Calendar Resources by the Month:


I like to highlight some of my resources throughout the school year and thought I'd make an archive place where you can go to see all the highlighted resources in one location. Hope you find it of value.


September: School year begins. Some of these resources might be of interest to check out:

<



FREEBIES for September

1. FREEBIE ON APPLE FACTS: This interactive notebook on Apples has several activities and 17 interesting fun facts about apples.Apple Facts

  2. FREEBIE: CONSTITUTION Fun Facts!Learn some fun facts on the Constitution. Activity for Constitution Day! Each year, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17th.Constitution Day

  3. Mummy Facts: Amazing Mummy Facts

  4. Antibullying:  Antibullying

  5. International  Peace Day: September 21st. The International Day of Peace is held every year on September 21st.  International Peace Day

  6. World Rhino Day( 9/22)Rhino Factoids

  7. Fake News:Fake News! Teaching Digital Critical Literacy

8. Do you have the Time? Do you Have the Time?





September Resources:


1. FAKE NEWS: The term FAKE News seems to be used a lot these days! A recent survey found that many young people(and adults for that matter) can't seem to determine which is a real news story from a fake news story. We need to develop digital critical literacy with our students so they can try and determine the difference BEFORE they hit "send" to all their friends. This Interactive Notebook activity also has extension activities: Fake News, Teaching Digital Critical Literacy

  2. Learn about the U.S. Constitution(Constitution Day is September 18th in 2017). Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee series of plays, this Reader's Theater Script is on the "Father of the Constitution", James Madson(1751-1836), and his sharing with students the history of the writing of the Constitution. Madison who would become the 4th President of the United States(1809-1817)), played a very important role in the forming of our US Constitution. In addition to being a delegate, he introduced the first additions to the Constitution(amendments) which came to be known as the Bill of Rights. With 13 audience questioners, a Did You Know Section, comprehension questions, a Teacher Page with extension activities, key and additional links, students will learn about the writing of our important government document, the Constitution. James Madison, Father of the Constitution, A Reader's Theater Script

  3.  THINGY LETTERS : Fun clip art. Use my THINGY letters to have kids write spelling words, vocabulary words, to make Mother’s Day/Father’s Day cards or as an art activity! Have students try and guess what some of the THINGY Letters are. Thingy Letters: Clipart

4. Johnny Appleseed: Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series. This biographical Reader's Theater Script is on John Chapman, better remembered as Johnny Appleseed.There are 8 Audience Questioners in the complete resource. There are 12 Did You Know? fun facts about apples, 9 comprehension questions, a teacher page with 9 extension activities, the key and additional links of interest. Great for a Friday biography day, during a study on pioneers or a unit on apples! Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated March 11th and/or September 26th.Johnny Appleseed, a Reader's Theater Script

  5. The Supreme Court starts its new session in October:  Oyez, Oyez...Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The first Monday in October is the beginning of the new term of the Supreme Court. This web quest will introduce students to the Supreme Court. There are several extension activities and additional links as well as the key: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Supreme-Court-Webquest-913089   6. Studying the American Revolution? Use this reading for kids to learn about what it was like to be a Tory during the American Revolutionary War. Joshua Crabtree(fictitious character) is a guest on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. The format of the Reader's Theater Script is that a studio audience asks questions of Ms. Bie Ografee's guest to learn what it was like to support the British and not the Patriots during the American Revolution. There are 10 questioners, A Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a Teacher Page with extension activities and the key: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Revolutionary-War-Readers-Theater-ScriptA-Visit-with-a-Tory-3371179 Also have a Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show play on Female Revolutionary Spies! Revolutionary War Female Spy, A Reader's Theater Script READING on Heroine of the Battle of Cowpens: Catherine Kate Moore, Revolutionary War Heroine

  7. Show kids that EVERYTHING has a history, even Pens, Paper and Pencils! Great for a Friday or before a holiday or just if you want to show kids that history is everywhere: Pencils, paper, pens...We use them every day but what do you really know about them? Did you know that 2 billion pencils are made each year just in the United States? Did you know pencils were designed to have six sides to help prevent them from rolling off tables? Pencils, Pens, Paper, A Webquest

Also have the history of CANDY, PRETZELS, CHEWING GUM, PEANUTS, TULIPS and SHOES.   8. Great Back to School reading! Students always ask me..."Why do we have to learn this stuff about ancient Greeks or Middle Ages?" My answer-much of what we have today was because of things developed by people that lived long ago.This reading activity shares with kids many things we have today thanks to previous cultures. I've included several comprehension questions and two extension activities.Why Study History?

  9. This mini-unit on Early Humans/Prehistoric Cultures will assist the classroom teacher in presenting this topic of history to students.In addition to an overview and notes, lots of additional resources, websites and activities are also included which you will find of value. This resource also includes a web quest with 12 web questions. Prehistoric Man: Unit and Webquest

  10. Countries in Focus: Great for a Friday Activity, a substitute or if you are covering the areas in your units of study: TEN countries are in the bundle: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Countries-of-the-WorldA-Bundle-of-Webquests-on-Different-Countries-4725632   11. World Landmarks and US Landmarks: World Landmarks, A Bundle of Resources and U.S. Landmarks, A Webquest

12. Need information to use with your students on map skills? I would like to share my mini-unit on map skills with you. Included are notes, lots of activities to use with your students(4-8th grade) and website resources which I found helpful. Also included, a 10 question web quest, comprehension questions(and writing in the content area), and some fun facts on the topic of maps and geography of the world. Maps and Geography

13 . Geographic Secret Messages: Need a geography activity? Try my geographic secret messages. Students find the answers to geographic questions and then use the first letter of the answer to arrive at a secret message. When the questions are answered, the "secret" term(a geography term) will be revealed! There are 5 geographic messages to solve. Grades 5 and up. Geographic Secret Message Activityand Geographic Secret Message Activity 2

14. Mesopotamia, called the cradle of civilization, is where archaeologists have found the remains of the oldest historic people.People called the Sumerians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Akkadians and Assyrians, all called the area home. These people left behind many ideas which we still have today. This unit of study includes notes, map work, a webquest, activities and resources. Mesopotamia, First Historic People:Unit/Webquest

15. This product covers an introduction to the Phoenicians and their contributions to the world(Alphabet,color purple, first sea traders).Notes, extension activities and links and several comprehension questions, too. Depending on how many activities you'd like to do, the mini unit could take 2-3 days.Several Common Core Standards in social studies as well as Language Arts are addressed. Learn about the Phoenicians

16. Learn all about mummies of the world. Included: Bog Mummies, Otzi, Chinchorro Mummies, Taklamakan Desert Mummies, Egyptian Mummies and more. 12 informative text questions/comprehension questions/extension activities, key, fun facts:Mummies, A Webquest





October FREEBIE Resources:

1. Halloween. This possible Interactive Notebook activity is a fun activity to use around Halloween! There are 12 Fun Facts about the holiday with several activities to do with the students.Halloween Freebie
October Resources:

2. FALL means PUMPKINS.The world record in 2017 seems to have stayed the same. However, the North America record for a pumpkin has increased by about 100 pounds. A man in the state of Washington has grown a pumpkin that tipped the scale at 2363 pounds! Pumpkin Facts

3. Ancient Egypt and mummy go together like peanut butter and jelly! Halloween is also a great time to discuss mummies. This resource includes lots of mummy facts as well as extension activities and great resources!Amazing Mummy Facts

4. Doing a Fall unit on apples? Looking for an activity during a study of pioneers? Doing a unit on folk hero? Doing a biography on Johnny Appleseed? This interactive notebook on Apples has several activities and 17 interesting fun facts about apples.Note: 9 of the facts are included in my biographical play on Johnny Appleseed. APPPLE FACTS!

5. Vikings: Vikings, a Freebie

6.. Anti Bullying: Antibullying Freebie






OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTED RESOURCES


1. Vikings( A Visit with Leif Erikkson and Eric the Red)Reader’s Theater Script: Leif Erikkson Day is October 9th. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of plays, Leif Ericsson and his father, Eric the Red are guests on Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show. They share information about their lives and the Vikings. There is a Did You Know? section of fun facts, reading comprehension questions and a teacher section with lots of extension activities, links and the key. Vikings: Leif Erikkson and Eric the Red, A Reader's Theater Script

2. Orange Game: Looking for a Friday activity? Something for your students to do with a substitute or following testing time? Maybe you'd like a learning challenge for over the summer months.Check out my ORANGE Game. There are 24 statements and several extensions. This resource challenges kids about their knowledge of all things ORANGE. Great for a fall activity! I also have other Color Games: RED, GREEN, BLUE , PURPLE and YELLOW. The Orange Game. Test your Orange Knowledge

3. Columbus: A Reader’s Theater Script:Learn about Christopher Columbus with this informative play. There are 10 questioners asking questions of Columbus. Additionally, comprehension questions and discussion questions are included. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christopher-Columbus-A-Readers-Theater-Scriptplay-1474552 4. Beautiful illustrations! In this story, "Purple and the Pumpkin Race",Purple, Zing and Squirty are exciting about participating in the annual pumpkin race. After they carve out their pumpkin to sail, the race begins. Sounds like lots of fun but something goes very wrong! Purple Turtle and the Pumpkin Race

5. Halloween Webquest: With 12 informational web questions, this resource is just the thing to use as a learning tool about the holiday of Halloween. Bats, Owls, pumpkins, the human skeleton, the origin of Halloween, superstitions, and famous stories in literature, are covered. There are comprehension questions, lots of fun facts, extension activities(including writing in the content area), and additional links for teachers: All Things Halloween, A Webquest ALL THINGS HALLOWEEN: All things Halloween, Boom Cards

6. ALL Mummy Webquest: Kids love mummies. Great for Halloween time(or for a unit of study on ancient Egypt) Learn all about mummies of the world. Included: Bog Mummies, Otzi, Chinchorro Mummies, Taklamakan Desert Mummies, Egyptian Mummies and more. 12 informative text questions/comprehension questions/extension activities, key, fun facts: Mummies, A Webquest

7. King Tut: Learn about King Tut. Practice oral reading fluency in Language Arts with this biographical reader's theater on King Tut.Learn lots of cool facts about mummies and the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Comprehension/discussion questions/ extension activities,Great for informative text/listening standards.Great for a unit on ancient Egypt, around Halloween or as a fun/informative Friday activity. King Tut 8. Pumpkin Webquest: Did someone say pumpkin pie?This 10 web question web quest has several comprehension questions(lots of extension activities). Great for LA classes, a fall activity, or for a substitute lesson! Pumpkin Webquest

9. Hispanic Heritage Month is September-October: Check out this web quest on Hispanic Heritage: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hispanic-Heritage-Month-A-WebquestExtension-Activities-2095906 10 This Reader's Theater Script introduces kids to fairy tale writer,Hans Christian Andersen. His story, The Ugly Duckling, some say was actually about him. Great activity for Anti-Bullying Month in October to go along with reading of this fairytale. Grades 4 and up.Comprehension questions, discussion questions, extension activities and resources are included. Hans Christian Anderson, A Reader's Theater Script

11. With the virus still in our lives, students will learn about microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, protists and virus with this informative web quest. Students will also learn about famous people who work with microbes, including Louis Pasteur, Alexander Fleming, Joseph Lister, Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek and Edward Jenner. Students will also learn about helpful and harmful microbes. The web quest also mentions the coronavirus, has a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a Teacher Page with extension activities and links. There are 12 webquestions in the resource. Included is also a student version. Microbes! A Webquest

12. Johnny Appleseed, A Reader’s Theater Script: Johnny Appleseed, A Reader's Theater Script

Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series. This biographical Reader's Theater Script is on John Chapman, better remembered as Johnny Appleseed. There area 8 Audience Questioners in the complete resource. There are 12 Did You Know? fun facts about apples, 9 comprehension questions, a teacher page with 9 extension activities, the key and additional links of interest. 13. History of Candy! Show kids that everything has a history! History of Candy,Webquest

BOOM CARDS on CANDY: History of Candy, Boom Cards



Highlighted Resources for NOVEMBER,2020:


1. Orange Game: Looking for a Friday activity? Something for your students to do with a substitute or following testing time? Maybe you'd like a learning challenge for over the summer months.Check out my ORANGE Game. There are 24 statements and several extensions. This resource challenges kids about their knowledge of all things ORANGE. Great for a fall activity! I also have other Color Games: RED, GREEN, BLUE , PURPLE and YELLOW. The Orange Game. Test your ORANGE Knowledge

2. Want a fun and informative activity to teach your students about the history of Thanksgiving? This webquest has ten informational text questions on the history of Thanksgiving(including the Macy's Day Parade). TURKEY facts, too! Thanksgiving, A Webquest

3. Learn about the Mayflower and the Pilgrims with this informative web quest!There are ten informative text webquests, extension activities, fun facts. 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower! Mayflower and Pilgrims, A Webquest

4. Pumpkin Webquest: This 10 web question web quest has several comprehension questions(lots of extension activities). Pumpkins, A Webquest

5. A Ms. Bie Ograffee Reader's Theater Script, an interview with Love Brewster, a Pilgrim of Plymouth Colony.Love was an actual member of the 102 Pilgrims that came to America. He was about nine years old. The play includes info on Mayflower, first winter and Thanksgiving feast. Fun facts,Comprehension questions, extension activities, links: A Visit with Love Brewster, a Pilgrim. A Reader's Theater Script

6. SAVE with this Native American Bundle Resource. Includes my Reader's Theater Scripts on Sacagawea and Sequoyah. It also includes my fun/informative web quest on Native Americans.(Overview of different Native American tribes, famous Native Americans in history, and contributions of Native Americans in arts, government, language and more!The Trail of Tears, shelters, contributions(i.e: hockey, lacrosse, ideas in government, words in English and more).Great for Native American Heritage Month(Nov). Native Americans, A Bundle of Resources

7. The adventures of substitute teacher, Mrs. Purpilopolis and her Purple Adventure Goggles. This adventure has Mrs. Purpilopolis and the Purple Adventure Goggles take students back in time to learn about the very first Thanksgiving. While wearing the purple adventure goggles, the students are witnesses to history being able to see and hear history as it is happening. Lots of factual information/discussion questions included:Mrs. Purilopolis and the Purple Adventure Googles, Thanksgiving!

7. King Tut Day is November 4th. Learn lots of cool facts about mummies and the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Comprehension/discussion questions/ extension activities,Great for informative text/listening standards.Great for a unit on ancient Egypt, around Halloween or as a fun/informative Friday activity: King Tut, A Reader's Theater Script

8. Geographic Awareness Week is in November: Check out these resources: Boom Cards: World Capitals: Wpr;d Ca[World Landmark Webquest: World Landmarks, BOOM Deck

Maps and Geography:Maps and Geography, A Webquest

Geographic Secret Messages:Geographic Secret Message Activity

9. Boom Cards: Everything Has a History, Even Candy! https://wow.boomlearning.com/deck/everything-has-a-history-even-candy-5FwQBNu2rP9bDLAgq World Capitals:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Boom-Cards-World-Capitals-How-Many-World-Capitals-do-YOU-Know-6079550?st=91c85e4521906d289690ed8b3ffcf2e9 World Landmarks: World Landmarks, Boom Cards

US Landmarks: U.S. Landmakrs, Boom Cards

Maps and Geography: MAPS and GEOGRAPHY, Boom Cards







FREEBIES FOR NOVEMBER:
1. Pumpkins:Pumpkin Facts

2. Mayflower: What became of the Mayflower? A Reading Passage

3. Mummy Facts: Mummies!

4. Antarctica: Antarctica!

5. Turkeys: Turkey Factoids

6.Geography Awareness Week Ideas: Geography Awareness Week





December FREEBIES! 2020

1. Aviation Fun Facts: Remembering a Historic Day in History: Wright Brothers Fly over Kitty Hawk, NC!(Dec. 17th): Aviation Freebie

2. Snow Factoids: SNOW Factoids

3. Happy New Year! New Year's FACTOIDS, Customs from Around the World

4. Rockefeller Center Tree: Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Freebie



HIGHLIGHTED RESOURCES FOR DECEMBER, 2020
1. Holiday Traditions from Around the World Webquest: Whenever different cultures meet, ideas are exchanged. Did you know that skiing was started by the people of Norway? Did you know that the kite and fireworks were invented by the people of China? The idea of Trial by Jury and the idea of Democracy come to us from the Ancient Greeks. During the holidays is a great time to share with kids the many traditions which have been shared with different cultures. Learn the history behind some popular holiday traditions with this webquest.Holiday Traditions from Around the World, A Webquest

2. Charles Dickens :With this being the time of year for the story, A Christmas Carol, it's a great opportunity to learn about its author,Charles Dickens. One of the most famous writers of all times,Dickens also wrote Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and more. My webquest includes 8 fun/informative questions to learn about Dickens. Additional activities/links,too: Charles Dickens, A Webquest

I also have a Ms. Bie Ogrefee Reader’s Theater Script on Charles Dickens: There are 11 questioners in the play as well as a Did You Know? section of fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities, additional links and the key. Charles Dickens, A Reader's Theater Script

3. Which president didn't allow a Christmas tree because he was an environmentalist? Which president organized a snowball fight in the White House for kids(using cotton balls). Which president hired a camel to entertain kids at Christmas time? Learn 12 informative facts about the Holidays at the White House with this possible Interactive Notebook Activity: Holiday Traditions at the White House

4. Learn about the History of New Year's with this fun/informative web quest. There are nine questions, lots of interesting customs of how people celebrate New Year's around the world, comprehension questions, extension activities and the key. Great activity for reading for information and research/computer skills. Included are also other holiday New Year's celebrations including Diwali, Chinese New Year, Songkran and Rosh Hashanah. The resources also mentions how April Fool's Day originated over when to celebrate New Year’s! New Year's Eve Traditions from Around the World, A Webquest

5. History of Candy:The first in my series, Everything Has a History. Why not show your students that even candy has a history with this fun/informative web quest! Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. I also have included several additional resources and extension activities. Great for a Friday, a day before a vacation activity or just when you'd like to share with kids that...everything has a history! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Candy-History-of-Candy-Webquest-516787 6. The Wright Brothers first flight was December 17th . Did you know that people actually thought that the airplane would have not real purpose? Less than 10 people showed up for the Wright Brothers attempt to make history on that December 17, 1903, morning. This informative web quest will help students learn about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Extension activities as well as additional links for information are also provided as is the key. Wright Brothers, A Webquest

. I also have a Reader’s Theater Script on the Wright Brothers:Wright Brothers, A Reader's Theater Scripte

Additionally, I have a Reader’s Theater Script on Female Pilots during WW2, Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman and the Tuskegee Airmen. I have a reading passage on Aida de Acosta. 7. Teaching American History and want to introduce your students to First Ladies of the United States? Try this fun and information play based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show on Mary Todd Lincoln. Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln whose birthday was December 13th. Discussion questions, comprehension questions and activities are also included: Mary Todd Lincoln, A Reader's Theater Script

8. If you live where there is snow, you have probably built a snowman. The snowman has been around for quite a while. In fact, the earliest drawing of a snowman was found in a book dating back to 1380! The book, “Book of Hours” was found in a library in the country of the Netherlands. Read about a famous sculptor hired to make a snowman, a snowman which helps predicts the weather in Switzerland and two more stories about snowmen! Four short reading passages that have to do with snowmen with questions and extension activities: Snowmen, Four Reading Passages

9. Inauguration Day, A Webquest: What is this event in the USA called an "Inauguration"? Taking the oath of office, a big parade and evening balls, Inauguration Day is a very busy day for the incoming President! There are 10 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and extension activities.This resource would be a great activity for around Inauguration Day 2021 to learn all about the history and festivities surrounding our country's inauguration procedures. Inauguration Day, A Webquest



Highlighted FREEBIES for JANUARY 2021:


  • 1.Inauguration Day FREEBIE: Inauguration Day Freebie
  • 2.FAKE News: FAKE NEWS Freebie


  • 3. Snow Factoids: Snow Factoids

  • 4. Happy New Year! New Year's Eve Customs from Around the World

  • 5. State of the Union Freebie: State of the Union Freebie
  • 6. Learn about Hans Christian Andersen, famous fairytale writer: Hans Christian Andersen Freebie
  • 7.Groundhog Day Freebie: Groundhog Day Freebie
  • 8. Anti Bullying: Antibullying Freebie



  • Highlighted Resources for JANUARY:


  • 1. INAUGURATION DAY is January 20th: Taking the oath of office, a big parade and evening balls(not in 2021 with the pandemic), Inauguration Day is a very busy day for the incoming President. This web quest has lots of information about Inauguration Day through the years. Inauguration Day, A Webquest
  • 2. Webquest on Martin Luther King: Martin Luther King,A Webquest I also have a Reader's Theater Script on Martin Luther King: Martin Luther King, A Reader's Theater Script
  • 3. Australia Day is 1/26. Learn about the country of Australia with this webquest: Australia,A Webquest
  • 4. Snowmen: 4 READINGS: The earliest drawing of a snowman was found in a book dating back to 1380! The book,"Book of Hours" was found in a library in the country of the Netherlands. This resource has four snowmen reading passages:1. Famous sculptor, Michelangelo, was hired to make a snowman for a wealthy person in Florence, Italy.2. A snow man is used each April, to help predict the weather during a festival in the country of Switzerland.3. One of the earliest written comments about snowmen dates back to 1690. Two snowman were left to guard Fort Schenectady, in New York, during a blizzard with very tragic consequences!4. The world's record for the largest snowman, Olympia, was constructed in 2008. 13 million pounds of snow were used to make the amazing snow-woman! As of 2020, the record still stands. Each short reading passage includes following directions to identify answers. There are also several extension activities and a Did you Know? section.Snowmen: Reading Passages
  • 5. Ben Franklin: Benjamin Franklin's birthday is January 17, 1706. A "founding father" of our country, Franklin was also a writer, inventor, statesman, post master and librarian! Learn about Franklin with this fun/informative ten question web quest. There ares Fun Facts and lots of extension activities. There is also a Test Your Knowledge Quiz on Ben Franklin.Ben Franklin: A Webquest and More

  • 6. Polar Bears: Did you know that a polar bear can swim up to 100 miles non-stop? Did you know that a polar bear doesn't hibernate like other bears do in the winter? Learn about this amazing mammal with this fun and informative webquest. Additional extension activities and resources are also provided. Polar Bears, A Webquest

  • 7. History of Pretzels: Use this reading passage to show students that everything has a history, even pretzels! The resource includes a reading passage, a Did You Know? section of fun facts about pretzels. For example: Baldies are what saltless pretzels are called! There is also a short map skill activity to show students the location of where pretzels originated. There are comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities and links. Pretzels: A Reading

  • 8. SHOES: Show kids that even shoes have a history with this fun/informative web quest. There are 9 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher page with directions, extension activities and the key.Great for a Friday, day before a vacation or just when you'd like to show kids that history is all around us! Shoes, A Webquest

  • 9. Chinese New Year (Learn about the country of China with this webquest): Want to introduce your students to the country of China during Chinese New Year? This web quest gives students an overview to the country including map skill questions, learning about the panda bears, the Great Wall of China, The Terra Cotta Solders and lots more. Extension activities and links as well as the key are also included. The 12 page resource has 10 informational web questions:China, A Webquest In 2021, Chinese New Year begins on February 12th.
  • 10.Groundhog Day: A Reader's Theater Script: A Visit with a Groundhog, A Reader's Theater Script Sarsaparilla is a groundhog who is invited to Ms. Bie Ografee's talk show to tell about the life of a groundhog and the history of the holiday, Groundhog Day. "Audience" members ask questions of the guest who hopes to get a job as a weather forecaster like many of her famous "cousins"". Groundhog Day is celebrated in the USA and Canada on February 2nd. I address this fact in the play.
  • 11. The State of the Union Address is scheduled for Feb/2021: This web quest shares the history of the address with 10 web questions, a Did You Know? Section, Extension Activities including a worksheet that students can be assigned.State of the Union Address, A Webquest

  • FREEBIES: Chinese New Year Factoids: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chinese-New-Year-Factoids-FREEBIEInteractive-Notebook-Activity-2214973 B. Impeachment Facts: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Snow-Factoids-An-Interactive-Notebook-ActivityFREEBIE-2259165 C. Happy New Year! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/New-Years-Eve-Customs-from-Around-the-World-FREEBIE-2215707 D. Snow Factoids: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Snow-Factoids-An-Interactive-Notebook-ActivityFREEBIE-2259165 E. State of the Union Freebie: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/State-of-the-Union-Address-FREEBIE-FUN-FACTS-3605645. CHANGE DATE FOR 2020 F. Fake News: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FAKE-NEWS-Teaching-Digital-Critical-LiteracyFREEBIE-INA-4494790 https://i.postimg.cc/FzvZkp7w/original-2929445-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/66hV1d75/original-2484346-1.jpg



    Highlighted FREEBIES for FEBRUARY 2021:


  • 1.Groundhog Day Freebie: Groundhog Day Freebie
  • 2. Chocolate Factoids(INA):Chocolate Fun Facts

  • 3. Presidential Trivia: Presidential Frivia


  • 4. Black History Share with your students some of the factoids of contributions of African Americans.Black History Factoids

  • 5. Share with students these fun facts about the history of Valentine's Day and facts about the human heart. Includes several extension activities. Valentine's Day Factoids

  • 6. Chinese New Year starts 2/12: Chinese New Year Fun Facts


  • 7. State of the Union Freebie: State of the Union Freebie
  • 8. Learn about Hans Christian Andersen, famous fairytale writer: Hans Christian Andersen Freebie



    Highlighted Resources for FEBRUARY:2021


  • 1. Chinese New Year (Learn about the country of China with this webquest): Want to introduce your students to the country of China during Chinese New Year? This web quest gives students an overview to the country including map skill questions, learning about the panda bears, the Great Wall of China, The Terra Cotta Solders and lots more. Extension activities and links as well as the key are also included. The 12 page resource has 10 informational web questions:China, A Webquest In 2021, Chinese New Year begins on February 12th.

  • 2. History of Candy: History of Candy: A Webquest


  • 3. Valentine's Day: Check out my webquest on Valentine's Day and the human heart:The History of Valentine's Day, A Webquest

  • 4. Red GameThe Red GameThis activity is also included in my Valentine Webquest/Extension activities.


  • 5. Presidents: Use this webquest to learn more about our different presidents:Presidents, A Webquest

  • 6. Black History Month: Black History Month: A Webquest


  • 7. Black History Month- I have lots of Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series of Reader’s Theater Scripts including: *Tuskegee Airmen: Tuskegee Airmen, A Reader's Theater Script *Harriet Tubman: Harriet Tubman, A Reader's Theater Script
    *Rosa Parks: Rosa Parks, A Reader's Theater Script
    *George Washington Carver: George Washington Carver, A Reader's Theater Script
    Martin Luther King: Martin Luther King Jr.,A Reader's Theater Script
    Bessie Coleman:Bessie Coleman, Aviator: A Reader's Theater Script
    Michelle Obama:Michelle Obama, first African American First Lady: Michelle Obama: A Reader's Theater Script
  • Marian Anderson:Marian Anderson, A Reader's Theater Script
    * Katherine Johnson: Katherine Johnson(The Computer that Wore Skirts): A Reader's Theater Script


  • 8. George Washington,Mrs. Purpilopolis and her Purple Adventure Goggles: George Washington(Mrs. Purpilopolis and her Purple Adventure Goggles), A Reading
  • 9. Abraham Lincoln: Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Abraham Lincoln. The fun/informative play uses the format of Abraham Lincoln being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series.Abraham Lincoln, A Reader's Theater Script
  • 10. African American Trailblazers BUNDLE: This bundle contains six of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show format Reader's Theater Scripts. The bundle includes Bessie Coleman, Tuskegee Airmen, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver.

  • 11. The State of the Union Address is scheduled for Feb/2021: This web quest shares the history of the address with 10 web questions, a Did You Know? Section, Extension Activities including a worksheet that students can be assigned.State of the Union Address, A Webquest





  • Highlighted FREEBIES for MARCH 2021:


    FREEBIES: 1. Ireland/St. Patrick's Day: Ireland and St. Patrick's Day Freebie

    2. April Fool's Day:April Fool's FREEBIE

    3. Women's History Month: Women's History Month Freebie

    4. Pi Day: Pi Day Freebie

    5. Water Facts: Water Facts Freebie

    6. FAKE News:Fake News! Freebie




    Highlighted Resources for MARCH 2021:


    1. March is WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH. Use this web quest(extension activities) to learn about 14 women that have made contributions to our world: Women's History Month: A Webquest

    2. Learn about the contributions of some of our FIRST LADIES with this webquest:First Ladies Webquest

    3. Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about BESSIE COLEMAN. Bessie was the first African American female pilot in the U.S. A. AND the first AMERICAN to receive an international pilot's license! Bessie Coleman: A Reader's Theater Script

    4. HATSHEPSUT, the woman who became KING of ancient Egypt. Use this Reader's Script as a fun/informative lesson on this famous woman in history. Hatshepsut, A Reading Passage

    5.Learn about AMELIA EARHART.Amelia Earhart, A Reader's Theater Script

    6. Check out this biographical reader's theater play on ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, an amazing first lady!Eleanor Roosevelt

    7. Susan B. Anthony: Reader's Theater Script:Susan B. Anthony,a Reader's Theater Script

    8. Elizabeth Blackwell: Reader's Theater Script: Elizabeth Blackwell, A Reader's Theater Script

    * I also have Reader Theater Scripts on Katherine Johnson, Rachel Carson, Marie Curie,Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Florence Harding, Mary Todd Lincoln, Martha Washington, Dolly Madison, Louisa May Alcott, Rachel Carson, Narcissa Whiteman(Oregon Trail) and Jane Goodall. I have reading passages on Sojourner Truth, Phillis Wheatley, Caroline Herschel, Catherine Moore Barry(Revolutionary War Heroine), Mary Anning, Artemisia, Enheduanna, Agnodice, Hypatia, Aglaonike, Aida de Acosta, Hatshepsut and Sophie Brache.
  • 9. Learn about IRELAND and St. PATRICK'S DAY with this web quest on Ireland includes 12 questions and lots of extension activities! Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills:Ireland and St. Patrick's Day, A Webquest

    Check out my GREEN GAME ACTIVITY: The Green Game: Test your GREEN knowledge!

    10.Reader's Theater Script on McSean, a Leprechaun: A Visit with a Leprechaun

    11. March is NATIONAL PEANUT MONTH: Fun/informative web quest to learn about the peanut.Includes fun facts, extension activities and comprehension questions. Great for a Friday activity! History of Peanuts Reader's Theater Script on George Washington Carver.George Washington Carver, A Reader's Theater Script

    12. I have a Bundle on 10 Famous Women Reader's Theater Scripts. Women's History Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts

    All can also be purchased separately. 13. I have a Bundle on 10 Famous Women Reading Passages which also include a Fun Fact section, extension activities, map activity, comprehension questions.Women's Bundle of Ten Reading Passages

    All can also be purchased separately.

    14. Show students that Patriotism has no GENDER: Female Spies during the Civil War: Revolutionary War Female Spy, Reader's Theater Script

    Female Soldiers in the Civil War: Women Soliders during the Civil War, A Reader's Theater Script

    and WW2 Female Soldiers:Women Pilots during WW2, A Reader's Theater Script

    15. Bundle on Women Suffrage includes: Susan B. Anthony, The Silent Sentinels and A Road Trip Across the USA for Women's Suffrage:Women's Suffrage Bundle

    Includes: The Road Trip for Women's Suffrage(Reader's Theater Script, Susan B. Anthony and the Silent Sentinels(Reading) Also, sold individually.

    April Freebie:

    1. TREES(great for Arbor Day) Interactive Notebook Activity: Tree Factoids

    2. Earth Day: Possible Interactive Notebook Activity:Earth Day Freebie

    3. World Ocean Day Freebie: Ocean Fun Facts

    4. Amazing Book Facts: World Book Day. Amazing Book Factoids

    5. April Fool’s Day Pranks: April Fool's Freebie

    6. Tulips:Tulips: Freebie




    Highlighted APRIL Resources, 2021


    1. Learn lots of fun facts with this Exploring the Ocean Blue: A Web quest.There are nine informative web questions. Fun Facts, comprehension questions,extension activities and links.Use as part of a unit on oceans or as an activity for a Friday or before a vacation break. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. National Week of the Ocean(3/30-4/5) Oceans! A Webquest

    2. The Library of Congress, called our Nation's Library has over 33 million books. Learn more about the Nation's Library with this fun and informative webquest.(Grades and up) Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. National Library Day April 15th and Library of Congress Day, April 24th Library of Congress: A Webquest

    3. Save the Elephant day is April 16th Did you know that every 15 minutes a poacher kills an African elephant?Kenya had about 170,000 elephants 30 years ago-now it's 30,000! Did you know that the elephant has the largest brain of the animal world?This informative webquest has extension activities, additional trivia and the key. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Elephants: A Webquest

    4. History of Candy. Licorice Day is April 12th. Great for a Friday or before a vacation...Show your students that even candy has a history! Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. Several additional resources and extension activities,too. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. History of Candy

    5. Earth Day! Learn about the history of Earth Day and, our planet, EARTH, with this informative web quest. There are 15 web questions as well as comprehension questions and a Did You Know? fun fact section. The teacher page includes extension activities, the key, and additional links.Earth Day, A Webquest

    6. Studying the ocean? Looking for a resource for Earth Day or World Ocean Day? Introduce your students to Jacques Cousteau with this informative Reader's Theater Script. Oceanographer, photographer, scientist, inventor, writer and filmmaker, Cousteau spent his life studying the oceans and the marine life that lived in the oceans. Part of Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series(extensions/comprehension questions, Did You Know?, key):Jacques Cousteau, A Reader's Theater Script

    7. April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s birthday. Considered to be the greatest writer of the English language, learn about William Shakespeare with this fun/informative play. Shakespeare introduced about 3000 words to the English language . It is said that next to the Bible, his works are the most quoted! Great for Language Arts, study on the Renaissance or on a Friday or day before a holiday when you'd like to introduce your students to famous people with a biography activity.The fun/informative play uses the format of Shakespeare being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series. Also includes: Comprehension/Did You Know?section, LOTS of extension activities/links/key: William Shakespeare, A Reader's Theater Script

    8. Arbor Day is 4/29: Learn about the history of Arbor Day and all about trees with this web quest. There are 11 web questions, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions and a teacher section with keys, additional links and lots(11 extension activities). This could also be something to use with EARTH DAY, when you are studying TREES and, of, course, for ARBOR DAY. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Arbor-Day-A-Webquest-3082791 9. Learn about Rachel Carson: A Biologist and marine zoologist, Carson’s books shared her love of nature, especially the ocean and its inhabitants. Her book, Silent Spring, sparked concern in how chemical pesticides were harming our environment. Carson helped to start the environmental movement in our country, which led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This Reader's Theater Script could be used as a STEM biography any time of year or especially during the time of Earth Day or Arbor Day. Rachel Carson, A Reader's Theater Script

    10. Use this reading passage to show students that everything has a history, even pretzels! The resource includes a reading passage, a Did You Know? section of fun facts about pretzels. For example: Baldies are what saltless pretzels are called! There is also a short map skill activity to show students the location of where pretzels originated. There are comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities and links. April 26th is National Pretzel Day! The History of Pretzels: A Reading Passage

    11. Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday is 4/12: Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Comprehension questions, discussion questions, extension activities and resources are included. Several common core standards are also addressed in social studies and language arts. Hans Christian Andersen

    12. History of Tulips:History of Tulips: A Reading Passage



    Highlighted Resources for May 2021:


    1. The Library of Congress, called our Nation's Library has over 33 million books. Learn more about the Nation's Library with this fun and informative webquest.(Grades and up) Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Library of Congress Day, April 24th Library of Congress: Webquest

    4.Studying folklore? Leprechaun Day is May 13th(YES...there is such a day!)This fun/informative play has Ms. Bie Ografee's guest being McSean, a leprechaun. McSean is asked questions by the studio audience about the country of Ireland and the long Irish folklore about leprechauns. Great for a unit on folk stories/folklore or as an activity around St. Patrick's Day. The play has 11 questioners, a Did You Know? section, comprehension questions, a teacher page with extension activities and links as well as the key: A Visit with a Leprechaun, A Reader's Theater Script

    5 . May 29th: Sir Edmound Hillary and his Guide, Tenzing Norgay (1953) Reach Top of Mount Everest. Learn about Mt. Everest, Nepal and the Yeti with this webquest: Mt. Everest! A Webquest

    6. New: Thomas Edison: Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series. Learn about Thomas Edison with this fun and informative Reader's Theater Script. There are 11 audience questioners asking questions of Ms. Bie Ografee's guest, Thomas Edison. There are comprehension questions, a Did You Know?a Teacher page with directions, extension activities, key and links to additional information: Thomas Edison, A Reader's Theater Script

    7. New: Everything has a History, even Pretzels: April 26th is National Pretzel Day!Use this reading passage to show students that everything has a history, even pretzels! The resource includes a reading passage, a Did You Know? section of fun facts about pretzels. For example: Baldies are what saltless pretzels are called! History of Pretzels: A Reading Passage

    8. New: Marie Currie: A Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Reader's Theater Script.Use this informational and fun script for students to learn about Marie Curie, the Polish scientists who was a pioneer in the area of radioactivity. A "studio" audience asks questions of Ms. Bie Ografee's guest, Marie Curie. There are comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section, a Teacher Page with extension activities, key and additional links: Marie Curie: A Reader's Theater Script



    Highlighted Resources for June:


    1.With Flay Day coming in June, check out myFlag Day Webquest.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Our-American-Flag-A-Webquest-Extension-Activities-726295and my Star Spangled Banner Webquest.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Francis-Scott-KeyThe-Star-Spangled-BannerA-Webquest-1401231


    2. End of the Year Activity: Learn about some of the famous landmarks around the world. This web quest includes: Uluru Rock, Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Mt. Everest, Dead Sea, Rock of Gibraltar, Great Pyramid, Suez Canal. Stonehenge, Sahara Desert,Abu Simbel, Easter Island and Angkor Wat. There are comprehension questions and several extension activities: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/World-Landmarks-1516428


    3.Taj Mahal:Explore World Landmarks are great to introduce kids to some popular world landmarks around the world. .With writing in the content area, the short activities can also be used in Language Arts classes, too! About one page of reading, discussion questions,mapskill activity and extension activities.https://www.pinterest.com/pin/290482244686987473/


    4.Eiffel Tower:Explore World Landmarks introduce kids to some popular world landmarks. About one page of reading, discussion questions, mapskill activity and extension activities all help students learn some informative facts about famous world landmarks in the world.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/290482244687123432/


    5.Uluru(Ayers Rock):Explore World Landmarks are great to introduce kids to some popular world landmarks around the world. Great for a Friday activity, for social studies/LA classes or when you are going to have a substitute. About one page of reading, discussion questions,mapskill activity and extension activities all help students learn some informative facts about famous world landmarks in the world.Ayers/Uluru Rock.https://www.pinterest.com/pin/290482244687924343/


    4.Fun End of the reading reading.Everything has a history…even HAIR.This humorous historical fiction shares the custom of 18th century wealthy women wearing very towering hairstyles.Sugar water/beef tallow kept hair in place so bugs and mice were attracted to the hair.What if a MOUSE jumped out of YOUR hair into a fancy teacup or scurried down your back as you were dancing at the ball?What to do?Comprehension/extension activities:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Historical-FictionMrs-Paddington-and-The-Silver-Mousetrap-Shoppe-1351544


    5. Learn about the Statue of Liberty with this web quest:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Statue-of-Liberty-Webquest-778835