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Heroes – Resources for Teachers

Discover the impact of heroes past and present, with these lessons, activities, and printables. Honor veterans, civil-rights activists, suffragists, medical personnel, community workers, family members, and more. Find creative writing activities about the immigrant experience, historical time lines of the civil rights movement, slideshows of famous women suffragists, art activities for celebrating community helpers, lesson plans for learning more about wars and the soldiers who fight them, and much more.

War Heroes & Veterans

The Story of Veterans Day
Origin of Veterans Day Worksheet
Remembrance Day Quiz
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
What Is Veterans Day?
Remembrance Day
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
Veterans Day – Teacher Resources
Memorial Day Teacher Resources
More Resources on Veterans

Suffragists & Women's-Rights Heroes

Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Women's Rights, Suffrage & Equality
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Women's History Videos & Activities
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
The Nineteenth Amendment
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Changes for Women Reading Warm-Up
More Resources on Women's Suffrage & Equality

Other Heroes of Women's History

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Learn About Pocahontas
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
The Keeping Quilt
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Fastest Woman in the World: Wilma Rudolph
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Sacagawea Biography
Paper Quilts
Betsy Ross Little Book
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
The Civil Rights Movement
More Popular Resources on Civil Rights

Other African-American Heroes

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Kwanzaa Candles
Tap Your Feet
A Raisin in the Sun
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Cultures Day Project Ideas
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Fire Department Word Search
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Freddie the Firefighter
The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck Teacher's Guide
Our Helpful Neighbors
I Want to Be a Police Officer
Police and Firefighter Patterns
Police and Firefighter Wheel Pattern
Kindergarten Community Project Ideas
More Resources on Community Helpers


Nurse/EMT Hat
Appreciation Cards
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms


Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Gingerbread Man
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
National Labor Organizations


I Want to Be a Doctor
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Elizabeth Blackwell Biography
Jerry Spinelli Biography
African-American Scientists
Women and Work
Business Then and Now


Miss Nelson is Missing
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Substitute Teacher Information
Educational Quotes
Parent/Teacher Relations
Thank-You Gram
If I Were the Teacher
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
Great Teacher
Very Best Gifts for Teachers
More Resources about Teachers


My Family
Mother's Day Worksheet
Mother's Day Printable Book (K-3)
Your Family Tree, Version 1
A Chair for My Mother
Mom's Musical Card
Favorite Mother's Day Activities Slideshow
Roses for Mother's Day
Top 10 Mother's Day Printables (K-3)
Mother's Day Plaque
More Mother's Day


Top 10 Father's Day Worksheets (K-3)
Make a Father's Day Card
Favorite Father's Day Activities Slideshow
Father's Day Quiz
Father's Day Presents
Father's Day Card
A Father's Day Card
Animal Fathers
More Father's Day Resources

Other Resources about Heroes

An Autobiographical Poem
People in Space: The Pioneers
American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Flag Facts
Firefighter's Hat
Activities to Honor Heroes
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
Veterans Day Newspaper
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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.