Free printable US history lessons, social studies activities, homework help

 With 4th of July coming, the focus turns to US history. US history lessons are core subject in middle school and high school. If learning about US history, you'll love these websites loaded with free printable US history lessons, social studies activities activities, government and history homework help. Get free printable US history worksheets, maps, social studies and history based activities, resources, online history lessons, Powerpoint presentations, virtual US history museums, primary sources and documents, and much more. Free printable US history lessons, social studies activities, homework help

Free printable American government lessons: Democracy, core democratic values

 The summer patriotic U.S. holidays, beginning with Memorial Day, turn attention to American government and historyt. America was founded on a democratic government system. Here are free printable American government lessons on democracy and core democratic values for teachers and students. Free printable American government lessons: Democracy, core democratic values | Examiner.com

Free printable American history lessons: Jamestown, Pocahontas, Virginia Company, Captain John Smith

 May 14 commemorates the landing of English colonists to what would become Jamestown, the first English settlement in the New World, in 1607. Tampa Bay Times said on May 12 that this marks the 409th anniversary of the Jamestown landing. Here are free printable American history lessons on the Jamestown settlement and its settlers.  Free printable American history lessons: Jamestown, Pocahontas, Virginia Company | Examiner.com

Free printable American history lesson plans on Benjamin Franklin, colonial America

 Early summer is a time when the United States turns its attention to American History. Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July all focus on famous people and events in American history. One of the most famous was Benjamin Franklin. Students study his life and works extensively in school. Who was Benjamin Franklin? He was many things--statesman, diplomat, inventor and leader. Here are free printable lesson plans on Benjamin Franklin to explore this enigmatic character. Born January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin was the 15th of Josiah Franklin's 17 children. His parents were poor working class people. Franklin's grandparents had been blacksmith, farmer and indentured servant. Despite these humble beginnings, Benjamin Franklin has been called a polymath or Renaissance Man. A Renaissance Man is a "jack of all trades," a universal man. Most were ancients like Leonardo da Vinci and Cicero and Imhotep who fell into it by birth.Benjamin Franklin is one of a very few people to earn this title of Renaissance Man in modern times. Visit these links for free printable lesson plans on the Renaissance Man.  Free printable American history lessons: Benjamin Franklin, colonial America | Examiner.com

Free printable Cinco de Mayo activities, Mexican crafts, games, lesson plans

 Cinco de Mayo means the fifth of May. But it isn't Mexican Independence Day nor the equivalent of the U.S. Fourth of July. Cinco de Mayo is the day Mexicans remember El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (Battle of Puebla). Cinco de Mayo is mostly an Americanized Latino holiday. But also a great day to explore Mexican culture. Here are free printable Cinco de Mayo lesson plans, worksheets and games. Free printable Cinco de Mayo activities, Mexican crafts, games, lesson plans | Examiner.com

Free printable archaeology lessons: Fossils, caves, bats, geology, paleontology

Archaeology is one of the most fascinating branches of science and caves are one of nature's most alluring geological landforms to explore. Caves are a separate biome all their own. They've been used as habitats by animals and people. Bats are cave dwellers and dinosaurs dwelt in caves. Mystics have sought divine enlightenment living as hermits in caves. Ancient people left hieroglyphics on walls of caves, like those at Lascaux, France. Caves yield up a treasure trove of fossils and teach valuable lessons in archaeology and paleontology. Teachers and homeschool families, if you're planning a unit on caves (and you really should) here are free printable lesson plans on cave-related subjects of fossils, bats, archaeology, paleontology, habitats, geology, spelunking and earth science.  Free printable archaeology lessons: Fossils, caves, bats, geology, paleontology | Examiner.com

Free printable biology science activities: Botany, flowers, plant biology

 Biology science activities naturally focus on living things. Teach students about botany and plant biology in spring science activities. As students watch nature awakening all around, they observe plant biology and plant structure--seeds, roots, stems, buds, leaves, flowers and fruit--first hand. Teach kids about botany for Earth Month in April. In May and June, students can explore flowers and more mature plant structure. Here are links and websites with hundreds of free printable spring science activities on botany, plants, trees, plant biology and flowers. Get free printable spring science coloring pages, worksheets, charts and diagrams. Free printable biology science activities: Botany, flowers, plant biology | Examiner.com

Free printable Math Curse lesson plans, Science Verse learning activities

 March is National Reading Month and it's all about children's literature. The first kids books teachers or homeschool parents usually think of are fiction. But what about non-fiction books? Don't forget the many awesome non-fiction kids books--and for Pi Day on March 14, how about the funny kids books from Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith--"Science Verse","Math Curse" and "Squids will be Squids." This dynamic duo spawned a genre of children's literature called fractured fairy tales, with "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" and their Caldecott Honor Book "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales." Old folks will remember "Fractured Fairy Tales" from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Free printable Math Curse lesson plans, Science Verse learning activities | Examiner.com

Free printable Pi Day activities, Sir Cumference geometry, math lesson plans

Children's literature author Cindy Neuschwander, with illustrator Wayne Geehan has written a math adventure series that is perfect for Pi Day on March 14. In the books, Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter and their son Radius solve math problems, geometry puzzles and medieval mysteries. The name puns are only the beginning of the fun. Children learn about geometry, measurement, counting, algebra, formulas and math lesson plans in charming medieval fairy tales. The Sir Cumference books include:   Free printable Pi Day activities, Sir Cumference geometry, math lesson plans

Free printable Holi Festival of Colors activities, Hindu Indian crafts, lesson plans

 Holi is the Hindu Festival of Colors and is celebrated on March 24 in 2016. People in Indian celebrate by tossing colored powder or spraying each other with colored liquid. Holi iscelebrated on the full moon, called Phalgun Purnima or Pooranmash. Holi begins with the Holika Dahan--ceremonial bonfires which purge evil spirits, which are lit one day before Holi. Holi comes in the Hindu calendar month of Phalgun. Holi falls in late March to early April in the western calendar. Here are free printable Holi Indian crafts, greeting cards and lessons to help kids understand the Indian Holi Festival of Colors. Teachers, use these free printable Holi activities for social studies lessons. Homeschool parents, why not explore Holi Festival of Colors with kids? Free printable Holi Festival of Colors activities, Hindu Indian crafts, lessons | Examiner.com

Free printable coloring pages on The Little Prince, Le Petit Prince lesson plans

 Mark Osborne's cartoon feature "The Little Prince" is turning heads in much the same way Le Petit Prince book, by Antione de Saint-Exupery did in 1943. The Little Prince cartoon leads the list at the New York International Children's Film Festival. The modern world may not be as jaded as WWII France. But perhaps the same need exists for the simple truth and beauty in this story.  Free printable coloring pages on The Little Prince, Le Petit Prince lesson plans | Examiner.com

Free printable connect the dots educational games, dot to dot puzzles

Connect the dots puzzles, also called dot to dot puzzles are a favorite with many children. They love to watch the big picture emerge as they connect the dots. Dot to dot puzzles teach counting, letters and math depending on the tasks required to connect the dots. Teachers and homeschool parents, do you need free printable connect the dots educational games? Here are dot to dot puzzles. Connect the dots educational games make excellent activities for preschool, kindergarten and special education. Doing dot to dot puzzles helps perceptually challenged special needs students Many special needs children practice in fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination, as well as counting and reading.  Free printable connect the dots educational games, dot to dot puzzles

Free printable Greek mythology coloring pages: Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome unit

 Greek mythology is an important subject to teach in school. But ancient Greek mythology and its partner Roman mythology, in fact mythology in general are often misunderstood, especially by fundamentalist Christians. Understanding ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt civilizations is essential as these cultures form the basis of the modern western world. Here are free printable mythology lesson plans and coloring pages from classical ancient Greece and Roman mythology.  Free printable Greek mythology coloring pages: Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome unit | Examiner.com

Free printable preschool Valentine worksheets, games, crafts, activities

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, Pinterest, email, and blogs overflow with valentine crafts. Alas, many are also costly. So, don't pay. Here are free printable preschool valentine worksheets, games, crafts, learning activities and lesson plans. Fru-gals and fru-guys, use these for Valentine's Day fun. Perfect for take-home activities, homework and classroom Valentines Day lesson plans.  Free printable preschool Valentine worksheets, games, crafts, activities

Free printable Super Bowl coloring pages, football lesson plans, games, crafts

Super Bowl XLIX Sunday rolls around Feb 1, 2015. Is Super Bowl a national holiday at your house? If you can't make it to Arizona, here are Super Bowl party activities to celebrate at home. Check out free printable Super Bowl coloring pages, games, word puzzles and crafts. There are team logo crafts, football helmet insignia, football trivia and more. Use to entertain the kiddies so you can enjoy the game. Or use them for decorations, table decor or half-time party games. There are even some educational activities to learn more about football.   Free printable Super Bowl coloring pages, football lesson plans, games, crafts | Examiner.com

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