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Things to Look for During the 2017 Inauguration

Thousands of visitors from across the country will gather on January 20th in Washington, D.C. to see Donald J. Trump, the 45th United States President, sworn into office. The inauguration celebration will include a parade and a formal ball. In today’s world of technology, there are many opportunities to see this historic event live—either on […]

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“I Have a Dream” MLK Day Classroom Activity

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with your students by encouraging them to express their own dreams for a peaceful world. Dr. King’s well-known speech—delivered during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963—has become a source of inspiration to people around the world. During this activity, you’ll discuss some facts about Dr. King and […]

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Election Day

Election Day is right around the corner and with it comes some great learning opportunities! Even though your students are probably aware of the upcoming event, and they have almost certainly heard about this year’s presidential candidates, there may be some elements of the election that they do not understand. What better way to help […]

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4th of July

The 4th of July is full of picnics, parties, family, and fun.  On that date, in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and the United States of America was born.  To remind kids why we are celebrating, we created a reading comprehension activity from a passage in our 5th Grade Simple Solutions Social Studies […]

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Constitution Day Activities

  Constitution Day is September 17.  It was on this day in 1787 that delegates met for the last time to sign the Constitution of the United States.  To celebrate this important day in American history, Simple Solutions has created some fun activities that you can use in your classroom.  These activities are based on […]

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Flag Day!

  Flag Day is on June 14th.  It is a day for us to be reminded about how important this symbol of our country is.  Here are some fun and free ways for you to Experience, Enrich and Extend what you already know about the American Flag. Use the web pages to read about the […]

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Black History Month

  “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” – Rosa Parks Today is Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday.  To kick off our celebration of Black History Month we have attached a Social Studies and Reading comprehension lesson.  This activity is about another brave African American woman, Bessie Coleman.  The reading comprehension page comes with discussion […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activity

  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out the need for people to speak out against injustice.  His words are still true today.  Many schools, for example, find bullying an issue in their walls.  “Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often, it is repeated over time.”1 Dr. […]

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Thankful For Books

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and now is the time teachers use themed activities for their students. Attached is a language arts Thanksgiving activity.  This activity is versatile. Whether your students read long chapter books or short picture books, they will be able to use the characters they read about. In this activity, students will invite […]

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Simple Solutions Thanks our Veterans

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” ~ Cynthia Ozick Thank you to all of the veterans who have served our country, and thank you to all those who are currently serving. We are SO grateful! For great ideas and information on how to support our veterans, check out […]