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Here There Everywhere: News for Kids

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Welcome! Here There Everywhere is a news website/blog designed for elementary school-aged children. Its purpose is to show kids how they are connected to their world and introduce them to the people and events shaping it. It credits children with being interested in and being able to understand some of the more newsy topics (though there will be lots of the fun stuff, too!). HTE can be read with a caregiver or without.

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This Day in History: November 19

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On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history.

 

History.com

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Gettysburg Address

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Gettysburg Address: Abraham Lincoln was the second speaker on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg.

 

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Agriculture in the Classroom

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This teacher and kid friendly web site provides educators and students with information, lesson plans, activities, and state contacts to increase agricultural literacy.

 

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Lesson plan: The Gift of Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas

Lesson plan: The Gift of Holiday Traditions: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Each year, December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations complete with a variety of gift giving traditions, and—to the glee of students and educators alike—school vacations. Before departing to enjoy the break from school, take the opportunity to discuss with students ritual gift giving in their own families and across cultural holiday traditions.

 

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The Great Math Hunt

In Math Hunt, student groups search for evidence of
math. Students leave the classroom with a bag of
science and math tools, and venture into the cafeteria,
gym, or lobby to find evidence of patterns, geometric
shapes, and fractions.

 

NTSA

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Veterans Day Lesson Plans and Activities

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Education World celebrates Veteran's Day with activities, music and Web-based ideas for the classroom.

 

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Thanksgiving Lesson Plans and Activities

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Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean the same tired turkey lessons. Join Education World as we celebrate this special season with some creative ideas. In this archive you will find articles, lesson ideas, site reviews, books, crafts, clipart and much more -- all to help you meet all your holiday needs.

 

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Teacher Resources | Library of Congress

Teacher Resources | Library of Congress | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Teacher resources from the Library of Congress, including lesson plans, other classroom materials, professional development on using primary sources in the classroom.

 

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ASPCA-Kids: The Website for Kids who Love Animals

ASPCA-Kids: The Website for Kids who Love Animals | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Pet care, preventing animal cruelty, and cool animal careers from the American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

 

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Writing Tips | TIME For Kids

Writing Tips | TIME For Kids | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

How do you write a snappy and informative introduction? Find answers to all of your writing questions here. Get Started!

 

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TIME for Kids Flash-card Maker

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Do you know the times tables? How about the state capitals? Test yourself with TFK’s flash cards. Or create your own interactive flash cards to study for your next quiz. Get Started!

 

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November 18: This Day in History

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Shiite Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon free Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite after more than four years of captivity. Waite, looking thinner and his hair grayer, was freed along with American educator Thomas M.

 

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November 17: This Day in History

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Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.

 

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Awesome Library

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Awesome Library organizes 37,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent for teachers, students, parents, and librarians. It includes a search engine.

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Ant Farm Lesson Plan

People often think of insects as pests, but insects are
valuable members of the natural world. In this lesson,
students investigate the extraordinary manner in which
insects live and interact. Student groups collect different
types of insects and study their habits.

 

National Science Teachers Association

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Thanksgiving History

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In 1621, Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast, acknowledged as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations.

 

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Primaries, Voting, and Elections-Special Theme

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These lesson plans, Internet sites, and curriculum ideas will help your students understand the impact of this year's election.

 

Education World

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Middle School: Weekly Math Problem

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NCTM serves math teachers, math educators, and administrators by providing math resources and professional development opportunities. Working for more and better math for all students.

 

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