What do snakes do in winter? They sleep. When the ground begins to warm up, snakes begin to move, making snakes an important sign of spring. For a seasonal study, or any time, try some science-based lessons on snakes. This study really lends itself to the use of video,...Read More
This poem, by Irish poet William Butler Yeats, is a beautiful piece of language. Use it as a first introduction to grownup poetry for older elementary and secondary level students. Here’s the poem: Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden...Read More
Learn about Greek mythology and the earth science explanation of the seasons by studying the story of Persephone, the goddess of spring. In Greek mythology, Demeter was the goddess of the harvest. She had a daughter, Persephone, whom she loved dearly. As Persephone grew...Read More
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The modern world needs people who are creative, good at problem-solving and communication, able to collaborate, and capable of working with technology.
Are we giving our students the skills they need to thrive in the global marketplace? Can we do so while meeting current expectations?
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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are greatly in demand in the modern work world. We can incorporate these fields of study into instructional units from preschool on and give our students the strong foundation they need.
End the Skills Gap!
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In addition to workforce preparation, education must include the arts, geography, history, and the sharing of all the things that make us human. Here at FreshPlans, we have a special fondness for fairy tales, but you’ll also find lessons for all kinds of art, literature, music, and philosophy.
Here are a few to explore