Category Archives: Lesson Plans

Build a Lesson Plan using Improv in the Classroom

This is the third post in a series of three blog posts with Dr. Katherine McKnight, EF Group Leader, teacher and author of The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom. One of the reasons we have featured Katie … Keep reading …

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Incorporating Improv in the Classroom

This is the second post in a series of three blog posts with Dr. Katherine McKnight. We spoke with Katie, EF Group Leader, teacher and author of The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom, about how she got started … Keep reading …

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March on Washington Anniversary Lesson Plans

The March on Washington—one of the largest political rallies celebrates its 50th anniversary on August 28, 2013. Advocating for civil and economic rights, this anniversary is a great chance for teachers to share with their students the history of the … Keep reading …

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Step on it! A Group Leader’s activity guide to math and movement on tour

Travel is naturally full of those “ah-ha” learning moments. (That’s one of the amazing things about travel, right?) But sometimes math and fitness can seem a little tricky to incorporate into an educational tour. Group Leader Darin D. doesn’t think … Keep reading …

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More tips for taking great travel photos

Graphic designer and pretty incredible photographer, Kesly B., shared her top 5 photo tips with us, but she had a lot more great ideas for making tour photos more than just your average snapshot. So without further ado, here’s more … Keep reading …

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5 Tips for Great Photos

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I chatted with Kelsy B., our graphic designer, who also happens to be a pretty incredible photographer, for her top 5 tips for making the most of your trip photos. The A-number-one-most-important-tip-top rule is: You don’t have to buy fancy … Keep reading …

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2012 Presidential Election Resources & Lesson Plans

I’m a bit of a news junkie, so in the past few months I’ve come across a lot on the elections. Here are few of my favorite 2012 election resources that I think teachers will find helpful for bringing the … Keep reading …

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A Time of Rememberance: September 11

Tomorrow will mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Though years have healed some of the trauma our nation felt after the terrorist attacks on New York City, remembering 9/11, and continuing to reflect remain an important undertaking for citizens across … Keep reading …

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Back to school means Inauguration preparations are in full swing

  There are plenty of things to check off the back-to-school list. For teachers who are getting ready to take students to the 2013 Inauguration in January, this back-to-school season is especially packed. Group Leader Josh W. from Texas shared … Keep reading …

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