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Fall in Love with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang

Grades: Elementary (K-3)
Subject Area: Language Arts, Math

Let the Peanuts gang help build your students’ language arts, critical thinking, and math skills with this bilingual (English and French) teaching kit based on two Valentine’s Day TV favorites — Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Valentine, both airing on the ABC Network February 13. Check your local listings for show times.


Grades: Elementary (K-3)
Subject Area: Language Arts, Reading

Introduce your students to Paddington, one of the most beloved children’s book characters, with this reading skills program based on the new Paddington movie coming to theaters January 16, 2015. Students learn about characterization and story structure, and create their own adventure story with Paddington as the perfect reading partner.

The Glass Age

Grades: High School
Subject Area: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Inspire your students with “The Glass Age,” a new online video series hosted by TV science investigators Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Students learn about the history of glass, explore the science behind innovative glass technologies, and imagine how glass engineering could change our lives in the future.

Think Rice!

Grades: Elementary (3-6)
Subject Area: Nutrition, History, Geography, Science

Introduce your students to the All-American grain — rice! Students learn how rice growing has contributed to American history since colonial times, and how today’s U.S. rice growers not only help sustain wetland habitats but also help reduce carbon emissions by providing a close-to-home source of good nutrition.

Healthy Farming, Healthy You

Grades: Elementary (2-4)
Subject Area: Health, Nutrition, Social Studies, Science

Take your students on a virtual field trip to five dairy farms with Meet the Milkmakers!, a video-based online quiz. Then explore the history of dairy farming with a timeline poster and learn about the skills, technology, and science that dairy farmers use to protect the environment and provide families with fresh, wholesome milk 365 days a year!

STEM Mobile Labs

Grades: Middle & High School
Subject Area: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Introduce your students to STEM Mobile Labs, a FREE mobile app that is your doorway to some of the best STEM-focused content available for mobile phones and tablets. With STEM Mobile Labs, students can leverage the unique capabilities of wireless technology to perform experiments, gather data, conduct research, and more.


Grades: Middle School
Subject Area: Civics, Government, Social Studies

Help bring life-saving vaccines to children around the world as your students become informed citizens about the need for childhood vaccination programs in developing countries, then exercise their right to petition Congress by writing letters urging their representatives to take action. Includes postage-paid mailing label for your students' letters.

Good Skin Knowledge—

Know the Skin You're In

Grades: Elementary & Middle School
Subject Area: Health

Enhance your health curriculum with resources from the American Academy of Dermatology. Start with this introductory activity, which provides students with basic facts about skin health and a healthy perspective on personal appearance. Then explore the AAD website for in-depth lesson plans.

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