February 2012
January 27, 2012

Freebies: Women's History Month poster

Source: NYSUT United
2012 Women's History Month poster

Women's History Month poster

NYSUT celebrates Women's History Month — March — with a free poster celebrating Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, an educator, author and American politician who represented New York's 12th Congressional District from 1969 to 1983. In 1972, Chisholm became the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Download printable posters at www.nysut.org or order via email at orders@nysutmail.org. Reference Project No. 516/12 and include your name and mailing address.

Beyond stop, drop and roll

The U.S. Fire Administration provides several free information resources, including activity booklets, pamphlets, door hangers and DVD's. A Sesame Street Fire Safety Station Curriculum, geared to preschoolers, is also available. For more information, visit apps.usfa.fema.gov/publications.

Freedom's song

Farmers Insurance offers a plethora of educational programs and resources, including Freedom's Song: 100 years of African American Struggle and Triumph. The documentary, available free to educators, chronicles key milestones of the past century through words, pictures and living testimonials. Visit http://gofarmersed.com/Freedoms_Song.aspx for ordering information.

Be waste aware

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a waste awareness kit geared to middle school students. The kit includes lessons (for example, life cycle of a soccer ball) covering several topics. Also included are resources for science fairs, information on service learning and shopping green. Visit www.epa.gov/osw/education/ordermad-ms.htm to order your copy.

Is a poster worth 1,000 words?

For a free, full-color classroom poster featuring one of several great American sights, be sure to check out Smithsonian Student Travel. Visit http://landing.smithsonianstudenttravel.com/sstfreeposterem and choose from a poster of Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the presidential inauguration or the National Air and Space Museum.

Reading = Six Flags of fun

Read to Succeed is a free educational program sponsored by Six Flags to inspire kids in grades K through 6 to engage in recreational reading. Students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading are eligible to earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags theme park. Teachers who have 10 or more students in their class participate and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket. Schools must be within a 250-mile radius of a participating Six Flags theme park in order to participate. The deadline to submit all student reading hours is March 1. For more information, and to register your school, visit http://readtosucceed.discoveryeducation.com/about.cfm.