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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

Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
The Story of Veterans Day
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
Veterans Day Commemoration Activities
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
Origin of Veterans Day Worksheet
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Veterans Day Newspaper
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
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Women's Rights, Suffrage & Equality
Women's History Videos & Activities
Charlie Parkhurst Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Heroines of Women's Suffrage
"Ain't I a Woman"
U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level II)
Susan B. Anthony
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
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
The Keeping Quilt
The Miracle Worker
Betsy Ross Little Book
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Women Nobel Prize Winners for Literature
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Narcissa Whitman Biography
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

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

Other African-American Heroes

Top 10 Kwanzaa Activities (Grades K-8)
Kwanzaa Candles
Kwanzaa, the African-American Celebration of Ancestry
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Kwanzaa Background
"I Have a Dream" Little Book
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Kwanzaa Facts Quiz
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Fire Department Word Search
Service-Learning Case Study: Madison, WI
Influencing Others in Our World
The Demeter Project: Community Mentors
Service-Learning Case Study: Montgomery County, MD
Community Outreach Ideas for Music in Our Schools Month
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
Our Helpful Neighbors
Use Service-Learning to Enhance Your Curriculum
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


Miss Nelson is Missing
Substitute Teacher Information
Parent/Teacher Relations
Anne Sullivan Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Job Hunter Guide for Music Teachers
Tissue over Bottles
Getting a Good Recommendation
Educational Quotes
If I Were the Teacher
More Resources about Teachers


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


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

Other Resources about Heroes

Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
An Autobiographical Poem
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
Firefighter's Hat
Top 10 Heroes of Greek Mythology
Amelia Earhart
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
Who's in the News Bulletin Board – Teacher Portion

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