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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Creating Classroom Rules     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students cooperate to develop a set of classroom rules. They also learn about making rules for a group when the group is comprised of many different people, and that different groups of people may have different rules.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Health - Safety - Science - Earth science - Science - Meteorology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Prepare Yourself!     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson introduces U.S. students to natural hazards that occur across their country and in their home region. They learn where tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, or severe thunderstorms are likely to occur and find out which type of event is most likely to happen near their home.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Health, Social Studies
Title: What Can I Do?     
Description: The main goals of this Science NetLinks lesson are to help students identify their feelings, learn how to tell others about their feelings, and learn how this emotional knowledge can help them resolve conflict. The premise of this lesson is that students who learn how to communicate about how they are feeling will be more likely to use communication as a method for resolving conflict.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Three Little Pigs in Earthquake Land     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students are introduced to some of the basics of earthquakes and volcanoes. They are also asked to think about how people living in cities and suburbs must plan ahead by constructing sturdy buildings and preparing their homes and themselves for the possibility of a natural disaster. Students are therefore introduced to some basic concepts of physical geography, as well as some of the ways in which the physical environment affects people's lives.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Subject: Science - Earth science - Social Studies - Geography
Title: You Can Climb Any Mountain     
Description: In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students think about the skills and qualities required to be a good mountain climber and learn about blind climber Erik Weihenmayer and his experiences climbing the highest peak on every continent, especially Mount Everest. Finally, students consider how studying mountain climbing has taught them about what it takes to be good at their own favorite activities
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2



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Community Helpers (Police)
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Students will read about a police officer and answer question about what they have read.

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Community Helper (FireFighters)
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This activity allows students to read and listen to informational text on firefighters. The students also take a quick quiz to assess learning.

Thinkfinity Informational Materials


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Subject: Social Studies
Title: Students Sit for Civil Rights Homepage     
Description: Students Sit for Civil Rights is an OurStory module that includes activities based on reading Freedom on the Menu, a work of children's literature about the Greensboro sit-ins that played an important role during the civil rights movement. OurStory is a series of modules designed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom. National Museum of American History
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4



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Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Mathematics,Physical Education,Science,Social Studies,Geography
Title: Great Websites for Kids     
Description: Created by the American Library Association, this portal website helps parents and children find age appropriate educational materials on the Internet.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7



Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: Physical Education,Social Studies
Title: Running the Blockade     
Description: Calling all ships! Play an outdoor game loosely based on Civil War signaling and navy strategy. Part of an OurStory module entitled Full Steam to Freedom, this activity includes game instructions for groups of 3 or more players, discussion questions, and historical background information. OurStory is designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of children's literature, everyday objects, and hands-on activities.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: 1,2,3,4,5,6



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