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This month the focus is on explorers, map skills, fire safety, pumpkins… and a special request

October gems from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank, a treasure trove containing more than 4,200 lessons and activities!
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October 1, 2008

Extraordinary Explorers – Explorer trivia and discussion topics
Middle grade Social Studies

Explorers – history and motivation
Elementary Social Studies

Early Explorers Project
Middle grade Social Studies

Explorers in Texas Project
Middle grade Social Studies

Explorer Interviews
Elementary Social Studies

Geography Sandwiches
Elementary Map Skills

Explore with Pumpkins – Turn a pumpkin into a globe
Elementary map skills

The Discovery of America – A Play About Explorers, Stone Age to Magellan

Fire Safety Theme Lessons:
teachers.net/lessons/posts/2069.html (Elementary)
teachers.net/lessons/posts/1708.html (Kindergarten)

Firefighters, Community Helpers

Forged By Fire
Middle grades Reading/Writing

The Fire Breathing Dragon Finally Uses Mouthwash A Play
Middle grades Language Arts

Teachers.Net Gazette articles of enduring interest:

Teacher Explorers Ski Across Antarctica

Memory Tricks – Mnemonics
For every grade level, every subject!

Pumpkin Math & Writing Activities

Bat Wing Stew and other “Recipes”

Harvest/Pumpkin Poems & Songs

Live Chat transcript: Teaching The Myth and The Reality: Christopher Columbus Discovers America

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