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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

History of the Draft
Origin of Veterans Day Worksheet
What Is Veterans Day?
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
Remembrance Day Quiz
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Veterans Day Newspaper
The Story of Veterans Day
Veterans Day – Teacher Resources
Memorial Day Teacher Resources
More Resources on Veterans

Suffragists & Women's-Rights Heroes

Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Women's History Videos & Activities
Popular Women's History Printables
International Women's Day
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Women's Rights, Suffrage & Equality
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
The Nineteenth Amendment
International Women's Day Theme Song
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
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Sarah Boone Coloring Page
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
Betsy Ross Little Book
Amelia to Zora Teacher Guide
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Women Scientists & Inventors Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Black History Word Search
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Black History Month Activities
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
More Popular Resources on Civil Rights

Other African-American Heroes

Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (K-5)
Black History Month Quiz
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
My Mini-Book of Famous African-Americans
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
Jackie Robinson Coloring Page
George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
George Washington Carver Little Book
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Fire Department Word Search
Influencing Others in Our World
Police and Firefighter Patterns
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Gold Heart Day Activity
Freddie the Firefighter
Community Helpers
I Want to Be a Police Officer
Service-Learning Case Study: Montgomery County, MD
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
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Substitute Teacher Information
Parent/Teacher Relations
Miss Nelson is Missing
Educational Quotes
Getting a Good Recommendation
Draw and Present a Portrait
Teacher Appreciation Greeting Card: Thanks for Your Support
Tissue over Bottles
More Resources about Teachers

Moms

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

Dads

Top 10 Father's Day Worksheets (K-3)
Animal Fathers
A Father's Day Card
Father's Day Presents
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

The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Police Officer Hat
An Autobiographical Poem
The Miracle Worker
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
Firefighter's Hat
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.