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Summer - Teacher Resources

Integrate the study of summer into your classroom curriculum; it's every student's favorite time of year. Summer brings heat, extended daylight, and fun. Topics of study include biomes, habitats, weather, and more. There are activities for every subject: mathematics, science, social studies, and art. We have slideshows of our favorite summer reading picks, math worksheets to keep your students engaged over the break, literature guides for summer-themed books, references about the history of summer Olympic games and school vacations, and more!

We've pulled some of our most valuable summer resources into cross-curricular packets filled with fun summer activities and summer learning guides perfect for preparing for the next school year. Enjoy!

Slideshows

Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Teaching Guides for Summer Reading
Seasons Printables Slideshow

Printables

Summer Crossword Puzzle
First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Sixth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Third Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Summer Reading List for Teachers – Fiction
Tissue Flower Craft
More Summer Printables

Lesson Plans

Flower and Leaf Press
Making Sand Art

References

Baseball Parks
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)

Summer Holidays

Father's Day - Teacher Resources
Flag Day – Teacher Resources
Fourth of July – Teacher Resources
Labor Day Resources for Teachers
Memorial Day Teacher Resources

Art Activities

Summer Fun Worksheets
Tissue Flower Craft
Summer Photography
Flower and Leaf Press
Draw a Sand Castle
Making Sand Art
Crepe Paper Flower
Creating a Shell Cast or Mold
Beach Day Coloring Page
Circle the Beach Items
Beach Day Doodle Page
Summer Coloring Page

Math Resources

Fifth Grade Summer Math
First Grade Summer Math
Second Grade Summer Math
Fourth Grade Summer Math
Summer Vacations
Third Grade Summer Math
Kindergarten Summer Math
More Summer Math Resources

Social Studies Resources

The Summer of the Swans
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Baseball Parks
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
Summer of My German Soldier
What Makes an Indian Summer?
More Summer Social Studies Resources

Reading & Language Arts Resources

Summer Reading Lists
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading List for Teachers – Fiction
Summer Reading List for Teachers – Nonfiction
More Summer Reading & Language Arts Resources

Other Seasons

Autumn Teacher Resources
Winter – Teacher Resources
Spring – Teacher Resources
Seasons – Teacher Resources

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Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!