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Women's History Month

The National Women History Museum shares educator resources which accompany exhibits, such as Women in the Olympics, The Women of NASA, and On the March. Teachers can explore resources such as lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and search by topic, theme, or resource.

Did you know

The United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, commonly known as the Freedmen's Bureau, created by Congress in 1865, assisted in the political and social reconstruction of post-war Southern states and helped formerly enslaved African Americans transition from slavery to freedom and citizenship. In the process, the Bureau created millions of records that contain the names and information of hundreds of thousands of people across the United States.

Civics Week 2023

New York City Public Schools is thrilled to announce the fifth annual Civics Week, including our 2023 Student Voter Registration Drive! During the week of March 6th–10th, 2023, schools across New York City will be celebrating youth voice, civic empowerment, and the importance of registering to vote.

Image of planet Earth from outer space

How can schools take action on Climate Change?  Climate Change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and schools have a role to play. In this resource you will find considerations when planning to teach Climate Science across all subjects, projects for students, and activities for families and community engagement.

A human head surrounded by symbols of math science, Arts, sports

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.  Here is short guide to formulate questions to exercise critical thinking skills when planning a lesson.

Student with hand raised

The goal of a healing environment is radically simple: high-quality teaching and learning that supports individual students’ well-being and supporting and developing students from early learning through secondary school to achieve academically.

Student with a guitar standing in front of a sign reading vote here

This document is a compilation of resources to support classroom discussions on the Civics for All Registered Comic.  Registered is intended for high school students. It can be used to teach and celebrate youth voice, the importance of registering to vote, and civic empowerment as a part of the Civics for All initiative.

Rabbit 2023

The more we understand and appreciate each other, the more we strengthen the social fabric of our city and our schools.  This guide provides opportunities to recognize and celebrate Lunar New year with students. Lesson ideas for all grade levels are included.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends

Each year, the United States sets aside the third Monday in January to remember the life and work of legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Use the following NewsHour Classroom resources to examine King’s impact on civil rights and his ongoing legacy.  The collection is from PBS (Public Broadcasting Station).

Jackie Robinson

The comic that follows includes fictional characters, and semifictional settings, along with a great deal of historical facts and details about one of the most significant figures from our past. 

The NYCDOE Civics for All and Social Studies teams collaborated with Good Trouble Comics to create Barrier Breaker #1, a story of Jackie Robinson intended for middle and high school students. 

in search of monuments and meaning

This inquiry project asks students to identify a monument in their local community and engage in research to learn about the history of the monument, its creator, its significance, and factors that led to its placement in the community. At the end of the project, students design a new monument or re-design an existing monument.

I love Poetry April 2023

April is National Poetry month.   Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture. 

Here are 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month in the Classroom.

Cogenerative Dialogues

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