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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

Memorial Day Word Fill-In
Memorial Day: Exercises
Armed Forces Survey
Origin of Veterans Day Worksheet
Veterans Day Newspaper
The Story of Veterans Day
What Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
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
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Popular Women's History Printables
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Suffragettes
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Charlie Parkhurst Biography: A 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
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Betsy Ross Little Book
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Activities to Honor Heroes
Designing a Quilt Pattern - Worksheet 1
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
The Modern Street-Cleaner Puzzle & Reading Passage
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

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

Other African-American Heroes

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
An Extraordinary Bus Ride: Rosa Parks
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
A Raisin in the Sun
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Jazz and Math: Rhythmic Innovations
Cultures Day Project Ideas
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Fire Department Word Search
I Want to Be a Police Officer
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Freddie the Firefighter
I Want to Be a Firefighter
Service-Learning Case Study: Chico, CA
Influencing Others in Our World
Job Fair
Service-Learning Case Study: Madison, WI
More Resources on Community Helpers

EMTs

Nurse/EMT Hat
Appreciation Cards
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms

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
Miss Nelson is Missing
Teacher Appreciation Greeting Card: Thanks for Your Support
Great Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Greeting Card: Teaching From the Heart
Postage Stamps for Heroes
If I Were the Teacher
Very Best Gifts for Teachers
More Resources about Teachers

Moms

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

Dads

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

Other Resources about Heroes

An Autobiographical Poem
Guide to the Symphonies Activities
Police Officer Hat
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Firefighter's Hat
Flag Facts
The Miracle Worker: Project Ideas

Highlights

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

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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.

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