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January 1, 2008
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#1563. Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr.
Social Studies, level: Elementary
Concepts Taught: Talks About Togetherness And Overcoming

#774. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Social Studies, level: Elementary
Concepts Taught: Racial equality; Rejecting violence as a tactic

#1519. Martin Luther King
4 Blocks, level: Elementary
7 Days of thematic literacy activities



#1689. What is Prejudice?
Social Studies, level: Elementary
Concepts Taught: it's a terrible thing to experience prejudice, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks overcame prejudice

#4054. Hip-hop similes and metaphors
Reading/Writing, level: Middle
Concepts Taught: similes and metaphors

#2792. Shared Reading MLK Jr.
Reading/Writing, level: Middle
Concepts Taught: understanding the perspective of MLK Jr. speech "I Have A Dream"

#435. JFK and MLK Jr.
History, level: Middle
Concepts Taught: knowledge of leaders from the 1960's

#2167. I Have A Dream....
Reading/Writing, level: all
Concepts Taught: Problem solving

#1527. Freedom Unit
Social Studies, level: Elementary
Concepts Taught: freedom, human rights

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January, 2008

January, 2008

Cover Story

Wrapping the Year with Rap!

A few years ago, Alex was having a hard time teaching Algebra. The students would not pay attention, do their work, or retain a simple math formula. But, he noticed the students could recite every word of a new hip-hop song on the radio....

By Harry & Rosemary Wong


Teaching Literacy

Validating Writers to Motivate Them

4 Blocks literacy guru Cheryl Sigmon adds a new contribution to her collection of over 100 articles featured on Teachers.Net

By Cheryl Sigmon

Promoting Learning

Understanding Boys

Whereas good relationships are important to girls, success is more important to boys....

By Dr. Marvin Marshall

Instant Ideas for Busy Teachers

Six Easy Resolutions for 2008

These resolutions are a snap to keep and will make your teaching life easier!

By Barbara & Sue Gruber

The Busy Educator
The Busy Educator's Monthly Five

Five new websites for educators that are easy to read, simple to use and worthwhile to know

By Marjan Glavac

Ed-Tech Talk

Becoming the Technology Leader and the Electronic Janitor?

Do you want to be a technology leader or do you want to be left alone?

By Dr. Rob Reilly


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Featured Lessons
Martin Luther King Lesson Plans

Just in time for the Martin Luther King celebration, we present eight MLK lesson plans from the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank

Teachers.Net Favorite
3-D Snowflake Craft Project

From the January, 2003 Gazette, one of our most requested craft project ideas ever.

By Mizletts

Streaming Video
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What does a teacher make? Science Experiment: CO2 Is Heavier Than Air; What is the Multiple Intelligence Theory? Teaching English with Games; What Teaching is to Me; Early Literacy Activity: Egg Carton Game


52 Character Building Thoughts

52 thoughts designed to help children build character

By Leah Davies

Keep Your Sub Afloat

In the teaching profession, the only thing harder than being in the classroom everyday is not being in the classroom for even a single day

By Tifany Grizzle

Mentoring Pre-service Teachers

Special educator Susan Rismiller offers a collaborative approach to improving the practice of teaching

By Susan Rismiller

Planning to Present a Workshop? Here's How!

Teachers know the importance of developing carefully thought out and structured lesson plans for teaching students. Hal Portner offers advice for structuring effective workshops as well.

By Hal Portner

Book Excerpt

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

From the inspiring roadmap that encourages parents and teachers to look beyond discipline and to bring passion, excellence, and joy back into education.

By Rafe Esquith

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