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Great resources for March!

janetpic_preferred_croppedBy Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki

We have some excellent resources for March to support your teaching activities. These are in the categories of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Math and Science, and for each subject area the resources cover the elementary, middle school and high school levels.

For English Language Arts, this month’s theme is Poetry. March 21 is World Poetry Day, and March 2 is Read Across America Day. Furthermore, in honor of Women’s History month, we are including resources on female poets.

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You can find the ELA resources here: http://www.curriki.org/welcome/subjects/english-language-arts-7/

For Social Studies the theme is Women’s History. March commemorates both Women’s History (all month) and International Women’s Day (March 8). To help your students learn about these important topics, we’ve curated the top resources for Social Studies.

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You can find the Social Studies resources here: http://www.curriki.org/welcome/subjects/social-studies-6/

March 14 (3/14 or 3.14) is Pi Day. Without this special quantity, that has an infinite number of digits, how would we calculate the circumference of a circle? These resources all relate to the importance of pi in mathematics.

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You can find the Math resources here: http://www.curriki.org/welcome/subjects/mathematics-6/

March 23 commemorates World Meteorological Day. In honor of this day, Curriki is featuring resources for studying weather.

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You can find the Science resources here: http://www.curriki.org/welcome/subjects/science-7/

Check out these great resources – you are sure to find something useful for your teaching!

Top 10 Learning Resources on Curriki

janetpic_preferred_croppedBy Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki

Are you curious what learning resources other teachers are using? Here’s a list of the top ten most downloaded resources on Curriki this month. I encourage you to check them out – they’re free to use as-is, share or modify to suit your classroom needs.  Let me know which one is your favorite!

  1. Geography Learning Pursuit – for grades 6-8; provides students a globeself-guided unit to learn the five themes of geography.
  2. Catcher in the Rye Unit Plan – for grades 9-12; eight week language arts unit play dealing with J.D. Salinger’s work, Catcher in the Rye.
  3. Systems of Equations Baseball – for grades 6-10; review game for systems of equations (and gets the students up and moving too!).baseball
  4. Politics and Political Parties: Lesson Plans – for grades 3-8; lesson plans to help students differentiate between political parties and why the party system is functioning in our country.
  5. Writing Matters – for grades 3-8; gives teachers powerful new ways to improve student outcomes in writing, utilizing 21st century resources to prepare them for success in school and beyond.dictionary
  6. Athabasca University ESL Course – for all levels; help students to effectively learn the English language.
  7. Math T.V./ Math Playground – for grades 3-8; interactive math tool developed by classroom teachers to help students learn how to solve multistep word problems. math
  8. Geometry Bingo – for grades 5-6; this bingo game involving visuals helps students learn and identify key vocabulary for geometry.
  9. Math Pre-k – Math Game Time – for pre-K; fun math games, worksheets and videos.
  10. Prepare for the Science Fair – for grades 3-8; here’s a fun way to get ready for the science fair! science

Please share this with a friend or colleague! Thank you.

Curriki Monthly Subject Emails Have a New Look!

By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer, Curriki

Check out the new look of our monthly subject emails! (Here is the math email that was just sent out –  it covers elementary, middle and high school levels.)

Each month we highlight new or popular resources for K-12 covering four subject areas:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Language arts
  • Social studies

Sign up for a specific subject area to receive new ideas each month. Thank you to the many Curriki contributors who share their “best of” resources with our community.