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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
Veterans Day Commemoration Activities
The Story of Veterans Day
Remembrance Day Quiz
Veterans Day Newspaper
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
Queen Elizabeth II Quiz
Women's Rights, Suffrage & Equality
Learn About Susan B. Anthony
Women's History Videos & Activities
Top 15 Women's History Month Activities
Women's Suffrage Art Project
International Women's Day
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
Leaders in U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Betsy Ross Little Book
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Learn About Pocahontas
Modern Day Mona Lisa
More U.S. Women's History Resources

Civil-Rights Heroes

Nelson Mandela Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
The Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Leader
Rosa Parks Coloring Page
Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Page
Pictorial Timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's Life
Martin Luther King Jr. Wordsearch
The Life and Accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr.
More Popular Resources on Civil Rights

Other African-American Heroes

African Folk Tales: Background Information
Indentured Servants' Experiences 1600-1700
A Raisin in the Sun
Maniac Magee Literature Guide
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Top 10 Black History Month Worksheets (6-12)
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Cultures Day Project Ideas
African Tribal Masks
More Black History Month Resources

Community Helpers

Community Helpers: Matching
Hero/Heroine Writing Activity
Fire Department Word Search
I Want to Be a Police Officer
Job Fair
I Want to Be a Firefighter
Police and Firefighter Wheel Pattern
Community Helpers
Use Service-Learning to Enhance Your Curriculum
Community Helpers Writing Activity
More Resources on Community Helpers


Nurse/EMT Hat
Appreciation Cards
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms


Nurse/EMT Hat
Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
The Gingerbread Man
Occupations with the Largest Job Growth, 2004–2014
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
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
If I Were the Teacher
Miss Nelson is Missing
Parent/Teacher Relations
Substitute Teacher Information
Great Teacher
Anne Sullivan Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Postage Stamps for Heroes
Educational Quotes
Very Best Gifts for Teachers
More Resources about Teachers


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


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

Other Resources about Heroes

We Beat the Street Discussion Guide
An Autobiographical Poem
The Miracle Worker: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Firefighter's Hat
The Miracle Worker -- The Challenge
The Miracle Worker: Questions to Consider
Jerry Spinelli on Milkweed
Police Officer Hat
Coloring Book of African-Americans Slideshow
"Batman & Robin" Comics

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Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.