Classroom Themes

Christmas Lesson Plans

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Christmas Lesson Plans

Are you bringing Christmas into the classroom, perhaps along with other winter holiday celebrations? Check out our Christmas Around the World and Christmas literature lesson plans.

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Doctor Who in the Classroom

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Doctor Who in the Classroom

  Embrace geek chic with a Doctor Who classroom theme! The Doctor is an alien being in a popular BBC TV show, the last of the Time Lords, who goes traveling through time and space in his Time and Relative Dimension in Space (tardis for short). As you can imagine, this is an adventuresome theme, with lots of teachable moments for science and history. The new series also contains plenty of scenes involving decision-making by a young person: Should she do something risky or stick with what’s safe? Should she continue on a path toward a future that seems empty, or do something more...

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Learning About Trucks

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Learning About Trucks

From preschoolers who love to play with toy trucks to high school students discovering all the jobs involved in logistics and freight transport, everyone can learn something from a good less on trucks. Scroll down to find lessons at different grade levels. Preschool and Kindergarten Read books about trucks: My Truck is Stuck! The Truck Book I Love Trucks! Truck by Donald Crews I Want to Be a Truck Driver  Invite students to bring a toy truck from home to show, or collect toy trucks at garage sales or dime stores. Have students create art with their toy trucks: Drive the trucks through...

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Transportation Classroom Theme

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Transportation Classroom Theme

  Throughout our history, we humans have wanted to go from one place to another, and to take things from one place to another, so a lot of our ingenuity has gone into transportation. We have a number of relevant classroom themes and lesson plan collections already posted: Car classroom themes Trucks lesson plans Hot air balloons Airplane classroom theme Travel classroom theme Hiking classroom theme Boats lesson plans How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Oh, the Places You’ll Go What if you want to have a more general transportation theme? Of course, you can mix and match...

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People and Water Lesson Plans

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People and Water Lesson Plans

  We’re largely made of water, so it should be no surprise that much of human life revolves around water. Explore some of the ways water matters with these lesson plans. Water to drink Human beings cannot live without water, and finding clean, potable (safely drinkable) water is a challenge in many parts of the world. Learn about the water cycle. The American Water Works Association has a presentation showing how water gets from the source to the faucet: “How Water Works” Check out the EPA’s drinking water page for games and activities related to ground water and...

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Superhero Writing Lessons

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Superhero Writing Lessons

  Writing can be a pleasure, especially with fun, highly motivating writing assignments. How about superheroes for a writing theme? Check out our list of great superhero writing prompts: The most obvious writing assignment for a superhero theme is writing a comic book or, less ambitiously, a comic strip. have students  come up with a story, characters, and dialogue. Then let them  create their comic strip. You can download a template but we think it’s good for kids to learn to draw their own boxes. This can certainly be an art lesson, too, but kids could use stick figures or...

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