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National Geographic Geography Bee
For those who might be interested in thinking about doing a geography bee for next year

This Day In History
this day in History site ~Sarah

American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War presented for grades 5-8 using Internet resources and engaging activities that will challenge student thinking and provide educators and parents with multimedia resources. View the Table of Contents for a description of each page in my unit or begin by previewing the Daily Overview and Daily Events in the unit. ~Donna

Dim Sum: A Connection to Chinese-American Culture
Developed at Angier School, Newton, Massachusetts, the site is a thematic, cross curricula, integrated resource for elementary classrooms which enhances awareness and understanding of Chinese-American culture while building basic academic skills. It includes Social Studies lesson plans and activities. ~Donna

Chinese Historical and Cultural Project Curriculum (Golden Legacy). The CHP provides lesson plans for a variety of topics. These include New Beginnings (Immigration, Chinatowns), Survival (Railroad Building, New Almaden Mine, Agriculture), Daily Life (Clothing, Bound Feet, Queues, Names), Traditions (Celebrations, Symbolism, Lunar Calendar), Education System (Writing System, Abacus, Tangrams, Folktakes & Games, Puppetry) and Lasting Legacy (Postage
Stamps, Conclusion). ~Donna

Curriculum of U.S. Labor History for Teachers
A curriculum guide sponsored by the Illinois Labor History Society. The guide features thirteen lesson plans which integrate labor history into the U.S. History curriculum from the Colonial Period to the Present. Objectives, procedures, and documents are included for each lesson plan. ~Donna

Lessons For Downloading
Geography Educators' Network of Indiana (Lesson Plans). Over 20 lesson plans teachers can printout and which are suitable for elementary and secondary school classrooms. ~Donna

Geography Education @nationalgeographic.com
Geography Lessons and Activities. Sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the site provides lessons, units, and activities designed to bring good geography into the classroom. Click on Kindergarten-4th grade, 5th-8th grade and 9th-12 grade to find the lesson plans and activities of your choice.

Nystrom Lessons and Teaching Tips
Geography Lesson Plans and Teaching Tips from Nystromnet. The site contains quizzes, lesson plans for the primary, intermediate and high school levels, geography literacy games, and links to additional lesson in cyberspace.

Indus Valley Civilizaion Lesson Plan
The contents of this upper elementary and middle school lesson plan by Joyce and David Mollet include a story entitled "Life in the Indus Valley," Student's Assignment:Story Web, Student's Assignment:Travel Brochure, Student's Assignment:Guided Reading, Teacher's Notes and an Assessment Rubric. Teachers can also subscribe to a FREE WER Newsletterwhich contains similar lesson plans.

Money Equivalents
Money Equivalents Activities (K-3) Activities prepared by the Bank Street College of Education to help teach children the value of money and its different denominations. Included are coins that may be printed and cut out.  Other activities at this site are Budget Plan where teachers can print out a Daily Time Budget for use in their classes and Spend or Save, a fun, printable game to help students understand the rewards of a savings plan.

Post Cards From America
DISCOVER AMERICA THROUGH POSTCARDS is the result of a former teacher and photographer who followed their dream.  Both quit their jobs in 1997, bought a RV and took off to discover America. They knew friends and family would demand postcards, so they decided to save time and send them on the Internet. Then they realized, "Why not send them to anyone who's interested?" Today over 200,000 children around the world are receiving "live-at-the-scene" postcards, as they too discover America. This is ranked in the Top 100 Educational Sites. ~Holly

Jayzee Bear - USA Map
This is a reading list of historical fiction of the United States. ~Donna

FlagTag - UN CyberSchoolbus
United States Use the mouse to learn the states, then play the game. ~Donna

FlagTag UN CyberSchoolbus
Flag Tag How well do you know the flags? ~Donna

ThinkQuest Library of Entries
The National Disasters Game Test your knowledge about earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes and more ~Donna