STEM Education

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.

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Ancient History Lesson Plans

  One of the challenges in teaching ancient history is that it’s easy for students to get the idea that Ancient Egypt happened… and then Ancient Greece happened… and then Ancient Rome happened… and then came the Middle Ages.   Especially when ancient history comes in pieces, as Greek mythology… Continue reading

Toads and Diamonds Lesson Plans

“Toads and Diamonds” is another story from Charles Perrault. Picture books of the story are hard to find, though DK’s A First Book of Fairy Tales includes it. Read the story aloud and then have students retell the tale. For the class retelling, we like to divide the story into… Continue reading

Bison Lesson Plans

Zoo animals like lions and tigers may be exciting, but we have a native animal that’s just as big and exciting: the bison. A study of bison can liven up a study on Native Americans, pioneers, the West, or the Great Plains. They’re also a fun animal study subject. FreshPlans… Continue reading

Unicorn Classroom Theme

Unicorns make us think of specialness, so they can make a great classroom theme. Scholastic makes a unicorn bulletin board: This set uses the slogan, “We are all stars,” but you might choose another approach: We are unique! We are all special! Just be yourself! Don’t be afraid to stand… Continue reading

FreshPlans Spring Break: Bake a Loaf

  There is nothing wrong with a bread machine and a box of bread mix. But a Spring Break staycation can give you the opportunity to bake a wonderful homemade loaf of artisanal bread, and that’s a satisfying thing to do. Learn how Whether you’ve never baked bread or you… Continue reading

FreshPlans Visits the Chocolate Museum

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