Day Activities K-8 (from Eduplace) Labor Day is
the first Monday in September and honors the worker.
Examples of activities from Eduplace include: Helping
Hands, Future Jobs Book, Word Scrambles, Everyday Heroes, Jobs
Survey, and more
Day - Kids Work Too! Students make a difference
and contribute to society just as adults do. Learn
more about what work teaches us!
What Interests You? Exploring
Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Future career information for students
Day - Find many resources for teaching
about Labor Day and U.S.
History from this Education World article.
Constitution Day – The US Constitution was signed
on September 17, 1787!
"View high resolution scans of the original, signed
Constitution; obtain a transcription of the document; read an
essay about the Constitutional convention; learn dozens of fascinating
facts about the Constitution; view images of the National Archives
Rotunda, and learn about each of the signers at this site from
the National Archives and Records Administration.."
Constitution of the United States (National Archives)
Constitution of the United States (Yale Law School)
Constitution - Click on any of the images at the
top of the page to read an explanation of an article or amendment.
Ben's Guide to Government -
K-Grade 12 Resources for learning about our government
World - Lessons and ideas for teaching the Constitution
One Social Studies Resources - Click "American Government" for
information about the 5 week instructional series The State newspaper
will be doing during the month of September (The Power and
the Glory: The Constitution)
available! ("Ssssh! We're Writing the Constitution",
"Our Constitution: The Document that Gave Birth to a Nation",
"The Almost Painless Guide to the U.S. Constitution")
Creator - Invite
your students to compose their own comic strips. Wonderful
for stimulating interest in writing skills! Create "whole class"
comic strips or individual ones to print & share. Many Read*Write*Think
Lessons use this interactive tool.
Introduce the Gullah culture and language to students! There
are folk tales narrated in English and Gullah. Gullah music
introduces the evolution of African music in America. "Aunt Pearly
Sue" and her sidekick "Reverend LeRoy" take visitors on a musical
journey. Additionally, you should explore "What is Gullah?" for
information on the history of Gullah people and their traditions.
There is also an activity page entitled "Listen to Gullah" that
lists English words that can be seen and heard in Gullah. A teacher
resource page is included for classroom activities, field trip
ideas, and other resources.
Green is an artist raised in the Low Country
of South Carolina who paints images of everyday life of Gullah
A Unitedstreaming Video
- Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery, Part 5 includes
a segment on Gullah Culture as well as South Carolina's 6 Regions,
Market, and SC Industries. (You may find other parts of Detective
Bonz relevant to your study of South Carolina, too!) Also,
Across the Sea (Grades 9-12) explores connections between
the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the
people of West Africa.
Use excellent multimedia video resources to bring your units to
life! In addition to the video clips, there are teacher guides
available, blackline masters, writing prompts, an image gallery,
a calendar with videos that correlate to commemorative events,
Take advantage of the many opportunities to show your students
appropriate "real-life" videos correlated to South Carolina
Hurricane Theme Page -
August and September are the peak months of hurricane season. This
hurricane theme page will provide links to resources that provide
interesting information about these powerful storms. In addition,
there are special Internet research activities for use with your
students. Your students would also enjoy making a graph of the most
costly storms throughout
the years. Enjoy learning
more about hurricanes!
Hurricane Center - Tropical Prediction Center - Follow hurricanes like
Charley or Frances from their origins near the African coast across the
Atlantic Ocean. This is a wonderful way to teach longitude and latitude
without a worksheet.
Give your class a real life lessons on how these skills are used!
(Click Maps & Charts
or Satellite Imagery)
for Kids: Hurricanes
about hurricanes are available!
2006 - That's The Way The Cookie Tumbles, Again!
Join this online project and use Oreos to teach Math, Language, Science, and
dates: September - October) This project is open to classrooms of any
grade in any location! You can find worksheets,
games, fun links, trivia, lesson ideas, and more to bring FUN into your classroom!
online projects are available from Technospud.com throughout
Collaborative projects are an exciting way to integrate technology, connect
your students to the world, meet a variety of standards, and increase student
Between You & Me - A year long E-Pal
Bytes - A Team Project with Susan Silverman (November)
Incredible Journey - A year long Traveling
Changing Earth and Landforms
Introduce or review your 5th grade unit
on "Our Changing Earth". This PowerPoint show provides
photos, animations, terms, and brief explanations of layers
of the earth, plate movement, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes,
Carolina Landforms - A webquest
designed for research of South Carolina's five major landform regions -- the
Blue Ridge, Sandhills, Piedmont, Coastal Plains, and Coastal
This webquest provides students an opportunity to research
specific landforms found in the United States.
available: earth, landforms, geography
Trek! Travel the World with your students this year! This
online activity can be done as a class or individually. You
one new place each month -- or travel more often! A perfect
way to encourage
geography skills throughout
the year. Meet the people, take guided tours, and learn about the countries!
Check out this month's travel destination!
23, 2006 (12:03 am) - Autumn Begins!
Why do leaves change colors? Discover the mysteries of those reds, oranges, yellows,
and browns - Which color is your favorite for autumn?
The Scientific Basis for
Equinox - The science and significance
Activities K-8 (from EduPlace) Leaf Sorting, Paper Bag Pumpkin,
Fall Facts, Potato Comparison Venn-Diagram, Word Scrambles, Take
a Fall Quiz, and more
Fall! - Language
Activities, Arts/Crafts, Songs, Books, Coloring Pages
Apples, Acorns & Squirrels - Especially
for younger students!
Leaf Activities from 123child.com -
Science and Math games, Art Activities, Snacks, Field Trips, and more!
Fall Clip Art from Kid's
Domain - Great
for newsletters and Learning Village pages!
Everything - There Is A Season ... Enjoy
The fall season is a perfect time to begin this simple, school
year project! Develop an appreciation of nature and the
seasons along with observation, writing, and
Observation Checklist - PowerPoint
a tree on your school campus to observe with your students
throughout the year. Give your tree a name!
2. Each month, go outside and "observe" your
tree. Take a digital picture or two. You can use a checklist
3. Back in your classroom, use PowerPoint to collect and
present your tree information. Each month,
insert a new slide, your tree
digital picture, and type descriptive comments
about your tree with your students.
4. Have students write a few sentences in their journals
based on their tree observations each month.
5. Enjoy watching your "show" as it evolves throughout
the seasons of the year!
Acrostic Poems (MS PowerPoint file: To Save
> right click > save target as)
Can you describe "fall"? Encourage writing and technology skills by creating
a "FALL" acrostic
poem slide using MS PowerPoint. Use descriptive writing, appropriate clip art,
and color. Have all students save their PowerPoint slide as a
network folder. The teacher pulls them all together in a PowerPoint Photo Album!
(Your TIS can help you.) Perfect for a running show of student work
available: "Autumn", "Fall Is Here", "The Reason for the
Seasons, "The Autumnal Equinox"
(Dole 5 - ADay) This is an excellent fruit
and vegetable encyclopedia! Learn apple facts, history, types,
where grown, growing and harvesting, packing & transportation,
and more! Join "Anthony Apple" on an exciting apple adventures.
Are the Apple of My Eye!
Do you know where apples come from? Do you know anyone who
is famous for apples? What color do apples come in? Can you think
of products that are made from apples? These webquests have activities
appropriate for learning centers or whole class instruction.
About Apples - Why should you love
apples? Find out the history, the science, the varieties,
the production, as well as health information.
Johnny Appleseed -
Enjoy the story of this famous character!
Apple Survey - Do your students like red,
yellow, or green apples? Survey your class and use an Excel spreadsheet
available: "Apples", "Johnny Appleseed"