Dollars and Sense: Teaching Money

While elementary school students may have years before they are faced with decisions about credit cards and mortgages, it is essential that they have a solid foundation for future economic learning. Teach the meaning of money in the lower grades, including recognizing coins and bills and counting money, and teach skills such as saving and […]


Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” December 5, 2013 marked the passing of one of the greatest representatives of freedom and democracy of our time. […]

Technology Value and Use – MOOCs

MOOCs are increasingly popular among technology users of all ages. Take a peek at this fascinating infographic on MOOCs for some insightful statistics:     ******


Winter Storms and the Weather Maps That Depict Them

The winter climate is upon us, and much of the nation has already experienced some degree of winter weather. Winter weather creates an ideal teachable moment… From Nor’easters impacting the Eastern seaboard from the Carolinas to Maine (and the Canadian Maritime provinces) to blizzards sweeping across the Great Plains and Midwest, our nation experiences more […]


Remembering D-Day

June 6th, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, a pivotal point in World War II. Due to its massive scale and success, this operation also stands as one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in military history. Between paratroopers, glider-borne troops, and soldiers traveling by ship, Allied forces shuttled over 155,000 […]

Elementary Art: Balance and Symmetry

Invite kids to explore the basic principles of balance and symmetry in art utilizing the rich content of the Internet. Students will learn how to see various art forms in a new way as they gain an understanding of balance and symmetry. Balance Begin this lesson with a class discussion. Ask your students about the […]

Literature and the Arts: Movies Bring Classics to Life

For generations, we have enjoyed watching our favorite children’s books come alive on the movie screen. Walt Disney mastered the art of animating with such classics as Cinderella, Snow White, and The Little Mermaid, while the more recent releases of the Harry Potter series and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory carry the themes forward with live […]


Nelson Mandela, A Man for All Seasons

The entire world tuned in to the passing of one of the greatest men of our time. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 95, dedicated his life to end apartheid and to nurture racial reconciliation in South Africa. Like Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Mandela is considered the leader of a movement and is often described as […]


Raise Your Glass to Milk

There is always something for politicians to disagree about but it usually does not affect your morning bowl of cereal. If politicians cannot craft a new farm bill by January 1st, farm policy will revert to the 1949 farm bill. According to the 1949 bill, the government will have to pay higher prices for the […]

Useful Tips To Help You Homeschool Your Child

Turning to homeschooling can be a very rewarding decision for both yourself and your children. Not only do you control their learning, you also have more time with your children. The following article will help you learn all about homeschooling. Go on field trips with other homeschooling parents. This will be fun, but will also […]

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