Top Ten Teaching Resources for January
As Inauguration Day (January 20) approaches, more teachers are visiting Scholastic.com to find the resources they need to teach about President-elect Barack Obama and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
We've tallied the results, and here are the top ten resources that teachers were looking at this past week (January 1-8):
- Commemorate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Inauguration Day Printables
- Winter Fun
- Teaching Resources for Barack Obama
- The Greats of 2008
- Celebrating the 100th Day of School
- Chinese New Year
- The Presidency of the United States
- Book Video Library of 150+ author interviews, book trailers, and booktalks
- 12 Ways to Energize Your Lessons
Here are more teaching Ideas for Martin Luther King, Jr. and Inauguration Day from Our Teacher Advisors:
- Our 1st grade Teacher Advisor, Jennifer Atkinson, shares her list of Inauguration web resources, including a website with Inaugural Facts & Firsts.
- In Angela Bunyi's 4th grade classroom, her government unit blends right into the real-world political scene as we welcome our 44th President, Barack Obama, through the Inauguration Ceremony on January 20th. Check out her lesson plans and direct resources for her government unit.
- Alyssa Zelkowitz, our Special Education blogger, weaves classrooom management into her lessons based on a “New Year, New President, New Expectations” theme.
- Patty Blome, our Grades 9-12 Teacher Advisor, shares an Inaugural Poetry activity and how she uses vision boards for a meaningful take on Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
- Sandra Blair, our Grades 6-8 Teacher Advisor, shares her favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. activities.
- Marissa Ochoa, last year's Grades 3-5 Teacher Advisor, uses the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. to discuss the meaning of hopes and dreams.
- In Kechia Williams' middle school classroom, she starts a discussion with the poem “You Can Be Like Martin? -- A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." by Mildred D. Johnson.