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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

Veterans Day Activities
The Story of Veterans Day
What Is Veterans Day?
Origin of Veterans Day Worksheet
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Veterans Day Newspaper
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
Women's History Videos & Activities
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
The Nineteenth Amendment
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Strides for Women Posters
International Women's Day
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
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Modern Day Mona Lisa
Designing a Quilt Pattern
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Keeping Quilt
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Multicultural Statue of Liberty
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Notable Moments in Civil Rights History
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life
Civil Rights Quiz
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Declaration of Sentiments
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
More Popular Resources on Civil Rights

Other African-American Heroes

Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
The Melting Pot -- Is It What We Want?
Tap Your Feet
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Cultures Day Project Ideas
A Raisin in the Sun
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Our Helpful Neighbors
Fire Department Word Search
Freddie the Firefighter
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Community Helpers
Three Cups of Tea & Listen to the Wind Discussion Guide
Job Fair
Service-Learning Case Study: Madison, WI
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
More Resources on Community Helpers


Nurse/EMT Hat
Appreciation Cards


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


Substitute Teacher Information
Miss Nelson is Missing
Parent/Teacher Relations
Educational Quotes
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Preparing for the Interview
Teacher Appreciation Week
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
Tissue over Bottles
More Resources about Teachers


My Family
Your Family Tree, Version 1
Mother's Day Writing Ideas
Mother's Day Plaque
Promise Coupon
Mother's Day Card
Roses for Mother's Day
Mother's Day Printable Book (K-3)
Mom's Musical Card
Favorite Mother's Day Activities Slideshow
More Mother's Day


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

Other Resources about Heroes

Who's in the News Bulletin Board – Teacher Portion
An Autobiographical Poem
Firefighter's Hat
Police Officer Hat
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Courage and Compassion Discussion Guide
September 11, 2001: Attack on New York City Teacher's Guide
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
People in Space: The Pioneers
Join the Firefighters!

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Fire Prevention Week (10/4-10), Metric Week (10/4-10), World Space Week (10/4-10), Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Bullying Prevention Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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