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Group Discussion

Group Discussion

This lesson is designed to help children to get involved in group discussions with their peers and to learn the importance of working...
Exploring culture with the “upturned iceberg” project

Exploring culture with the “upturned iceberg” project

Colby Patton | Oxford High School | Oxford, Kansas The upturned iceberg project is a project centered on exploring culture that makes the students think and research things that aren’t commonly researched about different countries. Read transcript Hi. My name is Colby...
Methods of Teaching How to Tell Time in Multiple Languages

Methods of Teaching How to Tell Time in Multiple Languages

Colby Patton | Oxford High School | Oxford, Kansas Colby Patton describes different activities used in her Spanish class to teach how to tell time; these methods can be used in teaching English, as well as any other language being learned. Read Transcript Hello, my...
Words to Live By

Words to Live By

Shirley Meissner | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Quotes in the classroom can inspire and challenge your students in subtle ways every day. Use quotes to decorate the classroom and also in your lessons. Try adding a quote or two to your classroom today!...
Map on the Ceiling

Map on the Ceiling

Shirley Meissner | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Teachers can make map skills easy with the creation of a map on the ceiling. Placing a map on the ceiling helps students visualize the geography of the world. Read Transcript Hi, teaching young children...
Making a Personal History Book

Making a Personal History Book

Amanda Leger | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Over the course of the school year, the teacher compiles a book of the students’ artwork. On the first day she has them draw a self portrait and write their name, and then at the end of year they draw...
Introducing History: Personal Timeline Activity

Introducing History: Personal Timeline Activity

Becky O’Hearn | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas Here is one way to introduce young students to the idea of history. Each student creates a timeline of their own life, with help from parents, grandparents, or other family members. The teacher also...
Police Officer Game

Police Officer Game

Cindy Johnson | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This game teaches young students about the role of police officers as community helpers. The teacher selects one child to be the “officer,” and gives bits of information describing one of the...
Involving Students in Learning to be a Good Citizen

Involving Students in Learning to be a Good Citizen

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas The teacher and students brainstorm a list of things they can do to be a good citizen. The students can also draw pictures or write sentences about items on the list. The teacher posts the list in the classroom and...
Introducing Water as a Basic Need

Introducing Water as a Basic Need

Becky O’Hearn | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas The teacher uses a picture book to illustrate the different places where people find drinking water. Then the class discusses the importance of water and where they get their own water from. Read...
Teaching Geography Using Circular Cutouts

Teaching Geography Using Circular Cutouts

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas The teacher uses a visual aid to guide discussion about geography. Students then answer questions where they compare the sizes of different places. Read Transcript Hi. This is one lesson I use to teach geography to my...
Teaching about Families Using a Scavenger Hunt

Teaching about Families Using a Scavenger Hunt

Junilda Farner | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This activity demonstrates one way to teach children about family and cultural differences. A list is sent home with each student who then works with their family to find the items. They bring these to class...
Teaching Social Skills: Being a Good Friend

Teaching Social Skills: Being a Good Friend

Becky O’Hearn | Wichita Collegiate School | Wichita, Kansas This lesson introduces the concept of friendship and how to be a good friend using a story. The teacher also asks the students questions about their own friendship skills. Read Transcript Hi! Today I...
Helping Students Identify Needs and Wants

Helping Students Identify Needs and Wants

Noel Lucero | Kensler Elementary | Wichita, Kansas In this activity, the teacher involves the students in brainstorming needs and wants using a T-chart. The students then draw pictures of needs and wants on their own and share with the class. Read Transcript Hi, today...
Embedding Culture in Teaching and Learning

Embedding Culture in Teaching and Learning

Watch how Indigenous early childhood educators provide young children with experiences and ways of learning that share cultural knowledge. Visit the Foundations for Success website: http://www.foundationsforsuccess.qld.edu.au/resources to see their guidelines for...
Children Just Like Me

Children Just Like Me

Meet the stars of Children Just Like Me, a comprehensive book view of international cultures, exploring diverse backgrounds from Argentina to New Zealand to China to Israel. A favorite in classrooms, libraries, and homes this brand new edition of Children Just Like Me...
Community Helpers for Kids

Community Helpers for Kids

Learn about community helpers for kids and community jobs for Preschool & Kindergarten! Teach kids about jobs in English and community helpers in English to give your child or student a broader perspective about the community and world around them. Read Transcript...
Learn the Continents

Learn the Continents

Today we are going to learn all of the continents of planet earth! Watch as preschool teacher shows us the name of each continent and teaches us some fun facts about each one! There are 7 continents: Asia Africa Europe North America South America Antarctica Australia...
The World’s Family (An Embracing Culture Story)

The World’s Family (An Embracing Culture Story)

‘The World’s Family’ introduces children to various cultures, religion and basic geography concepts. Written by Miranda Paul, Illustrated by Fanny Wen, Narrated by Leisha Daniel, Produced by Artful4.com Read Transcript “The World’s Family,” an embracing culture...
Seven Continents Song for Children

Seven Continents Song for Children

This fun and educational song for kids uses puppets and colorful animation to teach the seven continents of our world. Read Transcript “Earth is big. Earth is round. With seven large continents floating around. The land we live in, the land we all share. Seven large...
Needs Versus Wants

Needs Versus Wants

An important money skill to teach children is the difference between needs and wants. But for children, that can be tricky. Put simply, a need is something you must have to survive, like food, water and a home. A want is something that’s nice to have, but you...
Where Are You From? | Learn Countries of the World

Where Are You From? | Learn Countries of the World

Where Are You From? is a simple song for kids to learn countries. This video includes Canada, Korea, Italy, China, America, Australia, Japan, India, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Brazil, Sweden, New Zealand, Thailand, Peru, Greece, Turkey, Jamaica, Poland and...
Ideas for Making a Timeline

Ideas for Making a Timeline

Making timelines is a great way to help students track their progress as they advance through the school year. Get ideas on making timelines for both the classroom and individual students in this video. Expert: Steve Brostowitz Bio: Steve Brostowitz teaches...
Who’s That Community Helper?

Who’s That Community Helper?

Students learn about community helpers in this fun interactive game. They also build a variety of language and literacy skills as they discuss the identity of other students who are dressed up as community helpers. Read Transcript Teacher: “Some people are dressed up...
We Are Family Song

We Are Family Song

We love our families. Let’s sing about it! This song was written from the heart to share our love to our families. It’s got a nice melody and also happens to be a pretty good learning song for EFL/ESL learners. Read Transcript Mommy and daddy. Sister and...
Community Helper Cups

Community Helper Cups

This fun activity for young children uses simple materials to help students learn about community helpers. Read Transcript Here’s a little game that we made, that I made for teaching some our community helpers. Here are a few that we learned together so far. And these...