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T-Rex skull and bones

Dinosaurs Theme

October is International Dinosaur Month. Get your students excited about geology with lessons and printables about dinosaurs. Delve into this fascinating prehistoric world to learn all about these large, extinct reptiles from the Mesozoic era. References will provide your students with interesting facts about the Stegosaurus, T-Rex, and Triceratops. You'll also find drawing activities and lessons for math and social studies to incorporate dinosaur activities across your curriculum.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson
Fossils Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Dinosaur
Eyewitness: Fossil
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science

Printable Worksheets & Activities

Tyrannosaurus Rex Cut-Out
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Identify the Dinosaurs
Make a Dinosaur
Measure Me!
More Popular Dinosaur Printables

Dinosaurs & Math

Dinosaur Math
Which Dinosaur Is Taller?
Great, Big Enormous Animals
Math in Science: Scaly Models
Dinosaurs Dot-to-Dot (1-20)
Mixed Tables: Dinosaur Division
Reading Numbers Dot-to-Dot
Mixed Tables: Dinosaur Division

Dinosaurs & Social Studies

Climate and Vegetation Regions
How Is Half-Life Used to Date Fossils?
Dyeing Dinosaur Eggs

Lesson Plans

Dinosaur Unit
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Dinosaur Detectives
Making Fossils

References

Dinosaur Facts Part I
Dinosaur Facts
Dinosaur Facts Part III
Dinosaur Facts Part IV
Dinosaur News
Tyrannosaurus Sue
Did Birds Evolve from Dinosaurs?
More Dinosaur References

Dinosaurs & Art

Brontosaurus Cut-Out
Ralph Masiello's Dinosaur Drawing Book Coloring Page
Triceratops Cut-Out
Dinosaur Eggs
Which Dinosaur Is It?
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp Activity Kit
Flying Dragon
More Art Activities

Fossils

All About Fossils
Science Reading Warm-Up: Fossils
Introducing Dinosaurs Word Power
Geologic Time Scale and Reptile Skeletal Figures
Plate Tectonics Test
Making Model Fossils
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
More Resources on Fossils

Dinosaurs & Literature

Dinosaur Poetry
Poke & Look Learning Books
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Teacher's Guide
Are There Living Dinosaurs?
Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Rocks and Fossils Teacher's Guide
More Literature Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Language Arts

Writing a Group Research Report (Gr. 2)
Dinosaurs: Patterned Writing
Writing about Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Facts Part II
Activity: Interpreting Dinosaur Characteristics from Their Names
More Language Arts Activities on Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs & Science

Dinosaur Quiz
Dinosaur Hunters
Stegosaurus
Duckbill Dinosaur
Playing Prehistorics
More Dinosaur Science Activities

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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