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Free Resources to Support Continued Learning at Home

Here you'll find free learning activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for Grade K–12 kids to keep learning and growing at grade level.

Podcast: Finding Acceptance as an Immigrant Student Feat. Margarita Lezama
Ali Habashi
Shaped Staff

Meet Margarita Lezama, an ESL and ESOL teacher at Brownsville Middle School in Miami, Florida. Originally from Nicaragua, Margarita now teaches a large immigrant population and relates with her students on topics like coping with culture shock, learning English, and facing discrimination.

Teaching Fact vs. Opinion: Tips, Activities, and Resources
Esther Wojcicki
Journalist and Teacher; Founder, Palo Alto High Media Arts Program

Journalist and educator Esther Wojcicki provides tips, resources, and activities to help students differentiate between fact and opinion in an era where misinformation is prevalent.

Election 2020 Classroom Activity: How Can Debates Influence an Election?
Glenn Greenberg

Students will observe one of the debates in the 2020 presidential election and evaluate the content and performance of the Democratic and Republican nominees.

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Fostering Safe Spaces: How to Start a GSA School in Your High School
Students around the world can struggle to feel safe and supported when they identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Educators can help by hosting a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club. GSAs provide a safe, supportive space for students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, along with their cisgender allies.
Shaped Staff
October 22, 2020
ELA Halloween Activities for Middle School and High School Students
Get your ELA class into the spirit with these fun Halloween activities for middle school and high school students, and learn from a few masters of horror how to really make those spines tingle and those bones shake.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Staff
Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Staff
October 20, 2020
Halloween Math Activities for Middle School and High School Students
It’s that time of year where math class is full of spooky sums! Frightful fractions! Paranormal parabolas! Whether your students are first learning about zombie zeroes or eerie series, you can still bring Halloween into your math classroom.
Richard Blankman
Shaped Staff
October 15, 2020
Teaching Fact vs. Opinion: Tips, Activities, and Resources
Journalist and educator Esther Wojcicki provides tips, resources, and activities to help students differentiate between fact and opinion in an era where misinformation is prevalent.
Esther Wojcicki
Journalist and Teacher; Founder, Palo Alto High Media Arts Program
October 08, 2020
Q&A: How to Teach Indigenous Peoples' Day
Three experts discuss the recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day and its coverage in schools, including resources, teaching tips, and more.
Geraldine Stevens
Social Studies Content Expert
October 07, 2020
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