July 15, 2018

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Fly to New Heights with These Aviation-Themed Finds!

Soar into space this week as we celebrate both Space Exploration Day (July 20) and the anniversary of the birth of Amelia Earhart (July 24). This week we feature book lists, interactives, resources to empower females, and more for all grades.  

Grades 4-12

3D Apollo 11 Command Module

Explore a virtual 3D tour of the Apollo 11 Command Module. Learn about the astronauts' home during the first manned lunar mission in 1969. View 27 slides to see different portions of this module and read descriptions. Click to move around the image.

Grades K-6

Ready Jet Go!

Excite your elementary students about space! This colorful site helps students to learn about astronomy and earth science. Find characters from the PBS series in games, videos, and activities. Watch full episodes with your class. Explore together!

Grades 4-12


If you are looking for a one-stop site for all of your science (and aviation) needs, the Exploratorium is soaring with great ideas. Find blogs, videos, and websites or explore by aviation topic. Bookmark or save this site for other science needs.

Empowering Girls in Science & STEM

Inspire girls to takeoff in science explorations or even careers. This trio of sites includes information about Amelia Earhart, Christa McAuliffe, and several other women with altitude! 

Grades 6-12

Women with Altitude

Learn about the first women of aviation through this interactive timeline. It begins with the first woman to receive a pilot's license, Raymonde de Laroche, in 1910 and continues through present time. Each entry shares a short presentation with an image.

Grades 3-12

Challenger Center

Find STEM here! Navigate your way through this site focused on the Challenger mission, crew, and shuttle tragedy in 1986. View the lesson plans, including the lost lessons of Christa McAuliffe that were supposed to take place during her time in space.

Grades 6-12

Amelia Earhart - The Official Website

Take flight with this site dedicated to Amelia Earhart. Don't miss the informative biography section! The site also includes Earhart's achievements, quotes, photos, videos, and more. There is also a preview clip for the movie, Amelia.

TeachersFirst Takes Flight, Too!

1 book list + 1 curated list + 1 collection of resources = 3 powerful resources for you to integrate into your curriculum.

Grades K-12

Universe and Space - Science Resources

This curated list of resources relates to the universe and space. Read through the content sites and find lesson ideas, interactives, videos, and more. Plus, there is a link to even more space-related resources.

Grades K-12

CurriConnects Book List - Flight and Things that Fly

Take off with these books related to things that fly. Learn how things fly--either by nature or human engineering! Read about birds, aircraft, and the people who have pioneered human flight. This book list is a perfect addition to your curriculum.

Grades K-12

Man Soars Into Flight - Resources

Celebrate the Wright brothers' first flight and learn about many other topics related to aviation. This special collection has eclectic resources for all grades and includes technology integration ideas.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Join us on Tuesday (7/17) or Wednesday (7/18) as we continue our summer-series of virtual, and free, workshops! Or get tweeting with us during our global learning-focused Twitter chat this Thursday (7/19). We'd also love hearing your thoughts about including aviation topics in your curriculum in our weekly poll! 

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Thu (7/19) at 8 pm ET - Get Tweeting with #OK2Ask

Twitter Chat: Infusing Global Learning Experiences

This Thursday's Twitter chat focuses on how global learning experiences can create audiences beyond the classroom. Our coaches will discuss the tenets of such initiatives, and share ways to utilize technology to facilitate global learning.

Join us using our #OK2Ask hashtag »

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Summertime professional learning continues!

Tech Tools for English Language Learners & Class Hacks Using Microsoft Office

The next two virtual workshops in our summer lineup explore three online tools to engage ELL students (Tue, 7/17) and using Microsoft tools to simplify creating presentations and more (Wed, 7/18)! Both sessions start at 6 pm ET!

See these & other summer sessions here »

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Weekly Poll

Is aviation part of your curriculum? Do you teach this subject in your grade or a different grade?

Let us know in our poll! »

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