social Studies Activities, Canadian History

History Lessons For Middle School Teachers - 2 Peas and a Dog

History might be old, but our approach to teaching it shouldn’t be! Find engaging history lessons for Canadian History, Remembrance Day, and Veterans Day.

This is a fun video that gives a rundown of the myths Jason is a part of. It is part of the TedEd series, and this particular video was created by Iseult Gillespie Strongest Man Alive, Sabrina Gonzalez, Michael Goldberg, Jason And The Argonauts, Castor And Pollux, Social Studies Activities, Early Middle Ages, Ancient Greece, Hercules

The myth of Jason and the Argonauts - Iseult Gillespie

Download a free audiobook version of "Circe" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed Check out our full book recommendation: h...

The rise and fall of the Mongol Empire - Anne F. Broadbridge Trace the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire which under the leadership of Genghis Khan became the largest contiguous land empire in history. Kublai Khan, Golden Horde, Empire, Sea Of Japan, Genghis Khan, Social Studies Activities, Story Of The World, Guy Names, 12th Century

The rise and fall of the Mongol Empire - Anne F. Broadbridge

Trace the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire which, under the leadership of Genghis Khan, became the largest contiguous land empire in history. -- It was the...