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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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Culture & Change: Black History in America

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A collection of African American history teaching resources from Scholastic. Includes sites on Rosa Parks, Melba Beals Pattillo, and famous African American inventors. A link to a useful teacher's guide is also provided.

 

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Early Fall Colors: Earth Image of the Week

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The lengthening shadows of autumn and a few frosty nights have led to fall foliage colors arriving about a week early across the upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes.

 

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Halloween History and Traditions

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Explore the history and traditions of our spookiest holiday.

 

History.com

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Columbus Day Printables & References (K-12 Resources)

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Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. To find great lessons, printables, and activities for all grades on this important explorer, browse these cross-curricular teaching resources.

 

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Grow a Garden in a Glove

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Grow a Garden in a Glove...

 

Museum of Science and Industry

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WORLD BOOK - This Day in History for iPad

This Day in History for iPad is an interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches. You can hear the national anthems of countries on the day they became a nation, listen to presidents

 

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International Children's Digital Library

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Read books from around the world when you visit this website. Hundreds of books in twenty-nine different languages are available.

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Leading to Reading

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An early literacy website “where young children discover the world of reading and grownups enjoy the journey.” Young children can read, sing, play, and explore a variety of subjects and books. Also available in Spanish.

 

Reading is Fundamental

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The Science Behind Fall Color

While environmental conditions, like stress from an abnormally dry and hot summer, can cause trees to show their color and shed their leaves in late summer, true fall color is brought on by the shortening of the days.

 

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Science Technology Reference Desk

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Facts Encyclopedia: Science and Technology

 

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Funding Fun: Fall 2012 Environmental Education Grants, Part II

Funding Fun: Fall 2012 Environmental Education Grants, Part II | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

 

A shortlist of environmental education funding sources that have deadlines this October and November:

 

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Fall Activity for Kids: Leaf Printing

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Follow along and learn how to print leaf shapes on your favorite t-shirt or make a bandana with leaves on it.

 

Wisconsin DNR

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iPads in the Classroom

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This site will be both a support site for my presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning and also include links to other iPad information pages. 

 

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

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Plan Activities for Veterans Day - November 11

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Veterans Day history, ceremonies, resources...

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

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Entomology Resources for Kids and Teachers

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Entomology resources for kids and teachers.

 

University of Kentucky Entomology

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Halloween Teacher Resources (Grades K-12)

Halloween Teacher Resources (Grades K-12) | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Explore the literature, customs, and history of Halloween, using our lessons, printables, and resources. You'll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities.

 

TeacherVision.com

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Torn In Two:150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

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The American Civil War is one of the defining events in American history. To commemorate its 150th anniversary, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library presents the exhibition, Torn in Two: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

 

Boston Public Library

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Creating a Homework Zone

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Homework. The very mention of the word crushes the spirit, engenders deep sighs and eye-rolling, maybe even tears. And that's just from the parents.

 

Chicago Tribune

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The World Factbook

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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

 

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StoryBlocks

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Children get ready to read long before they start Kindergarten. You can help by singing, talking, and playing with the children in your care. Watch our videos to learn fun songs and rhymes, and how they help build readers!

 

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy

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Top 10 Homework Tips

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Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in homework - here are ways to help.

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National Geographic: Teaching Resources

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Find lessons plans, the National Geography Standards, expert tips, and more!

 

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Spiders: True or False?

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Which came first: spiders or dinosaurs? Do all spiders make webs? Are all spiders poisonous? Test your knowledge and find out more.

 

American Museum of Natural History

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Funding Fun: Fall 2012 Environmental Education Grants, Part I

Funding Fun: Fall 2012 Environmental Education Grants, Part I | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

An assembled a list of environmental education grants with application deadlines in September and early October. Check them out below, and good luck with your applications!

 

Bay Backpack blog

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This is a great funding list.

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Environmental Education for Kids: Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Environmental Education for Kids:  Why Do Leaves Change Color? | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Now it's autumn, and you're ready -- okay, almost ready -- to be back in school. Those hardworking trees, on the other hand, need to take a break from all that photosynthesizing. When leaves change color from green to yellow, bright orange, or red, you'll know that trees are beginning their long winter's rest.

 

Wisconsin DNR

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