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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
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
What Is Veterans Day?
Remembrance Day
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
Charles Kingsford Smith – Reading Comprehension
Memorial Day: Exercises
Veterans Day – Teacher Resources
Memorial Day Teacher Resources
More Resources on Veterans

Suffragists & Women's-Rights Heroes

Women's History Videos & Activities
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Women's Rights, Suffrage & Equality
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Popular Women's History Printables
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Women in Aviation
The Nineteenth Amendment
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
The Famous Five
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
Betsy Ross Little Book
Women Following Washington's Army
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Learn About Pocahontas
The Keeping Quilt
The Miracle Worker
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"
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
The Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
More Popular Resources on Civil Rights

Other African-American Heroes

Defining Jazz Music
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Biography & Activities
Tap Your Feet
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Fire Department Word Search
Freddie the Firefighter
Job Fair
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
Use Service-Learning to Enhance Your Curriculum
Influencing Others in Our World
Police and Firefighter Patterns
I Want to Be a Police Officer
More Resources on Community Helpers


Nurse/EMT Hat
Appreciation Cards


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


Teacher Appreciation Week
Substitute Teacher Information
Anne Sullivan Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Miss Nelson is Missing
Parent/Teacher Relations
Educational Quotes
People Who Help Us Learn Bulletin Board
Great Teacher
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
Administrative Expectations
More Resources about Teachers


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


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

Other Resources about Heroes

An Autobiographical Poem
Police Officer Hat
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Firefighter's Hat
People in Space: The Pioneers
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Who's in the News Bulletin Board
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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!

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!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports 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.