Ebola for kids

The other week I was working with classes on current events topics- I was overwhelmed by the number of news stories I saw regarding Ebola.  For a nice kid’s view of the topic, visit  the Kids’ Health Ebola. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

When you just need the facts

While I was a big user of the CIA World Factbook when working with geography classes, I think Knoema’s Data Atlas might be easier to use.  Just search for your country and find the key metrics- from agriculture to world rankings- this site has it all! For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

In the U.S., we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving Day. I thought it would be nice to approach the holiday finding out what everyone is thankful for. I invite you to add a comment, below, about what you’re thankful for this year. And, to our friends and fellow students in Canada and the U.K., we know you […]

Political Cartoons

Looking for another way to help your middle and high school students understand current events?  Try Cartoons for the Classroom.  There is a new lesson each week with a chance to add your own captions! For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

2 Thanksgivings?

When I first read this, I thought it was a joke- clearly I don’t know my US History as well as I thought.  This brief summary (as well as a series of primary documents) might be interesting to your older students. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.

We Are Thankful For…

baseball family hockey pets games food friends love my dog my bike the earth water TV cute, fat hamsters hamburgers ketchup sister cousin shelter video games people chicken electronics names God silent letters joy animals nature rainbows house health my cat flowers drinks trees my lizard Maggie Joseph stuffed animals presents peace

Science in a box!

Who says science cannot be taught from a box- well, if you use My Science Box- a collections of lessons, activities, and more- you can.  I reviewed several of the lessons from fifth grade (my last classroom assignment) and found them engaging and on target. For the complete post from TeachersFirst, please click here.