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Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Today, many in the United States use this occasion to honor Mexican contributions to our country. For this activity, students are challenged to look for three examples of Mexican tradition and heritage within their own […]

What is the biggest April Fools joke of all time?

  That is up to your students to decide in this free lesson from TCI. Students will break up into small groups to learn about the backgrounds of different April Fools’ jokes in history and quickly present their findings to the class. The class then debates how to best rank their pranks against all the […]

St. Patrick’s Day Lesson

Looking for a fun St. Patrick’s Day lesson? TCI is bringing back our St. Patrick’s Day Skill Builder, which provides the opportunity for students to learn about the man who gave the holiday his name by utilizing QR Codes to seek out information about his life. If you have any questions about using the QR […]

TCI Free Lesson: By George! It’s a President’s Day Lesson

Don’t miss out on your opportunity for students to learn more about George Washington and our other presidents with this fun lesson suitable for elementary or secondary classrooms. Everything you need to build the game along with a lesson is included.   Download your instructions via this LINK.   You will have a lesson guide and […]

TCI Free Lesson: MLK Day

MLK Day is on Monday, January 18th this year.  In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are happy to provide you with a free lesson to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.  In the 2-day lesson, students study excerpts from the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

Black Friday Financial Literacy Lesson

Would you like to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday as a way to get your students to be financially literate? Use this two-day lesson with students to explore comparison shopping and credit card use. Groups of students prepare for a fictional news conference where they release resources both in print and digital formats […]

TCI Lesson: Ideas That Unite Us as Americans

This lesson is a fusion of skill development, technology, and good old fashioned American democracy! Inspired from the greatest treasures of American speeches, symbols, and songs, this lesson challenges students to pretend to be archivists sorting primary sources for an upcoming public display on the topic, “Ideas that Unite Us as Americans.”  Try this free […]

Dreams Progress: MLK Day Lesson

In this free lesson from TCI, students watch/listen to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and answer questions. In a Social Studies Skill Builder, students are assigned an excerpt from the speech. Pairs work together to find an image to showcase that depicts progress (or lack of) towards that dream. Pairs then travel to see […]

TCI Free Lesson: Is Slime a Liquid or Solid

Are you ready for some TCI Halloween Science fun!?  Use this fun activity to have students create slime and then debate it’s properties!   Essential Question Is Slime a Liquid or Solid? ———- Preview 1.  As students enter class, divide them into heterogeneous groups of three. 2.  Prepare the materials needed for groups to make […]

Halloween Lesson for Elementary Students

If you teach elementary school and want a fun activity that teaches some of the trivia related to Halloween in under 30 minutes, we have just the thing for you! This activity uses a PowerPoint  provided by www.uncw.edu/EdGames.  You can download this template by clicking on the picture or clicking here. Halloween Game 1.  Print […]

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