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Virginia Journal of Education

JFK Library Offers Resources

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum website offers classroom resources for teachers including interactive exhibits; lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students; reference materials featuring famous JFK speeches and quotes; and a media gallery of photos of Kennedy’s life, family and presidency. Many of the resources include newly-digitized archival materials.

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Go Bananas with Your Students

Bananas are a popular item among students and it’s a good thing—bananas are a very nutritious fruit. Chiquita, one of the leading providers of bananas, now offers free resources on healthy eating and snacking for educators to use in the classroom, including lesson plans, worksheets, activities and even printable awards and certificates.

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Your Right to Teach
the Constitution

Looking for a solid source of information for your students on topics such as the U.S. Constitution, the Presidency, our court system, and state and local government? The Annenberg Classroom, created by the Annenberg Public Policy Center for to offer civics education resources, has curricula, lesson plans, multimedia programs, and other teaching materials all indexed and in conformance with the educational standards of each state. Search by keyword, by subject area, or by state standard to find what you’re looking for.

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Helping Students with
Learning Problems

As researchers learn more and more about learning disabilities, more and more information is available to both general and special education teachers about how best to help students who struggle with them. A site created by the Council for Exceptional Children, called Teaching LD, can help: it provides updated information on effective, research-based teaching strategies to help teachers. The information has been developed by bringing together teachers, psychologists, clinicians, administrators, higher education professionals, parents and others.
Also available are features such as a blog, lesson plans, and the opportunity to connect with experts.

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