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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

ANZAC Day: Design a Stamp
Memorial Day Word Fill-In
Memorial Day: Exercises
The Story of Veterans Day
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day Activities
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 History Videos & Activities
Women's Rights, Suffrage & Equality
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Suffragettes
Suffrage Movement Quiz
More Resources on Women's Suffrage & Equality

Other Heroes of Women's History

Designing a Quilt Pattern - Worksheet 1
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Stagecoach Mary Fields Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Learn About Pocahontas
Betsy Ross Little Book
Famous Women World Rulers Quiz
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Designing a Quilt Pattern
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

Civil Rights Heroes Quiz
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
The Civil Rights Movement
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Dwight D. Eisenhower's Little Rock Response
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
More Popular Resources on Civil Rights

Other African-American Heroes

Martin Luther King Jr. Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Defining Jazz Music
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
A Raisin in the Sun
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Daily Journal Topics: Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Fire Department Word Search
Freddie the Firefighter
I Want to Be a Police Officer
Job Fair
Community Helpers Writing Activity
I Want to Be a Firefighter
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Fire Truck Teacher's Guide
Three Cups of Tea & Listen to the Wind Discussion Guide
More Resources on Community Helpers

EMTs

Nurse/EMT Hat
Appreciation Cards

Nurses

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

Doctors

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

Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week
Educational Quotes
Substitute Teacher Information
Teacher Appreciation Greeting Card: Teaching From the Heart
Miss Nelson is Missing
Parent/Teacher Relations
Teacher Appreciation Greeting Card: Thanks for Your Support
Great Teacher
Anne Sullivan Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Postage Stamps for Heroes
More Resources about Teachers

Moms

Mother's Day Printable Book (K-3)
Mother's Day Worksheet
Roses for Mother's Day
Top 10 Mother's Day Printables (K-3)
My Family
Mother's Day Writing Ideas
Mother's Day Card
Favorite Mother's Day Activities Slideshow
Mother's Day Plaque
Promise Coupon
More Mother's Day

Dads

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

Other Resources about Heroes

Guide to the Symphonies Activities
An Autobiographical Poem
Police Officer Hat
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Firefighter's Hat
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
The Miracle Worker
People in Space: The Pioneers
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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: May Day (5/1), National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/9), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

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, 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.

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.