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The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshow

The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshow
Mayflower: Step aboard and explore a reproduction of the Mayflower, anchored at Plimoth Plantation, in this 20-minute video for all grades. Pilgrim Village: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the simple but arduous life of the Pilgrims in this 18-minute video for all grades. Wampanoag Homesite: Witness the day-to-day life of the indigenous people who were part of the Wampanoag Nation in this 17-minute video for all grades. Plimoth Plantation: Join the Pilgrims and Wampanoag as they discuss the first Thanksgiving in this 30-minute video for grades 3 and higher. Tour the fields and homes of the Pilgrims and watch the Wampanoag at work in this slideshow tour of the Pilgrim Village and Wampanoag Homesite. Related:  English speaking countriesSocial Studies

English Lesson Plans on American Presidents “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” ~ John F. Kennedy 43 Ready-Made Lesson Plans Our American Presidents lesson section is finally complete! In this section, you will find 43 ready-made lesson plans. 43? Wait! You and your students will learn lots of fun trivia about American presidents and history in our ready-made lesson plans. Though we are excited to have this section complete, our team is also a bit sad to see this project come to an end. Quick Facts about the American Presidents Section Suggested Ideas for Covering the American Presidents Here are some ideas for using our American Presidents lesson plans: 1. Related in the ESL-Library - When Do We Capitalize “President”? Lesson Plans on Other World Leaders

Map Puzzles - Learn U.S. and World Geography Online Map Puzzles for all computers and devices including iPad, Android, PC and Mac: We will be updating the rest of our Map Puzzles for devices soon; these still require Adobe Flash: World Continents Map Puzzle World Features Map Puzzle World Monuments Map Puzzle Quill's Quiz - 1100 QuestionUS Mega Geography Quiz U.S. History of Thanksgiving – Videos & Activities Highlights Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving! Encourage students to reflect on all they're thankful for this November 24. Explore the rich historical and cultural aspects of this American holiday with Thanksgiving activities, lessons, and worksheets. November Calendar of Events November is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Bullying Prevention Resources Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm. Conflict Resolution Teach your students to how resolve conflict amongst themselves without resorting to name-calling, fights, and tattling. Immigration Resources Studying immigration brings to light the many interesting and diverse cultures in the world.

British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School 12 Proposed U.S. States That Didn't Make the Cut The road to 50 states was littered with wannabes who couldn't wait to declare themselves—but never quite got to full statehood. Here are 12 states that could have been. 1. After the Revolutionary War, it became common for states to gift their westernmost lands to the newly-founded (but broke) American government to repackage and sell to westbound pioneers. After the plan was discovered, a new government was elected and the deal was nullified, but the damage was already done. 2. Wikimedia Commons Four regions have been proposed as the State of Jefferson. The second and third were both located in Texas. The fourth, a mix of counties from northern California and southern Oregon, was proposed in 1941. 3. Wikimedia Commons As one of the only non-island U.S. states with two distinct landmasses, it makes sense that citizens of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (frequently referred to as “yoopers”) would consider splitting off from the "glove" "mitten" part of the state. 4. Wikimedia Commons 5. 6.

Thanksgiving 2016 Activities, Crafts, Lessons & Teaching Resources Highlights Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving! Encourage students to reflect on all they're thankful for this November 24. Explore the rich historical and cultural aspects of this American holiday with Thanksgiving activities, lessons, and worksheets. November Calendar of Events November is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Bullying Prevention Resources Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm. Conflict Resolution Teach your students to how resolve conflict amongst themselves without resorting to name-calling, fights, and tattling. Immigration Resources Studying immigration brings to light the many interesting and diverse cultures in the world.

Wales profile - Overview 15 January 2013Last updated at 06:19 ET Wales, a part of the United Kingdom, has retained its distinctive culture and has enjoyed a degree of autonomy since 1999. It includes a heavily industrialised south, a largely-Anglicised and prosperous farming east, and a Welsh-speaking, hill-farming North and West. Wales' devolved government - home rule - is now acquiring more powers and its economy is refocusing on light industry, tourism and financial services, but a small population and poor transport infrastructure continue to make development uneven. Welsh identity and the Welsh language have received a boost from an enlivened popular culture scene in the 1990s, and from the devolution of power from the central government in London to the Welsh National Assembly in Cardiff. But Wales's rural hinterland is still experiencing an influx of mainly English professionals that some see as a threat to Welsh culture. Rugby is a national passion Continue reading the main story At a glance Wales re-emerges

10 Contestants for Earth's Next Superpower By Jeff Wilser These nations have been dismissed as underdogs and weaklings. But like budding superheroes, they’ve been sitting on hidden talents. And now they’re about to fly. If you’re a kid in Finland, you don’t start school until you’re 7 years old. Despite—or because of—this leisurely approach, the Finnish educational system is one of the world’s finest. What makes these results more amazing is that just four decades ago, Finland’s academic record was a mess. At first glance, Nigeria doesn’t look like it’s poised to become a world player. That is, until you look deeper. Mongolia knows a thing or two about being a superpower. Today, however, Mongolia’s prospects are looking up because the country is literally sitting on a gold mine. And there’s no shortage of demand. A funny thing happened while the global economy was sputtering last decade. What’s Vietnam’s trick? Switzerland used to be mocked for its lack of innovation. Welles wouldn’t recognize today’s Zurich. The plan worked.

Thanksgiving Stats Infographic Whether you are hosting your own Thanksgiving dinner, driving to grandma’s house or flying across the country, this infographic breaks down the best days to travel and what you can do with all the leftover turkey. <img src=" border="0" alt="Thanksgiving Fun Facts and Stats [Infographic]" /><br>Provided by <a href=" Who travels? 43,400,000 Americans travel for Thanksgiving Why do they travel? 40% travel to have dinner with family 4% travel to have dinner with friends How far do they go? 50 miles or more on average Where do they go? The 5 most popular cities to travel to for the holiday are: New York CityOrlandoChicagoLos AngelesSan Francisco How do they get there? 38,900,000 travel by car 3,140,000 travel by plane 1,400,000 travel by bus, train or ship When do they leave? 64% plan to travel during off-peak hours to avoid heavy traffic

United Kingdom country profile - Overview 12 November 2014Last updated at 07:38 ET The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has a long history as a major player in international affairs and fulfils an important role in the EU, UN and Nato. The twentieth century saw Britain having to redefine its place in the world. Two world wars and the end of empire diminished its role, but the UK remains an economic and military power, with considerable political and cultural influence around the world. Britain was the world's first industrialised country. The Palace of Westminster is home to one of the world's oldest parliaments Continue reading the main story At a glance Politics: Prime Minister David Cameron, from the centre-right Conservative Party, heads a coalition with the UK's third party, the Liberal Democrats. Country profiles compiled by BBC Monitoring Special Report: United Kingdom Direct But this did not stop the centrifugal trend. Diversity There has also been a debate about immigration.

National Geographic Education - National Geographic Education This website would like to remind you: Your browser (Firefox 17) is out of date. Update your browser for more security, comfort and the best experience on this site. Educators! Take our survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website—natgeoed.org If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich natgeoed.org. www.natgeoed.org Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter. National Geographic Education Twitter Facebook Google+ Email Quiz Connection! Most Popular Latest Videos Giant Traveling Maps Get great resources for introducing geography and map-reading skills to students in Grades K-8.

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