It's Teacher Appreciation Week again, and it's different than any we've seen before.
Usually, most of us would be running to the store to find a gift for that amazing teacher at our child's school. Mugs with motivational messages, gift cards to Starbucks, and classroom supplies would suddenly be out of stock at your local Target.
Hopefully, you are still doing something to thank the incredible teachers in your life. Now more than ever, they deserve some extra appreciation.
We at NationsClassroom are deeply thankful for all the teachers who work hard everyday to keep educating and inspiring the next generation. We know that switching to distance learning has been a struggle for everyone - but especially you.
In the spirit of the season, we've compiled all of our content with free teacher resources here so they're easy to find. Hopefully, we can help you keep your kids engaged even from a distance. We wish you the best, and thank you for all the work you do!
Four museums in Virginia released free teacher resources after the Covid-19 Shelter-In-Place order had them close their doors. These are great history and social studies resources from Jamestown, Yorktown, The American Civil War Museum, and St. John's Church. You'll also find some fun, interactive games on the Jamestown and Yorktown website for students to play.
If you're studying civics, government, of American history, the Interactive Constitution tool is an amazing resource for students and teachers. The online guide breaks the historic document down into parts that are easier to digest, and includes interpretations of the harder-to-read sections.
The National Constitution Center has MANY online resources for teachers. This blog post focuses on the free lesson plans and videos that have to do with the Bill of Rights. The lesson plans are made for two age groups (3-5 grade and 6-8 grade), so they can be used in elementary and middle school classrooms.
We love back to school too! Some of our favorite resources are highlighted in this blog post. Featured in this article are the multiple resources the Smithsonian museums offer, including virtual exhibits, videos, and games for students to play. Also featured is The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia which has an incredible virtual field trip feature that they recently made available.
This blog post highlights our new Teacher Resource Page on our website. The article itself highlights a few museums that offer a multitude of online resources, but you'll also find a link to our Master List that breaks all resources down by subject matter. There are sections for History, STEM, the Arts, and Government, as well as a whole section devoted to museums with virtual field trip options.
Thank you teachers for everything you do! We hope these resources spark inspiration in your students. When you're ready to start planning a trip to the Historic East Coast, we look forward to serving you again.