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Classroom Activity | Travel Ideas

Studying another country? Why not challenge the students to create a virtual trip to that country? Start with each student creating a suitcase using a small box that could be decorated with pictures of places and symbols of the destination country. After that, the travel bag would have to contain (more…)

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Resource | Indian Crop Calendar

We created a simple visual calendar to illustrate the crop seasons in India. Teachers can create the same on a large chart paper and display in class. Add-on activities: Every month, ask the students to visit the vegetable and fruit market to find out which vegetables and fruits are on sale. (more…)

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Resources | Teaching the Polar Vortex

Is it Ice-age all over again? A scientific phenomenon? Why did it suddenly become so unbearably cold in the US and Canada? Two-thirds of America was plunged into freezing temperatures this week. To help you teach extreme cold in the classroom, we’ve collected these useful classroom aids […] If you (more…)

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Article | Hands-on Math Activities

In this article, we look at some hands-on math activities, that require students to experience math in a fun way and also learn its real-life application. The activities listed her have been sourced from various sites and are spread across different grades and concepts.   Straw Sort: Cut straws in different (more…)

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Lesson Plan | English (Let’s Surprise Students)

They say that learning by doing or experiencing learning is the best way to learn. In this lesson plan, we attempt to “surprise students” by allowing them to experience the text from an English textbook. Reference: NCERT – Class 9 – Chapter 2. The Sound of Music Lesson Plan: Preparation before class: (more…)

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Article | Managing Inquiry Data

Your students have begun their search for data, information and evidence to answer their initial questions. Fabulous! They are reading and taking notes, talking with their teammates, asking new questions. But what are they doing with all that data? How are they keeping all of that organized? Here are some (more…)

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Article | Encouraging Creativity with Stories

Stories, folktales, fairy tales, and other genres of story have always fascinated children and adults too. Stories allow us to imagine without boundaries. You could imagine a knight in shining armor, running a kingdom by day and playing mad scientist by night; spending time in a basement laboratory, cooking up (more…)

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Article | Encouraging Good Citizenship

Last week we talked about encouraging students to recognize and find out about the heroes of their own country as well as those of other countries. Those heroes were, at one time, ordinary citizens. They were people who were placed in unusual circumstances and drew upon their belief that their (more…)

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Article | Who Are Our Heroes?

On November 11th, people in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Great Britain, France and the United States celebrate a holiday designed to honour our military heroes – those who have fought in our armed forces to keep our nations free. Whether it is called Remembrance Day (Australia, Canada, Great Britain), Armistice Day (more…)

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Article | Defining Social Studies

  Where can you find art, music, history, economics, language, dance and geography all combined in one place? Social studies, of course! Social studies is that area of the curriculum which allows us to look at where people live, how people live, why they live there, what they do to (more…)