March Links of the Month


Curriculum Links

Reading/Writing
Visual Words: put any vocabulary word into this visual website and see related words & definitions.

Explore Classic Storybooks
Read.gov features classic books online for children and teens. Find the text and illustrations of “Humpty Dumpty,” “Mother Goose,” “The Three Bears,” “Our Flag,” The Arabian Nights, The Secret Garden, The Raven and other classics. The site also provides Webcasts of authors, writing contests and teaching resources. 

Proofreading: Spelling and Writing is a really nice series of many, many exercises where students have to correct paragraphs. It’s divided by levels of difficulty.

Merriam-Webster Word Games is an impressive collection of about twenty different games accessible to various levels

Rebus Roundup Stories are nice activities from Highlights Magazine where beginning readers have to place pictures in the appropriate places of a story. There’s audio support for the text as well.

Social Studies
Our Shared History: African American Heritage tells about the Underground Railroad, African Americans in the Civil War, historic places of the civil rights movement, the Delta blues of the Lower Mississippi Valley and landmarks dedicated to Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr and Frederick Douglass.

The Voices of Civil Rights Web site features a searchable online archive of selected stories submitted by people from every corner of the country and from all walks of life. There are also interactive features, essays, interviews and special reports.

This interactive site from Warner Brothers is a fun way for students to learn about the U.S. presidents. Starting in the lobby, students can explore the White House by clicking on one of the doors or choose a specific room by clicking on a map. They can also add their vote in an Online Poll, participate in a Virtual Press Conference, fill in a Crossword Puzzle based on the presidents and take a Constitution Quiz

SweetSearch Biographies has an extensive collection of accessible biographies.


Newsweek Resources on Black History Month
A slideshow titled Memorable people and moments in black history.

A slideshow titled Memorable Quotes From Iconic African-Americans.

An article titled The End of Black History Month? Why I’m not ready to ditch it—yet.

Discover The Real George Washington” is a brand-new and very engaging interactive timeline from Mount Vernon.


Science
Food Champs has a lot different leveled activities related to food vocabulary and nutrition.

Mission H20 features several online games designed to teach about water conservation.

Who Pooped? has got to be one of the most original — and somewhat gross — ideas for an interactive to teach about animals. Of course, students will love it!

Math
DreamBox Learning offers free digital math resources for teachers to use in their kindergarten through second-grade classrooms.

All Subjects






 Video Resources

Brain Pop
March 2: Read Across America Day: Reading Skills
March 7: Academy Awards: Film making
March 10: Harriet Tubman Day: Underground Railroad
March 14: Pi Day & Albert Einsten's birthday
March 20: Vernal equinox: Seasons
March 22: World Water Day: Water
March 23: World Meteorological Day:  Weather

Brain Pop Jr.
March 2: Read Across America Day: Choosing a Book
March 3: National Anthem Day: US Symbols
March 6: Dentist Day: Caring for Teeth
March 20: Vernal equinox: Seasons
March 22: World Water Day: Water Cycle


SMART Board Resources

32ways to use your SMART Board




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