Category: Resources

Themed resource collections for grades 4-8

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The Long & Winding Road to Women’s Rights

Women’s history is no longer in hiding, thanks to scholars who are documenting women’s impact on society. Middle grades teachers can help their students trace that history with these resources, just updated and expanded for Women’s History Month in March.

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Black History Past & Present

Africans Americans faced severe repression when Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926. In February we remember through teaching resources and trace the impact of African Americans in politics, the arts, and science. Then we take a look at the future of Black History Month.

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New Teacher 911: Aid, Comfort & Good Advice

Beginning your first year as a middle level teacher? Our resource collection points to plenty of how-to advice that will guide you through the first weeks of school, all the way to that Christmas smile. We begin with quick links to some of our favorite articles about mastering the middle.

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A Celebration of Teachers

In a season filled with celebrations, MiddleWeb celebrates teachers by sharing some insights into the teaching life, offered by our bloggers and guest writers. We begin with the wonderful 2014 book, Teaching with Heart.

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Teaching Faith-Based Holidays

Facing the ‘December Dilemma’ of how to include winter holidays in the instructional day? This MiddleWeb resource offers a multi-faceted look at religious and non-religious aspects of the season, legal issues, and some ideas for seasonal lesson planning.

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Students & the Outdoors

Hands-on learning can spark students’ imagination when school moves outdoors. It can also increase engagement & improve academic performance.

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Close Reading Resources: The What, Why and How

We can thank the Common Core for making “close reading” a buzz phrase. We can thank educators for building the bare concept into strategies that help students more fully understand the texts they encounter. Our latest Resource Roundup offers some of the what, why and how.