December 4, 2022

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Human Rights and More in December

December is the anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the signing of the Bill of Rights. Find many resources to help your students gain a deeper understanding of these pivotal historical events and explore Universal Human Rights Month resources to add to your lessons.          

Pearl Harbor

December 7th, 1941, is the day that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Later that week, the United States became involved in World War 2. Peruse this curated collection to find resources to help students of all ages understand the significance of this day.

Understand the events at Pearl Harbor »

The 13th Amendment

The 13th Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865, ending slavery in the United States. In honor of this historical event, we’re sharing a Reading Trek designed for grades K–5 related to the book "Henry's Freedom Box."

View the instructional guide and maps related to the book »

Bill of Rights

Celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights on December 15th, 1791. Explore these resources to find activities and lessons to share with all grades. Take advantage of the classroom use section for additional ideas.

Simplify the Bill of Rights for your students »

Universal Human Rights Month

December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time for people worldwide to come together and stand up for the human rights of all individuals. This month-long celebration is an extension of Human Rights Day on December 10. Discover this list of resources.

Find resources related to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) »

This Week at TeachersFirst

This week we celebrate Computer Science Education Week, a time to inspire students to learn more about computers and technology. We invite you to view two related blog posts and encourage you to share your thoughts on our weekly poll.  

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December 5-11, 2022


This week is Computer Science Education Week (CSEW), a yearly observance dedicated to promoting computer science in schools. Our curated computer science resources will help you find the perfect fit for your classroom needs!

Encourage students to learn computer science »

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Hour of Code: Are You Ready?

Is your class ready for Hour of Code this week? Find inspiration and activities for your students to use before, during, and after the Hour of Code. Learn about many free web tools that offer coding resources.

Learn more about coding resources »

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Infusing Technology Blog

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day December 15th!

View this timely blog post to learn more about the history of Bill of Rights Day and discover an abundance of video clips and activities to incorporate into your lessons for all grades.

Skim this blog post for new ideas and activities »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "Which of the following historical events are you most likely to teach about in your lessons?" Read the options, share your reply, and immediately view the responses of other educators.

Which topic would you pick? »

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