Credit cards can be an easy and convenient way to pay for things, but it is important to use them carefully and responsibly. This site starts with a “Credit Card Primer” that teaches teens about credit cards, interest, and debt and then asks questions to check for understanding. After learning the pros and cons of using cards, teens can move along to the “Case Files” section. Here they can make decisions about what purchases would be smart to make on credit and what purchases should not be made. They can answer questions about their choices. Finally, teens can move on to the final section “Choosing and Using a Credit Card.” Here they learn credit card terminology, interest, and payment rates. This site teaches valuable information and teaches teens how to be responsible when making purchases.
Celebrate Jewel Day (3/13) by learning more about where jewels come from and how they are turned from dull to dazzling. Learn the difference between minerals, rocks, and organic materials that are used for jewelry, ornamentation, or art. Discover different types of gems that must be cut and polished for their beauty to be visible.
“Nevertheless She Persisted” is the 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month. Find out why March was determined to be National Women’s History Month, and who is honored to be the 2018 Women’s History Honorees. Research past honorees as well as the history of the women’s rights movement. Test your knowledge by completing quizzes over several topics concerning women’s achievements.
See more at http://www.nwhp.org
Fairy tales have been an oral and written tradition in many cultures around the world. Celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day on 2/26 by choosing one from this excellent resource. Many tales are told and retold through several different cultures and by many different authors. Click on these tales and choose a version, or choose several versions to compare the differences among cultures.
See more at https://www.worldoftales.com/fairy_tales.html
International World Thinking Day is February 22nd, just in time to brush up on some critical thinking and problem-solving. Check out this Party Planning resource that uses tree diagrams to find possible outcomes and make predictions for who will probably come to a party.
On February 15th, we celebrate the life of Susan B. Anthony, a brave suffragette and great civil rights leader in the United States. Learn all about her life and her efforts to win voting rights for women including how she originally got into “trouble”, her early life and character, the famous convention, casting her ballot, the arrest/trial, and aftereffects.
Did you know people use to forecast the weather by watching the behavior of animals and insects? Luckily, we have the technology today to make weather forecasting a science that can be pretty accurate (except when we are planning an outdoor event!). Learn from Nick Walker, the weather dude, how meteorologists predict the weather. Sing along with his song, find out the different methods to forecast weather, and complete weather based activities. Happy National Weatherman’s Day (2/5)!
It’s no puzzle as to why we celebrate puzzles on National Puzzle Day (January 29th). Puzzles focused on the idea of symmetry are celebrated in this resource. Learn about spatial relationships and boost your understanding of numbers by customizing and assembling these cool jigsaw puzzles.
The opposite of everything is celebrated on the 25th for Opposite Day. If you are tall, celebrate shortness. If you are blue-eyed, celebrate the brown-eyed folks in our midst. Check out this word game exploring antonyms then create an original story about them. For ideas click the nouns and opposites buttons until the opposites you want to write about appear.
See more at http://writingfix.com/forkids/oppositegame.htm
Celebrate real dragons rather than the imaginary ones on Game of Thrones on the 16th for Dragon Appreciation Day. Check out National Geographic’s coverage of the formidable Komodo Dragon. The Komodo has been around for a long time, yet is relatively misunderstood and certainly underappreciated!