September

Fall Is In The Air!

Labor 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
Labor 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
Labor Day - Find many resources for teaching about Labor Day and U.S. Labor History from this Education World article.


Celebrate 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.."
The Constitution of the United States (National Archives)
Preamble: Constitution of the United States (Yale Law School)
Interactive 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
Education World - Lessons and ideas for teaching the Constitution
Lexington 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)
Unitedstreaming videos 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")


Comic 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.


Gullah Net - 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.
Jonathan Green is an artist raised in the Low Country of South Carolina who paints images of everyday life of Gullah people.
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, SC Farmers' Market, and SC Industries. (You may find other parts of Detective Bonz relevant to your study of South Carolina, too!) Also, Family Across the Sea (Grades 9-12) explores connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa.



Unitedstreaming - 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, and more. Take advantage of the many opportunities to show your students appropriate "real-life" videos correlated to South Carolina Standards.


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!
National 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)

FEMA for Kids: Hurricanes



Unitedstreaming videos about hurricanes are available!


O.R.E.O. 2006 - That's The Way The Cookie Tumbles, Again!
Join this online project and use Oreos to teach Math, Language, Science, and more!
(Project 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!

Many other online projects are available from Technospud.com throughout the year.
Collaborative projects are an exciting way to integrate technology, connect your students to the world, meet a variety of standards, and increase student learning!
Just Between You & Me - A year long E-Pal Project
Shark Bytes - A Team Project with Susan Silverman (November)

The Incredible Journey
- A year long Traveling Buddy Project


Our 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, and fossils.
South Carolina Landforms - A webquest designed for research of South Carolina's five major landform regions -- the Blue Ridge, Sandhills, Piedmont, Coastal Plains, and Coastal Zone
Landforms - This webquest provides students an opportunity to research specific landforms found in the United States.

Unitedstreaming videos available: earth, landforms, geography

Global Trek! Travel the World with your students this year! This online activity can be done as a class or individually. You can visit 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!


September 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 Autumn
The Autumn Equinox - The science and significance

Fall 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
Fall Activities/Leaves, 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!

To Everything - There Is A Season ... Enjoy Trees!
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 technology skills!

Tree Observation Checklist - PowerPoint Example

1. Select 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 to record basic observations.
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!

Fall 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, text formating, and color. Have all students save their PowerPoint slide as a .jpg (picture file) in a specified 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 during Open House.

Unitedstreaming videos available: "Autumn", "Fall Is Here", "The Reason for the Seasons, "The Autumnal Equinox"


Apples (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.

You 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.

All 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!
Favorite Apple Survey - Do your students like red, yellow, or green apples? Survey your class and use an Excel spreadsheet to display collected data.

Unitedstreaming videos available: "Apples", "Johnny Appleseed"


 

Especially for Elementary Students
Fact Monster PBS Kids
Fun School PBS Kids Cyberchase
Crayola Crayons
Fun Brain Oh! Kids
Magic School Bus National Geographic for Kids
Ranger Rick Brain Pop
Kid's Planet Enchanted Learning

Through the Year Holidays and Celebrations

Yahooligans
AAA Math Cool Math 4 Kids
Wacky Web Tales In Step With Idioms
Billy Bear For Kids Kid's Domain
BlackDog Loves Holidays! Gamequarium
Kidport (K-8) Starfall

 

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