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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
What Is Veterans Day?
The Story of Veterans Day
Veterans Day Activities
History of the Draft
Remembrance Day Quiz
Charles Kingsford Smith – Reading Comprehension
Memorial Day Word Fill-In
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
Popular Women's History Printables
Women's History Videos & Activities
Women's Rights, Suffrage & Equality
International Women's Day
The Nineteenth Amendment
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography: A Nonfiction 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
Betsy Ross Little Book
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Designing a Quilt Pattern
Amelia to Zora Teacher Guide
The Keeping Quilt
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Nelson Mandela Biography – Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 5 & 6
Martin Luther King Jr. Questions
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Rosa Parks Reading Warm-Up for Gr. 1 & 2: Historical Fiction
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
More Popular Resources on Civil Rights

Other African-American Heroes

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Comprehension Questions
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry: Projects and Activities
A Raisin in the Sun
Tap Your Feet
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Fire Department Word Search
Job Fair
Freddie the Firefighter
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Police and Firefighter Patterns
I Want to Be a Police Officer
Community Helpers
Influencing Others in Our World
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
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


Teacher Appreciation Week
Substitute Teacher Information
Parent/Teacher Relations
Miss Nelson is Missing
Educational Quotes
Great Teacher
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Very Best Gifts for Teachers
Job Hunter Guide for Music Teachers
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
More Resources about Teachers


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


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

Other Resources about Heroes

An Autobiographical Poem
Police Officer Hat
People in Space: The Pioneers
The Miracle Worker
We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
Firefighter's Hat
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow


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!

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: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), 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.

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