Asian American and Pacific Islander(AAPI) Heritage Month: A Webquest

Oceans: A Webquest: World Ocean Day is 6/8.

Jacques Cousteau, A Reader's Theater Script: World Ocean Day is 6/8.

Flag Day and History of Our Flag(Flag Day is 6/8)

A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts on Famous Women

A Bundle of Readings on Famous Women

STEM BIOGRAPHIES, Reader's Theater Scripts

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Civics:Learn about Our Government: A Bundle of Resources!

U.S. Landmarks!

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FAKE News!Can you Tell The REAL News?

My Book- Fashion Rules!

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Is That FAKE News?

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In the News!
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DBQ Activities!

Facts to Wow your Friends!

World Landmarks: Lots of fun things to use with your students!

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Geography Activities

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Purpleannie's Travels

Crossword Puzzles!

Short Reads of interest

Dive into Career Choices

Teaching Tips A-Z

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Landmarks from Around the World

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The official U.S. time - snapshot

Do you have the Time?

by Gail Skroback Hennessey

People have long wanted to "remember"important events...that's why time recording developed. Time was recorded based on ruler's reigns, the Olympic Games and the movement of the earth, sun and moon. Use the activities to help discuss time recording and timelines.


Using the website on the Food timeline, make a time line of 5 foods before you were born and 5 foods since you were born.Research one food and write a paragraph using 4 facts learned about the history of that food. on the history of food-lots of fun!

Make a self time line with 4 events before your birth and 4 events since your birth. The events must be things in history, science, literature and not "family" events.

Use a time line and make 5 questions for another group to find the answers. on the history of comics might be a great one to use for this activity!

Discuss BC and AD and BCE and CE

Additional Resources: map your own timelines! Walk Through Time

Fun Facts:

Did you know that there are at least 40 calendars used today?

Mostpeople use the Gregorian calendar(based on the earth's movement around the sun). There is also the Islamic calendarwhich is based on the movements of the moon and the Jewish calendar which uses both the movements of the earth around the sun and the movements of the moon.

What year is it? On the Islamic calendar,2012 is the year 1434.The Muslims started counting again(622AD) when Muhammad left Mecca for Medina. This was a period of time called the Hijra.On the Jewish calendar, 2012 is the year 5772. On the Chinese calendar, 2012 is the year 4710.

AD doesn't stand for After death of Christ, instead it stands for Anno domini(in the year of our Lord)

The word calendar comes from the Latin word, Kalends,the first day of each new month.

Dionysius Exiguus is created with inventing the AD/BC time recording concept back in 525 AD. He based events prior to the birth of Christ as BC and anything since his birth,as AD.

CE and BCE are used by some historians instead of AD and BC as they are not religious based. CE stands for Common Era and BCE stands for Before Common Era.

Circa (ca or C.)means "we don't know the exact"'s an approximate date.

Thank the ancient Egyptians for the 24 hour day...they were the first to use this idea! They also started the 365 days in a year.

The ancientMayans of Central America used the sun and moon and the planet VENUS to create their calendar.