A History of Mother's Day
A short article on the history of Mother's Day.
African American History Month
Grade 1-Grade 12
Since 1976, February has been celebrated in the USA as African American History Month. Link to exhibits and collections, images, audio/video, profiles, teaching resources and archives of primary sources here.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Grade 1-Grade 12
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the USA. Link to resources selected for their relevance to classroom curriculum through the USA Library of Congress, including collections and exhibits, images, audio and video.
Birth of Jesus - Readers Theatre
A Christmas Readers Theatre, based on Matthew 2, in presentational, interactive, and echo format. Each reading covers approximately the same content but with a different style to suit a different audience. It is up to the worship leader to determine which...
Celebrate History and Heritage with the Smithsonian
Link to resources selected for their relevance to classroom curriculum and standards of learning, as well as special cultural heritage materials from Scholastic. Heritage month celebrations featured include:
February: Black history month
Celebremos Noviembre - Let's Celebrate November
Special holidays celebrated in November are Thanksgiving and Veterans Day. A history of Thanksgiving, as well as Thanksgiving activities, crafts, games, recipes, songs, poems, and bulletin board ideas are included. Veterans Day background information and activities,...
Christmas Around the World
A list of suggested ornaments to decorate an international Christmas tree in your classroom.
Christmas Stories - Teacher Bulletin Volume 3
A collection of Christmas stories and a poem to share with your students:
Twas the Night Jesus Came...
Santa and Jesus - Why Jesus is Better than Santa Claus
Teach the Children
The "W" in Christmas
Classroom Treats - Monthly Activities and More
"Classroom Treats is an administration and monthly activity unit of devotions, poems, classroom management tips, contracts, technology-infused lessons, monthly activities, forms and more." The main collection is over 100 pages! Files also include...
Constitution Day - Celebrating With Your Students
The author explains the history of the USA Constitution Day, with practical ideas on activities and resources to teach about the Constitution, and the meaning of religious freedom as one component.
Holiday Materials - April
Background information and activities for special events in the month of April. The special events are April Fool's Day and Arbor Day. The articles and activities are as follows:
April Fools! - background information and a poem
Arbor Day: Day of...
Holiday Materials - Christmas - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Christmas stories, readings, plays, puzzles, quizzes, activities, and bulletin board:
Twelve Days of Christmas
The Greatest Gift
The Angels' Assignment
Away in the Manger
The Angels Sing
The Words of Christmas
Holiday Materials - February - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Activities and crafts to honor Presidents' Day:
Presidential Party Hats
Lincoln's Log Cabin
Holiday Materials - January - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Background information and activities concerning Martin Luther King Jr.:
All About Martin Luther King Jr.
About Dr. Martin Luther King and Me
Holiday Materials - March - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Grade 1-Grade 5
Special holidays in the month of March include American Red Cross Month, Music in our Schools Month, National Women's History Month, National Nutrition Month, Youth Art Month, Adoption of the U.S. National Anthem, National School Breakfast Week, Newspaper...
Holiday Materials - May
Holidays and special events in the month of May include Teacher Appreciation Week, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day. The background information, stories, activities, and jokes included are:
Teacher Appreciation Week: The New Survivor Show
Holiday Materials - October - Teacher Bulletin Volume 1
A calendar of special events in October; Columbus Day history worksheet; and a word bank matching activity. The days of the week in the given calendar will next line up in 2018.
Holiday Materials - October - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Activities for celebrating the following holidays and events in the month of October:
Book It! Reading Incentive Program
Black Poetry Day
National Popcorn Popping Month
Holiday Materials - Thanksgiving - Teacher Bulletin Volume 1
Included are: The Real Story of Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving Projects - quilt, centerpiece, hand turkey card, pine cone turkey, wreath, and M & M turkey; and Thanksgiving Internet sites.
Holiday Materials - Thanksgiving - Teacher Bulletin Volume 6
Thanksgiving stories, activities, prayers, and "zingers":
Our Debt to the Indians
Thank You, Ovenbird
Simple Prayers for Thanksgiving